The Shemwell Family

Mary Jane SikesAge: 70 years18451916

Mary Jane Sikes
Given names
Mary Jane
Married name
Mary Jane Cherry
Birth March 29, 1845
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 9 months)
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 -
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 11 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
MarriageJohn Randolph CherryView this family
January 25, 1865 (Age 19 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 16 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 son
#1William H Cherry
February 4, 1866 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 21 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 21 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#2Estella Meletha “Mollie” Cherry
August 2, 1868 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 23 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
#3Lucy McKinsey Cherry
June 17, 1870 (Age 25 years)
Census August 2, 1870 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#4James C Cherry
March 26, 1873 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#5Zalmon “Zel” Cherry
1875 (Age 29 years)
Death of a sonWilliam H Cherry
May 28, 1877 (Age 32 years)
Immigration 1878 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Mollie Earl Cherry
February 8, 1878 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 32 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 19, 1880 (Age 35 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Edward BuckEstella Meletha “Mollie” CherryView this family
November 23, 1884 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a childThomas L BuckLucy McKinsey CherryView this family
calculated 1895 (Age 49 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ruth Elizabeth Buck
1896 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Theade Cornelia Buck
March 11, 1898 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 53 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 grandson
#3William Lee Buck
June 3, 1900 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4James May Buck
March 8, 1902 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Rev. John Milton Buck
October 7, 1904 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Estella Mae Buck
October 13, 1910 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 70 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death January 21, 1916 (Age 70 years)
Cemetery: Asbury Cemetery
Last change March 15, 201713:38:15

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with John Randolph Cherry - View this family
Marriage: January 25, 1865
1 year
William H Cherry
Birth: February 4, 1866 24 20Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 28, 1877Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Estella Meletha “Mollie” Cherry
Birth: August 2, 1868 26 23Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1960Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States
22 months
3 years
James C Cherry
Birth: March 26, 1873 31 27Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
3 years
Mollie Earl Cherry
Birth: February 8, 1878 36 32Coffee, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 28, 1957Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States

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Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Randolph Cherry - Household

Dover, Stewart, TN

Cherry, Johnhead28MWTN
Cherry, Marywife25FWTN
Cherry, Williamson4MWTN
Cherry, Estelladaughter1FWTN
Addams, Mary45FWTN

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Randolph Cherry - Household

Hood, Texas

Cherry, John RWM39headMFarmerTNTNTN
Cherry, JaneWF35wifeMKeeping HouseTNTNTN
Cherry, StellaWF12daughterSTNTNTN
Cherry, LucyWF10daughterSTNTNTN
Cherry, JimWM8sonSTNTNTN
Cherry, ZalmonWM5sonSTNTNTN
Cherry, MollieWF3daughterSTNTNTN

Next door to brother Joseph Cherry -b