The Shemwell Family

Sarah “Sallie” ShemwellAge: 84 years17981882

Name
Sarah “Sallie” Shemwell
Given names
Sarah
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Sally Loftin
Nickname
Sallie
Birth January 24, 1798 43 38

MarriageJohn LoftinView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Birth of a sisterNancy Shemwell
June 26, 1803 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 4 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
Death of a fatherIsaac Shemwell Jr.
1805 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 13 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
Death of a motherNancy
between 1820 and 1830 (Age 21 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 33 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 son
#1John Loftin Jr.
May 29, 1833 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a son
#2William Moses Loftin
December 1, 1835 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 37 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 daughter
#3Margaret Loftin
August 14, 1839 (Age 41 years)
Death of a brotherAlexander Shemwell Sr.
1841 (Age 42 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Shemwell
October 28, 1845 (Age 47 years)
Death of a sonJohn Loftin Jr.
December 1, 1848 (Age 50 years)

Cause: Hunting Accident
Burial of a sonJohn Loftin Jr.
after December 1, 1848 (Age 50 years)
Cemetery: Loftin Cemetery
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 47 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 58 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 63 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 68 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 68 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 70 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Death of a husbandJohn Loftin
October 1, 1870 (Age 72 years)

Burial of a husbandJohn Loftin
after October 1, 1870 (Age 72 years)
Cemetery: Loftin Family Cemetery
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 79 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a sisterNancy Shemwell
February 22, 1879 (Age 81 years)
Death April 17, 1882 (Age 84 years)

Burial
Cemetery: Loftin Family Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder brother
11 months
elder sister
Rebecca Ann Shamel
Birth: December 13, 1790 35 30Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 13, 1887Plato, Texas, Missouri, United States
19 months
elder brother
6 years
herself
5 years
younger sister
Family with John Loftin - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage:
son
3 years
son
4 years
daughter
Margaret Loftin
Birth: August 14, 1839 41 41Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 5, 1919Emmons, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

Sarah “Sallie” Shemwell has 6 first cousins recorded