The Shemwell Family

Martin CarterAge: 101 years17701871

Name
Martin Carter
Given names
Martin
Surname
Carter
Birth 1770
MarriageNancy CooleyView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 5 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 5 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 23 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 33 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
Birth of a son
#1Allen Eaton Carter
1814 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 42 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
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 62 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 65 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a grandson
#1James Carter
calculated 1838 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Sarah Carter
calculated 1840 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Allen F Carter
calculated 1842 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Emily Carter
calculated 1846 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 76 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a grandson
#5John T Carter
calculated 1848 (Age 78 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Elizabeth Carter
calculated 1850 (Age 80 years)
Marriage of a childAllen Eaton CarterCatherine C “Katie” McMillanView this family
May 31, 1851 (Age 81 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Hugh Lawrence Carter
June 10, 1852 (Age 82 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8William Malcolm Carter
calculated 1853 (Age 83 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Millard Filmore Carter
calculated 1856 (Age 86 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 87 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 5, 1860 (Age 90 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 91 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 97 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 97 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 99 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 100 years)
Death February 10, 1871 (Age 101 years)
Burial
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Carter Cemetery
Last change November 10, 201614:52:34

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Nancy Cooley - View this family
himself
Martin Carter
Birth: 1770North Carolina, United States
Death: February 10, 1871Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
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Marriage:
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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Allen Eaton Carter - Household

Humphries, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
E Carterhead45MWFarmerTN
Catherine Carterwife48FWTN
Sarah Carterdaughter20FWTN
Allen F Carterson18MWTN
Emily Carterdaughter14FWTN
John Carterson12MWTN
Elizabeth Carterdaughter10FWTN
Hugh Carterson8MWTN
William Carterson6MWTN
Martin Carterfather87MWNC
William Carterson4MWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Allen Eaton Carter - Household

Humphries, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirm
Allen E Carterhead55MWFarmerTN
Catherine Carterwife55FWKeeping houseTN
Hugh L Carterson18MWFarm LaborerTN
William M Carterson16MWFarm LaborerTN
Millard F Carterson13MWTN
Martin Carterfather100MWAt Home Living with SonNC
Isabella V Catrell24FWTN