The Shemwell Family

Rebeckah Hannah ShemwellAge: 44 years17671811

Rebeckah Hannah Shemwell
Given names
Rebeckah Hannah
Married name
Rebeckah Hannah Burrage
Birth before 1767 55 51
MarriageEdward Burrage JrView this family

Birth of a sisterPriscilla Shemwell
before 1767

Birth of a sisterMary Shemwell
before 1767

Death of a fatherWilliam Shemwell
December 1774 (Age 7 years)
Note: Probate 02 JAN 1775
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 8 years)

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics -
Birth of a son
#1William Burrage
March 24, 1777 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Hannah Burrage
1779 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 8 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America -
Birth of a daughter
#3Catherine Burrage
August 3, 1787 (Age 20 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Shemwell
before May 1790 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 26 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Marriage of a childWilliam BurrageHulda ParksView this family
September 26, 1803 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 36 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Birth of a grandson
#1George P Burrage
October 1, 1807 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Nancy Carroll
1809 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childEli CarrollCatherine BurrageView this family
August 1, 1809 (Age 42 years)
Death of a sisterPriscilla Shemwell
after 1811 (on the date of death)

Death of a sisterMary Shemwell
after 1811 (on the date of death)

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 45 years)

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 -
Death after 1811 (Age 44 years)

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1732St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
18 years
elder brother
7 years
elder brother
William Shemwell
Birth: before 1755 43 39
Death: before May 1790North Carolina, United States
11 years
elder brother
12 years
twin sister
1 year
1 year
twin sister
Family with Edward Burrage Jr - View this family
3 years
9 years

Rebeckah Hannah Shemwell has 19 first cousins recorded