The Shemwell Family

Name
Married name
Sanders
Married name
Sowders
MarriageJames SandersView this family
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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 - http://goo.gl/SiIuNc
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Birth of a daughter
#1Martha Mary Sanders
between 1780 and 1790
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Marriage of a childThomas D Acuff Sr.Martha Mary SandersView this family
December 11, 1810
Birth of a grandson
#1Rev. John D Acuff
August 8, 1813
Birth of a grandson
#2James S “Jim” Acuff
August 18, 1813
Birth of a grandson
#3William Acuff
July 3, 1815
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Elizabeth “Betty” Acuff
about 1817
Birth of a grandson
#5Rev. Simeon Acuff
February 4, 1818
Birth of a grandson
#6Thomas D Acuff Jr.
November 1, 1821
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Martha Acuff
between 1823 and 1824
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832
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
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
Death of a daughterMartha Mary Sanders
about 1838
Death of a grandsonWilliam Acuff
July 24, 1840
Death of a husbandJames Sanders
about 1842

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a granddaughterElizabeth “Betty” Acuff
between 1851 and 1856
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a granddaughterMartha Acuff
between 1860 and 1867
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
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