The Shemwell Family

Mary Strange1790

Mary Strange
Given names
Married name
Mary Acuff
Birth about 1790
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 3 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
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The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 13 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
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War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 22 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 42 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 45 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 -
MarriageThomas D Acuff Sr.View this family
October 15, 1838 (Age 48 years)
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 56 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 -
Census October 29, 1850 (Age 60 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 67 years)

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 (Age 71 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 77 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 77 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 79 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 husbandThomas D Acuff Sr.
August 13, 1874 (Age 84 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 88 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 108 years)
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 -

Last change August 5, 201914:47:52

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Thomas D Acuff Sr. - View this family
Marriage: October 15, 1838Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Thomas D Acuff Sr. + Martha Mary Sanders - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: December 11, 1810Grainger, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Rev. John D Acuff
Birth: August 8, 1813 20 33Puncheon Camp, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 10, 1896Grainger, Tennessee, United States
22 months
William Acuff
Birth: July 3, 1815 22 35Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 24, 1840Grainger, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Elizabeth “Betty” Acuff
Birth: about 1817 23 37Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: between 1851 and 1856Grainger, Tennessee, United States
13 months
4 years
3 years
Martha Acuff
Birth: between 1823 and 1824 29 43Arkansas, United States
Death: between 1860 and 1867Arkansas, United States

No family available

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Thomas D Acuff Sr. - Household

Grainger, Tennessee

Thomas Acuffhead57MWFarmerVA
Mary Acuffwife60FWVA