The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Ann ChambersAge: 66 years18341900

Name
Elizabeth Ann Chambers
Given names
Elizabeth Ann
Surname
Chambers
Married name
Elizabeth Ann Knight
Birth about 1834
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 21 months)
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 12 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
MarriageWilliam John Riley KnightView this family
April 20, 1858 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 23 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a daughter
#1Nancy Ann Knight
October 12, 1864 (Age 30 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 27 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
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Belle Knight
January 4, 1867 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 33 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 33 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 35 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 44 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Marriage of a childWilliam Benjamin UnderwoodNancy Ann KnightView this family
October 10, 1883 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Lena Rivers Underwood
June 15, 1890 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam M UnderwoodMary Belle KnightView this family
March 8, 1891 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Maude Underwood
June 3, 1891 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Lee WeaverMary Belle KnightView this family
October 12, 1892 (Age 58 years)
Death of a daughterNancy Ann Knight
May 31, 1897 (Age 63 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 64 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death before 1900 (Age 66 years)
Last change December 31, 201707:04:40

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with William John Riley Knight - View this family
husband
William John Riley Knight
Birth: December 1834Christian County, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 23, 1915Christian County, Kentucky, United States
herself
Elizabeth Ann Chambers
Birth: about 1834Christian County, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1900Christian County, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: April 20, 1858Christian County, Kentucky, United States
7 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
Mary Belle Knight
Birth: January 4, 1867 32 33Christian County, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 12, 1928Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States

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