The Shemwell Family

Jefferson Carroll Power1832

Jefferson Carroll Power
Given names
Jefferson Carroll
Birth May 12, 1832 38 30
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a sisterMartha Jo Power
February 21, 1833 (Age 9 months)
Death of a sisterMartha Jo Power
August 22, 1834 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterLucy Lemaline Power
calculated 1835 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 3 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 sisterSara Emeline Power
April 27, 1837 (Age 4 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel Kittrell
1838 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherAndrew Pennington Power
July 5, 1839 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Louisa Power
June 30, 1841 (Age 9 years)
Death of a sisterSara Emeline Power
January 7, 1844 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherSolomon H Power
September 11, 1845 (Age 13 years)
Death of a brotherSolomon H Power
November 29, 1845 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 13 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 -
Death of a brotherFranklin Asbury Power
September 24, 1850 (Age 18 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherEllender “Nellie” Shemwell
1850 (Age 17 years)
Census August 28, 1850 (Age 18 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth H Kittrell
July 10, 1852 (Age 20 years)
Death of a fatherPennington Power
August 15, 1854 (Age 22 years)
Death of a sisterPolly Ann Power
July 5, 1859 (Age 27 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherNaomi Pennington
November 30, 1859 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 24 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 28 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 34 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 34 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 36 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 -
Death of a brotherJohn Wesley Power
April 21, 1871 (Age 38 years)
Death of a brotherAndrew Pennington Power
December 31, 1872 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 45 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a sisterElizabeth Louisa Power
December 21, 1881 (Age 49 years)

Death of a sisterEleanor Caroline Power
February 4, 1894 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 65 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 -
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 83 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 84 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 85 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 97 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 109 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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by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: November 7, 1820Wayne, Missouri, United States
10 months
elder brother
John Wesley Power
Birth: September 6, 1821 27 19Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: April 21, 1871Jefferson, Illinois, United States
17 months
elder sister
Eleanor Caroline Power
Birth: January 22, 1823 29 21Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: February 4, 1894Trenton, Clinton, Illinois, United States
18 months
elder brother
Samuel H Power
Birth: July 12, 1824 30 22Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: 1825Wayne, Missouri, United States
13 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
Polly Ann Power
Birth: November 27, 1827 33 26Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: July 5, 1859Mascoutah, St. Clair, Illinois, United States
19 months
elder brother
Franklin Asbury Power
Birth: June 25, 1829 35 27Missouri, United States
Death: September 24, 1850Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
3 years
Jefferson Carroll Power
Birth: May 12, 1832 38 30Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
9 months
younger sister
Martha Jo Power
Birth: February 21, 1833 39 31Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
Death: August 22, 1834Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
3 years
younger sister
Lucy Lemaline Power
Birth: calculated 1835 41 33Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
2 years
younger sister
Sara Emeline Power
Birth: April 27, 1837 43 35Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
Death: January 7, 1844Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
2 years
younger brother
Andrew Pennington Power
Birth: July 5, 1839 45 37Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
Death: December 31, 1872Summerfield, St. Clair, Illinois, United States
2 years
younger sister
Elizabeth Louisa Power
Birth: June 30, 1841 47 39Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
Death: December 21, 1881
4 years
younger brother
Solomon H Power
Birth: September 11, 1845 51 43Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
Death: November 29, 1845Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States

Jefferson Carroll Power has 27 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Pennington Powers - Household

Clinton, ILL

Pennington Powershead56MWFarmerNC
Elizabeth H Kittrellwife48FWNC
Polly Ann Powersdaughter22FWMO
Franklin A Powersson20MWMO
Jefferson C Powersson19MWIL
Lucy Lemaline Powersdaughter15FWIL
Pennington Powersson12MWIL
Elizabeth Powersdaughter10FWIL