The Shemwell Family

Jesse Christmas CooperAge: 53 years18131867

Jesse Christmas Cooper
Given names
Jesse Christmas
Birth December 25, 1813 40 35
MarriageMary Hannah PorterView this family

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 -
Birth of a brotherJohn William Cooper
1818 (Age 4 years)

Death of a brotherBennett Cooper
1830 (Age 16 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 18 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a son
#1James Porter Cooper
about 1834 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 21 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 -
Death of a sisterSarah Alston Cooper
June 9, 1837 (Age 23 years)
Death of a motherJinnett Phillaw
before 1839 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Jesse Christmas Cooper Jr.
about 1839 (Age 25 years)
Marriage of a parentEdmund Blount CooperElizabeth FreemanView this family
September 5, 1839 (Age 25 years)
Death of a sisterJane Elenor Cooper
1843 (Age 29 years)

Death of a brotherWhitmel H Cooper
1845 (Age 31 years)

Death of a sisterMary “Polly” Cooper
1845 (Age 31 years)

Death of a fatherEdmund Blount Cooper
1845 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 32 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 -
Death of a brotherEdmund Blount Cooper
about 1858 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 43 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 47 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 -
Death of a wifeMary Hannah Porter
April 18, 1866 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sonJames Porter Cooper
November 1867 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 53 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 53 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death November 30, 1867 (Age 53 years)
Last change September 9, 201815:39:56

by: Barry Shemwell
Additional Info

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 27, 1799Bertie, North Carolina, United States
17 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Sarah Alston Cooper
Birth: February 15, 1802 29 24Bertie, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 9, 1837Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
4 years
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
1 year
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
2 years
5 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Elizabeth Freeman - View this family
Marriage: September 5, 1839Henry, Tennessee, United States
Family with Mary Hannah Porter - View this family
James Porter Cooper
Birth: about 1834 20 12McNary, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 1867Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
6 years

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