The Shemwell Family

Joseph Hiram ThompsonAge: 62 years18101872

Joseph Hiram Thompson
Given names
Joseph Hiram
Birth February 1, 1810

MarriageCynthia Suretha RattsView this family

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 23 months)

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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Louisa V Thompson
about 1832 (Age 21 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 21 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary H Thompson
about 1835 (Age 24 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 25 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 son
#3John Frederick Thompson
about 1837 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson
June 30, 1838 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#5William Lewis Thompson
December 14, 1841 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a son
#6Capt. Charles M Thompson
about 1844 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#7Joseph Hiram Thompson Jr.
August 20, 1845 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Harriett Thompson
before 1847 (Age 36 years)

Death of a wifeCynthia Suretha Ratts
1847 (Age 36 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 35 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 -
Death of a daughterLouisa V Thompson
after 1850 (Age 39 years)

Death of a daughterMary H Thompson
after 1850 (Age 39 years)

Death of a sonJohn Frederick Thompson
after 1850 (Age 39 years)

Marriage of a childDr. Obediah Marcellus ShemwellSarah Elizabeth “Sally” ThompsonView this family
April 7, 1857 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Baxter Shemwell
March 12, 1858 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Louisa Shemwell
July 14, 1859 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 46 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a granddaughterMary Louisa Shemwell
April 7, 1860 (Age 50 years)
Burial of a granddaughterMary Louisa Shemwell
after April 7, 1860 (Age 50 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Birth of a grandson
#3William Whitehead Shemwell
December 2, 1860 (Age 50 years)
Death of a grandsonWilliam Whitehead Shemwell
December 26, 1861 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Edward Marcellus Shemwell
October 28, 1862 (Age 52 years)
Death of a grandsonEdward Marcellus Shemwell
March 13, 1864 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Cora B Shemwell
August 21, 1864 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 51 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 grandson
#6Frederick Shemwell
October 13, 1866 (Age 56 years)
Death of a grandsonFrederick Shemwell
June 23, 1867 (Age 57 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 56 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 56 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Della Shemwell
March 17, 1868 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 58 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 granddaughter
#8Etta Shemwell
June 30, 1870 (Age 60 years)
Death July 23, 1872 (Age 62 years)

Family with Cynthia Suretha Ratts - View this family
4 years
3 years
18 months
3 years
3 years
20 months
Joseph Hiram Thompson Jr.
Birth: August 20, 1845 35 45Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 25, 1925
2 years

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