The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth AcuffAge: 68 years18211890

Elizabeth Acuff
Given names
Married name
Elizabeth Stogsdale
Birth December 8, 1821 21 21
Birth of a brotherGeorge Acuff
January 1, 1823 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a sisterMary “Polly” Acuff
October 29, 1825 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Acuff
January 1, 1828 (Age 6 years)

Birth of a brotherArnold Acuff
1830 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 10 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 13 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 -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 24 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 motherJincy Mallicoat
August 10, 1855 (Age 33 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnn “Nancy” Watson
1856 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 35 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a fatherDavid Acuff
March 18, 1865 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 39 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 of a paternal grandfatherJohn Acuff Jr.
about 1866 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 45 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 45 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 47 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 56 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death November 5, 1890 (Age 68 years)
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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
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother

Elizabeth Acuff has 7 first cousins recorded

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