The Shemwell Family

Irvin GilbertAge: 62 years18181880

Irvin Gilbert
Given names
Birth 1818
Birth of a son
#1Martin Gilbert

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 14 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 17 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 -
MarriageElizabeth “Betsy” HallView this family
January 5, 1843 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Phillip Ewing Gilbert
August 11, 1846 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 28 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 -
Census August 24, 1850 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary Mollie Gilbert
September 7, 1852 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 39 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 43 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 49 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 49 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 51 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 -
Marriage of a childRobert William DriskillMary Mollie GilbertView this family
March 1870 (Age 52 years)

Census October 5, 1870 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1George A Bell Driskill
June 25, 1871 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary M Driskill
January 18, 1873 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Elvis Hayes Driskill
January 10, 1875 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Connie Robert “Meits” Driskill
May 13, 1877 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childPhillip Ewing GilbertMary Jane TabbView this family
October 18, 1877 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5William Henry Gilbert
July 19, 1878 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 60 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Rebecca Driskill
1879 (Age 61 years)
Death April 1880 (Age 62 years)
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Family with Elizabeth “Betsy” Hall - View this family
Marriage: January 5, 1843Todd, Kentucky, United States
6 years

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Irvin Gilbert - Household

Todd, Kentucky

Irvin Gilberthead32MWFarmerKY
Elizabeth Gilbertwife27FWKY
Phillip Gilbertson4MWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Irvin Gilbert - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States

Gilbert, Ervinhead54MWfarmerKY
Gilbert, Elizabeth Swife47FWKY
Gilbert, Phillip Eson24MWKY