Today’s prompt: Create a timeline for a female ancestor using your favorite software program or an online timeline generator such as Our Timelines.
Here is a timeline for my 3G-grandmother Mary Ann Armentrout, second wife of Fielding Jollett. She lived a long time and saw the very beginnings of the United States government, although some of the most interesting events happened when she was a child. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)
Here are some of the highlights:
- There were 18 presidents in her lifetime, including the very first one, George Washington.
- She saw the end of the Spanish Inquisition, beginning of the Ku Klux Klan, and voting rights given to black men.
- She survived three Cholera pandemics.
- She watched the country grow with the addition of the Louisiana Purchase. She saw the addition of new territories and 22 states.
- She survived an undeclared war on France, a number of Indian uprisings and the Seminole wars, relocation of the Cherokee, War of 1812, Mexican-US War, and Civil War.
- She saw the publication of Webster’s Dictionary and Darwin’s Origin of Species.
- She was around for some amazing inventions: Smallpox vaccine, the steamboat, typewriter and telegraph, disinfection, ship’s propeller, internal combustion engine, dynamite, and rifle barrel.
- And she was around for some amazing discoveries including the Rosetta Stone, Halley’s Comet, and Pompeii.