The Shemwell Family

Joel Wilson HarrisonAge: 75 years18241900

Joel Wilson Harrison
Given names
Joel Wilson
Birth November 6, 1824 24 26
Birth of a brotherWilliam R Harrison
about 1829 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 7 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a sisterNancy Julia Harrison
February 1833 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Harrison
about 1835 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 10 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 sisterEliza Harrison
about 1838 (Age 13 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJoseph Harrison
1838 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 21 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 32 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a paternal grandmotherChristianna “Crissa”
1859 (Age 34 years)
Death of a fatherMatthias Harrison
1859 (Age 34 years)
Death of a motherPenelope “Nelly” Davis
about 1859 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 36 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 42 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 42 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 44 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 73 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 April 24, 1900 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Old Bluff Cemetery
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by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: January 20, 1819Rowan, North Carolina, United States
23 months
elder brother
5 years
Joel Wilson Harrison
Birth: November 6, 1824 24 26Smith, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 24, 1900Gibson, Tennessee, United States
5 years
younger brother
William R Harrison
Birth: about 1829 29 31Gibson, Tennessee, United States
4 years
younger sister
Nancy Julia Harrison
Birth: February 1833 33 35Gibson, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 13, 1905Valley Creek, Runnels, Texas, United States
3 years
younger brother
Thomas Harrison
Birth: about 1835 35 37Gibson, Tennessee, United States
4 years
younger sister
Eliza Harrison
Birth: about 1838 38 40Gibson, Tennessee, United States

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