The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Louisa PowerAge: 40 years18411881

Elizabeth Louisa Power
Given names
Elizabeth Louisa
Birth June 30, 1841 47 39
Death of a sisterSara Emeline Power
January 7, 1844 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherSolomon H Power
September 11, 1845 (Age 4 years)
Death of a brotherSolomon H Power
November 29, 1845 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 4 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 maternal grandmotherEllender “Nellie” Shemwell
1850 (Age 8 years)
Census August 28, 1850 (Age 9 years)
Death of a brotherFranklin Asbury Power
September 24, 1850 (Age 9 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth H Kittrell
July 10, 1852 (Age 11 years)
Death of a fatherPennington Power
August 15, 1854 (Age 13 years)
Death of a sisterPolly Ann Power
July 5, 1859 (Age 18 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherNaomi Pennington
November 30, 1859 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 15 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 19 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 25 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 25 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 27 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 29 years)
Death of a brotherAndrew Pennington Power
December 31, 1872 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 36 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death December 21, 1881 (Age 40 years)

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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
elder brother
Jefferson Carroll Power
Birth: May 12, 1832 38 30Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
9 months
elder sister
Martha Jo Power
Birth: February 21, 1833 39 31Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
Death: August 22, 1834Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
3 years
elder sister
Lucy Lemaline Power
Birth: calculated 1835 41 33Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
2 years
elder sister
Sara Emeline Power
Birth: April 27, 1837 43 35Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
Death: January 7, 1844Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
2 years
elder 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
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

Elizabeth Louisa 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