The Shemwell Family

Christiana GibbonsAge: 72 years18071880

Christiana Gibbons
Given names
Married name
Christiana Parham
Birth June 9, 1807
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 4 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 -
MarriageShemwell ParhamView this family
January 18, 1829 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Malinda Parham
calculated 1832 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 24 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a son
#2Ethridge Howard Parham
February 11, 1833 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3Allen Parham
January 22, 1835 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 28 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#4Louisa Caroline Parham
calculated 1837 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Elvia Parham
calculated 1840 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 38 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 October 18, 1850 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childRolley R BransonLouisa Caroline ParhamView this family
December 4, 1856 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mary Catherine Parham
June 1, 1858 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 49 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Malinda Parham
calculated 1860 (Age 52 years)
Census August 29, 1860 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Alfred Preston Branson
January 9, 1862 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4William Allen Parham
February 12, 1865 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 53 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 59 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 59 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 61 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 -
Census July 1, 1870 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 70 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a husbandShemwell Parham
before 1880 (Age 72 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 72 years)
Note: Add from RR - Louisa Branson
Death after 1880 (Age 72 years)
Last change April 5, 201714:49:57

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Shemwell Parham - View this family
Marriage: January 18, 1829Roane, Tennessee, United States
4 years
13 months
23 months
Allen Parham
Birth: January 22, 1835 39 27Tennessee, United States
Death: November 23, 1905Drynob, Laclede, Missouri, United States
3 years
4 years

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Shemwell Parham - Household

Third Creek, Gasconade, Missouri

Shemwell Parhamhead48MWFarmerGA
Christiana Parhamwife43FWTN
Malinda Parhamdaughter18FWTN
Ethridge Parhamson17MWTN
Allen Parhamson16MWTN
Caroline Parhamdaughter12FWTN
Elvia Parhamdaughter10FWTN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Christiana Gibbons - Household

Third Creek, Gasconade, Missouri

Christiana Parhamhead52FWTN
Elvia Parhamdaughter21FWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Shemwell Parham - Household

Wood & Richland, Texas, Missouri

Parham, Shemwellhead67MWBlacksmithGA
Parham, Christa Awife63FWTN
Wood, Marthahousekeeper33FWTN
Wood, William L9MWMO

Add from RR - Louisa Branson