The Shemwell Family

Susan T StrangeAge: 65 years18161882

Susan T Strange
Given names
Susan T
Married name
Susan T Acuff
Birth May 5, 1816
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 15 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
MarriageRev. Simeon AcuffView this family
December 24, 1834 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1Pryor Acuff
1835 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 19 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#2Martha S Acuff
October 6, 1836 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#3James S Acuff
July 1840 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4William P Acuff
1844 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#5Coram Acuff
August 23, 1846 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 29 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 -
Census October 29, 1850 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Agnes E “Aggie” Acuff
1851 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Cynthia Acuff
February 16, 1854 (Age 37 years)
Marriage of a childThomas NashMartha S AcuffView this family
Type: Religious marriage
February 6, 1855 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 40 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 44 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 sonPryor Acuff
1865 (Age 48 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 50 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 50 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 52 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1Rev. Simeon Eddy Neill “Neill” Acuff
April 16, 1877 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 61 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death April 8, 1882 (Age 65 years)

Family with Rev. Simeon Acuff - View this family
Marriage: December 24, 1834Grainger, Tennessee, United States
1 year
21 months
Martha S Acuff
Birth: October 6, 1836 18 20Puncheon Camp, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 28, 1896Grainger, Tennessee, United States
4 years
5 years
William P Acuff
Birth: 1844 25 27Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 8, 1920Grainger, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Coram Acuff
Birth: August 23, 1846 28 30Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 30, 1931Maynardville, Union, Tennessee, United States
5 years
3 years
Cynthia Acuff
Birth: February 16, 1854 36 37Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 20, 1943Grainger, Tennessee, United States

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Rev. Simeon Acuff - Household

Grainger, Tennessee

Simeon Acuffhead31MWFarmerTN
Susan Acuffwife32FWTN
Martha Nashdaughter13FWTN
James Acuffson10MWTN
William P Acuffson6MWTN
Coram Acuffson3MWTN
Henry Maples15MW?TN