The Shemwell Family

Mary Gardner1756

Name
Mary Gardner
Given names
Mary
Surname
Gardner
Married name
Mary Ray
Birth December 7, 1756

MarriageNathaniel RayView this family
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Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France - http://goo.gl/SiIuNc
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 18 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 18 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Birth of a son
#1Hix Jones Ray
April 7, 1798 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 36 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 46 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 55 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Marriage of a childHix Jones RayRuth CaseyView this family
February 1820 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Carroll Ray
November 20, 1820 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Kiziah Caroline “Kizzie” Ray
July 1822 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Elizabeth Ann “Betsy” Ray
January 19, 1824 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Sarah Melinda Ray
October 1825 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Martha Melissa Ray
December 27, 1827 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Cynthia Manerva “Ann” Ray
September 25, 1829 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 75 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Birth of a grandson
#7Calvin James Ray
October 12, 1833 (Age 76 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Nancy Maranda Ray
September 10, 1835 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 78 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Mary Perlina Ray
July 2, 1837 (Age 80 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10John Riley Ray
October 12, 1839 (Age 82 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 89 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a grandsonWillis Anderson Ray
July 17, 1858 (Age 101 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 100 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a granddaughterNancy Maranda Ray
October 2, 1862 (Age 105 years)
Burial of a granddaughterNancy Maranda Ray
after October 2, 1862 (Age 105 years)
Cemetery: Ray Cemetery
Death of a grandsonCalvin James Ray
December 1, 1864 (Age 107 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 104 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
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