The Shemwell Family

Sarah Melvina ChristianAge: 93 years18331926

Name
Sarah Melvina Christian
Given names
Sarah Melvina
Surname
Christian
Married name
Sarah Melvina Rogers
Birth April 18, 1833 21 21
Birth of a sisterNancy Benevolence Christian
about 1835 (Age 20 months)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 2 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a brotherWilliam Lemuel Christian
September 21, 1837 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherAllen W Christian
1841 (Age 7 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherKesiah Fada Harris
1841 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterMary H J Christian
1844 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterAdelia Harris Christian
April 25, 1848 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 12 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a brotherAlbion R Christian
April 21, 1850 (Age 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 16 years)
Census November 8, 1850 (Age 17 years)
MarriageThomas Notley RogersView this family
March 11, 1852 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Bettie V Rogers
May 30, 1856 (Age 23 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Christian
October 20, 1858 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ella Jane Rogers
May 5, 1859 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 23 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 30, 1860 (Age 27 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Nancy L “Nannie” Rogers
July 21, 1862 (Age 29 years)
Death of a motherNancy Jane Shemwell
December 4, 1862 (Age 29 years)
Death of a brotherAllen W Christian
October 23, 1864 (Age 31 years)
Address: Battle of the Big Blue River
Cause: Killed in battle
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 27 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a son
#4Thomas W Rogers
November 3, 1865 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 33 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 33 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 35 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census August 2, 1870 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 44 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 3, 1880 (Age 47 years)
Death of a husbandThomas Notley Rogers
1881 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childSilas Dent TrumboNancy L “Nannie” RogersView this family
Type: Religious marriage
June 12, 1883 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Thomas Denton Trumbo
March 21, 1884 (Age 50 years)
Death of a sisterAdelia Harris Christian
March 29, 1886 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mabel Trumbo
March 1888 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Ethel Trumbo
September 1890 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childJohn A BradleyElla Jane RogersView this family
Type: Religious marriage
September 8, 1891 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Lillian Trumbo
February 1893 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childThomas W RogersBertha E MatthewsView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 5, 1893 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Gladys Virginia Rogers
August 1894 (Age 61 years)
Death of a brotherAlbion R Christian
January 15, 1895 (Age 61 years)
Death of a sonThomas W Rogers
December 1, 1896 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 64 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a grandson
#6William Elliot Trumbo
October 15, 1898 (Age 65 years)
Census June 2, 1900 (Age 67 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 82 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 83 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 84 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://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 13, 1920 (Age 86 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Lemuel Christian
April 2, 1925 (Age 91 years)
Death December 30, 1926 (Age 93 years)
Cause of death: Heart disease
Burial January 1, 1927 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Crown Hill Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 14, 1830Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
herself
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Allen W Christian
Birth: 1841 29 29Missouri, United States
Death: October 23, 1864Battle of Byram's Ford, Jackson, Missouri, United States
brother
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
Adelia Harris Christian
Birth: April 25, 1848 36 36Missouri, United States
Death: March 29, 1886Missouri, United States
2 years
younger brother
Family with Thomas Notley Rogers - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: March 11, 1852Saline, Missouri, United States
4 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
Ella Jane Rogers
Birth: May 5, 1859 35 26Missouri, United States
Death: December 12, 1949Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
Thomas W Rogers
Birth: November 3, 1865 41 32Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: December 1, 1896Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States

Sarah Melvina Christian has 36 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Alexander McEwing Christian - Household

Saline, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Alexander M Christianhead38MWMerchantNC
Jane Christianwife37FWKY
Sarah M Christiandaughter17FWMO
Nancy B Christiandaughter15FWMO
William L Christianson13MWMO
Allen W Christianson9MWMO
Mary H J Christiandaughter6FWMO
Adelia Christiandaughter2FWMO
Albion Christianson1-mMWMO
Shandy W Holland17MWClerkKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Thomas N Rogers - Household

Jackson Twp, Johnson, Missouri, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Thomas N Rogershead35MWfarmerVA
Sarah M Rogerswife27FWKY
Betty Rogersdaughter4FWMO
Ella Rogersdaughter1FWMO

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Thomas N Rogers - Household

Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Rogers, Thomas Mhead43MWclerk in storeVA
Rogers, Sarahwife37FWKY
Rogers, Bettydaughter14FWMO
Rogers, Elladaughter10FWMO
Rogers, Nancydaughter9FWMO
Rogers, Thomasson5MWMO
Christian, Adeliasister in law21FWMO

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Thomas N Rogers - Household

Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Rogers, T NWM55headM,machinistVAVAMD
Rogers, Sarah MWF47wifeMkeeping houseKYKYKY
Rogers, Bettie VWF24daughterSMOVAKY
Rogers, Ella JWF21daughterSMOVAKY
Rogers, Nannie LWF17daughterSMOVAKY
Rogers, ThomasWM14sonSMOVAKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Ella Jane Rogers - Household

Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Bradley, Ella JheadFW50Wd00MOVAKY
Christian, Sarah MmotherFW75Wd52KYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Ella Jane Rogers - Household

Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Bradley, Ella JheadFW60WdMOVAKYseamstressretail clothing
Rogers, Sarah MmotherFW86WdKYKYKY