The Shemwell Family

Zebedee WilliamsAge: 84 years18631947

Name
Zebedee Williams
Given names
Zebedee
Surname
Williams
Birth June 1863 35 25
Birth of a sisterLoville Williams
1864 (Age 7 months)
Occupation
Painter-Paper hanger

Residence
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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
Birth of a brotherJohn Williams
1867 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 3 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 3 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 5 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 June 24, 1870 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Williams
estimated 1871 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMargaret Adelaide Patton
after 1870 (Age 6 years)

Death of a motherMary Jeanette Cooper
between 1871 and 1880 (Age 7 years)
Note: Best guess -b
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 14 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 34 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 fatherLazarus M “Ladd” Williams
August 23, 1910 (Age 47 years)
Cause: Cancer of the face & old age.
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 52 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 53 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 54 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/
Death of a sisterMargie Cooper Williams
March 28, 1924 (Age 60 years)
Address: Nolensville Rd.
Burial of a sisterMargie Cooper Williams
March 30, 1924 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Death of a brotherGeorge Patton Williams
February 3, 1925 (Age 61 years)
Address: 2469 Harvard
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 66 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
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 78 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 82 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death October 2, 1947 (Age 84 years)
Cause of death: Lobar pneumonia
Burial
Cemetery: Maplewood Cemetery
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father
mother
Marriage: July 19, 1858Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
-2 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Margie Cooper Williams
Birth: September 28, 1860 33 22Tennessee, United States
Death: March 28, 1924Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
3 years
himself
Zebedee Williams
Birth: June 1863 35 25Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 2, 1947Western State Hospital, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States
19 months
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
Mary Williams
Birth: estimated 1871 43 33Tennessee, United States
Death:

Zebedee Williams has 10 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Lewis Williams - Household

Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Williams, Lewishead55MWFarm LaborerVA
Williams, Marywife57FWKeeping HouseVA
Mitchel, Marthaelder sister60FWAt homeVA
Williams, Lazarus Myounger brother38MWMusicianTN
Williams, Jenniebrothers wife30FWKeeping houseTN
Williams, George Pbrothers son11MWAt homeTN
Williams, Margiebrothers daughter10FWTN
Williams, Zebbbrothers son8MWTN
Williams, Lavillebrothers daughter6FWTN
Williams, Johnbrothers son3MWTN

Not positive about census. Ladd is Lewis M and Mary Jeanette is Jennie but Musician kids and musician & sister Martha is correct. -b