The Shemwell Family

Martha A Hester1832

Martha A Hester
Given names
Martha A
Birth 1832 24 22
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a sisterLevisa “Lou” Hester
1834 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 3 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 sisterNancy Hester
1836 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Hester
September 27, 1839 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Wesley Hester
March 14, 1842 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret Hester
1845 (Age 13 years)

Birth of a brotherJames William Hester
February 14, 1847 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 14 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 -
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Hester
1848 (Age 16 years)

Census June 1, 1850 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a sisterFanny L Hester
1853 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 25 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 29 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 35 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 35 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 37 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 46 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a motherElizabeth Brownhouse
June 10, 1881 (Age 49 years)
Death of a fatherJames H Hester
January 3, 1895 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 66 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 of a sisterMary Ann Hester
March 26, 1914 (Age 82 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 84 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 85 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 86 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Death of a brotherJames William Hester
July 2, 1926 (Age 94 years)
Cause: Dysentery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 97 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherJohn Wesley Hester
March 17, 1935 (Age 103 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 109 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -

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Marriage: about 1831
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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James H Hester - Household

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James H Hesterhead43MWFarmerNC
Elizabeth Hesterwife41FWVA
Martha J Hesterdaughter18FWTN
Levisa Hesterdaughter16FWTN
Nancy Hesterdaughter14FWTN
Mary A Hesterdaughter12FWTN
John W Hesterson8MWTN
Margaret Hesterdaughter5FWTN
James W Hesterson4MWKY
Elizabeth Hesterdaughter2FWKY