The Shemwell Family

John H Hill1830

Name
John H Hill
Given names
John H
Surname
Hill
Birth about 1830
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 2 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 5 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
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 16 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
MarriageWinifred ShemwellView this family
January 13, 1853 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 27 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a son
#1Augustus Hill
about 1860 (Age 30 years)
Census August 1, 1860 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 31 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 37 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 37 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 39 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 July 20, 1870 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 48 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 11, 1880 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 68 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
Death of a wifeWinifred Shemwell
August 16, 1909 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 86 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 87 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 88 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 99 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Deathunknown

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by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Winifred Shemwell - View this family
himself
wife
Winifred Shemwell
Birth: May 1830 30 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 16, 1909Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States
Marriage: January 13, 1853Christian, Kentucky, United States
8 years
son
Augustus Hill
Birth: about 1860 30 29Heaths Creek, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death:

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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John H Hill - Household

Heaths Creek, Pettis, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
John H Hillhead30MWFamily GroceryKY
Winifred Hillwife27FWKY
Richard H Hillbrother?26MWFarmingKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John H Hill - Household

Jackson, Greene, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Hill, John Hhead40MWWagon MakerKY
Hill, Winifredwife38FWKY
Hill, Augustusson?11MWMO

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John H Hill - Household

Sulphur, Sebastian, Arkansas

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Hill, John HWM51headMFarmerKYNCKY
Hill, WinifordWF48wifeMKYVAVA