The Shemwell Family

John Wesley HollandAge: 80 years18301910

John Wesley Holland
Given names
John Wesley
Birth March 12, 1830 25 27
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Shemwell Jr.
July 10, 1831 (Age 15 months)
Note: James may have passed prior to 1831. Elizabeth is listed as head of the household in the 1830 US Federal Census in Todd, Kentucky, United States. This census was taken June 1, 1830 - August 1, 1830.
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 21 months)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a brotherAllen Samuel Holland
1833 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterArmelda Ann Holland
December 1834 (Age 4 years)
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 -
Birth of a brotherGeorge Martin Holland
August 8, 1837 (Age 7 years)
Address: Kentucky, USA ?
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 15 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 -
MarriageAnna Lucas Walker HunterView this family
July 12, 1849 (Age 19 years)
Census September 30, 1850 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1John Walker Holland
October 25, 1850 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#2George Samuel Holland
February 13, 1852 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Rebecca E Holland
June 20, 1853 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Roxanna Rosalie Holland
about 1856 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Alice W “Ellen” Holland
about 1858 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 26 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a daughter
#6Aferetta C Holland
about 1859 (Age 28 years)
Census July 9, 1860 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#7Harvey Holland
about 1863 (Age 32 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 36 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 36 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 38 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 -
Census June 25, 1870 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Walker HollandEglinView this family
after 1870 (Age 39 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Lewetta B Eaglin
February 11, 1872 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Hattie Belle Holland
March 4, 1872 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Charles Elmer “Charlie” Holland
October 1872 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Ida Nola Holland
1875 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Thomas Emmett Black
February 5, 1875 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Timothy Floyd Holland
October 25, 1875 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Matilda Annie Holland
1877 (Age 46 years)

Birth of a grandson
#7Edwin R Black
September 6, 1878 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 47 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a grandsonEdwin R Black
July 20, 1879 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Luther Franklin Holland
November 1, 1879 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Seth Elmer Black
February 1, 1880 (Age 49 years)
Census June 3, 1880 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Walker HollandMary E KirbyView this family
February 18, 1883 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Grover Black
November 12, 1884 (Age 54 years)
Death of a grandsonGrover Black
December 6, 1884 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Pearl Etta Holland
February 18, 1887 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childThomas EaglinRebecca E HollandView this family
calculated 1888 (Age 57 years)

Death of a fatherJeremiah O “Jerry” Holland
June 17, 1888 (Age 58 years)
Death of a motherAnn Shemwell
April 6, 1889 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12Daniel Black
April 15, 1889 (Age 59 years)
Death of a grandsonDaniel Black
May 22, 1889 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childWalter J DungeyHattie Belle HollandView this family
February 5, 1890 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Marvin Edward Holland
November 1, 1892 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Ora Leon Holland
August 7, 1894 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sisterMary Elizabeth Holland
March 22, 1896 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#15Lola Bess Dungey
June 8, 1896 (Age 66 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#16Roscoe Dungey
January 4, 1899 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#17Ruth Holland
May 23, 1900 (Age 70 years)
Census June 7, 1900 (Age 70 years)
Death of a daughterHattie Belle Holland
September 10, 1902 (Age 72 years)
Death of a wifeAnna Lucas Walker Hunter
June 9, 1908 (Age 78 years)
Death of a brotherNathaniel Walker Holland
September 7, 1908 (Age 78 years)
Census May 2, 1910 (Age 80 years)
Death December 29, 1910 (Age 80 years)
Cemetery: Red Oak Cemetery
Last change March 14, 202013:02:06

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 23, 1824Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder sister
8 months
elder brother
23 months
4 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Family with Anna Lucas Walker Hunter - View this family
Marriage: July 12, 1849Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
15 months
16 months
16 months
Rebecca E Holland
Birth: June 20, 1853 23 19Kentucky, United States
Death: November 9, 1941Sandoval, Marion, Illinois, United States
4 years
3 years
2 years
5 years
9 years
Hattie Belle Holland
Birth: March 4, 1872 41 38Marion, Illinois, United States
Death: September 10, 1902Lawrence, Missouri, United States

John Wesley Holland has 28 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - John Wesley Holland - Household

Logan, Kentucky, United States

John W Hollandhead20MWKYY
Ann Hollandwife16FWTNY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John Wesley Holland - Household

Logan, Kentucky

J W Hollandhead30MWFarmerKY
Ann L Hollandwife25FWTN
Jno W Hollandson9MWKY
Geo L Hollandson7MWKY
Rebecca E Hollanddaughter6FWKY
Roxana R Hollanddaughter4FWKY
Alice W Hollanddaughter2FWKY
Aferetta C Hollanddaughter1FWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Wesley Holland - Household

Patoka, Marion, Illinois

Holland, J Whead39MWFarmerKY
Holland, Annwife35FWKeeping HouseTN
Holland, Johnson20MWKY
Holland, Georgeson18MWKY
Holland, Rebeccadaughter17FWKY
Holland, Rosaliadaughter14FWKY
Holland, Ellendaughter12FWKY
Holland, Harryson7MWIL

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Wesley Holland - Household

Patoka, Marion, Illinois, United States

Holland, WesleyWM50headMfarmerKYNCNC
Holland, Ann LWF45wifeMkeeping houseTNTNTN
Holland, John WM29sonSfarmerKYKYTN
Holland, HarveyWM17sonSILKYTN
Holland, Hattie BWF8daughterSILKYTN
Holland, CharlesWM6grandsonSILKYMO
Holland, NolaWF5granddaughterSILKYMO

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - John Wesley Holland - Household

Red Oak, Lawrence, Missouri

Holland, John WheadWMMar183070M50KYVANCFarmer
Holland, Ann LwifeWFJul183366M5087TNTNTN
Dungy, RosaservantWFJul187722SMOTNOHServant

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Rebecca E Holland - Household

Sandoval, Marion, Illinois

Eglin, R EheadFW56Wd3576KYKYTNFarmGeneral Farm
Holland, John WfatherMW80WdKYKYNC
Potts, EdwardservantMW15SILUSIL

Res. Dade Co. MO 1883 Census records