The Shemwell Family

Rebecca “Dolly” Crisp1823

Rebecca “Dolly” Crisp
Given names
Married name
Rebecca Rougemont
Married name
Rebecca Mather
Birth 1823
MarriageAlbert RougemontView this family

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 9 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 12 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 23 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Adell D “Dellie” Rougemont
November 15, 1849 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 34 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a daughter
#2Rebecca Ann “Becky” Rougemont
July 1862 (Age 39 years)
Death of a husbandAlbert Rougemont
December 31, 1862 (Age 39 years)

Cause: Murder
MarriageJohn MatherView this family
May 29, 1865 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 38 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 44 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 44 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 46 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 -
Marriage of a childHiram Rice ShemwellAdell D “Dellie” RougemontView this family
March 19, 1872 (Age 49 years)
Note: 03 Feb 1872
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Nellie A Shemwell
March 1874 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Daisy Shemwell
1876 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#3Charles Hiram “Charley” Shemwell
January 10, 1879 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4William F Coats
February 22, 1880 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childFranklin Marion “Frank” LancasterRebecca Ann “Becky” RougemontView this family
November 29, 1880 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#5Sarah Marie Shemwell
March 7, 1881 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Florence Lee Shemwell
January 13, 1883 (Age 60 years)
Note: See Notes.
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Zola Lancaster
February 14, 1883 (Age 60 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#8Ivie Beula Shemwell
June 1885 (Age 62 years)
Death of a granddaughterSarah Marie Shemwell
September 10, 1885 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Madie Lancaster
March 10, 1890 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Charles Gilbert Lancaster
January 15, 1893 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11George Tiner Lancaster
February 22, 1896 (Age 73 years)
Death of a granddaughterDaisy Shemwell
September 23, 1896 (Age 73 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 75 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Death of a granddaughterZola Lancaster
July 13, 1901 (Age 78 years)
Cause: Suicide
Death of a grandsonWilliam F Coats
February 13, 1903 (Age 80 years)
Death of a granddaughterNellie A Shemwell
January 21, 1910 (Age 87 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 93 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 94 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 95 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Death of a daughterAdell D “Dellie” Rougemont
July 31, 1924 (Age 101 years)

Cause: Cancer of the womb
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 106 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -

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by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Albert Rougemont - View this family
13 years
Family with John Mather - View this family
Marriage: May 29, 1865Stewart, Tennessee, United States

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