The Shemwell Family

John William RaganAge: 65 years18341899

John William Ragan
Given names
John William
Birth March 3, 1834
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 18 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 11 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 Adeline GreeneView this family
about 1857 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#1Jesse Smith Ragan
March 2, 1858 (Age 23 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 22 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a daughter
#2Nancy Malinda Ragan
March 27, 1861 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#3Wade Hampton Ragan
March 2, 1863 (Age 28 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 32 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 32 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 34 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 43 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 -
Death November 2, 1899 (Age 65 years)
Last change May 10, 202018:25:29

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Sarah Adeline Greene - View this family
Marriage: about 1857
14 months
Jesse Smith Ragan
Birth: March 2, 1858 23 15Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 28, 1929North Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
3 years
Nancy Malinda Ragan
Birth: March 27, 1861 27 18Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 11, 1951Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States
23 months
Wade Hampton Ragan
Birth: March 2, 1863 28 20Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 30, 1946Bald Mountain, Watauga, North Carolina, United States

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