The Shemwell Family

John Wesley Power1765

John Wesley Power
Given names
John Wesley
Birth 1765
MarriageNaomi PenningtonView this family

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 10 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 -
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 10 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America -
Birth of a son
#1Pennington Power
December 14, 1793 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 28 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 38 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 47 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 -
Marriage of a childPennington PowerElizabeth H KittrellView this family
November 7, 1820 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1John Wesley Power
September 6, 1821 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Eleanor Caroline Power
January 22, 1823 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Samuel H Power
July 12, 1824 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Naomi Emily Power
August 13, 1825 (Age 60 years)
Death of a grandsonSamuel H Power
1825 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Polly Ann Power
November 27, 1827 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Franklin Asbury Power
June 25, 1829 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Jefferson Carroll Power
May 12, 1832 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 67 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Martha Jo Power
February 21, 1833 (Age 68 years)
Death of a granddaughterMartha Jo Power
August 22, 1834 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Lucy Lemaline Power
calculated 1835 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 70 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 granddaughter
#10Sara Emeline Power
April 27, 1837 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Andrew Pennington Power
July 5, 1839 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Elizabeth Louisa Power
June 30, 1841 (Age 76 years)
Death of a granddaughterSara Emeline Power
January 7, 1844 (Age 79 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Solomon H Power
September 11, 1845 (Age 80 years)
Death of a grandsonSolomon H Power
November 29, 1845 (Age 80 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 81 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 grandsonFranklin Asbury Power
September 24, 1850 (Age 85 years)
Death of a sonPennington Power
August 15, 1854 (Age 89 years)
Death of a granddaughterPolly Ann Power
July 5, 1859 (Age 94 years)
Death of a wifeNaomi Pennington
November 30, 1859 (Age 94 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 92 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 96 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 102 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 102 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 104 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 grandsonJohn Wesley Power
April 21, 1871 (Age 106 years)
Death of a grandsonAndrew Pennington Power
December 31, 1872 (Age 107 years)

Last change November 24, 201618:14:28

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Naomi Pennington - View this family
Naomi Pennington
Birth: January 5, 1772Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Death: November 30, 1859Darmstadt, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

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