The Shemwell Family

Rebecca A “Becky” Munday1829

Rebecca A “Becky” Munday
Given names
Rebecca A
Married name
Rebecca A Hall
Birth about 1829
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 3 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 6 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 -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 17 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 -
MarriageJames F “Jin” HallView this family
October 13, 1851 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#1John W Hall
December 1, 1852 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2Joshua S Hall
March 9, 1855 (Age 26 years)
Death of a sonJohn W Hall
April 16, 1858 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#3William H Hall
May 20, 1859 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 28 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a daughter
#4Josephine Hall
1861 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#5Alphonso Hall
March 1864 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 32 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
#6George Thomas Hall
July 6, 1866 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 38 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 38 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a son
#7Lee A Hall
1868 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 40 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#8Martha F Hall
1872 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 49 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childJames S “Jimmy” HallJosephine HallView this family
1880 (Age 51 years)
Census June 21, 1880 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Herman S Hall
November 6, 1882 (Age 53 years)
Death of a husbandJames F “Jin” Hall
August 22, 1887 (Age 58 years)
Burial of a husbandJames F “Jin” Hall
1887 (Age 58 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Death of a sonWilliam H Hall
November 25, 1888 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2William S Hall
February 1889 (Age 60 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#3Maudie E Hall
October 1891 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childJoshua S HallMary Nancy GlennView this family
1891 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 69 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 -
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 87 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 88 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 89 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 100 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -

Family with James F “Jin” Hall - View this family
Marriage: October 13, 1851Todd, Kentucky, United States
14 months
John W Hall
Birth: December 1, 1852 28 23Kentucky, United States
Death: April 16, 1858Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
4 years
William H Hall
Birth: May 20, 1859 35 30Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 25, 1888Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
3 years
2 years
George Thomas Hall
Birth: July 6, 1866 42 37Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: Browder, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
5 years

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James F “Jin” Hall - Household

Sharon Grove Todd Ky

James F HallWM55headFarmerKYNCNC
Rebecca A HallWF52wifeKeeping HouseTNVAVA
William H HallWM21sonLaborerKYKYTN
Josephine HallWF19daughterAt HomeKYKYTN
Alphonso HallWM16sonLaborerKYKYTN
George L HallWM14sonLaborerKYKYTN
Lee A HallWM11sonAt HomeKYKYTN
Martha F HallWF8daughterKYKYTN