The Shemwell Family

Joseph HarrisonAge: 74 years17641838

Name
Joseph Harrison
Given names
Joseph
Surname
Harrison
Birth 1764
MarriageChristianna “Crissa” View this family
unknown

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 11 years)

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 11 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 29 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Birth of a son
#1Matthias Harrison
about 1800 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 39 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 48 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Marriage of a childMatthias HarrisonPenelope “Nelly” DavisView this family
January 20, 1819 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Davis Harrison
about 1820 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Joel Wilson Harrison
November 6, 1824 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3William R Harrison
about 1829 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 68 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Nancy Julia Harrison
February 1833 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Thomas Harrison
about 1835 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 71 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Eliza Harrison
about 1838 (on the date of death)
Death 1838 (Age 74 years)
Burial
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Old Bluff Cemetery
Last change July 28, 202212:51:14

by: Barry Shemwell
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