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Lauretta EdwardsAge: 10218261928

Name
Lauretta Edwards
Given names
Lauretta
Surname
Edwards
Birth September 11, 1826
MarriageJames Franklin PeytonView this family
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Historical Event
Trail of Tears
between 1830 and 1830 (Age 3)
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 5)
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 9)
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
Birth of a son
#1
William Franklin Peyton
June 9, 1844 (Age 17)

Birth of a daughter
#2
Sarah B. Peyton
March 1, 1848 (Age 21)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 19)
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
Birth of a son
#3
James Henry Peyton
June 6, 1849 (Age 22)

Birth of a daughter
#4
Laura J. Peyton
April 4, 1850 (Age 23)

Birth of a son
#5
John Edward Peyton
August 29, 1852 (Age 25)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 30)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Death of a husbandJames Franklin Peyton
January 9, 1861 (Age 34)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 34)

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 40)
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)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 42)

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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 51)

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 71)
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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 89)

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)

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)

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 November 9, 1928 (Age 102)
Family with James Franklin Peyton - View this family
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