The Shemwell Family

Hezekiah McGinnisAge: 68 years18031872

Hezekiah McGinnis
Given names
Birth July 18, 1803 32 31
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Death of a fatherHezekiah McGinnis
May 18, 1813 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn McGinnis
August 1814 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 8 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
MarriageMary R. AdamsView this family
February 5, 1827 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1James A McGinnis
calculated 1828 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2Benjamin I McGinnis
calculated 1829 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3Starling A McGinnis
March 12, 1831 (Age 27 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Smith
January 8, 1832 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 28 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 32 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 42 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 -
Census August 27, 1850 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childJames A McGinnisHenrietta SublettView this family
July 23, 1853 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Sarah E McGinnis
April 25, 1854 (Age 50 years)
Death of a wifeMary R. Adams
October 25, 1854 (Age 51 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2William R “Willie” McGinnis
June 1856 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Eugene McGinnis
calculated 1857 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childStarling A McGinnisMary Fannie SmithView this family
February 24, 1858 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Mary E. McGinnis
February 24, 1859 (Age 55 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 53 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a granddaughterMary E. McGinnis
before 1860 (Age 56 years)

Birth of a grandson
#5Mary D “Nancy” McGinnis
calculated 1860 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Nancy Belle “Nannie” McGinnis
March 19, 1860 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7James William McGinnis
August 24, 1861 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Hellen L McGinnis
calculated 1862 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Hezekiah J McGinnis
calculated 1864 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 57 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#10Elijah Hugh McGinnis
1865 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11John Wesley McGinnis
March 1867 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 63 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 63 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Sarah McGinnis
1868 (Age 64 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 65 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Carrie F McGinnis
May 1870 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14Hettie D. McGinnis
June 1870 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15Ben McGinnis
1871 (Age 67 years)

Death February 28, 1872 (Age 68 years)

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Family with parents - View this family
Elizabeth Smith
Birth: April 14, 1772Culpeper, Virginia, United States
Death: January 8, 1832Warren, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: December 17, 1794Mercer, Kentucky, United States
9 years
Family with Mary R. Adams - View this family
Marriage: February 5, 1827Warren, Kentucky, United States
23 months
2 years
2 years

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Hezekiah McGinnis - Household

Warren, Kentucky

Hezekiah McGinnishead47MWFarmerKY
Mary McGinniswife45FWVA
James A McGinnisson22MWLaborerKY
Benjamin I McGinnisson21MWLaborerKY
Stirling A McGinnisson19MWLaborerKY
Caroline Wooldrige25FWVA
Eliza Adams9FWKY
Martha A Adams 8FWKY