The Shemwell Family

Mary E Bradford1816

Mary E Bradford
Given names
Mary E
Married name
Mary E McGehee
Birth about 1816 36 26
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Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 16 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 19 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 -
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 30 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 -
Death of a fatherWilliam Bradford
about 1850 (Age 34 years)
MarriageSilas E McGeheeView this family
May 3, 1859 (Age 43 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 41 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a husbandSilas E McGehee
November 30, 1862 (Age 46 years)
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 45 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 51 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 51 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 53 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 motherNancy K Kittrell
about 1873 (Age 57 years)
Nancy H Kittrell and Mary E Bradford Indenture 1873
January 12, 1873 (Age 57 years)
Note: Indenture between Nancy H Kittrell (married to William Bradford) and Mary E Bradford (married to Silas E McGehee). Nancy is Mary's mother. Nancy noted that she was entering into this agreement to reward Mary "for several years past in supporting and taking care of her during her afflictions". The transaction was for $5. In return for the payment, Mary E Bradford received: (1) two cows, (2) one yearling, (3) a note for $200 that Jackson R Bradford (her son) owed to Nancy, and (4) all of Nancy's household and kitchen furniture.
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 62 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 82 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 100 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 101 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 102 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -

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William Bradford
Birth: about 1780Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1850Granville, North Carolina, United States
Nancy K Kittrell
Birth: about 1790Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1873Tennessee, United States
Marriage: February 13, 1808Granville, North Carolina, United States
9 years
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Silas E McGehee
Birth: about 1833 19 22Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 30, 1862Granville, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: May 3, 1859Granville, North Carolina, United States

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