The Shemwell Family

Rebecca Ann RushinAge: 66 years18211887

Rebecca Ann Rushin
Given names
Rebecca Ann
Married name
Rebecca Ann Kittrell
Married name
Rebecca Ann Brannum
Birth between 1821 and 1822 28 26
MarriageJoseph KittrellView this family

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 11 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 14 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Ann “Polly” Kittrell
March 1, 1837 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a son
#2Marion Kittrell
calculated 1839 (Age 18 years)
Death of a husbandJoseph Kittrell
1840 (Age 19 years)
Address: Present day Butler Co.
Civil marriageJames BrannumView this family
January 2, 1842 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 25 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 -
Death of a motherFrancis Auridel “Franky” Jordan
1850 (Age 29 years)
Census September 4, 1850 (Age 29 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Washington PowersMary Ann “Polly” KittrellView this family
Type: Civil marriage
June 26, 1852 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mary Elizabeth Powers
calculated 1853 (Age 32 years)
Death of a sisterAmelia Rushin
December 18, 1854 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherJason Rushin
1855 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Holloway Kittrell Powers
October 15, 1856 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Marion Powers
January 2, 1859 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 36 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Rebecca Ann Powers
November 28, 1861 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Albert Ernest Powers
February 22, 1865 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 40 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 46 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 46 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a grandson
#6George W Powers
calculated 1868 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childMarion KittrellLouisana Arena “Dixie” TomlinView this family
October 1869 (Age 48 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#7Marinda Powers
December 20, 1869 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 48 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 -
Death of a grandsonMarion Powers
before 1870 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Sarah Virginia Kittrell
May 15, 1870 (Age 49 years)
Death of a sonMarion Kittrell
1870 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Melvina Powers
November 22, 1874 (Age 53 years)
Death of a grandsonHolloway Kittrell Powers
March 23, 1875 (Age 54 years)

Death of a husbandJames Brannum
June 6, 1876 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 57 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death June 6, 1887 (Age 66 years)
Cemetery: Brannum Graveyard
Last change November 30, 201615:42:55

by: Barry Shemwell
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elder sister
4 years
Family with Joseph Kittrell - View this family
3 years
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James Brannum
Birth: August 12, 1799South Carolina, United States
Death: June 6, 1876Butler, Missouri, United States
Marriage: January 2, 1842Ripley, Missouri, United States

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James Brannum - Household

Butler, Missouri, United States

James Branumhead51MWfarmerSC
Rebecca Brannumwife28FWTN
Marion Kittrellstep son11MWMO