The Shemwell Family

Martha Elizabeth StephensAge: 37 years18371874

Martha Elizabeth Stephens
Given names
Martha Elizabeth
Married name
Martha Elizabeth Parham
Birth February 13, 1837

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 8 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 -
MarriageJames Washington ParhamView this family
April 8, 1852 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Isabella Parham
November 29, 1855 (Age 18 years)
Death of a daughterMary Isabella Parham
after 1856 (Age 18 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Margaret Anna Parham
July 20, 1858 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 19 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a daughterMargaret Anna Parham
after 1859 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a son
#3James Edwin Parham
March 12, 1861 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Nancy Beaty Parham
August 2, 1864 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 24 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 -
Death of a daughterNancy Beaty Parham
after 1865 (Age 27 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 29 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 29 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 31 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 December 6, 1874 (Age 37 years)
Last change March 15, 201713:38:20

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with James Washington Parham - View this family
Marriage: April 8, 1852Tennessee, United States
4 years
Mary Isabella Parham
Birth: November 29, 1855 25 18Lamar, Texas, United States
Death: after 1856
3 years
Margaret Anna Parham
Birth: July 20, 1858 27 21Lamar, Texas, United States
Death: after 1859
3 years
3 years
Nancy Beaty Parham
Birth: August 2, 1864 33 27Lamar, Texas, United States
Death: after 1865

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