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)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 7 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 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
May 4, 1848 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
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 daughter
#1Sarah A E Breshears
March 2, 1849 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Morris Breshears
November 23, 1851 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Martha Frances “Fanny” Breshears
January 8, 1855 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#4James Batton Breshears
January 22, 1858 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 32 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a daughterSarah A E Breshears
March 4, 1860 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#5William Thomas H Breshears
February 25, 1863 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
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 -
Birth of a son
#6Andrew Jackson Breshears
October 25, 1866 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#7Wesley Fletcher Breshears
October 25, 1866 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
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) -
Historical Event
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 Morris BreshearsRhoda Ann KeithView this family
June 11, 1871 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Frances Elizabeth Breshears
April 14, 1872 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Sarah J Breshears
January 11, 1874 (Age 49 years)
Death of a granddaughterSarah J Breshears
September 15, 1874 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Cora Ida Breshears
September 15, 1875 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Albert 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Snow Iva Breshears
November 15, 1879 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Rosetta “Etta” Breshears
April 27, 1881 (Age 57 years)
Death December 1, 1881 (Age 57 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Bellevue Cemetery
Last change May 3, 202203:14:56

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
Family with Mary H. Batten - View this family
Marriage: May 4, 1848Bolivar, Polk, Missouri, United States
10 months
Sarah A E Breshears
Birth: March 2, 1849 24 16Polk, Missouri, United States
Death: March 4, 1860Polk, Missouri, United States
3 years
3 years
Martha Frances “Fanny” Breshears
Birth: January 8, 1855 30 22Polk, Missouri, United States
Death: January 9, 1888Blaine, Idaho, United States
3 years
James Batton Breshears
Birth: January 22, 1858 33 25Polk, Missouri, United States
Death: January 19, 1945Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States
5 years
William Thomas H Breshears
Birth: February 25, 1863 38 30Polk, Missouri, United States
Death: June 24, 1934Hailey, Blaine, Idaho, United States
4 years
Andrew Jackson Breshears
Birth: October 25, 1866 42 34Greene, Polk, Missouri, United States
Death: February 26, 1889Blaine, Idaho, United States
Wesley Fletcher Breshears
Birth: October 25, 1866 42 34Greene, Polk, Missouri, United States
Death: July 7, 1922Bellevue, Blaine, Idaho, United States
Henry C Babb + Mary H. Batten - View this family
wife’s husband
Henry C Babb
Birth: about 1841Indiana, United States
Death: January 15, 1920Orange, California, United States
Marriage: June 12, 1897Shoshone, Lincoln, Idaho, United States

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