The Shemwell Family

Louisa Elizabeth SmithAge: 21 years18591880

Name
Louisa Elizabeth Smith
Given names
Louisa Elizabeth
Surname
Smith
Birth about 1859 25 18
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 2 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
Birth of a sisterCordelia Ellen Smith
April 21, 1867 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 8 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 8 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 10 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
Birth of a brotherMastin E Smith
April 16, 1870 (Age 11 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherElihu Watson
about 1870 (Age 11 years)
Death of a brotherMastin E Smith
September 17, 1871 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherSion Sherrill Smith
July 19, 1872 (Age 13 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Nelson Smith
April 15, 1873 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherCelia Sherrill
June 30, 1876 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a half-brotherAlbert Lee Smith
March 29, 1877 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 19 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death before 1880 (Age 21 years)
Last change May 9, 202023:58:33

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1856
16 months
elder brother
William E Smith
Birth: May 9, 1857 23 16North Carolina, United States
Death: November 12, 1913Watauga, North Carolina, United States
3 years
herself
Louisa Elizabeth Smith
Birth: about 1859 25 18North Carolina, United States
Death: before 1880Watauga, North Carolina, United States
8 years
younger sister
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
younger brother
Mastin E Smith
Birth: April 16, 1870 36 29Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 17, 1871Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger brother
Sion Sherrill Smith
Birth: July 19, 1872 39 32Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 4, 1949Banner Elk, Avery, North Carolina, United States
Mother’s family with David Isaac Greene - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: about 1880
Mother’s family with an unknown individual - View this family
mother
half-brother
Albert Lee Smith
Birth: March 29, 1877 36Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 25, 1898Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States

Louisa Elizabeth Smith has 26 first cousins recorded