The Shemwell Family

Mary Jeanette CooperAge: 33 years18381871

Mary Jeanette Cooper
Given names
Mary Jeanette
Married name
Mary Jeanette Williams
Birth about 1838 26 18
Death of a paternal grandmotherJinnett Phillaw
before 1839 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a sisterSusan Uzeed Cooper
1840 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMarian Lucille Cooper
1844 (Age 6 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherEdmund Blount Cooper
1845 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherPatillo Blount Cooper
1846 (Age 8 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 8 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 -
Birth of a brotherGeorge T Cooper
1849 (Age 11 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherMary “Polly” Caruthers
1850 (Age 12 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Cook “Willie” Cooper
February 9, 1851 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a son
#1George Patton Williams
May 13, 1858 (Age 20 years)
MarriageLazarus M “Ladd” WilliamsView this family
July 19, 1858 (Age 20 years)
Death of a fatherEdmund Blount Cooper
about 1858 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 19 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Margie Cooper Williams
September 28, 1860 (Age 22 years)
Death of a brotherGeorge T Cooper
1860 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#3Zebedee Williams
June 1863 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Loville Williams
1864 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 23 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 -
Birth of a son
#5John Williams
1867 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 29 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 29 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 31 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 -
Census June 24, 1870 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Mary Williams
estimated 1871 (on the date of death)
Death of a motherMargaret Adelaide Patton
after 1870 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 40 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death between 1871 and 1880 (Age 33 years)
Note: Best guess -b
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: before 1838Maury, Tennessee, United States
1 year
3 years
younger sister
Susan Uzeed Cooper
Birth: 1840 28 20Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 9, 1907Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
5 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
Family with Lazarus M “Ladd” Williams - View this family
Marriage: July 19, 1858Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
-2 months
2 years
Margie Cooper Williams
Birth: September 28, 1860 33 22Tennessee, United States
Death: March 28, 1924Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Zebedee Williams
Birth: June 1863 35 25Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 2, 1947Western State Hospital, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States
19 months
4 years
5 years

Mary Jeanette Cooper has 3 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Edmund Blount Cooper - Household

17th Dist. Henry, Tennessee, USA

Edmund Blount Cooper37MWFarmerNC
Margaret A. Patton29FWTN
Mary Jeanette Cooper11FWTN
Susan Uzeed Cooper9FWTN
Marian Lucille Cooper5FWTN
Patillo Blount Cooper3MWTN
George T. Cooper10mMWTN
Jesse Cooper Jr11MWTN

Notes: Jessie Cooper Jr. is listed.

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Margaret A. Patton - Household

Dist. 1 Paris, Henry, Tennessee, USA

Margaret A. Patton40FWTN
Susan Uzeed Cooper19FWTN
Marian Lucille Cooper16FWTN
Patillo Blount Cooper13MWTN
William Cook Cooper8MWTN
Lazarus M. Williams26MWFarmerTN
Mary Jeanette Williams21FWTN
George Patton Williams1MWTN

Notes: Ladd, Jeanette & George living with her widowed mother

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Lewis Williams - Household

Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee

Williams, Lewishead55MWFarm LaborerVA
Williams, Marywife57FWKeeping HouseVA
Mitchel, Marthaelder sister60FWAt homeVA
Williams, Lazarus Myounger brother38MWMusicianTN
Williams, Jenniebrothers wife30FWKeeping houseTN
Williams, George Pbrothers son11MWAt homeTN
Williams, Margiebrothers daughter10FWTN
Williams, Zebbbrothers son8MWTN
Williams, Lavillebrothers daughter6FWTN
Williams, Johnbrothers son3MWTN

Not positive about census. Ladd is Lewis M and Mary Jeanette is Jennie but Musician kids and musician & sister Martha is correct. -b

Best guess -b