The Shemwell Family

Matthew J MotsingerAge: 48 years18381886

Name
Matthew J Motsinger
Given names
Matthew J
Surname
Motsinger
Birth March 18, 1838
MarriageCynthia Ann HarrisView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 7 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
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 18 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 son
#1George Thomas Motsinger
January 28, 1865 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 23 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 28 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 28 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 30 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 39 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death November 21, 1886 (Age 48 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Greenridge Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery
Last change April 15, 201914:43:30

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Cynthia Ann Harris - View this family
himself
Matthew J Motsinger
Birth: March 18, 1838Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 21, 1886Logan, Kentucky, United States
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Marriage:
son
George Thomas Motsinger
Birth: January 28, 1865 26 23Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 25, 1947Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States

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