The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Rachel SherrodAge: 75 years18291904

Elizabeth Rachel Sherrod
Given names
Elizabeth Rachel
Married name
Elizabeth Rachel Glenn
Birth 1829 35 28
MarriageLeander Montgomery GlennView this family

Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Nancy Glenn

Birth of a brotherPerry Sherrod
1831 (Age 2 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 3 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a brotherThomas S Sherrod Jr.
about 1834 (Age 5 years)

Birth of a brotherAllbrittain “Brit” Sherrod
June 10, 1835 (Age 6 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 6 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 -
Death of a paternal grandfatherRobert Sherrod
September 9, 1836 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterAmanda Sherrod
about 1837 (Age 8 years)

Birth of a brotherFinis Washington Sherrod
September 1, 1843 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 17 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 son
#2George F Glenn
March 17, 1856 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a son
#3James William “Jimmy” Glenn
May 30, 1858 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 28 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a son
#4Miles Glenn
1860 (Age 31 years)
Death of a fatherThomas S Sherrod
about 1860 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 32 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 38 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 38 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 40 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 -
Death of a sonGeorge F Glenn
August 29, 1874 (Age 45 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 49 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ollie Shaw Glenn
December 8, 1884 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ancus Glenn
1886 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Iris Glenn
1887 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childJames William “Jimmy” GlennKatie Lofene ShemwellView this family
1889 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Lamara “Morie” Glenn
September 19, 1890 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Warner Lee Glenn
January 1891 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Maudie E Hall
October 1891 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childJoshua S HallMary Nancy GlennView this family
1891 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Pearl Glenn
1893 (Age 64 years)
Associate: Earl Glenn
Birth of a grandson
#8Earl Glenn
1893 (Age 64 years)
Associate: Pearl Glenn
Death of a husbandLeander Montgomery Glenn
1897 (Age 68 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 69 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 1904 (Age 75 years)

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 13, 1817Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
13 years
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
17 months
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
7 years
younger brother
Family with Leander Montgomery Glenn - View this family
2 years
3 years

Elizabeth Rachel Sherrod has 11 first cousins recorded