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Samuel Joseph SchermerhornAge: 95 years18261922

Name
Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn
Given names
Samuel Joseph
Surname
Schermerhorn
Birth August 14, 1826 37 31
Birth of a sisterAnne Schermerhorn
November 19, 1830 (Age 4 years)
Occupation
Yeoman (Farmer)

Historical Event
Trail of Tears
between 1830 and 1830 (Age 3 years)
Note: The Trail of Tears is a name given to the ethnic cleansing and forced relocation of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory in eastern sections of the present-day state of Oklahoma. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. In 1831 the Choctaw were the first to be removed, and they became the model for all other removals. After the Choctaw, the Seminole were removed in 1832, the Creek in 1834, then the Chickasaw in 1837, and finally the Cherokee in 1838. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_Tears
Death of a paternal grandfatherCornelius Schermerhorn
1832 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 5 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://goo.gl/0602J7
Birth of a brotherHorace Schermerhorn
September 22, 1834 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 9 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://goo.gl/4B84q9
Baptism September 2, 1844 (Age 18 years)
Baptism of a sisterAnne Schermerhorn
September 2, 1844 (Age 18 years)
Baptism of a brotherHorace Schermerhorn
September 2, 1844 (Age 18 years)
Baptism of a brotherJohn Deaton Schermerhorn
September 2, 1844 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Martha Schermerhorn
1846 (Age 19 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMatilda Dayton
about 1846 (Age 19 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Schermerhorn
1847 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 19 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
MarriageMary Eliza HarveyView this family
October 1, 1849 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Cathline Schermerhorn
1849 (Age 22 years)
Death of a motherNancy Ann Abbott
after 1851 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Emma Schermerhorn
June 26, 1853 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Matilda Schermerhorn
1856 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Ann Martha Schermerhorn
July 13, 1858 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 30 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Birth of a son
#6
John Schermerhorn
about 1861 (Age 34 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 34 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
Birth of a daughter
#7
Amelia Schermerhorn
about 1866 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 40 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 40 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Birth of a son
#8
Frederick Schermerhorn
about 1869 (Age 42 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 42 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 daughter
#9
Lottie Schermerhorn
about 1872 (Age 45 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Deaton Schermerhorn
after 1871 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge SmeallCathline SchermerhornView this family
December 30, 1876 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childDaniel T. WrightMatilda SchermerhornView this family
December 25, 1878 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
Marriage of a childJoseph Plant BowerAnn Martha SchermerhornView this family
March 15, 1880 (Age 53 years)
Death of a brotherHorace Schermerhorn
March 2, 1885 (Age 58 years)
Death of a wifeMary Eliza Harvey
June 17, 1889 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childSidney Warner ClarkAmelia SchermerhornView this family
September 19, 1894 (Age 68 years)
MarriageMatilda PrescottView this family
May 2, 1898 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 71 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
Death of a daughterAmelia Schermerhorn
July 21, 1899 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 89 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 90 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://goo.gl/CElxTx
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 91 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://goo.gl/nYVCtq
Death of a daughterAnn Martha Schermerhorn
after 1918 (Age 91 years)

Death January 11, 1922 (Age 95 years)
Burial
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 7, 1817Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
9 years
himself
4 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
-12 years
elder brother
Family with Matilda Prescott - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: May 2, 1898Wilton, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, CANADA
Family with Mary Eliza Harvey - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 1, 1849Ontario, CANADA
-3 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
5 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
4 years
son
6 years
daughter
4 years
son
4 years
daughter

  1. Generation 1
    1. Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn, yeoman (Farmer), son of John Schermerhorn and Nancy Ann Abbott, was born on August 14, 1826 in Williamsville, Ontario, CANADA and died on January 11, 1922 in Kingston, Ontario, CANADA at the age of 95. He married 2 times. The first time he married Matilda Prescott on May 2, 1898 in Wilton, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario. She was born in 1849 in Kingston Township, Ontario, CANADA. The second time he married Mary Eliza Harvey on October 1, 1849 in Ontario, CANADA. She was born on March 14, 1829 in Ermestown, Ontario, CANADA and died on June 17, 1889 in Ermestown, Ontario, CANADA at the age of 60.

      Children of Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn and Mary Eliza Harvey:

      1. Martha Schermerhorn (1846)
      2. Cathline Schermerhorn (1849)
      3. Emma Schermerhorn (1853)
      4. Matilda Schermerhorn (18561937)
      5. Ann Martha Schermerhorn (18581918)
      6. John Schermerhorn (18611936)
      7. Amelia Schermerhorn (18661899)
      8. Frederick Schermerhorn (1869)
      9. Lottie Schermerhorn (1872)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Martha Schermerhorn, daughter of Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn and Mary Eliza Harvey, was born in 1846 in Ermestown, Ontario, CANADA.

    2. Cathline Schermerhorn, daughter of Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn and Mary Eliza Harvey, was born in 1849 in Kingston Township, Ontario, CANADA and died in Odessa, Ontario, CANADA. She married George Smeall on December 30, 1876 in Ermestown, Ontario, CANADA.

    3. Emma Schermerhorn, daughter of Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn and Mary Eliza Harvey, was born on June 26, 1853 in Ontario, CANADA.

    4. Matilda Schermerhorn, daughter of Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn and Mary Eliza Harvey, was born in 1856 in Ermestown, Ontario, CANADA and died in 1937 in Ontario, CANADA at the age of 81. She married Daniel T. Wright on December 25, 1878 in Odessa, Ontario, CANADA.

    5. Ann Martha Schermerhorn, daughter of Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn and Mary Eliza Harvey, was born on July 13, 1858 in Ermestown, Ontario, CANADA and died after 1918. She married Joseph Plant Bower on March 15, 1880 in Odessa, Ontario, CANADA.

    6. John Schermerhorn, son of Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn and Mary Eliza Harvey, was born about 1861 and died in 1936 in Odessa, Kingston, Ontario.

    7. Amelia Schermerhorn, daughter of Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn and Mary Eliza Harvey, was born about 1866 in Odessa, Ontario, CANADA and died on July 21, 1899 in Ontario, CANADA. She married Sidney Warner Clark on September 19, 1894 in Kingston, Ontario, CANADA.

    8. Frederick Schermerhorn, son of Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn and Mary Eliza Harvey, was born about 1869.

    9. Lottie Schermerhorn, daughter of Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn and Mary Eliza Harvey, was born about 1872 in Odessa, Ontario, CANADA.