The Shemwell Family

William Basil WoodAge: 70 years18201891

William Basil Wood
Given names
William Basil
Birth October 13, 1820 24 24
Birth of a brotherSterling Alexander Martin Wood
March 17, 1823 (Age 2 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Nichols
about 1825 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherAlexander Hamilton Wood Jr.
August 25, 1828 (Age 7 years)
Death of a brotherAlexander Hamilton Wood Jr.
October 30, 1830 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherHenry Clay Wood
February 5, 1831 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 11 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a sisterWood
February 18, 1835 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 14 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 25 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 36 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a fatherAlexander Hamilton Wood
November 15, 1860 (Age 40 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret C Wood
October 4, 1863 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 40 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 -
Death of a sisterMary Wood
January 1867 (Age 46 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 46 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 46 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 48 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 motherMary Esther Evans
July 26, 1871 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 57 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death April 3, 1891 (Age 70 years)

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by: Brian Shemwell
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Marriage: January 23, 1817Davidson, Tennessee, United States
11 months
elder sister
Mary Wood
Birth: December 20, 1817 21 21Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 1867
4 months
elder sister
Margaret C Wood
Birth: May 3, 1818 21 22Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 4, 1863Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States
2 years
William Basil Wood
Birth: October 13, 1820 24 24Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 3, 1891
2 years
younger brother
Sterling Alexander Martin Wood
Birth: March 17, 1823 26 27Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States
Death: July 26, 1891Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
5 years
younger brother
Alexander Hamilton Wood Jr.
Birth: August 25, 1828 32 32Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States
Death: October 30, 1830Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States
2 years
younger brother
Henry Clay Wood
Birth: February 5, 1831 34 34Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States
Death: December 2, 1906
4 years
younger sister
Birth: February 18, 1835 38 38Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States
Death: February 3, 1908

William Basil Wood has 20 first cousins recorded