The Shemwell Family

Mary Pierce

Name
Mary Pierce
Given names
Mary
Surname
Pierce
Married name
Mary Phillaw
Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France - http://goo.gl/SiIuNc
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Birth of a daughter
#1Jinnett Phillaw
before 1778
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Marriage of a childEdmund Blount CooperJinnett PhillawView this family
July 27, 1799
Birth of a grandson
#1Whitmel H Cooper
1800

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Sarah Alston Cooper
February 15, 1802
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Birth of a grandson
#3Bennett Cooper
1805

Birth of a granddaughter
#4Mary “Polly” Cooper
1809

Birth of a granddaughter
#5Jane Elenor Cooper
1809

Birth of a grandson
#6Edmund Blount Cooper
about 1812
Birth of a grandson
#7Jesse Christmas Cooper
December 25, 1813
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Birth of a grandson
#8John William Cooper
1818

Death of a grandsonBennett Cooper
1830

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832
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
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 granddaughterSarah Alston Cooper
June 9, 1837
Death of a daughterJinnett Phillaw
before 1839
Death of a granddaughterJane Elenor Cooper
1843

Death of a grandsonWhitmel H Cooper
1845

Death of a granddaughterMary “Polly” Cooper
1845

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
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by: Barry Shemwell
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Death
14 February 1809 In her will, witnessed by her daughter Jinnett Phillaw Cooper, Mary Pierce states that she has "deposited in the hands of Blunt Cooper of County and state aforesaid ~ Four Hundred and twenty dollars whic I woulod have put on interest until Whitmel Cooper my grandson arrives to the age of twenty one years. Then for the whole of the monel to be equally divided between my four grandchildren, that is to say, Whitmel, Sally (Sarah Alston), Bennet & Polly (Mary) Cooper." This seems to establish that as of 14 February 1809 Blount and Jinnett had these four children. I also conjecture that her will mentions them in the order of their ages. This same order Whitmel to Mary is followed in Blount's listing in his 1845 will. This Bennet is found by name no where else. Comparing census records I surmise that he died sometime between 1830 - 1840. His younger brother, Jesse C. Cooper and his wife named a child born in January 1854, "Bennet," perhaps in his deceased brother's memory. At the North C WillCooper51 WillCooper51 originally shared this on 17 Aug 2012