The Shemwell Family

Nancy K KittrellAge: 83 years17901873

Name
Nancy K Kittrell
Given names
Nancy K
Surname
Kittrell
Married name
Nancy K Bradford
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
MarriageWilliam BradfordView this family
February 13, 1808 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary E Bradford
about 1816 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 42 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 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a husbandWilliam Bradford
about 1850 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childSilas E McGeheeMary E BradfordView this family
May 3, 1859 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 67 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 77 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 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Property
Nancy H Kittrell and Mary E Bradford Indenture 1873
January 12, 1873 (Age 83 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.
Death about 1873 (Age 83 years)
Last change January 15, 202020:49:13

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with William Bradford - View this family
husband
William Bradford
Birth: about 1780Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1850Granville, North Carolina, United States
herself
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
daughter

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