The Shemwell Family

John McGinnisAge: 68 years17461814

Name
John McGinnis
Given names
John
Surname
McGinnis
Birth 1746

MarriageMargaret View this family
unknown

Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763 (Age 8 years)

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France - http://goo.gl/SiIuNc
Birth of a son
#1Hezekiah McGinnis
about 1771 (Age 25 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 29 years)

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 29 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Marriage of a childHezekiah McGinnisElizabeth SmithView this family
December 17, 1794 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 47 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Birth of a grandson
#1Hezekiah McGinnis
July 18, 1803 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 57 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Death of a sonHezekiah McGinnis
May 18, 1813 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 66 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Death August 1814 (Age 68 years)
Last change August 30, 201609:56:27

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