The Shemwell Family

Vincent Davis GunnAge: 32 years18441876

Name
Vincent Davis Gunn
Given names
Vincent Davis
Surname
Gunn
Birth about 1844
MarriageMary Ann SiskView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 2 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
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 13 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 daughter
#1Sarah Gunn
about 1864 (Age 20 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 17 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 23 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 23 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a son
#2Andrew Jackson Gunn
February 22, 1868 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 25 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
Birth of a daughter
#3Infant Gunn
May 1870 (Age 26 years)

Census June 1, 1870 (Age 26 years)
Death April 14, 1876 (Age 32 years)
Family with Mary Ann Sisk - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:
daughter
4 years
son
Andrew Jackson Gunn
Birth: February 22, 1868 24 23Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 7, 1949Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
daughter

No family available

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Vincent Gunn - Household

Underwood P.O. Hopkins, Ky

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Vincent Gunn27MWKYFarmer
Mary Ann Sisk24FWKY
Andrew Jackson Gunn2MWKY
Sarah Gunn6FWKY
Infant Gunn1 moFWKY

Notes: Prec. 1