The Shemwell Family

Adam Houston RichardsonAge: 30 years18481879

Adam Houston Richardson
Given names
Adam Houston
Birth August 19, 1848
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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 -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 8 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 12 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 18 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 18 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 20 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 -
MarriageAlmiranda J “Allie” ShemwellView this family
April 5, 1876 (Age 27 years)
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1Adam Houston Richardson Jr.
1879 (Age 30 years)
Death February 4, 1879 (Age 30 years)

Note: Or 04 FEB 1878 - If so Jr. is not his son. I can't find any sources for death date.-b
Family with Almiranda J “Allie” Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: April 5, 1876Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
4 years

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Or 04 FEB 1878 - If so Jr. is not his son. I can't find any sources for death date.-b