The Shemwell Family

John R EvansAge: 54 years18451899

John R Evans
Given names
John R
Birth 1845
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 12 months)
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 -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 12 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 16 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 22 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 22 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 24 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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 33 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageMartha Elizabeth “Lizzie” ShemwellView this family
October 30, 1884 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Kathryn Brown Evans
August 23, 1886 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Lindsay Evans
April 6, 1888 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Ann Aline Evans
February 2, 1893 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 53 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 1899 (Age 54 years)

Cemetery: Dover Cemetery
Family with Martha Elizabeth “Lizzie” Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: October 30, 1884Stewart, Tennessee, United States
22 months
19 months
John Lindsay Evans
Birth: April 6, 1888 43 37Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 25, 1928East St. Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, United States
5 years
Ann Aline Evans
Birth: February 2, 1893 48 42Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 12, 1985Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

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