The Shemwell Family

Caroline Narcissa WhiteAge: 59 years18301889

Caroline Narcissa White
Given names
Caroline Narcissa
Birth January 24, 1830 33 29
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 23 months)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a sisterMary Susannah White
February 6, 1833 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherColeman Read White
about 1835 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 5 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 -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 15 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 -
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 26 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Will June 18, 1864 (Age 34 years)
John White Will 1864

Note: John White Will 1864 mentions all his children (Doctor, Caroline, Mary), his wife Hixie, and his sister Susannah McGehee (nee White)

Death of a fatherJohn White
April 5, 1865 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 31 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 36 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 36 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 38 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 47 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a motherHixey Cole
March 15, 1885 (Age 55 years)
Death May 1, 1889 (Age 59 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Old Oxford Cemetery
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John White
Birth: February 29, 1796 31 29Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 5, 1865Granville, North Carolina, United States
Hixey Cole
Birth: September 1, 1800Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 15, 1885Granville, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: November 30, 1825Granville, North Carolina, United States
14 months
elder brother
Dr D Coleman White
Birth: February 1, 1827 30 26Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 27, 1903Granville, North Carolina, United States
3 years
Caroline Narcissa White
Birth: January 24, 1830 33 29Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 1, 1889
3 years
younger sister
Mary Susannah WhiteMary Susannah White
Birth: February 6, 1833 36 32Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 3, 1898Granville, North Carolina, United States

Caroline Narcissa White has 2 first cousins recorded

Father's family (2)

Parents Lemuel McGehee + Susannah White
1John Young McGehee18231902
2William R McGehee18251853

Mother's family (0)