The Shemwell Family

Leroy Franklin BrownAge: 67 years18331900

Leroy Franklin Brown
Given names
Leroy Franklin
Birth January 1833
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 2 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 -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 13 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 24 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
MarriageAmanda Lee WrightView this family
March 24, 1863 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 28 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 -
Birth of a son
#1Milas F Brown
about 1867 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 34 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 34 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 36 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 son
#2William F Brown
April 1870 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#3Robert W Brown
about 1874 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Charity Lucinda Brown
July 31, 1876 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a son
#5Sarah L Brown
about 1877 (Age 44 years)
MarriageBelzora Valdora RuffView this family
December 24, 1879 (Age 46 years)
Death of a wifeAmanda Lee Wright
between 1877 and December 1879 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 45 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childMilas F BrownMinnie L MooreView this family
July 11, 1889 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childDr. Horace Ewing RuffCharity Lucinda BrownView this family
October 6, 1895 (Age 62 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 65 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 after 1900 (Age 67 years)

Family with Amanda Lee Wright - View this family
Marriage: March 24, 1863Randolph, Arkansas, United States
5 years
3 years
William F Brown
Birth: April 1870 37 27Little Black Township, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
5 years
Robert W Brown
Birth: about 1874 41 31Little Black Township, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
3 years
Charity Lucinda Brown
Birth: July 31, 1876 43 33Pitman, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: December 11, 1905Little Black Township, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
17 months
Sarah L Brown
Birth: about 1877 44 34Little Black Township, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Family with Belzora Valdora Ruff - View this family
Marriage: December 24, 1879Ripley, Missouri, United States
Milous R “Miles” Shemwell + Amanda Lee Wright - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: July 19, 1860Randolph, Arkansas, United States
14 months

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