The Shemwell Family

Married name
MarriageJohn HiggsView this family

Birth of a son
#1Capt. Zachariah Higgs
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mary Jane Higgs
before 1750
Note: 1800 Census shows a Mary Shemwell who is in the White Female over 45yr category. Without any other sources to establish her age, it is assumed that she was born before 1755.
Marriage of a childCapt. Zachariah HiggsElizabeth ClarkeView this family
Birth of a grandson
#2Leonard Clarke Higgs
September 13, 1756
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Elizabeth “Eliza” Higgs
Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France -
Birth of a grandson
#4John Higgs
January 1, 1764
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Cassandra Elizabeth Higgs
Birth of a grandson
#6Kenelm H Higgs
January 1, 1769
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Eleanor Higgs
Birth of a grandson
#8Sothoron Higgs
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics -
Birth of a grandson
#9William Higgs
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America -
Death of a granddaughterElizabeth “Eliza” Higgs
after 1789
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Death of a granddaughterMary Jane Higgs
Historical Event
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 -

Family with John Higgs - View this family

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