The Shemwell Family

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Miranda Isabel “Belle” DriskillAge: 73 years18511924

Miranda Isabel “Belle” Driskill
Given names
Miranda Isabel
Married name
Miranda Isabel Carver
Birth January 13, 1851 22 25
Birth of a sisterMary Adeline “Molly” Driskill
March 23, 1853 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha Ellen “Mattie” Driskill
July 12, 1854 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterBarbara Jane Driskill
October 23, 1856 (Age 5 years)
Death of a motherBarbara Jane Shemwell
October 23, 1856 (Age 5 years)
Cause: Died during childbirth
Marriage of a parentJohn Franklin DriskillNancy Isabella ShemwellView this family
April 3, 1857 (Age 6 years)

Birth of a half-sisterLouisa Alverta “Lou” Driskill
February 23, 1858 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a half-brotherGeorge Clark Driskill
November 6, 1859 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Tolar
between 1850 and 1860
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census September 5, 1860 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a half-brotherArthur Davis Driskill
May 6, 1861 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJohn Seymore “Johnnie” Driskill
May 3, 1862 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a half-sisterFrances Tennessee “Fannie” Driskill
December 10, 1864 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 10 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 half-brotherSylvester Merryman Driskill
September 8, 1866 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 15 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 15 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Patrick Shemwell
July 1869 (Age 18 years)
Cause: Inflammation of bowels
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 17 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 June 13, 1870 (Age 19 years)
MarriageMarion Washington CarverView this family
November 18, 1877 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1Elmer Otis Carver
January 24, 1879 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#2Claude Lester Carver
March 23, 1880 (Age 29 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#3Fred Moore Carver
March 13, 1885 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sisterMartha Ellen “Mattie” Driskill
November 4, 1891 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Anna Leota Carver
March 1, 1895 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 47 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 -
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Franklin Driskill
April 18, 1902 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childClaude Lester CarverAmmie Browning LyonView this family
December 24, 1903 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Christine Carver
1904 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childElmer Otis CarverWinnie Ann VickView this family
February 6, 1904 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Louise Carver
May 7, 1905 (Age 54 years)
Death of a granddaughterChristine Carver
1905 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childFred Moore CarverMaude Greek WelbornView this family
October 1906 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Kenneth Mel Carver
January 19, 1907 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Carra Belle Carver
August 25, 1907 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Randall Vick Carver
January 17, 1909 (Age 58 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Lovell Driskill Carver
June 9, 1911 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Elmer Terry Carver
October 23, 1913 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Gayle Raymond Carver
November 6, 1913 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Marianna Carver
June 6, 1916 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 64 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Hilda Imogene “Jean” Carver
April 17, 1917 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Lester Glenn Carver
October 19, 1917 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 65 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 66 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 12, 1920 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Sarah Belle Carver
October 15, 1921 (Age 70 years)
Death January 31, 1924 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change May 14, 202011:51:42

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 31, 1850Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
2 years
younger sister
16 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Nancy Isabella Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: April 3, 1857Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
20 months
George Clark Driskill
Birth: November 6, 1859 31 30Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 21, 1946Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
18 months
1 year
John Seymore “Johnnie” Driskill
Birth: May 3, 1862 34 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 13, 1931Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
21 months
Family with Marion Washington Carver - View this family
Marriage: November 18, 1877Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
14 months
14 months
Claude Lester Carver
Birth: March 23, 1880 25 29Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 10, 1965Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
5 years
Fred Moore Carver
Birth: March 13, 1885 30 34Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 27, 1961Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
10 years
Anna Leota Carver
Birth: March 1, 1895 40 44Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 3, 1990Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marion Washington Carver + Fannie Scisson - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: January 8, 1873Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
22 months
Watson Telfred Carver
Birth: November 18, 1874 20 23Kentucky, United States
Death: August 28, 1945Bowie, Texas, United States

Miranda Isabel “Belle” Driskill has 47 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (47)

Parents John L Tabb + Martha Ellen Shemwell
1Thomas W Tabb18471906
3Mary Jane Tabb18521917
4John Riley Tabb18541945
5Joseph Warner Tabb18561933
6Susan E Tabb18591870
Parents William Pidcock + Nancy Isabella Shemwell
Parents John Franklin Driskill + Nancy Isabella Shemwell
Parents William Henry Shemwell + Elizabeth Jane Tomerlin
3Leroy J Shemwell18581906
4James H Shemwell18611906
7Mattie V Shemwell18741914
Parents Samuel Black Shemwell + Martha Jane “Mattie” Pidcock
3John L Shemwell18541917
6Samuel M Shemwell18611935
Parents John Pidcock + Mary Ann Shemwell
3Miranda E Pidcock18631900
Parents John Patrick Shemwell Jr. + Mary Hester Sherrod
2Willie Shemwell18711875
3Etta Bell Shemwell18721942
Parents James Lewis Shemwell + Eliza Ann “Lizia” Latham