The Shemwell Family

Sarah J Billingsley1849

Sarah J Billingsley
Given names
Sarah J
Married name
Sarah J Sparks
Birth estimated 1849 29 27
Birth of a sisterAnn Billingsley
estimated 1852 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn R Billingsley
1854 (Age 5 years)
Death of a motherAnn Collins
1854 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a half-sisterTennessee Billingsley
1857 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 8 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a half-sisterMary L Billingsley
about 1859 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a half-sisterBarbara Billingsley
March 16, 1861 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 12 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 half-sisterLaura A Billingsley
April 7, 1866 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 18 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 18 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 20 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 -
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Bohaney Billingsley
before 1870 (Age 21 years)
MarriageJoseph SparksView this family
1870 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Alice W Sparks
1872 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a half-brotherGeorge Franklin Billingsley
January 1872 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2George W Sparks
1875 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3William R Sparks
1878 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a fatherHenry Hugh Billingsley
about 1882 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 49 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 -
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 67 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 68 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 69 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 80 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherJohn R Billingsley
1941 (Age 92 years)

Death of a half-sisterBarbara Billingsley
March 16, 1944 (Age 95 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 92 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Death of a half-brotherGeorge Franklin Billingsley
March 27, 1950 (Age 101 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 101 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 97 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -

Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
5 years
4 years
younger sister
Ann Billingsley
Birth: estimated 1852 32 30South Carolina, United States
3 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Mary Minerva Bradford - View this family
Marriage: February 8, 1844South Carolina, United States
14 years
3 years
2 years
Barbara Billingsley
Birth: March 16, 1861 41 29South Carolina, United States
Death: March 16, 1944Polk, Georgia, United States
5 years
Laura A. BillingsleyLaura A Billingsley
Birth: April 7, 1866 46 35Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: March 19, 1961Cedartown, Polk, Georgia, United States
6 years
Family with Joseph Sparks - View this family
Marriage: 1870Cherokee, Alabama, United States
3 years
4 years
4 years

Sarah J Billingsley has 1 first cousin recorded