The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Riley BowenAge: 81 years17831865

Elizabeth Riley Bowen
Given names
Elizabeth Riley
Married name
Elizabeth Riley Casey
Birth April 6, 1783
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 9 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Birth of a daughter
#1Ruth Casey
March 2, 1801 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 19 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
MarriageAbner Elsberry CaseyView this family
1804 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 28 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 -
Marriage of a childHix Jones RayRuth CaseyView this family
February 1820 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Carroll Ray
November 20, 1820 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Kiziah Caroline “Kizzie” Ray
July 1822 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Elizabeth Ann “Betsy” Ray
January 19, 1824 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Sarah Melinda Ray
October 1825 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Martha Melissa Ray
December 27, 1827 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Cynthia Manerva “Ann” Ray
September 25, 1829 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 48 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a grandson
#7Calvin James Ray
October 12, 1833 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Nancy Maranda Ray
September 10, 1835 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 52 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 granddaughter
#9Mary Perlina Ray
July 2, 1837 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10John Riley Ray
October 12, 1839 (Age 56 years)
Death of a daughterRuth Casey
November 18, 1847 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 62 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 husbandAbner Elsberry Casey
July 1, 1850 (Age 67 years)
Death of a grandsonWillis Anderson Ray
July 17, 1858 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 73 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a granddaughterNancy Maranda Ray
October 2, 1862 (Age 79 years)
Burial of a granddaughterNancy Maranda Ray
after October 2, 1862 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Ray Cemetery
Death of a grandsonCalvin James Ray
December 1, 1864 (Age 81 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 77 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 about 1865 (Age 81 years)
Family with Abner Elsberry Casey - View this family
Abner Elsberry Casey
Birth: July 11, 1776Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Death: July 1, 1850Parthenon, Newton, Arkansas, United States
Elizabeth Riley Bowen
Birth: April 6, 1783Parthenon, Newton, Arkansas, United States
Death: about 1865Newton, Arkansas, United States
Marriage: 1804Tennessee, United States
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