The Shemwell Family

Mary Polly MurphyAge: 75 years18261902

Mary Polly Murphy
Given names
Mary Polly
Married name
Mary Polly Abney
Birth October 11, 1826

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 5 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 8 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 19 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 -
MarriageJesse AbneyView this family
November 22, 1852 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Nancy A Abney
October 21, 1853 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#2Henry Lewis Abney
May 2, 1855 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3Patsy Abney
September 7, 1858 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Julia Abney
December 2, 1859 (Age 33 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 30 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a daughter
#5Eliza Abney
July 2, 1860 (Age 33 years)

Birth of a daughter
#6Sally Abney
June 29, 1863 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a son
#7Douglas William Abney
March 16, 1864 (Age 37 years)

Death of a daughterJulia Abney
March 12, 1865 (Age 38 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 34 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 40 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 40 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a son
#8John Abney
June 6, 1869 (Age 42 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 42 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 -
Marriage of a childHenry Lewis AbneyMartha Jane KeelinView this family
June 3, 1877 (Age 50 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ota Abney
December 31, 1878 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Charles Abney
November 21, 1879 (Age 53 years)

Birth of a grandson
#3Frederick Abney
November 19, 1881 (Age 55 years)

Birth of a grandson
#4Leeman Abney
December 20, 1883 (Age 57 years)

Death of a grandsonLeeman Abney
July 7, 1884 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#5Blanche Abney
August 4, 1886 (Age 59 years)

Death of a sonJohn Abney
October 12, 1887 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a grandson
#6Herbert Abney
September 13, 1888 (Age 61 years)

Death of a granddaughterBlanche Abney
1890 (Age 63 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#7Reba Abney
March 27, 1891 (Age 64 years)

Death of a granddaughterReba Abney
October 23, 1895 (Age 69 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#8Ruby Abney
February 20, 1896 (Age 69 years)

Birth of a grandson
#9Joseph Abney
October 20, 1896 (Age 70 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 71 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 January 10, 1902 (Age 75 years)

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Family with Jesse Abney - View this family
Marriage: November 22, 1852
11 months
Nancy A Abney
Birth: October 21, 1853 21 27Saline, Illinois, United States
Death: December 18, 1936Saline, Illinois, United States
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