The Shemwell Family

Orva Adaline HollandAge: 86 years18231909

Name
Orva Adaline Holland
Given names
Orva Adaline
Surname
Holland
Married name
Orva Adaline Thompson
Birth January 14, 1823 25 22
Death of a paternal grandfatherMichael Holland
about 1825 (Age 23 months)
Birth of a brotherHenry Ward Holland
September 20, 1826 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterCarolina Isabelle Holland
December 31, 1830 (Age 7 years)
Note: maybe 1832
Birth of a brotherShandy Walker Holland
April 21, 1832 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 8 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Birth of a brotherSamuel F Holland
1835 (Age 11 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 12 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a brotherNathaniel L Holland
1837 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas James Holland
January 30, 1840 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam L Holland
1840 (Age 16 years)

MarriageAlexander ThompsonView this family
June 10, 1841 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Nancy Keziah Thompson
November 26, 1842 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#2Thomas Leonard Thompson
June 14, 1844 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#3Nathaniel S Thompson
August 26, 1846 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#4William Lafayette Thompson
February 1848 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 22 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a daughter
#5Martha Cordelia Thompson
March 29, 1850 (Age 27 years)
Note: Paralel is listed in the 1850 Census - Must have been a name change? - b
Death of a maternal grandmotherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 26 years)
Census October 15, 1850 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Malinda Jane Thompson
September 9, 1852 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Sarah Paralel Thompson
February 18, 1854 (Age 31 years)
Note: Paralel is listed in the 1850 Census - Must have been a name change? - b
Death of a motherNancy Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#8Henry Clay Thompson
June 23, 1856 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Victoria Adeline Thompson
September 3, 1857 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#10John Alexander Thompson
February 3, 1859 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 33 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 9, 1860 (Age 37 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 37 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Perry LankfordNancy Keziah ThompsonView this family
September 15, 1860 (Age 37 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Elizabeth Adaline Lankford
June 27, 1861 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 38 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Death of a sonNathaniel S Thompson
October 5, 1866 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 43 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 43 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a daughter
#11Clara Chrissie “Ella” Thompson
March 4, 1868 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 45 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 July 30, 1870 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Lafayette ThompsonSarah A AdamsView this family
October 1, 1871 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ida Luella Thompson
August 3, 1874 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Nathaniel Alexander Thompson
August 7, 1875 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Martha Emma Thompson
October 1877 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 54 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a fatherThomas Holland
January 26, 1879 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childHenry Clay ThompsonDorcas Baker FespermanView this family
July 20, 1879 (Age 56 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#5Hattie May Thompson
October 1879 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childPeter Edmond GibbonsVictoria Adeline ThompsonView this family
March 20, 1880 (Age 57 years)
Census June 2, 1880 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Thomas Luther Gibbons
March 20, 1881 (Age 58 years)
Death of a daughterMartha Cordelia Thompson
July 3, 1883 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Clara Etta Thompson
February 28, 1884 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Orva I Thompson
May 28, 1886 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Corda Ruth Thompson
June 29, 1888 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10John Claude Thompson
July 12, 1895 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Mabel Lafe Thompson
July 1898 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 75 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
Census June 2, 1900 (Age 77 years)
Death of a husbandAlexander Thompson
April 10, 1903 (Age 80 years)
Death of a sonHenry Clay Thompson
April 4, 1904 (Age 81 years)
Death March 29, 1909 (Age 86 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Thompson Grove Cemetery
Last change November 1, 202016:31:24

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: December 28, 1819Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
herself
4 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
16 months
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
11 months
younger brother
Family with Alexander Thompson - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: June 10, 1841Hickory, Missouri, United States
18 months
daughter
Nancy Keziah Thompson
Birth: November 26, 1842 30 19Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: January 29, 1920Newton, Missouri, United States
19 months
son
Thomas Leonard Thompson
Birth: June 14, 1844 32 21Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: May 11, 1915Newton, Missouri, United States
2 years
son
Nathaniel S Thompson
Birth: August 26, 1846 34 23Missouri, United States
Death: October 5, 1866Newton, Missouri, United States
18 months
son
2 years
daughter
Martha Cordelia Thompson
Birth: March 29, 1850 38 27Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: July 3, 1883Seneca, Newton, Missouri, United States
2 years
daughter
Malinda Jane Thompson
Birth: September 9, 1852 40 29Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: August 29, 1933Seneca, Newton, Missouri, United States
17 months
daughter
Sarah Paralel Thompson
Birth: February 18, 1854 41 31Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: January 16, 1928Webb City, Jasper, Missouri, United States
2 years
son
Henry Clay Thompson
Birth: June 23, 1856 44 33Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: April 4, 1904Newton, Missouri, United States
14 months
daughter
Victoria Adeline Thompson
Birth: September 3, 1857 45 34Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: January 8, 1945Siloam Springs, Benton, Arkansas, United States
17 months
son
John Alexander Thompson
Birth: February 3, 1859 46 36Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: January 27, 1942
9 years
daughter
Clara Chrissie “Ella” Thompson
Birth: March 4, 1868 56 45Seneca, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: May 23, 1951Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States

Orva Adaline Holland has 38 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Alexander Thompson - Household

Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Alexander Thompsonhead38MWFarmerKY
Orvey A Thompsonwife28FWKY
Nancy Thompsondaughter9FWMO
Thomas Thompsonson7MWMO
Nathaniel Thompsonson4MWMO
William Thompsonson2MWMO
Paralel Thompsondaughter2mFWMO

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Alexander Thompson - Household

Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Alexander Thompsonhead48MWFarmerKY
Adaline Thompsonwife37FWKY
Nancy R Thompsondaughter18FWMO
Thomas L Thompsonson15MWMO
Nathaniel Thompsonson13MWMO
William Thompsonson12MWMO
Martha Thompsondaughter10FWMO
Melinda Thompsondaughter8FWMO
Sarah Thompsondaughter7FWMO
Henry Thompsonson4MWMO
Victoria Thompsondaughter2FWMO
John Thompsonson1MWMO
Eil FrenchSchool Teacher27MWOH

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Alexander Thompson - Household

Buffalo, Newton, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Thompson, Alexhead58MWFarmerKY
Thompson, Adalinewife47FWKeeping HouseKY
Thompson, Thomas Lson24MWFarmerMO
Thompson, William Lson21MWFarmerMO
Thompson, Martha Cdaughter20FWMO
Thompson, Malinda Jdaughter17FWMO
Thompson, Sarah Pdaughter16FWMO
Thompson, Henry Cson14MWMO
Thompson, Victoria Adaughter12FWMO
Thompson, John Ason11MWMO
Thompson, Clara Cdaughter2FWMO

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Alexander Thompson - Household

Buffalo, Newton, Missouri

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Thompson, AlexanderWM68headMFarmerKYVAVA
Thompson, Orva AWF58wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYKY
Thompson, John AWM21sonSFarm LaborerMOKYKY
Thompson, Clara CWF12daughterSAt HomeMOKYKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Alexander Thompson - Household

Buffalo, Newton, Missouri

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Thompson, AlexanderheadWMFeb181288M58KYKYKYFarmer
Thompson, Orva AwifeWFJan182377M58139KYKYKY