The Shemwell Family

William Driskill

William Driskill
Given names
MarriageBetsy GriffinView this family

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
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Cholera Epidemic
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
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 son
#1Robert William Driskill
November 26, 1846
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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 -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

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

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
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed

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 childRobert William DriskillMary Mollie GilbertView this family
March 1870

Birth of a granddaughter
#1George A Bell Driskill
June 25, 1871
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary M Driskill
January 18, 1873
Birth of a grandson
#3Elvis Hayes Driskill
January 10, 1875
Birth of a grandson
#4Connie Robert “Meits” Driskill
May 13, 1877
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Rebecca Driskill
Birth of a grandson
#6Clarence David “Fritz” Driskill
October 1, 1884
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Sallie E Driskill
September 7, 1886
Birth of a grandson
#8John Euel Driskill
July 23, 1889
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Dola M Driskill
June 1892
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898
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 -
Death of a granddaughterGeorge A Bell Driskill
between 1900 and 1910

Death of a granddaughterSallie E Driskill
August 8, 1907
Death of a granddaughterRebecca Driskill
September 11, 1912

Last change May 14, 202011:51:44

by: Barry Shemwell
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