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Francis Jane DewittAge: 66 years18351902

Francis Jane Dewitt
Given names
Francis Jane
Birth April 18, 1835

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 5 months)
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://goo.gl/4B84q9
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 10 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://goo.gl/dGxJ1k
MarriageJohn Edward DewittView this family
December 22, 1853 (Age 18 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 21 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 25 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://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 31 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://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 31 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 33 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://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Birth of a son
Charlie I. Dewitt
January 17, 1874 (Age 38 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 42 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 62 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://goo.gl/AZzZyH
Marriage of a childCharlie I. DewittHattie Vie Hester DewittView this family
July 16, 1899 (Age 64 years)

Death January 21, 1902 (Age 66 years)

  1. Generation 1
    1. Francis Jane Dewitt was born on April 18, 1835 and died on January 21, 1902 at the age of 66. She married John Edward Dewitt on December 22, 1853 in Kingston, Roane City, Tennessee. He was born on April 8, 1827 and died on September 20, 1906 at the age of 79.

      Children of Francis Jane Dewitt and John Edward Dewitt:

      1. Charlie I. Dewitt (18741957)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Charlie I. Dewitt, son of John Edward Dewitt and Francis Jane Dewitt, was born on January 17, 1874 and died on January 8, 1957 in Dublin, Erath, Texas at the age of 82. He married 2 times. The first time he married Hattie Vie Hester Dewitt on July 16, 1899. She was buried on June 14, 1950 in Dublin, Erath, Texas. The second time he married Fronia Rauhut on April 1, 1951.