The Shemwell Family

Nancy Jane CookAge: 23 years18571880

Nancy Jane Cook
Given names
Nancy Jane
Married name
Nancy Jane Cornine
Birth 1857 22 21
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a brotherJohn William “J.W.” Cook
April 4, 1860 (Age 3 years)
Census July 23, 1860 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherEverett Fielding Cook
September 16, 1862 (Age 5 years)
Death of a fatherFielding Cook
December 28, 1864 (Age 7 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Note: Prisoner of War
Birth of a half-sisterGeorgeann Isabelle “Belle” Cook
March 12, 1865 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 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 -
Marriage of a parentAndrew CookMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
September 11, 1866 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 10 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 10 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 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 half-sisterMary Margaret Cook
February 1870 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a half-brotherRichard “Dick” Thomas
April 11, 1870 (Age 13 years)
Census July 29, 1870 (Age 13 years)
Marriage of a parentAndrew ThomasMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
before 1873 (Age 16 years)

MarriageCornelius C Cornine Jr.View this family
January 29, 1873 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-sisterAmanda Ellen Thomas
February 29, 1876 (Age 19 years)
Marriage of a parentCornelius CornineMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
September 13, 1878 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death before August 1880 (Age 23 years)
Cemetery: Bera Church Cemetery
Note: Also known as Lost Corner Church.
Last change June 11, 201909:50:52

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 14, 1854Cooper, Missouri, United States
1 month
elder brother
4 years
Nancy Jane Cook
Birth: 1857 22 21Missouri, United States
Death: before August 1880Pettis, Missouri, United States
3 years
younger brother
John William “J.W.” Cook
Birth: April 4, 1860 25 24Nelson, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: December 2, 1954Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
2 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with Andrew Cook - View this family
Marriage: September 11, 1866Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
-18 months
Georgeann Isabelle “Belle” Cook
Birth: March 12, 1865 27 29Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: December 27, 1941Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States
5 years
Mother’s family with Andrew Thomas - View this family
Marriage: before 1873
-3 years
6 years
Mother’s family with Cornelius Cornine - View this family
Marriage: September 13, 1878Cooper, Missouri, United States
Family with Cornelius C Cornine Jr. - View this family
Cornelius C Cornine Jr.
Birth: May 1850Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: November 26, 1926Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States
Nancy Jane Cook
Birth: 1857 22 21Missouri, United States
Death: before August 1880Pettis, Missouri, United States
Marriage: January 29, 1873Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States

Nancy Jane Cook has 10 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Fielding Cook - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

Phalon Cookhead25MWFarmerIN
Mary J Cookwife24FWMO
J T Cookson6MWMO
Nancy J Cookdaughter3FWMO
John W Mson4mMWMO
Andrew Cookbrother?22MWFarm LaborerIN
Ira Cookbrother?22MWFarm LaborerIN

Are Andrew & Ira Fielding's brothers -b

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Nancy Jane Shemwell - Household

Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri

Cook, Janehead34FWKeeping HouseMO
Cook, Miltonson15MWWorks On FarmMO
Cook, Nancydaughter13FWMO
Cook, William Nson11MWMO
Cook, Fielding Eson9MWMO
Cook, Georgeann Jdaughter4FWMO
Cook, Sarah Edaughter4mFWMOFeb

Also known as Lost Corner Church.
There is a map of burials on the wall of Berea Church Cemetery. On it is a notation of a burial plot for a Nancy Jane Cornine. I believe this is the daughter of Mary "Nancy" Jane Shemwell. The map was created after a fire destroyed the original Cemetery Records kept in the house of original care taker.