The Shemwell Family

Theophilus Tomerlin1839

Theophilus Tomerlin
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Birth 1839 33 27
Birth of a brotherJames A Tomerlin
1842 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherJohnathan R Tomerlin
1845 (Age 6 years)
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 7 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Birth of a sisterMary L Tomerlin
1849 (Age 10 years)
Census August 24, 1850 (Age 11 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 18 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census September 4, 1860 (Age 21 years)
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 22 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 28 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 28 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 30 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 39 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a sisterElizabeth Jane Tomerlin
January 12, 1885 (Age 46 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 59 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 77 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 78 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 79 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 90 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 102 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 107 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -

Last change August 27, 201612:23:39

by: Barry Shemwell
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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - William Tomerlin - Household

Todd, Kentucky

William Tomerlinhead44MWFarmerNC
Jane …wife38FWKY
Sarah A Tomerlindaughter18FWKY
Eliza Jane Tomerlindaughter17FWKY
John L Tomerlinson16MWKY
Theophilus Tomerlinson11MWKY
James A Tomerlinson8MWKY
Johnathan R Tomerlinson5MWKY
Mary L Tomerlindaughter1FWKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William Tomerlin - Household

Todd, Kentucky

Wm Tomerlinhead54MWFarmerNC
Jane Tomerlinwife48FWKY
S A Tomerlindaughter28FWFarmerKY
T H Tomerlinson20MWFarmerKY
J A Tomerlinson18MWFarmerKY
J R Tomerlinson15MWFarmerKY
M L Tomerlindaughter12FWKY