The Shemwell Family

John Wesley PowerAge: 49 years18211871

John Wesley Power
Given names
John Wesley
Birth September 6, 1821 27 19
Birth of a sisterEleanor Caroline Power
January 22, 1823 (Age 16 months)
Birth of a brotherSamuel H Power
July 12, 1824 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterNaomi Emily Power
August 13, 1825 (Age 3 years)
Death of a brotherSamuel H Power
1825 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterPolly Ann Power
November 27, 1827 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherFranklin Asbury Power
June 25, 1829 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherJefferson Carroll Power
May 12, 1832 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 10 years)
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 11 years)
Death of a sisterMartha Jo Power
August 22, 1834 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterLucy Lemaline Power
calculated 1835 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 14 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 15 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel Kittrell
1838 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a brotherAndrew Pennington Power
July 5, 1839 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Louisa Power
June 30, 1841 (Age 19 years)
Death of a sisterSara Emeline Power
January 7, 1844 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a brotherSolomon H Power
September 11, 1845 (Age 24 years)
Death of a brotherSolomon H Power
November 29, 1845 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 24 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
before 1850 (Age 28 years)
Death of a brotherFranklin Asbury Power
September 24, 1850 (Age 29 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth H Kittrell
July 10, 1852 (Age 30 years)
Death of a fatherPennington Power
August 15, 1854 (Age 32 years)
Death of a sisterPolly Ann Power
July 5, 1859 (Age 37 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherNaomi Pennington
November 30, 1859 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 35 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 39 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 45 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 45 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 47 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 April 21, 1871 (Age 49 years)
Last change November 24, 201618:23:43

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Marriage: November 7, 1820Wayne, Missouri, United States
10 months
John Wesley Power
Birth: September 6, 1821 27 19Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: April 21, 1871Jefferson, Illinois, United States
17 months
younger sister
Eleanor Caroline Power
Birth: January 22, 1823 29 21Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: February 4, 1894Trenton, Clinton, Illinois, United States
18 months
younger brother
Samuel H Power
Birth: July 12, 1824 30 22Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: 1825Wayne, Missouri, United States
13 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
Polly Ann Power
Birth: November 27, 1827 33 26Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: July 5, 1859Mascoutah, St. Clair, Illinois, United States
19 months
younger brother
Franklin Asbury Power
Birth: June 25, 1829 35 27Missouri, United States
Death: September 24, 1850Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
3 years
younger brother
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
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
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

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