The Shemwell Family

Virginia Elvira FreelandAge: 69 years18301900

Name
Virginia Elvira Freeland
Given names
Virginia Elvira
Surname
Freeland
Birth November 30, 1830 27 23

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 13 months)
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
Birth of a sisterZeanette Priscilla Freeland
March 14, 1833 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Thomas Freeland
August 12, 1835 (Age 4 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 4 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
Birth of a sisterMaria Rebecca Freeland
April 5, 1838 (Age 7 years)

Birth of a sisterSallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
August 11, 1842 (Age 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherPriscilla Gover Sewall
February 25, 1843 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterFrances Diana Dare Freeland
November 9, 1844 (Age 13 years)

Birth of a sisterAgnes Amelia Freeland
June 29, 1847 (Age 16 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 15 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
Death of a sisterAgnes Amelia Freeland
August 21, 1852 (Age 21 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 26 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 30 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 36 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 36 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Death of a motherElizabeth Crane
June 15, 1868 (Age 37 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 38 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
Death of a sisterSallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
December 28, 1874 (Age 44 years)
Burial of a sisterSallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
December 30, 1874 (Age 44 years)
Cemetery: Saint Paul's Episcopal Cemetery
Note: Shemwell, Sallie [Mrs.]
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 47 years)

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 fatherWilliam Ethelbert Freeland
October 5, 1884 (Age 53 years)

Death of a sisterMaria Rebecca Freeland
September 17, 1886 (Age 55 years)

Death of a brotherGeorge Thomas Freeland
November 14, 1892 (Age 61 years)

Death of a sisterFrances Diana Dare Freeland
March 2, 1893 (Age 62 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 67 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death November 29, 1900 (Age 69 years)

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Zeanette Priscilla Freeland
Birth: March 14, 1833 29 25Maryland, United States
Death: October 23, 1903Calvert, Maryland, United States
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