The Shemwell Family

Henry HarperAge: 67 years18091877

Henry Harper
Given names
Birth June 10, 1809
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 2 years)

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
1832 (Age 22 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 26 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
#1Elizabeth Harper
June 12, 1837 (Age 28 years)
MarriageLourana “Lourany” ParkeView this family
January 19, 1843 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Nancy Jane “Nannie” Harper
April 1845 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#3Thomas Harper
August 1845 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#4James Parke Harper
November 1845 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 36 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
#5William H Harper
May 1850 (Age 40 years)
Census September 25, 1850 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Mary Ann Harper
about 1851 (Age 41 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 47 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 19, 1860 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 51 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 57 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 57 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 59 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 -
Census June 15, 1870 (Age 61 years)
Death of a daughterMary Ann Harper
after 1870 (Age 60 years)
Death of a daughterElizabeth Harper
September 12, 1871 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Henry Harper
April 1875 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Alexander Harper
February 5, 1877 (Age 67 years)
Death March 17, 1877 (Age 67 years)
Cemetery: Richmond Cemetery
Last change February 3, 201910:28:58

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Lourana “Lourany” Parke - View this family
Marriage: January 19, 1843Madison, Kentucky, United States
-6 years
Elizabeth Harper
Birth: June 12, 1837 28 26Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 12, 1871Madison, Kentucky, United States
8 years
Nancy Jane “Nannie” Harper
Birth: April 1845 35 34Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 3, 1919Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States
5 months
Thomas Harper
Birth: August 1845 36 34Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: after 1900Tipton, Madison, Kentucky, United States
4 months
James Parke Harper
Birth: November 1845 36 34Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: after 1905Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States
5 years
William H Harper
Birth: May 1850 40 39Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: after 1910Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States
20 months
Mary Ann Harper
Birth: about 1851 41 40Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: after 1870Union Township, Madison, Kentucky, United States

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Henry Harper - Household

Madison, Kentucky

Henry Harperhead40MWFarmerKY
Susan Harperwife38FWKY
Elizabeth Harperdaughter13FWKY
James Harperson6MWKY
Nancy Harperdaughter5FWKY
Thomas Harperson4MWKY
William Harperson2m?MWKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Henry Harper - Household

Madison, Kentucky

Henry Harperhead51MWFarmerKY
Lurana Harperwife48FWKY
James Harperson16MWFarm LaborerKY
Nancy J Harperdaughter15FWKY
Thomas Harperson13MWKY
William H Harperson10MWKY
Mary A Harperdaughter8FWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Henry Harper - Household

Union, Madison, Kentucky

Harper, Henryhead60MWFarmerKY
Harper, Louranawife58FWKeeping HouseKY
Harper, William Hson20MWFarm LaborerKY
Harper, Mary Adaughter18FWNo OccupationKY