The Shemwell Family

Charles RigginsAge: 89 years18231913

Charles Riggins
Given names
Birth September 6, 1823
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 8 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 12 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 -
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 22 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 -
MarriageMary Ann Elizabeth CherryView this family
January 13, 1852 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Delilah Inez Riggins
March 20, 1853 (Age 29 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 33 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 37 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 43 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 43 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 45 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 childJefferson Devan HewellDelilah Inez RigginsView this family
October 30, 1872 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Thomas Malcolm Hewell
August 13, 1873 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Kate Lillian Hewell
April 11, 1877 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 54 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#3Herbert Leach Hewell
November 15, 1885 (Age 62 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 74 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Death of a daughterDelilah Inez Riggins
July 3, 1902 (Age 78 years)
Death of a wifeMary Ann Elizabeth Cherry
February 19, 1906 (Age 82 years)
Death May 31, 1913 (Age 89 years)
Last change August 26, 201714:37:37

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mary Ann Elizabeth Cherry - View this family
Charles Riggins
Birth: September 6, 1823Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 31, 1913Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Mary Ann Elizabeth CherryMary Ann Elizabeth Cherry
Birth: October 10, 1827 24 20Tennessee, United States
Death: February 19, 1906Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: January 13, 1852Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
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