The Shemwell Family

John Nelson SmithAge: 39 years18331873

John Nelson Smith
Given names
John Nelson
Birth July 16, 1833
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 2 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 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 -
MarriageSarah Jane WatsonView this family
about 1856 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#1William E Smith
May 9, 1857 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 23 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a daughter
#2Louisa Elizabeth Smith
about 1859 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
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 -
Birth of a daughter
#3Cordelia Ellen Smith
April 21, 1867 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 33 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
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 -
Birth of a son
#4Mastin E Smith
April 16, 1870 (Age 36 years)
Death of a sonMastin E Smith
September 17, 1871 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#5Sion Sherrill Smith
July 19, 1872 (Age 39 years)
Death April 15, 1873 (Age 39 years)
Last change May 9, 202023:56:52

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Sarah Jane Watson - View this family
Marriage: about 1856
16 months
William E Smith
Birth: May 9, 1857 23 16North Carolina, United States
Death: November 12, 1913Watauga, North Carolina, United States
3 years
Louisa Elizabeth Smith
Birth: about 1859 25 18North Carolina, United States
Death: before 1880Watauga, North Carolina, United States
8 years
Cordelia Ellen Smith
Birth: April 21, 1867 33 26Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 30, 1956West Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United States
3 years
Mastin E Smith
Birth: April 16, 1870 36 29Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 17, 1871Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
Sion Sherrill Smith
Birth: July 19, 1872 39 32Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 4, 1949Banner Elk, Avery, North Carolina, United States
David Isaac Greene + Sarah Jane Watson - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: about 1880
… … + Sarah Jane Watson - View this family
Albert Lee Smith
Birth: March 29, 1877 36Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 25, 1898Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States

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