The Shemwell Family

James Shemwell HudspethAge: 88 years18621950

James Shemwell Hudspeth
Given names
James Shemwell
Birth January 30, 1862 22 21
Birth of a brotherGeorge U Hudspeth
September 23, 1864 (Age 2 years)
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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 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 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a brotherEdgar D “Eddie” Hudspeth
June 17, 1868 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 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 October 12, 1870 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Shemwell Hudspeth
December 29, 1870 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterBoadecia T Hudspeth
April 25, 1871 (Age 9 years)
Death of a fatherThomas Ayres Hudspeth
May 30, 1876 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Floyd
August 21, 1878 (Age 16 years)
Cause: Rheumatic fever
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 16, 1880 (Age 18 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwell
November 4, 1880 (Age 18 years)
Death of a sisterBoadecia T Hudspeth
September 2, 1882 (Age 20 years)
Death of a brotherGeorge U Hudspeth
September 19, 1882 (Age 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Margaret Harris
February 8, 1883 (Age 21 years)

Religious marriageLaura A ShuttView this family
December 15, 1887 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#1James Bertram Hudspeth Sr
June 19, 1890 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Margaret E “Marjorie” Hudspeth
October 1892 (Age 30 years)
Death of a motherAmanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
July 31, 1893 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#3Robert Boyce “Bob” Hudspeth
April 1896 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 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 -
Death of a brotherEdgar D “Eddie” Hudspeth
February 24, 1900 (Age 38 years)
Census June 20, 1900 (Age 38 years)
Death of a wifeLaura A Shutt
January 11, 1901 (Age 38 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 54 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 55 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 -
Census January 7, 1920 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Robert Adkins Hudspeth
November 29, 1920 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childJames Bertram Hudspeth SrLorena F TopmillerView this family
about 1921 (Age 58 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Boyce Hudspeth
May 12, 1922 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3James Bertram Hudspeth Jr.
May 26, 1925 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Joseph Shemwell “Joe” Hudspeth
October 9, 1927 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 67 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 11, 1930 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5James Harold Hudspeth
December 21, 1930 (Age 68 years)
Marriage of a childJames Lloyd RogersMargaret E “Marjorie” HudspethView this family
after 1931 (Age 68 years)

Death of a grandsonRobert Adkins Hudspeth
February 29, 1932 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Paul Robert Hudspeth
August 19, 1933 (Age 71 years)
Death of a daughterMargaret E “Marjorie” Hudspeth
January 21, 1938 (Age 75 years)

Census April 4, 1940 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 79 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 87 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 83 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. -
Death November 26, 1950 (Age 88 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Evergreen Cemetery
Last change October 30, 201916:34:06

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 27, 1860Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
3 years
younger brother
George U Hudspeth
Birth: September 23, 1864 25 24Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 19, 1882Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger brother
Edgar D “Eddie” Hudspeth
Birth: June 17, 1868 29 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 24, 1900Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger sister
Boadecia T Hudspeth
Birth: April 25, 1871 32 31Kentucky, United States
Death: September 2, 1882Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Laura A Shutt - View this family
Marriage: December 15, 1887Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
James Bertram Hudspeth Sr
Birth: June 19, 1890 28 26Kentucky, United States
Death: June 2, 1951Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Margaret E “Marjorie” Hudspeth
Birth: October 1892 30 28Kentucky, United States
Death: January 21, 1938Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years

James Shemwell Hudspeth has 57 first cousins recorded

Mother's family (46)

Parents Samuel Thomas Shemwell + Armina M “Mina” Shemwell
Parents John Wesley Hester + Almira Caroline “Carrie” Shemwell
2Lush Hester18701960
3Eber D Hester18721960
4Maon Hester18741938
5Lt. Abot Hester18781903
Parents James McHenry Shutt + Mary Francis “Fanny” Shemwell
Parents James William Hester + Augustine America “Gussie” Shemwell
2Flora Hester18751875
4Ethert Bron Hester18771955
5Alton Bell Hester18791949
6Garland Hester18811881
Parents Christopher Columbus “Bud” Shemwell + Malvina Elvina “Mollie” Rickman
1Mattie E Shemwell18771949
5Lee Shemwell18901891
6Lelia May Shemwell18901968
Parents Charles Lafayette “Fate” Shemwell + Mary Hester Sherrod
1Alpha Shemwell18781897
2Bertie E Shemwell18801970
3Clyde Shemwell18811949
7Floyd Shemwell18921977
Parents Marquis Delumuel “Mark” Shemwell + Sarah Frances “Ma Sissie” Scott
6Sue Belle Shemwell18901978