The Shemwell Family

Sarah Ann NicholsAge: 55 years18231878

Sarah Ann Nichols
Given names
Sarah Ann
Married name
Sarah Ann McMillan
Birth 1823
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 9 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 12 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 -
MarriageDaniel Gilbert McMillanView this family
September 14, 1843 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1John Pulaski McMillan
April 1844 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#2William Gilbert McMillan
September 14, 1846 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#3Isaac Francis McMillan
August 23, 1848 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 23 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
#4Daniel Warren McMillan
about 1850 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#5Jesse Edwards McMillan
about 1854 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a son
#6Patrick Henry McMillan
about 1855 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Nancy Elizabeth McMillan
September 27, 1856 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#8Cornelius Brown McMillan
about 1858 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 34 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a son
#9James Brigham McMillan
about 1859 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#10Frank McMillan
about 1860 (Age 37 years)
Census June 22, 1860 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#11Hugh Lawrence McMillan
November 14, 1862 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#12Eleanor Jane McMillan
April 9, 1865 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 38 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 44 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 44 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 46 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 -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childIsaac Francis McMillanMary Eveline WilliamsView this family
September 17, 1873 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Sallie Jane McMillan
August 7, 1874 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Francis “Mollie” McMillan
May 22, 1876 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Gilbert McMillanSusan Rebecca HuttonView this family
December 27, 1876 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Walter Edwin McMillan
January 20, 1878 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death November 21, 1878 (Age 55 years)
Family with Daniel Gilbert McMillan - View this family
Marriage: September 14, 1843Stewart, Tennessee, United States
8 months
2 years
23 months
2 years
5 years
2 years
21 months
Nancy Elizabeth McMillan
Birth: September 27, 1856 38 33Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 26, 1902Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
2 years
2 years
2 years
3 years
Hugh Lawrence McMillan
Birth: November 14, 1862 44 39Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 21, 1893Houston, Tennessee, United States
2 years

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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Daniel Gilbert McMillan - Household

Bowling Green Stewart TN

Daniel McMillanhead41MWFarmerTN
Sallie McMillanwife36FWTN
John McMillanson16MWFarm laborerTN
William McMillanson14MWTN
Isaac McMillanson12MWTN
Daniel McMillanson10MWTN
Patrick McMillanson5MWTN
Elizabeth McMillandaughter3FWTN
Cornelius McMillanson1MWTN
James McMillanson1MWTN

Hugh is next door w/ John & Isaac Nichols

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Daniel Gilbert McMillan - Household

Erin, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Daniel McMillan57MWFarmerTN
Sallie McMillan46FWKeeping houseTN
John McMillan26MWFarm handTN
William McMillan23MWSchool teacherTN
Isaac McMillan21MWTN
Elizabeth McMillan15FWTN
Hugh McMillan7MWTN
Jane McMillan4FWTN
Hugh McMillan80MWNC
Barbery Rushing30FWTN
John Nichols44MWFarmerTN
Isaac Nichols40MWFarmerTN