The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth BrownhouseAge: 71 years18091881

Elizabeth Brownhouse
Given names
Married name
Elizabeth Hester
Birth July 22, 1809
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 2 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
MarriageJames H HesterView this family
about 1831 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Martha A Hester
1832 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 22 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a daughter
#2Levisa “Lou” Hester
1834 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 26 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 daughter
#3Nancy Hester
1836 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Mary Ann Hester
September 27, 1839 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#5John Wesley Hester
March 14, 1842 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Margaret Hester
1845 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a son
#7James William Hester
February 14, 1847 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 36 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 daughter
#8Elizabeth Hester
1848 (Age 38 years)

Census June 1, 1850 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Fanny L Hester
1853 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 47 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Marriage of a childBenjamin T SandersMary Ann HesterView this family
January 31, 1861 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Luella Sanders
November 21, 1861 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James Thomas Sanders
March 31, 1863 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 51 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 -
Marriage of a childJohn Wesley HesterAlmira Caroline “Carrie” ShemwellView this family
November 29, 1865 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childPresley M ThornsberryMary Ann HesterView this family
March 14, 1867 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Bruce “Ruse” Hester
April 27, 1867 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 57 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 57 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death of a granddaughterLuella Sanders
May 28, 1868 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Erasmus Thornsberry
about 1869 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 59 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Cordelia E Thornsberry
April 21, 1870 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Lush Hester
September 1870 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Arthur Clinton Hester
July 25, 1871 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childJames William HesterAugustine America “Gussie” ShemwellView this family
August 6, 1871 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Eber D Hester
August 26, 1872 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Maon Hester
July 18, 1874 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Flora Hester
January 17, 1875 (Age 65 years)

Death of a granddaughterFlora Hester
February 4, 1875 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Augusta Ellen Thornsberry
July 8, 1875 (Age 65 years)
Burial of a granddaughterFlora Hester
1875 (Age 65 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Poppie Eleanor Hester
March 25, 1876 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Ethert Bron Hester
January 6, 1877 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14Lt. Abot Hester
July 28, 1878 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 68 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#15Alton Bell Hester
December 11, 1879 (Age 70 years)
Death June 10, 1881 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Family with James H Hester - View this family
Marriage: about 1831
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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James H Hester - Household

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James H Hesterhead43MWFarmerNC
Elizabeth Hesterwife41FWVA
Martha J Hesterdaughter18FWTN
Levisa Hesterdaughter16FWTN
Nancy Hesterdaughter14FWTN
Mary A Hesterdaughter12FWTN
John W Hesterson8MWTN
Margaret Hesterdaughter5FWTN
James W Hesterson4MWKY
Elizabeth Hesterdaughter2FWKY