The Shemwell Family

Reuben Dobbin BreshearsAge: 57 years18241881

Reuben Dobbin Breshears
Given names
Reuben Dobbin
Birth March 26, 1824 31 19
Death of a paternal grandfatherHenry Alexander Breshears
January 1, 1829 (Age 4 years)
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Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 7 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 11 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 -
Death of a paternal grandmotherEleanor Hardin
September 17, 1837 (Age 13 years)
MarriageMary H. BattenView this family
March 4, 1848 (Age 23 years)
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 21 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 son
#1John M. Breshears
November 23, 1851 (Age 27 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 32 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 37 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 42 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 42 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death of a fatherJohn Quincy Breshears
June 25, 1869 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 44 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 M. BreshearsRhoda Ann KeithView this family
June 11, 1871 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Albert Winfield Breshears
November 3, 1876 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death December 1, 1881 (Age 57 years)
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by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
John Quincy Breshears
Birth: March 16, 1793 28 17Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Death: June 25, 1869Bolivar, Polk, Missouri, United States
Naomi Ann Hogg
Birth: June 17, 1804Barren, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 1, 1892Bolivar, Polk, Missouri, United States
Marriage: March 2, 1821Lawrence, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Reuben Dobbin Breshears
Birth: March 26, 1824 31 19Lawrence, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 1, 1881Blaine, Idaho, United States
Family with Mary H. Batten - View this family
Reuben Dobbin Breshears
Birth: March 26, 1824 31 19Lawrence, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 1, 1881Blaine, Idaho, United States
Mary H. Batten
Birth: March 7, 1833Carroll, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 12, 1899Blaine, Idaho, United States
Marriage: March 4, 1848Polk, Missouri, United States
4 years
John M. Breshears
Birth: November 23, 1851 27 18Polk, Missouri, United States
Death: April 27, 1909Ada, Idaho, United States

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