The Shemwell Family

Mary Virginia SexsonAge: 43 years18581901

Name
Mary Virginia Sexson
Given names
Mary Virginia
Surname
Sexson
Married name
Mary Virginia Edwards
Birth 1858 36 32

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unknown

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 brotherJefferson Sexson
estimated 1861 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha M Sexson
estimated 1864 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherDavid Acuff
March 18, 1865 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 3 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 9 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 9 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherComochose Sexson
estimated 1868 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliamson Sexson
estimated 1869 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 11 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 1, 1870 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 20 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 fatherLemuel A Sexson
December 25, 1893 (Age 35 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 40 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 1901 (Age 43 years)

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 15, 1842Monroe, Indiana, United States
4 years
elder brother
Sarah Sexson
Birth: estimated 1845 23 19Indiana, United States
Death:
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
Joel Sexson
Birth: estimated 1853 31 27Indiana, United States
Death:
12 years
younger sister
-8 years
elder brother
James Sexson
Birth: estimated 1855 33 29Indiana, United States
Death:
4 years
herself
4 years
younger brother
8 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
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husband
herself
Marriage:

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