The Shemwell Family

Jospeh Smith Greene1861

Name
Jospeh Smith Greene
Given names
Jospeh Smith
Surname
Greene
Birth about 1861 34 33
Birth of a sisterCamilla Greene
January 26, 1863 (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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a brotherJohn Melvin Greene
August 4, 1865 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterGreene
about 1867 (Age 6 years)
Death of a sisterGreene
about 1867 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 6 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 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherE. Lindsay Greene
May 11, 1869 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 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
Death of a maternal grandfatherElihu Watson
about 1870 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterGreene
about 1871 (Age 10 years)
Death of a sisterGreene
about 1871 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherRichard Lee Greene
May 1873 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherCelia Sherrill
June 30, 1876 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 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 paternal grandfatherSolomon Greene
December 24, 1888 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 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
MarriageMary L GreeneView this family
before 1900 (Age 39 years)

Death of a wifeMary L Greene
before 1900 (Age 39 years)

Death of a motherMabel Malinda “Linda” Watson
August 10, 1909 (Age 48 years)
Death of a brotherSolomon Riley Greene
March 27, 1913 (Age 52 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Riley Greene
January 13, 1915 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a brotherRichard Lee Greene
September 28, 1918 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 56 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 57 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a sisterCelia Greene
December 4, 1921 (Age 60 years)
Burial of a sisterCelia Greene
December 6, 1921 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery: John Riley Greene Cemetery
Death of a brotherElihu Greene
July 3, 1926 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 68 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a sisterNancy Louisa “Eliza” Greene
April 27, 1936 (Age 75 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Willis “Bill” Greene
November 13, 1938 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherHarvey R Greene
February 15, 1940 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sisterLucy Carolina Greene
June 18, 1942 (Age 81 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Melvin Greene
April 27, 1944 (Age 83 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Melvin Greene
April 29, 1944 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery: John Riley Greene Cemetery
Death of a sisterCamilla Greene
August 2, 1944 (Age 83 years)
Burial of a sisterCamilla Greene
August 4, 1944 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery: Upper Crossroads Church Cemetery
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 80 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a brotherE. Lindsay Greene
December 25, 1946 (Age 85 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 89 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 85 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Deathunknown

Last change May 19, 201603:35:41

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 7, 1844Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
11 months
elder sister
18 months
elder brother
23 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Solomon Riley Greene
Birth: May 4, 1851 24 23Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 27, 1913Watauga, North Carolina, United States
3 years
elder sister
23 months
elder sister
Lucy Carolina Greene
Birth: August 27, 1855 29 27Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 18, 1942Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
18 months
elder brother
5 years
himself
2 years
younger sister
Camilla Greene
Birth: January 26, 1863 36 35Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 2, 1944Fallston, Harford, Maryland, United States
3 years
younger brother
John Melvin Greene
Birth: August 4, 1865 39 37Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 27, 1944Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger sister
Greene
Birth: about 1867 40 39Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1867Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger brother
E. Lindsay Greene
Birth: May 11, 1869 42 41Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 25, 1946Watauga, North Carolina, United States
3 years
younger sister
Greene
Birth: about 1871 44 43Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1871Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger brother
Richard Lee Greene
Birth: May 1873 46 45Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 28, 1918Burke, North Carolina, United States
Family with Mary L Greene - View this family
himself
wife
Mary L Greene
Birth: April 13, 1859 20 17Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: before 1900
Marriage: before 1900

Jospeh Smith Greene has 33 first cousins recorded