The Shemwell Family

Mary Ann “Betsey” Ray

Name
Mary Ann “Betsey” Ray
Given names
Mary Ann
Surname
Ray
Married name
Mary Ann Williams
Nickname
Betsey
Birth
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
MarriageJohn R WilliamsView this family
March 27, 1805
Birth of a daughter
#1Martha Williams
1808
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Williams
1809
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 son
#3Lewis Williams
calculated 1815
Birth of a son
#4Lazarus M “Ladd” Williams
July 1827
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
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
Birth of a grandson
#1George Patton Williams
May 13, 1858
Marriage of a childLazarus M “Ladd” WilliamsMary Jeanette CooperView this family
July 19, 1858
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
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Margie Cooper Williams
September 28, 1860
Birth of a grandson
#3Zebedee Williams
June 1863
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Loville Williams
1864
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
Birth of a grandson
#5John Williams
1867
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867
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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Mary Williams
estimated 1871
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a daughterMartha Williams
after 1880
Death of a daughterMary Williams
after 1880
Deathunknown

Family with John R Williams - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: March 27, 1805Brunswick, Virginia, United States
4 years
daughter
Martha Williams
Birth: 1808 22Virginia, United States
Death: after 1880Davidson, Tennessee, United States
2 years
daughter
Mary Williams
Birth: 1809 23Virginia, United States
Death: after 1880Davidson, Tennessee, United States
7 years
son
13 years
son

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