The Shemwell Family

James R HooksAge: 73 years18111884

James R Hooks
Given names
James R
Birth February 25, 1811
MarriageJemima ShemwellView this family

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 10 months)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 20 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 24 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 son
#1Eramus Hooks
estimated 1838 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ann Hooks
estimated 1840 (Age 28 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary Elizabeth Hooks
October 1, 1842 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#4Hiram R Hooks
estimated 1846 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 34 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 -
Birth of a son
#5James C Hooks
March 23, 1850 (Age 39 years)
Census October 7, 1850 (Age 39 years)
1853 (Age 41 years)

Note: JR Hooks vs John Shemwell Lawsuit
Death of a wifeJemima Shemwell
June 1, 1857 (Age 46 years)
Cause: Congestive chills
MarriageMartha M View this family
April 24, 1859 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 45 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Marriage of a childEdgar M StanleyMary Elizabeth HooksView this family
January 12, 1860 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Martha Hooks
calculated April 1860 (Age 49 years)
Census September 1, 1860 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Louisa Ann “Annie” Hooks
estimated 1861 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Henry Harvey Stanley
March 2, 1861 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Mason Stanley
July 13, 1863 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 50 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
#8Daniel C Hooks
estimated 1865 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 55 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 55 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 57 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 July 9, 1870 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childLemuel GoodmanMary Elizabeth HooksView this family
December 2, 1873 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a son
#9Charles W Hooks
calculated 1874 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3William L Goodman
June 3, 1874 (Age 63 years)
Death of a sonHiram R Hooks
October 1874 (Age 63 years)

Marriage of a childJames C HooksAlmeda E MillerView this family
November 25, 1874 (Age 63 years)
Marriage of a childMiles MitchellMary Elizabeth HooksView this family
Type: Religious marriage
February 14, 1876 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Martha Mitchell
1877 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Samuel Andrew Hooks
January 1878 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 66 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 9, 1880 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6James Elmer Hooks
June 1881 (Age 70 years)
Death November 26, 1884 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery: Miller Cemetery
Last change July 28, 201909:47:56

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Jemima Shemwell - View this family
3 years
3 years
4 years
Hiram R Hooks
Birth: estimated 1846 34 32Tennessee, United States
Death: October 1874
4 years
Family with Martha M - View this family
Marriage: April 24, 1859Livingston, Kentucky, United States
1 year
21 months
5 years
10 years
Wells + Martha M - View this family
wife’s husband
3 years
3 years

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Stewart TN

James R Hookshead39MWTN
Jemima Hookswife36FWTN
Eramus Hooksson12MWTN
Ann Hooksdaughter10FWTN
Elizabeth Hooksdaughter7FWTN
Hiram R Hooksson4MWTN
James C Hooksson2moMWTN

JR Hooks vs John Shemwell Lawsuit
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Livingston Ky

J R Hookshead49MWFarmerTN
Martha Hookswife30FWKY
Eramus Hooksson22MWFarmerTN
Hiram R Hooksson14MWTN
James C Hooksson10MWTN
Martha Hooksdaughter5moFWKY
William H Wellsstep-son8MWKY
Gower Wellsstep-son6MWKY
Lucy Wellsstep-daughter4FWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Livingston Ky

J R Hookshead59MWFarmerTN
Martha M Hookswife40FWKeeping houseKY
James C Hooksson20MWFarm laborerTN
Martha Z Hooksdaughter10FWKY
Louisa Ann Hooksdaughter9FWKY
Daniel C Hooksdaughter5FWKY
E Stanley27FWNo OccupationTN
Henry Stanley9MWKY
Mason Stanley7MWKY
Henry Wells18MWFarm laborerKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Driskills Livingston Ky

James R HooksWM69headWFarmerTNNCNC
Martha M HooksWF50wifeMKeeping houseKYKYKY
Annie HooksWF16daughterSKYTNKY
Daniel C HooksWM13sonSKYTNKY
Charles W HooksWM6sonSKYTNKY