The Shemwell Family

Matilda C BivinAge: 33 years18451878

Name
Matilda C Bivin
Given names
Matilda C
Surname
Bivin
Married name
Matilda C Shutt
Birth January 15, 1845
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 11 months)
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 11 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
MarriageJames McHenry ShuttView this family
August 28, 1862 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Laura A Shutt
October 19, 1863 (Age 18 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 16 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
Birth of a son
#2Charles M Shutt
1866 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 21 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 21 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 23 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
Census June 11, 1870 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 32 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death May 14, 1878 (Age 33 years)
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by: Donna Osiek
Family with James McHenry Shutt - View this family
husband
herself
Matilda C Bivin
Birth: January 15, 1845Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 14, 1878Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: August 28, 1862Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
14 months
daughter
3 years
son
James McHenry Shutt + Mary Francis “Fanny” Shemwell - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: May 27, 1879Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
step-daughter

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Census1870 United States - Census transcript - James McHenry Shutt - Household

Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Shutt, J Mhead26MWfarmerKY
Shutt, Matilda Cwife25FWkeeping houseKY
Shutt, Laura Adaughter6FWKY
Shutt, Charles Mson4MWKY