The Shemwell Family

Martha Ann WatsonAge: 74 years18321907

Martha Ann Watson
Given names
Martha Ann
Married name
Martha Ann Shirley
Birth December 1832 29 29
Birth of a sisterLucinda Caroline Watson
June 6, 1834 (Age 18 months)
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 -
Birth of a brotherJohn M Watson
about 1836 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherSmith Watson
about 1838 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Jane Watson
July 19, 1840 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Watson
about 1842 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret Catherine Watson
November 21, 1845 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 13 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 24 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a brotherSmith Watson
before 1860 (Age 27 years)

Death of a brotherJohn M Watson
March 28, 1863 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 28 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 34 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 34 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 36 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 -
Death of a fatherElihu Watson
about 1870 (Age 37 years)
Death of a motherCelia Sherrill
June 30, 1876 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 45 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a sisterNancy L Watson
about 1885 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sisterSusannah Miranda Watson
July 12, 1885 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sisterMary Watson
May 11, 1890 (Age 57 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Jane Watson
March 1, 1897 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 65 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 -
Death of a sisterMargaret Catherine Watson
March 5, 1907 (Age 74 years)
Death about 1907 (Age 74 years)
Last change May 10, 202018:22:14

by: Brian Shemwell
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Marriage: March 9, 1820
18 months
elder sister
Mary Watson
Birth: August 25, 1821 18 18Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 11, 1890Iredell, North Carolina, United States
2 years
elder brother
George Washington Watson
Birth: November 4, 1823 20 20Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 18, 1914Watauga, North Carolina, United States
4 years
elder sister
-21 months
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
Susannah Miranda Watson
Birth: June 6, 1829 25 25Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 12, 1885Watauga, North Carolina, United States
4 years
Martha Ann Watson
Birth: December 1832 29 29Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1907Stony Fork, Watauga, North Carolina, United States
18 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
John M Watson
Birth: about 1836 32 32Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 28, 1863Jacksboro, Cambell, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
Smith Watson
Birth: about 1838 34 34Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: before 1860
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
Margaret Catherine Watson
Birth: November 21, 1845 42 42Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 5, 1907Georgia, United States

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