The Shemwell Family

Jesse W PorterAge: 80 years18331914

Jesse W Porter
Given names
Jesse W
Birth November 11, 1833
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 22 months)
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 12 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 -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 23 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 27 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 33 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 33 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 35 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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 44 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 64 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 -
Civil marriageCatherine HuffmanView this family
November 18, 1900 (Age 67 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 76 years)
Death October 13, 1914 (Age 80 years)
Last change February 17, 202003:31:33

by: Donna Osiek
Family with Catherine Huffman - View this family
Jesse W Porter
Birth: November 11, 1833Tennessee, United States
Death: October 13, 1914Sharp, Arkansas, United States
Catherine Huffman
Birth: February 6, 1840 24 22North Carolina, United States
Death: May 4, 1928Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
Marriage: November 18, 1900Sharp, Arkansas, United States
Nathan T Jones + Catherine Huffman - View this family
wife’s husband
Catherine Huffman
Birth: February 6, 1840 24 22North Carolina, United States
Death: May 4, 1928Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
Marriage: December 24, 1868Bird, Jackson, Arkansas, United States

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Jesse W Porter - Household

Highland Twp, Sharp, Arkansas, United States

Porter, Jesse WheadMW76M8TNNCNCfarmer
Porter, CatherinewifeFW68M8NCNCNC