The Shemwell Family

Joseph Clyde “Joe” AcuffAge: 76 years18781955

Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff
Given names
Joseph Clyde
Birth March 4, 1878 22 29
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a sisterBertha Belle Acuff
March 20, 1880 (Age 2 years)
Census June 2, 1880 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherStokely Orval Acuff
February 27, 1883 (Age 4 years)
Note: 1900 census says May 1884
Birth of a sisterMinnie Ester Acuff
November 2, 1885 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Judson “Judd” Acuff
January 22, 1888 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles Love “Charlie” Acuff
January 2, 1891 (Age 12 years)
MarriageMary “Mollie” HendricksonView this family
April 18, 1896 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1Thomas Floyd Acuff
January 1898 (Age 19 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherClara Vittitoe
May 13, 1898 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 20 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 daughter
#2Fannie Elizabeth Acuff
December 9, 1899 (Age 21 years)
Census June 16, 1900 (Age 22 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas D Acuff Jr.
July 15, 1902 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Ollie Beatrice Acuff
November 21, 1902 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4Charles “Charlie” Acuff
March 28, 1908 (Age 30 years)
Census April 27, 1910 (Age 32 years)
Note: Four Mile & Turkey Creek
Birth of a daughter
#5Cecille A Acuff
December 31, 1911 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherRev. James Thomas Acuff
August 2, 1915 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 37 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
DivorceMary “Mollie” HendricksonView this family
before 1918 (Age 39 years)

WW1 Draft
September 12, 1918 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 38 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
MarriageEffie View this family
calculated 1918 (Age 39 years)

Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 39 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 31, 1920 (Age 41 years)
Death of a sisterBertha Belle Acuff
July 4, 1921 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Alta Acuff
July 17, 1922 (Age 44 years)
Death of a sonCharles “Charlie” Acuff
April 29, 1924 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Pereda Fay Acuff
December 9, 1928 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 51 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 12, 1930 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Billie Joe “Bill” Acuff
June 26, 1931 (Age 53 years)
Death of a motherMelvina Francis “Fannie” Kidwell
October 24, 1931 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Minnie Clyde Acuff
August 11, 1933 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Ollie Acuff
July 26, 1935 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Jessie Acuff
April 30, 1937 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Uhldean Acuff
October 10, 1938 (Age 60 years)
Census May 3, 1940 (Age 62 years)
Death of a wifeMary “Mollie” Hendrickson
January 10, 1943 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 63 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 71 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 67 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 February 20, 1955 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery: Acuff Cemetery
Note: Location: go up Four Mile Hollow just before the Ivy Grove Church. Road turns to the right take it. …
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by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: November 26, 1876Grainger, Tennessee, United States
15 months
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Stokely Orval Acuff
Birth: February 27, 1883 27 34Tennessee, United States
Death: October 12, 1957Union, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Thomas Judson “Judd” Acuff
Birth: January 22, 1888 32 39Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 15, 1972Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
Family with Mary “Mollie” Hendrickson - View this family
Marriage: April 18, 1896Bell, Kentucky, United States
Divorce: before 1918
21 months
23 months
Fannie Elizabeth Acuff
Birth: December 9, 1899 21 30Butler, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 18, 1982Oolitic, Lawrence, Indiana, United States
3 years
Ollie Beatrice Acuff
Birth: November 21, 1902 24 33Kentucky, United States
Death: May 29, 1988Maryland, United States
5 years
Charles “Charlie” Acuff
Birth: March 28, 1908 30 38Kentucky, United States
Death: April 29, 1924Bell, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Cecille A Acuff
Birth: December 31, 1911 33 42Kentucky, United States
Death: June 20, 2000Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Family with Effie - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1918
Farmer + Mary “Mollie” Hendrickson - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: before 1885
10 months
4 years
2 years
2 years

Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff has 17 first cousins recorded

MilitaryU.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Rev. James Thomas Acuff - Household

Grainger, TN

J T AcuffWM24headMFarmerTNTNTN
M F AcuffWF25wifeMKeeping HouseTNTNTN
Joe Clyde AcuffWM2sonSTNTNTN
Bertha AcuffWF2moAprildaughterSTNTNTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff - Household

Union, TN

Joseph C AcuffheadWMMar187822M4TNTNTNFarmer
Mollie AcuffwifeWFOct186930M466KYKYKY
Walter AcuffsonWMOct188514SKYTNKYFarm Laborer
Give F AcuffsonWMFeb189010SKYTNKYFarm Laborer
Bertha T AcuffdaughterWFJan18928SKYTNKY
Clarence H AcuffsonWMMar18946SKYTNKY
Floyd A AcuffsonWMJan18982SKYTNKY
Fannie AcuffdaughterWFDec18995mSKYTNKY
Orval AcuffbrotherWMMay188416MTNTNTNFarm Laborer

Joseph is too young for 4 oldest children - says married 4 yrs. -b

Four Mile & Turkey Creek
Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff - Household

Cumberland River Road Four Mile & Turkey Creek, Bell, KY

Clyde AcuffheadMW32M114TNTNTNFiremanStationary Plant
Mollie AcuffwifeFW40M21486KYKYKY
Lloyd AcuffsonMW12STNTNKY
Anna B AcuffdaughterFW10SKYTNKY
Ollie AcuffdaughterFW8SKYTNKY
Charles AcuffsonMW5SKYTNKY

Mollie has M2- 2 marriages -b

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff - Household

Cany Fork Road Arjay, Bell, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Acuff, ClydeheadMW40MTNTNTNFarmerGeneral farm
Acuff, EffiewifeFW29MALALAL

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff - Household

Forrest Cross Rd Knox, Tennessee

Acuff, ClydeheadMW53M40TNTNTNFarmOwn farm
Acuff, EffiewifeFW39M27ALALAL

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff - Household

Malnoyville Rd Knox, Tennessee

Acuff, ClydeXheadMW62MTNRKnoxTN
Acuff, EffiewifeFW48MALRKnoxTN

Location: go up Four Mile Hollow just before the Ivy Grove Church. Road turns to the right take it. Cemetery is behind the first house on left on the hill. Has bad dogs. I remember this very small cemetery located in Fourmile Hollow, Bell County, Ky. The Acuff farm is situated directly across from the old grave yard. My great-grandmother Mollie Hendrickson-Acuff's house still stands near-by. My grandparents were Floyd and Grace Carnes-Acuff. My Aunt Preta Acuff Campbell is living there now.I remember as child my mother Betty Jean Acuff and I would walk to vist Ms. Lily Gambrell, who lived a few yards down past the grave yard on the right. Cynthia Grace Oakley