The Shemwell Family

John L TabbAge: 57 years18231880

John L Tabb
Given names
John L
Birth January 31, 1823
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Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 8 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 12 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 -
MarriageMartha Ellen ShemwellView this family
March 8, 1847 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1Thomas W Tabb
December 8, 1847 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 22 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
#2Jacob S “Bud” Tabb
1848 (Age 24 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 27 years)
Note: 2 doors down from John Shemwell
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary Jane Tabb
November 2, 1852 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#4John Riley Tabb
July 23, 1854 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#5Joseph Warner Tabb
October 16, 1856 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 33 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a daughter
#6Susan E Tabb
1859 (Age 35 years)
Census June 19, 1860 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Drucilla F Tabb
1861 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 38 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 43 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 43 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Marriage of a childThomas W TabbSarah E ClevingerView this family
November 25, 1869 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 45 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1John William Tabb
December 17, 1870 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childJacob S “Bud” TabbLaura G “Lucy” SullivanView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 19, 1871 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James W Tabb
July 28, 1872 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childThomas W TabbHenrietta HarrisView this family
July 30, 1872 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Elicia Tabb
1874 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Lloyd Irwin Tabb
May 30, 1875 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5George Samuel Tabb
1877 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Riley TabbSarah Caroline DriskillView this family
Type: Civil marriage
March 8, 1877 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childPhillip Ewing GilbertMary Jane TabbView this family
October 18, 1877 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childRufus H GoodrightDrucilla F TabbView this family
October 20, 1877 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Omer Ebbot Tabb
May 1878 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7William Henry Gilbert
July 19, 1878 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 54 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#8Elmer L Tabb
1879 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Elmer Tabb
December 1879 (Age 56 years)
Death June 7, 1880 (Age 57 years)
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Marriage: March 8, 1847Todd, Kentucky, United States
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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - John L. Tabb - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

John L. Tabb27MWfarmerVA
Martha E Tabb23FWKY
Thomas W. Tabb4MWKY
Jacob S. Tabb2MWKY

Notes: 2 doors down from John Shemwell

2 doors down from John Shemwell
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John L Tabb - Household

Muhlenberg, Kentucky

J L Tabbhead37MWFarmerVA
Martha E Tabbwife31FWDomesticKY
Thomas W Tabbson12MWKY
Jacob S Tabbson10MWKY
Mary J Tabbdaughter7FWKY
John R Tabbson5MWKY
Joseph W Tabbson3MWKY
Susan E Tabbdaughter11mFWKY

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