The Shemwell Family

Louisa MatherAge: 44 years18271871

Louisa Mather
Given names
Married name
Louisa Wallis
Birth August 7, 1827
MarriageJohn Samuel WallisView this family

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 4 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 8 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 18 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 -
Birth of a son
#1Severn Teackle Wallis
May 9, 1855 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 29 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a son
#2Samuel Boyd Wallis
September 29, 1862 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 33 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 39 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 39 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 41 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 September 16, 1871 (Age 44 years)
Last change August 13, 202013:28:40

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with John Samuel Wallis - View this family
John Samuel Wallis
Birth: February 8, 1825Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Death: October 6, 1897New York, New York, United States
Louisa Mather
Birth: August 7, 1827Saint James, Louisiana, United States
Death: September 16, 1871New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Severn Teackle Wallis
Birth: May 9, 1855 30 27New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: May 17, 1928Elk Neck, Cecil, Maryland, United States
7 years
Samuel Boyd Wallis
Birth: September 29, 1862 37 35New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: March 13, 1918Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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