The Shemwell Family

James Porter CooperAge: 33 years18341867

Name
James Porter Cooper
Given names
James Porter
Surname
Cooper
Birth about 1834 20 12
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 21 months)
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
Death of a paternal grandmotherJinnett Phillaw
before 1839 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJesse Christmas Cooper Jr.
about 1839 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherEdmund Blount Cooper
1845 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 12 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
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 23 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 27 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
Death of a motherMary Hannah Porter
April 18, 1866 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 33 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 33 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Death November 1867 (Age 33 years)
Last change November 7, 201713:50:47

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
Jesse Christmas Cooper
Birth: December 25, 1813 40 35North Carolina, United States
Death: November 30, 1867Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
mother
Marriage:
himself
James Porter Cooper
Birth: about 1834 20 12McNary, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 1867Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
6 years
younger brother

James Porter Cooper has 7 first cousins recorded