The Shemwell Family

Martha WilliamsAge: 72 years18081880

Name
Martha Williams
Given names
Martha
Surname
Williams
Married name
Martha Mitchel
Birth 1808 22
MarriageMitchelView this family
unknown

Birth of a sisterMary Williams
1809 (Age 12 months)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 4 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Birth of a brotherLewis Williams
calculated 1815 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherLazarus M “Ladd” Williams
July 1827 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 24 years)
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 (Age 27 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 38 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 49 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 53 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 59 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 59 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 61 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 24, 1870 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 70 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 72 years)
Death of a sisterMary Williams
after 1880 (on the date of death)
Death after 1880 (Age 72 years)
Last change September 4, 201712:04:09

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 27, 1805Brunswick, Virginia, United States
4 years
herself
Martha Williams
Birth: 1808 22Virginia, United States
Death: after 1880Davidson, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger sister
Mary Williams
Birth: 1809 23Virginia, United States
Death: after 1880Davidson, Tennessee, United States
7 years
younger brother
13 years
younger brother
Family with Mitchel - View this family
husband
herself
Martha Williams
Birth: 1808 22Virginia, United States
Death: after 1880Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Marriage:

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Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Lewis Williams - Household

Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Williams, Lewishead55MWFarm LaborerVA
Williams, Marywife57FWKeeping HouseVA
Mitchel, Marthaelder sister60FWAt homeVA
Williams, Lazarus Myounger brother38MWMusicianTN
Williams, Jenniebrothers wife30FWKeeping houseTN
Williams, George Pbrothers son11MWAt homeTN
Williams, Margiebrothers daughter10FWTN
Williams, Zebbbrothers son8MWTN
Williams, Lavillebrothers daughter6FWTN
Williams, Johnbrothers son3MWTN

Not positive about census. Ladd is Lewis M and Mary Jeanette is Jennie but Musician kids and musician & sister Martha is correct. -b

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Lazarus M. Williams - Household

18 th. Dist. Davidson, Tn.

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
Lazarus M. WilliamsWM49headM-Day LaborerTNVAVA
Mary WilliamsWF9daughterS-TNTNTN
Martha WilliamsWF72elder sisterS-VAVAVA
Mary WilliamsWF71elder sisterS-VAVAVA

Note
1880 - Martha (72) shown as single, living in the household of her brother, Ladd.