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François Alexandre Catois1774

François Alexandre Catois
Given names
François Alexandre
Birth March 13, 1774 30
Note: marraine Catherine Catois, sa tante

Birth of a sisterMarie Henriette Catois
October 5, 1775 (Age 18 months)
Godmother: Henriette Catoisaunt

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 9 months)

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics - http://goo.gl/2Xa2kO
Birth of a brotherLouis Catois
May 9, 1777 (Age 3 years)
Godfather: Louis Guerinuncle
Godmother: Marguerite Bourdinaunt

Death of a brotherLouis Catois
May 15, 1777 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 9 months)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://goo.gl/kvWJnX
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Note: 1789-12-08 + Johann Georg Rauhut Schmiegel

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 (I) and 1798 (VI) (Age 18 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://goo.gl/4c1Pp5
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (XI) (Age 28 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://goo.gl/yH4MPB
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 37 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks - http://goo.gl/cu6BNB
Death of a fatherAlexandre Catois
January 21, 1816 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Trail of Tears
between 1830 and 1830 (Age 55 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
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 57 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://goo.gl/0602J7
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 61 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
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 71 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
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 82 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 87 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 92 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 92 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 94 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

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Marriage: January 16, 1773Joué-du-Bois, Orne, Basse-Normandie, FRANCE
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younger sister
19 months
younger brother
1777-05-09 b Louis Catois Joue-du-Bois 206-242.jpgLouis Catois
Birth: May 9, 1777 33Joué-du-Bois, Orne, Basse-Normandie
Death: May 15, 1777Joué-du-Bois, Orne, Basse-Normandie


marraine Catherine Catois, sa tante

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  1. Generation 1
    1. François Alexandre Catois

      François Alexandre Catois, son of Alexandre Catois and Jeanne Guillouard, was born on March 13, 1774 in Joué-du-Bois, Orne, Basse-Normandie.