The Shemwell Family

David AcuffAge: 65 years17991865

David Acuff
Given names
Birth December 26, 1799 31 32
Birth of a brotherBenjamin C Acuff
1802 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 3 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 5 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 12 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 -
MarriageJincy MallicoatView this family
November 8, 1820 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth Acuff
December 8, 1821 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#2George Acuff
January 1, 1823 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary “Polly” Acuff
October 29, 1825 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Sarah Acuff
January 1, 1828 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a son
#5Arnold Acuff
1830 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 32 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 35 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 -
Marriage of a childLemuel A SexsonMary “Polly” AcuffView this family
March 15, 1842 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Sarah Sexson
estimated 1845 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Henrietta Sexson
estimated 1847 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childJames C FreemanSarah AcuffView this family
November 4, 1847 (Age 47 years)
Death of a brotherJames W Acuff
about December 1847 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 46 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#3Winfield Scott Sexson
1849 (Age 49 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#4Elizabeth Sexson
estimated 1851 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Joel Sexson
estimated 1853 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6James Sexson
estimated 1855 (Age 55 years)
Death of a wifeJincy Mallicoat
August 10, 1855 (Age 55 years)
Death of a motherAnn “Nancy” Watson
1856 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Mary Virginia Sexson
1858 (Age 58 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 57 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 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Jefferson Sexson
estimated 1861 (Age 61 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Acuff III
August 24, 1861 (Age 61 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Acuff III
about August 26, 1861 (Age 61 years)
Cemetery: Presbyterian Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Martha M Sexson
estimated 1864 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 61 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 March 18, 1865 (Age 65 years)
Family with parents - View this family
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
elder brother
John Acuff III
Birth: December 10, 1797 29 29Virginia, United States
Death: August 24, 1861Ellettsville, Monroe, Indiana, United States
2 years
3 years
younger brother
Benjamin C Acuff
Birth: 1802 34 34Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1880Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Family with Jincy Mallicoat - View this family
Marriage: November 8, 1820Grainger, Tennessee, United States
13 months
Elizabeth Acuff
Birth: December 8, 1821 21 21Tennessee, United States
Death: November 5, 1890Whitehall, Owen, Indiana, United States
13 months
3 years
2 years
3 years

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