The Shemwell Family

Preston Nevins LongAge: 82 years18181901

Preston Nevins Long
Given names
Preston Nevins
Birth June 20, 1818 48 43
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Smart Jr.
1827 (Age 8 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 13 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 17 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 -
MarriageHannah CowanView this family
1839 (Age 20 years)
Death of a motherJane Smart
February 10, 1842 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 27 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 fatherWilliam Long Jr.
September 8, 1853 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 38 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 42 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 48 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 48 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 50 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 59 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherThomas S Long
June 21, 1887 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 79 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 of a brotherJohn Allison Long
1901 (Age 82 years)
Death January 13, 1901 (Age 82 years)
Last change July 29, 201915:37:33

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 17, 1793Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
4 years
elder brother
elder brother
John Allison Long
Birth: 1810 40 35Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1901Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
9 years
Preston Nevins Long
Birth: June 20, 1818 48 43Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 13, 1901Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Family with Hannah Cowan - View this family
Preston Nevins Long
Birth: June 20, 1818 48 43Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 13, 1901Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: 1839Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

Preston Nevins Long has 2 first cousins recorded

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Birth: Jun. 20, 1818 Rutherford County North Carolina, USA Death: Jan. 13, 1901 Rutherford County North Carolina, USA Son of William Long, Jr. & Jane [Smart] Long Married Hannah Cowan 1839 - Rutherford Co., NC Burial: Golden Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery Rutherford County North Carolina, USA Created by: LoRetta Hughes Record added: Jan 10, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 23898147