The Shemwell Family

Maria Rebecca FreelandAge: 48 years18381886

Name
Maria Rebecca Freeland
Given names
Maria Rebecca
Surname
Freeland
Birth April 5, 1838 34 30

Birth of a sisterSallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
August 11, 1842 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherPriscilla Gover Sewall
February 25, 1843 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterFrances Diana Dare Freeland
November 9, 1844 (Age 6 years)

Birth of a sisterAgnes Amelia Freeland
June 29, 1847 (Age 9 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 7 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 14 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 18 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 22 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 28 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 28 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 30 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 30 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 36 years)
Burial of a sisterSallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
December 30, 1874 (Age 36 years)
Cemetery: Saint Paul's Episcopal Cemetery
Note: Shemwell, Sallie [Mrs.]
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 39 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 42 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Ethelbert Freeland
October 5, 1884 (Age 46 years)

Death September 17, 1886 (Age 48 years)

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Zeanette Priscilla Freeland
Birth: March 14, 1833 29 25Maryland, United States
Death: October 23, 1903Calvert, Maryland, United States
2 years
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sister
herself
4 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
3 years
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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Wesley Shemwell - Household

Calvert, Maryland, USA

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
John W. ShemwellWM48headS-MerchantMDMDMD
Joseph Freeland ShemwellWM16sonS-MDMDMD
Wesley ShemwellWM14sonS-MDMDMD
William S. ShemwellWM12sonS-MDMDMD
Eliza R. ShemwellWF10daughterS-MDMDMD
Maria FreelandWF40HousekeeperS-MDMDMD
Ellen JohnsonBF21ServantS-MDMDMD
Sarah JohnsonBF3S-MDMDMD
William Henry JohnsonBM2S-MDMDMD

Notes: 2nd Dist.