The Shemwell Family

Miranda Isabel “Belle” DriskellAge: 73 years18511924

Miranda Isabel “Belle” Driskell
Given names
Miranda Isabel
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 -
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 -
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) -
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 -
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)

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 -
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 -
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 -
Death January 31, 1924 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change June 6, 201713:20:11

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 31, 1850Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
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
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
Marriage: April 3, 1857Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
George Clark Driskell
Birth: November 6, 1860 32 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 21, 1946Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
5 years
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
Marriage: November 18, 1877Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
14 months

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