The Shemwell Family

John R BillingsleyAge: 87 years18541941

John R Billingsley
Given names
John R
Birth 1854 34 32
MarriageAngeline View this family

Death of a motherAnn Collins
Birth of a half-sisterTennessee Billingsley
1857 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a half-sisterMary L Billingsley
about 1859 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a half-sisterBarbara Billingsley
March 16, 1861 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 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 12 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 13 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 13 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 15 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 16 years)
Census September 25, 1870 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-brotherGeorge Franklin Billingsley
January 1872 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Rosela Billingsley
1874 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Minerva Billingsley
1876 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#3Hugh Ginshaw Billingsley
1879 (Age 25 years)
Census June 16, 1880 (Age 26 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Hugh Billingsley
about 1882 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 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 62 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 63 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 64 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 75 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death 1941 (Age 87 years)

Additional Info
August 24, 2018

by: Barry Shemwell
Last change September 9, 201815:39:38

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
Ann Billingsley
Birth: estimated 1852 32 30South Carolina, United States
3 years
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 Billingsley
Birth: April 7, 1866 46 35Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: March 19, 1961Cedartown, Polk, Georgia, United States
6 years
Family with Angeline - View this family
3 years
4 years

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Henry Hugh Billingsley - Household

Cherokee, Alabama

Billingsley, Hughhead51MWFarmerSC
Bradford, Manervawife40FWKeeps HouseSC
Billingsley, Annedaughter18FWSC
Billingsley, Johnson16MWWorks on FarmSC
Billingsley, Tennesseeson13MWSC
Billingsley, Marydaughter11FWSC
Billingsley, Barbarydaughter9FWSC
Billingsley, Lauradaughter5FWAL

Barbary is listed as male? -b

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John R Billingsley - Household

Cherokee, Alabama

Billingsley, JohnWM24headMFarm LaborerSCSCSC
Billingsley, AngelineWF25wifeMKeeping HouseALALAL
Billingsley, RoselaWF6daughterSALALAL
Billingsley, MinervaWF4daughterSALALAL
Billingsley, GinseyWM1sonSALALAL

FBP for kids should be SC? -b

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