The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth “Betsy” DyerAge: 77 years17731850

Name
Elizabeth “Betsy” Dyer
Given names
Elizabeth
Surname
Dyer
Nickname
Betsy
Married name
Elizabeth Vittitoe
Birth 1773
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 2 years)

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 2 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Birth of a son
#1Thomas Vittitoe
1795 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 20 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 30 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
MarriageThomas VittitoeView this family
June 20, 1807 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 39 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Clara Vittitoe
after 1818 (Age 45 years)
Death of a husbandThomas Vittitoe
September 12, 1822 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 59 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 62 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 73 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
Death after 1850 (Age 77 years)
Last change August 1, 201913:52:56

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Thomas Vittitoe - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: June 20, 1807Grainger, Tennessee, United States
-12 years
son
Thomas Vittitoe
Birth: 1795 26 22Stokes, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 1879Grainger, Tennessee, United States

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