The Shemwell Family

Miranda Isabel “Belle” DriskellAge: 73 years18511924

Name
Miranda Isabel “Belle” Driskell
Given names
Miranda Isabel
Nickname
Belle
Surname
Driskell
Married name
Miranda Isabel Carver
Birth January 13, 1851 22 25
Birth of a sisterMartha E “Mattie” Driskell
July 12, 1854 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterF A Driskell
October 1855 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterBarbara Jane Driskell
October 1855 (Age 4 years)
Death of a motherBarbara Jane Shemwell
October 23, 1855 (Age 4 years)
Cause: Died during childbirth
Marriage of a parentJohn Franklin DriskellNancy Isabella ShemwellView this family
April 3, 1857 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a half-brotherGeorge Clark Driskell
November 6, 1860 (Age 9 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a half-sisterFannie Tennesee Driskell
estimated 1865 (Age 13 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 15 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#1Elmer Otis Carver
January 24, 1879 (Age 28 years)

Death of a sisterMartha E “Mattie” Driskell
November 4, 1891 (Age 40 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a fatherJohn Franklin Driskell
April 18, 1902 (Age 51 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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death January 31, 1924 (Age 73 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change June 6, 201713:20:11

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 31, 1850Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
herself
4 years
younger sister
Martha E “Mattie” Driskell
Birth: July 12, 1854 26 28Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 4, 1891Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
16 months
younger sister
F A Driskell
Birth: October 1855 27 29Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death:
1 month
younger sister
Barbara Jane Driskell
Birth: October 1855 27 29Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 11, 1942Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Father’s family with Nancy Isabella Shemwell - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: April 3, 1857Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
half-brother
George Clark Driskell
Birth: November 6, 1860 32 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 21, 1946Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
5 years
half-sister
Fannie Tennesee Driskell
Birth: estimated 1865 36 36Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 22, 1951Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Family with Marion Washington Carver - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: November 18, 1877Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
14 months
son
son
son
son
son
daughter

Miranda Isabel “Belle” Driskell has 43 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (43)

Parents John L Tabb + Martha Ellen Shemwell
1Thomas W Tabb18471906
3Mary Jane Tabb18521917
4John R Tabb18561945
5Joseph Warner Tabb18561933
6Susan E Tabb1859
Parents William Pidcock + Nancy Isabella Shemwell
Parents John Franklin Driskell + 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