The Shemwell Family

Robert Sharp GivensAge: 81 years18291910

Robert Sharp Givens
Given names
Robert Sharp
Birth March 28, 1829
MarriageSusan Catherine PewittView this family

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 2 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 6 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 -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 16 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 27 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a daughter
#1Harriet Henry Givens
March 5, 1861 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 32 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 37 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 37 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 39 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 48 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childWilliam Cook “Willie” CooperHarriet Henry GivensView this family
about 1879 (Age 49 years)

Death of a wifeSusan Catherine Pewitt
1880 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1J P Cooper
October 7, 1881 (Age 52 years)
Death of a grandsonJ P Cooper
January 18, 1883 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2John Robert Cooper Sr.
April 12, 1883 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Harriet Hazel “Hattie” Cooper
January 19, 1885 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Margaret Louise Cooper
January 29, 1887 (Age 57 years)
Death of a granddaughterHarriet Hazel “Hattie” Cooper
July 28, 1887 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5William J “Willie” Cooper
February 25, 1889 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Don Edward Cooper
September 8, 1891 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Douglas Cooper
September 13, 1893 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Nellie Uzeed Cooper
September 18, 1895 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Susan Catherine “Susie” Cooper
December 7, 1897 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 69 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 granddaughterMargaret Louise Cooper
August 4, 1899 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Anna Fay Cooper
August 5, 1901 (Age 72 years)
Death August 14, 1910 (Age 81 years)
Last change December 1, 201717:04:53

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Susan Catherine Pewitt - View this family
Robert Sharp Givens
Birth: March 28, 1829Williamson, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 14, 1910Henry, Tennessee, United States

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