The Shemwell Family

Lemuel A SexsonAge: 72 years18211893

Name
Lemuel A Sexson
Given names
Lemuel A
Surname
Sexson
Birth December 1, 1821
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 10 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
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
MarriageMary “Polly” AcuffView this family
March 15, 1842 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Sarah Sexson
estimated 1845 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Henrietta Sexson
estimated 1847 (Age 25 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a son
#3Winfield Scott Sexson
1849 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Elizabeth Sexson
estimated 1851 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#5Joel Sexson
estimated 1853 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#6James Sexson
estimated 1855 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Mary Virginia Sexson
1858 (Age 36 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 - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a son
#8Jefferson Sexson
estimated 1861 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Martha M Sexson
estimated 1864 (Age 42 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 45 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a son
#10Comochose Sexson
estimated 1868 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a son
#11Williamson Sexson
estimated 1869 (Age 47 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 56 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death December 25, 1893 (Age 72 years)

Burial
Address: Pleasant Grove Township
Cemetery: Thomas Lincoln Cemetery
Family with Mary “Polly” Acuff - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: March 15, 1842Monroe, Indiana, United States
4 years
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
12 years
daughter
-8 years
son
4 years
daughter
4 years
son
8 years
son
2 years
son

No family available

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Lemuel A Sexson - Household

Illinois

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Lemuel Sexson48MWFarmerKY
Mary Sexson44FWTN
Sarah Sexson24MWIN
Henrietta Sexson22FWIN
Winfield Sexson20MWIN
Joel Sexson16MWIN
Elizabeth Sexson18FWIN
James Sexson14MWIN
Mary Sexson11FWIN
Jefferson Sexson8MWIN
Martha Sexson6FWIN
Williamson Sexson10mMWIL
Comochose Sexson1MWIL