The Shemwell Family

Margaret AdamsAge: 81 years18271908

Margaret Adams
Given names
Married name
Margaret Farthing
Birth January 10, 1827 27 28
Birth of a brotherWellington Adams
about 1830 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherNelson Adams
February 22, 1831 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 4 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a brotherSquire Adams Jr.
March 2, 1833 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Adams
January 23, 1835 (Age 8 years)
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 -
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Adams
January 22, 1837 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterRachel Adams
June 14, 1839 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterHarriet Nowel Adams
July 15, 1842 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha Adams
April 7, 1847 (Age 20 years)
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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherIsaac “Flatty” Greene
February 18, 1855 (Age 28 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary “Polly” Booth
June 8, 1855 (Age 28 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 -
Death of a brotherNelson Adams
March 28, 1863 (Age 36 years)
Death of a brotherSquire Adams Jr.
December 12, 1863 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherMary Greene
February 10, 1865 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 34 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 of a fatherSquire Adams
January 23, 1877 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 50 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherWellington Adams
about 1887 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sisterRebecca Adams
January 9, 1895 (Age 67 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Adams
February 3, 1897 (Age 70 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 71 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 sisterRachel Adams
September 21, 1899 (Age 72 years)
Death of a sisterEsther Adams
about 1907 (Age 79 years)

Death February 23, 1908 (Age 81 years)

Last change December 5, 202004:22:50

by: Brian Shemwell
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Marriage: June 1818Ashe, North Carolina, United States
11 months
elder sister
Elizabeth Adams
Birth: April 30, 1819 19 20Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 3, 1897
18 months
elder sister
Rebecca Adams
Birth: October 20, 1820 21 21Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 9, 1895Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
elder sister
Esther Adams
Birth: November 25, 1822 23 23Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1907
22 months
elder brother
John LaFayette Adams
Birth: October 8, 1824 25 25Ashe, North Carolina, United States
2 years
Margaret Adams
Birth: January 10, 1827 27 28Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 23, 1908
4 years
younger brother
Wellington Adams
Birth: about 1830 30 31Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1887Watauga, North Carolina, United States
14 months
younger brother
Nelson Adams
Birth: February 22, 1831 31 32Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 28, 1863Virginia, United States
2 years
younger brother
Squire Adams Jr.
Birth: March 2, 1833 33 34Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 12, 1863Gordonsville, Orange, Virginia, United States
23 months
younger sister
Nancy Adams
Birth: January 23, 1835 35 36Ashe, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger sister
Mary Ann Adams
Birth: January 22, 1837 37 38Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 5, 1916
2 years
younger sister
Rachel Adams
Birth: June 14, 1839 39 40Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 21, 1899Watauga, North Carolina, United States
3 years
younger sister
Harriet Nowel Adams
Birth: July 15, 1842 42 43Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 22, 1936Watauga, North Carolina, United States
5 years
younger sister
Martha Adams
Birth: April 7, 1847 47 48Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 19, 1918Oregon, United States

Margaret Adams has 26 first cousins recorded