The Shemwell Family

James Parke Sr.Age: 76 years17701846

James Parke Sr.
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Birth about 1770
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 -
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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 23 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
MarriageAnn “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
December 2, 1799 (Age 29 years)
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 -
Birth of a son
#1Joseph Parke
1804 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#2Elbert Taylor Parke Sr.
July 7, 1809 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Lourana “Lourany” Parke
1811 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#4Oliver H P “Perry” Parke
November 10, 1813 (Age 43 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 -
Marriage of a childElbert Taylor Parke Sr.Mary “Polly” HacketView this family
September 20, 1831 (Age 61 years)
Note: Madison County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1790-1843
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 62 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a grandson
#1Curtis Parke
June 30, 1833 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Jacob Parke
June 25, 1835 (Age 65 years)
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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Elizabeth Harper
June 12, 1837 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Bazel Perry Parke
July 12, 1838 (Age 68 years)
Marriage of a childOliver H P “Perry” ParkeMary LogsdonView this family
October 24, 1838 (Age 68 years)

Birth of a grandson
#5William James Parke
February 3, 1840 (Age 70 years)
Death of a wifeAnn “Nancy” Shemwell
about 1840 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Sarah “Sally” Parke
April 16, 1841 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Overton Parke
October 8, 1841 (Age 71 years)
Marriage of a childHenry HarperLourana “Lourany” ParkeView this family
January 19, 1843 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Delilah Parke
February 25, 1843 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Emily A Parke
July 27, 1843 (Age 73 years)
Death of a grandsonBazel Perry Parke
August 13, 1844 (Age 74 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#10Nancy Jane “Nannie” Harper
April 1845 (Age 75 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Telitha Parke
May 4, 1845 (Age 75 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12Thomas Harper
August 1845 (Age 75 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13James Parke Harper
November 1845 (Age 75 years)
Death before 1846 (Age 76 years)
Last change March 16, 201607:58:29

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: December 2, 1799Rowan, North Carolina, United States
10 years
-5 years
Joseph Parke
Birth: 1804 34 33Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1880Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
8 years
3 years

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