The Shemwell Family

Hugh McMillan1812

Hugh McMillan
Given names
Birth about 1812 28 28
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 -
Birth of a brotherDaniel Gilbert McMillan
about 1818 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn McMillan
April 4, 1823 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterEleanor McMillan
about 1828 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a brotherIsaac Nichols McMillan
September 29, 1829 (Age 17 years)
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Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 20 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a sisterCatherine McMillan
about 1833 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth McMillan
about 1835 (Age 23 years)
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 23 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 -
Birth of a brotherWilliam Henry Harrison McMillan
November 15, 1837 (Age 25 years)
Death of a motherSarah Eleanor Nichols
August 1843 (Age 31 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn W McMillan
February 23, 1844 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 34 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 -
Death of a fatherGilbert W McMillan
April 4, 1858 (Age 46 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 45 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 49 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 55 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 55 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 57 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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 66 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherDaniel Gilbert McMillan
March 12, 1886 (Age 74 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Henry Harrison McMillan
April 29, 1896 (Age 84 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 86 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 brotherJohn McMillan
October 1, 1899 (Age 87 years)
Death of a brotherIsaac Nichols McMillan
November 29, 1910 (Age 98 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 104 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 105 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 106 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -

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by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: before 1810
3 years
Hugh McMillan
Birth: about 1812 28 28North Carolina, United States
7 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
John McMillan
Birth: April 4, 1823 39 39Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 1, 1899Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
6 years
younger sister
Eleanor McMillan
Birth: about 1828 44 44Decatur, Tennessee, United States
21 months
younger brother
Isaac Nichols McMillan
Birth: September 29, 1829 45 45Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 29, 1910Decatur, Tennessee, United States
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Elizabeth McMillan
Birth: about 1835 51 51Decatur, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
William Henry Harrison McMillan
Birth: November 15, 1837 54 53Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 29, 1896Decatur, Tennessee, United States

Hugh McMillan has 10 first cousins recorded