The Shemwell Family

Mary Ann Elizabeth CherryAge: 78 years18271906

Name
Mary Ann Elizabeth Cherry
Given names
Mary Ann Elizabeth
Surname
Cherry
Married name
Mary Ann Elizabeth Riggins
Birth October 10, 1827 24 20
Birth of a brotherWilliam T B Cherry
about 1830 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 4 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 7 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a sisterFrancis J Cherry
about 1836 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherJames E Cherry
about 1838 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterHandwell Cherry
about 1841 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherAndrew Cherry
about 1842 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterIsabella T Cherry
about 1843 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a brotherValentine M Cherry
about 1844 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-brotherMelville Valentine Cherry
February 5, 1845 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge B Cherry
about 1846 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 18 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a sisterMargaret Cherry
about 1848 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a half-brotherGeorge Cherry
1848 (Age 20 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Cherry
May 7, 1849 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a half-brotherCharles Cherry
1850 (Age 22 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 22 years)
MarriageCharles RigginsView this family
January 13, 1852 (Age 24 years)
Death of a motherDelilah Dodd
February 7, 1853 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Delilah Inez Riggins
March 20, 1853 (Age 25 years)
Marriage of a parentLemuel G CherryJane Julia AdkinsView this family
1856 (Age 28 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherLydia Minerva Daniel
September 1856 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a half-brotherClarence Cherry
1857 (Age 29 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 29 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 33 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 39 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 39 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 41 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Death of a fatherLemuel G Cherry
November 16, 1870 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childJefferson Devan HewellDelilah Inez RigginsView this family
October 30, 1872 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Thomas Malcolm Hewell
August 13, 1873 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Kate Lillian Hewell
April 11, 1877 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 50 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a grandson
#3Herbert Leach Hewell
November 15, 1885 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 70 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a daughterDelilah Inez Riggins
July 3, 1902 (Age 74 years)
Death February 19, 1906 (Age 78 years)
Last change August 26, 201714:49:34

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: estimated 1825Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
3 years
herself
Mary Ann Elizabeth Cherry
Birth: October 10, 1827 24 20Tennessee, United States
Death: February 19, 1906Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
7 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Jane Julia Adkins - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: 1856
-11 years
half-brother
Melville Valentine Cherry
Birth: February 5, 1845 42 29Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 12, 1924McCracken, Kentucky, United States
4 years
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
8 years
half-brother
Family with Charles Riggins - View this family
husband
Charles Riggins
Birth: September 6, 1823Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 31, 1913Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
herself
Mary 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
14 months
daughter

Mary Ann Elizabeth Cherry has 17 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Lemuel G. Cherry - Household

Montgomery, Tennessee

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Lemuel G. Cherry46MFarmerNC
Delilah Dodd35FTN
Elizabeth Cherry21FTN
William T. B. Cherry19MTN
Francis J. Cherry13FTN
James E. Cherry11MTN
Handwell Cherry8FTN
Andrew Cherry7MTN
Isabella T. Cherry6FTN
Valentine M. Cherry5MTN
George B. Cherry3MTN
Margaret Cherry1FTN
Thomas W. Shemwell50MTN
Thomas Wray17MTN
Matthew Barnes21MTN
Robert Jackson37MTN