The Shemwell Family


Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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

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

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
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed

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 -
MarriageAmanda Virginia “Jennie” LockridgeView this family
calculated 1870

Birth of a son
#1Willie Collins
about 1871
Birth of a son
#2Russell Collins
about 1876
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death before 1880

Family with Amanda Virginia “Jennie” Lockridge - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1870
2 years
6 years
William J Wells + Amanda Virginia “Jennie” Lockridge - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: April 26, 1864Marshall, Mississippi, United States
4 years
Beulah Virginia Wells
Birth: February 12, 1868 23Sardis, Panola, Mississippi, United States
Death: August 10, 1943Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States

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