The Shemwell Family

James Riley AsherAge: 67 years18361904

James Riley Asher
Given names
James Riley
Birth May 10, 1836
MarriagePatience Jane BlakeView this family

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 9 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 -
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 20 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 24 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 30 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 30 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 32 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 -
Birth of a son
#1James Thomas Asher
July 9, 1872 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 41 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childJames Thomas AsherEtta Bell ShemwellView this family
1892 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Leslie Elbert Asher
July 2, 1894 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Ellis Elvin Asher
October 6, 1895 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Hettie Gertrude “Gertie” Asher
February 13, 1898 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 61 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#4John Riley Asher
September 19, 1900 (Age 64 years)
Death January 20, 1904 (Age 67 years)
Last change November 25, 201712:40:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Patience Jane Blake - View this family
James Riley Asher
Birth: May 10, 1836Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 20, 1904Logan, Kentucky, United States
Patience Jane Blake
Birth: July 17, 1841Kentucky, United States
Death: October 14, 1912Todd, Kentucky, United States

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