The Shemwell Family

Robert L CrenshawAge: 73 years18271900

Robert L Crenshaw
Given names
Robert L
Birth January 8, 1827

MarriageRachal R RobertsonView this family

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 4 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 8 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 18 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Grace M Crenshaw
1851 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ida C Crenshaw
January 14, 1853 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 29 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 34 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 39 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 39 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 41 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 -
Marriage of a childJohn Thaddeus EllisIda C CrenshawView this family
November 13, 1872 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Bessie E Ellis
December 1874 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2John Florian Ellis
September 16, 1876 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3William Everett Ellis
May 20, 1878 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 50 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#4Newton B Ellis
November 14, 1879 (Age 52 years)
Death of a grandsonWilliam Everett Ellis
July 3, 1880 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Ida Inez Ellis
November 15, 1882 (Age 55 years)
Death of a grandsonJohn Florian Ellis
August 25, 1883 (Age 56 years)
Death of a granddaughterIda Inez Ellis
November 19, 1883 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6John T Ellis Jr.
January 1885 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Grace Louise Ellis
May 1887 (Age 60 years)
Death of a daughterIda C Crenshaw
August 20, 1891 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Thaddeus EllisGrace M CrenshawView this family
October 19, 1892 (Age 65 years)
Death of a wifeRachal R Robertson
January 10, 1895 (Age 68 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 71 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 daughterGrace M Crenshaw
September 4, 1898 (Age 71 years)
Death September 8, 1900 (Age 73 years)

Last change December 17, 201712:46:15

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Rachal R Robertson - View this family
Grace M Crenshaw
Birth: 1851 23 18Tennessee, United States
Death: September 4, 1898Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years

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