The Shemwell Family

John Acuff IIIAge: 63 years17971861

John Acuff III
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Birth December 10, 1797 29 29
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Birth of a brotherDavid Acuff
December 26, 1799 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherBenjamin C Acuff
1802 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 5 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Acuff Sr.
January 1, 1805 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 14 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 -
War of 1812
1815 (Age 17 years)
Agency: Militia
Note: Capt. John Arnwine's Militia Company
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 34 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 37 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 -
Death of a brotherJames W Acuff
about December 1847 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 48 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 motherAnn “Nancy” Watson
1856 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 59 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a sisterSarah “Sally” Acuff
after June 1, 1860 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 63 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 August 24, 1861 (Age 63 years)
Burial about August 26, 1861 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Presbyterian Cemetery
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Marriage: August 24, 1790Martinsville, Henry, Virginia, United States
6 months
elder brother
James W Acuff
Birth: March 4, 1791 23 23Virginia, United States
Death: about December 1847Pikeville, Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder sister
Sarah “Sally” Acuff
Birth: between 1792 and 1793 24 24Tennessee, United States
Death: after June 1, 1860Grainger, Tennessee, United States
14 months
elder brother
5 years
John Acuff III
Birth: December 10, 1797 29 29Virginia, United States
Death: August 24, 1861Ellettsville, Monroe, Indiana, United States
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Benjamin C Acuff
Birth: 1802 34 34Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1880Grainger, Tennessee, United States

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Capt. John Arnwine's Militia Company