The Shemwell Family

Barbara BillingsleyAge: 83 years18611944

Barbara Billingsley
Given names
Married name
Barbara Alfred
Birth March 16, 1861 41 29
MarriageGeorge AlfredView this family

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 16 days)

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
#1Edward Alfred
1865 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a sisterLaura A Billingsley
April 7, 1866 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 5 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 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 7 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 8 years)
Census September 25, 1870 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Franklin Billingsley
January 1872 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a fatherHenry Hugh Billingsley
about 1882 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 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 54 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 55 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 56 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 68 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a half-brotherJohn R Billingsley
1941 (Age 79 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 80 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 March 16, 1944 (Age 83 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 8, 1844South Carolina, United States
14 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
2 years
Barbara Billingsley
Birth: March 16, 1861 41 29South Carolina, United States
Death: March 16, 1944Polk, Georgia, United States
5 years
younger sister
Laura A Billingsley
Birth: April 7, 1866 46 35Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: March 19, 1961Cedartown, Polk, Georgia, United States
6 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Ann Collins - View this family
2 years
5 years
4 years
Ann Billingsley
Birth: estimated 1852 32 30South Carolina, United States
3 years
Family with George Alfred - View this family
Barbara Billingsley
Birth: March 16, 1861 41 29South Carolina, United States
Death: March 16, 1944Polk, Georgia, United States

Barbara Billingsley has 1 first cousin recorded

Mother's family (0)

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