The Shemwell Family

David MushetAge: 83 years18191902

David Mushet
Given names
Birth 1819
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 13 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 16 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 -
MarriageMary Alice ShemwellView this family
August 1846 (Age 27 years)
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 27 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
#1Kate Mushet
estimated 1848 (Age 29 years)
Owned cotton pickery
1851 (Age 32 years)
Address: Basin & Pacanier
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 38 years)

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 (Age 42 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 48 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 48 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Marriage of a childEmile John O'BrienKate MushetView this family
November 30, 1868 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 50 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1Emile John O'Brien Jr.
May 1872 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Robert Mushet O'Brien
September 1873 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 59 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 61 years)
Death of a wifeMary Alice Shemwell
1890 (Age 71 years)
Property May 22, 1893 (Age 74 years)

Note: Kate Mushet O'Brien (wife of Emile O'Brien) petitioned the Civil District Court for full claim to her mother's real property leaving her father, David Mushet), out. The court ruled that David Mushet was to receive half of his wife's estate and that Kate Mushet O'Brien would receive half of her mother's estate.
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 79 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 1902 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery: Metairie Cemetery
Family with Mary Alice Shemwell - View this family
David Mushet
Birth: 1819Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: 1902New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Marriage: August 1846New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
2 years
Kate Mushet
Birth: estimated 1848 29 22New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: February 20, 1932New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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