The Shemwell Family

Married name
MarriageThomas FloydView this family

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Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
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The Louisiana Purchase

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
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War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth Floyd
April 12, 1817
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Cholera Epidemic
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Marriage of a childJames Marquis “Squire Jim” ShemwellElizabeth FloydView this family
August 13, 1835
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836
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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Armina M “Mina” Shemwell
February 9, 1839
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Amanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
February 23, 1840
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Almira Caroline “Carrie” Shemwell
March 31, 1842
Note: or April 30, 1842
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Mary Francis “Fanny” Shemwell
April 13, 1844
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Augustine America “Gussie” Shemwell
August 9, 1846
Birth of a grandson
#6Christopher Columbus “Bud” Shemwell
September 2, 1848
Note: or September 12, 1848
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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 granddaughter
#7Martha A “Mattie” Shemwell
December 4, 1851
Birth of a grandson
#8Charles Lafayette “Fate” Shemwell
May 17, 1853
Birth of a grandson
#9Marquis Delumuel “Mark” Shemwell
March 13, 1856
Birth of a grandson
#10Thomas W Shemwell
October 20, 1858
Note: 19 OCT 1858 ?
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

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

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
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed

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 -
Death of a daughterElizabeth Floyd
August 21, 1878
Cause: Rheumatic fever
Burial of a daughterElizabeth Floyd
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a granddaughterAmanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
July 31, 1893
Burial of a granddaughterAmanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Death of a granddaughterMartha A “Mattie” Shemwell
April 27, 1896
Burial of a granddaughterMartha A “Mattie” Shemwell
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery

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