The Shemwell Family

John R Williams1786

John R Williams
Given names
John R
Birth about 1786
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 7 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 17 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
MarriageMary Ann “Betsey” RayView this family
March 27, 1805 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Martha Williams
1808 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Williams
1809 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 26 years)

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 son
#3Lewis Williams
calculated 1815 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#4Lazarus M “Ladd” Williams
July 1827 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 46 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 49 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 60 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 grandson
#1George Patton Williams
May 13, 1858 (Age 72 years)
Marriage of a childLazarus M “Ladd” WilliamsMary Jeanette CooperView this family
July 19, 1858 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 71 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Margie Cooper Williams
September 28, 1860 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Zebedee Williams
June 1863 (Age 77 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Loville Williams
1864 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 75 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#5John Williams
1867 (Age 81 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 81 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 81 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 83 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 granddaughter
#6Mary Williams
estimated 1871 (Age 85 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 92 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a daughterMartha Williams
after 1880 (Age 94 years)
Death of a daughterMary Williams
after 1880 (Age 94 years)

Family with Mary Ann “Betsey” Ray - View this family
Marriage: March 27, 1805Brunswick, Virginia, United States
4 years
2 years
Mary Williams
Birth: 1809 23Virginia, United States
Death: after 1880Davidson, Tennessee, United States
7 years
13 years

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