The Shemwell Family

Rachal R RobertsonAge: 62 years18321895

Name
Rachal R Robertson
Given names
Rachal R
Surname
Robertson
Married name
Rachal R Crenshaw
Birth January 20, 1832

MarriageRobert L CrenshawView this family
unknown

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 (Age 3 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 13 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a daughter
#1Grace M Crenshaw
1851 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ida C Crenshaw
January 14, 1853 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 24 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 29 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 34 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 34 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 36 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Marriage of a childJohn Thaddeus EllisIda C CrenshawView this family
November 13, 1872 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Bessie E Ellis
December 1874 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2John Florian Ellis
September 16, 1876 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3William Everett Ellis
May 20, 1878 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 45 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a grandson
#4Newton B Ellis
November 14, 1879 (Age 47 years)
Death of a grandsonWilliam Everett Ellis
July 3, 1880 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Ida Inez Ellis
November 15, 1882 (Age 50 years)
Death of a grandsonJohn Florian Ellis
August 25, 1883 (Age 51 years)
Death of a granddaughterIda Inez Ellis
November 19, 1883 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6John T Ellis Jr.
January 1885 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Grace Louise Ellis
May 1887 (Age 55 years)
Death of a daughterIda C Crenshaw
August 20, 1891 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Thaddeus EllisGrace M CrenshawView this family
October 19, 1892 (Age 60 years)
Death January 10, 1895 (Age 62 years)

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by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Robert L Crenshaw - View this family
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Grace M Crenshaw
Birth: 1851 23 18Tennessee, United States
Death: September 4, 1898Shelby, Tennessee, United States
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