The Shemwell Family

Benjamin HicksAge: 83 years18401923

Benjamin Hicks
Given names
Birth February 7, 1840
Civil War

Note: U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 5 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 -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 16 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 21 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 -
MarriageLouisa Emaline FreemanView this family
1866 (Age 25 years)
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 26 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 26 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Jane “Janie” Hicks
April 26, 1868 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 28 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#2Camilla Quintina “Tinie” Hicks
April 1, 1870 (Age 30 years)

Census August 27, 1870 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Johanna Hicks
April 15, 1873 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#4William Winston Hicks
June 7, 1877 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 37 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#5Benjamin B Hicks
1880 (Age 39 years)
Census June 30, 1880 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam J HoyJohanna HicksView this family
1891 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mabel K Bryant
September 1892 (Age 52 years)

Marriage of a childBloomfield BryantMary Jane “Janie” HicksView this family
1892 (Age 51 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ophelia Bryant
January 1897 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Richard McDanielCamilla Quintina “Tinie” HicksView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 7, 1897 (Age 57 years)

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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 58 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Louise McDaniel
November 1898 (Age 58 years)
Census June 8, 1900 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Virginia Stewart Bryant
December 19, 1900 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Horace Bryant
1903 (Age 62 years)
Death of a wifeLouisa Emaline Freeman
December 21, 1905 (Age 65 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#6Emily Bryant
1908 (Age 67 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 75 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 76 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 77 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 -
Death August 6, 1923 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Mt. Lebonan Baptist Cemetery
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Family with Louisa Emaline Freeman - View this family
Marriage: 1866Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
2 years
Mary Jane “Janie” Hicks
Birth: April 26, 1868 28 28Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 1, 1956Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
23 months
3 years
Johanna Hicks
Birth: April 15, 1873 33 33Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 21, 1956Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, United States
4 years
William Winston Hicks
Birth: June 7, 1877 37 37North Carolina, United States
Death: August 6, 1954Rutherfordton, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
4 years

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