The Shemwell Family

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: 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 Tabb1859
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
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John Franklin Driskill - Household

Todd, Kentucky

John Franklin Driskellhead32MWFarmerTN
N J Driskellwife31FWKY
M I Driskelldaughter9FWKY
M A Driskelldaughter7FWKY
M E Driskelldaughter5FWKY
R J Driskelldaughter4FWKY
L A Driskelldaughter3FWKY
G C Driskellson1MWKY
Anna Driskellmother62FWNC

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Franklin Driskill - Household

Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Driskill, J Fhead42MWFarmerTN
Driskill, Nancy Jwife41FWKeeping HouseKY
Driskill, Miranda Idaughter18FWWithout OccupationKY
Driskill, Mary Adaughter17FWWithout OccupationKY
Driskill, Martha Edaughter15FWWithout OccupationKY
Driskill, Louisa Adaughter12FWWithout OccupationKY
Driskill, George Cson10MWAt HomeKY
Driskill, Arthur Dson9MWKY
Driskill, John Cson8MWKY
Driskill, Fanny Tdaughter5FWKY
Driskill, Sylvester Mson3MWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Marion Washington Carver - Household

Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Carver, M WWM26headMFarmerKYNCNC
Carver, M IWF28wifeMKYTNKY
Carver, T WWM6sonSKYKYKY
Carver, E OWM1sonSKYKYKY
Carver, FredieWM3mMarsonSKYKYKY

Fredie's name must have been changed to is Claude? -b

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Marion Washington Carver - Household

Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Carver, Marion WheadWMMay185446M22KYKYKYFarmer
Carver, Miranda IwifeWFJan185148M2265KYTNKY
Carver, ElmersonWMJan187921SKYKYKY
Carver, Claude LsonWMMar188020SKYKYKY
Carver, Fred MsonWMMar188515SKYKYKY
Carver, Anna LdaughterWFMar18955SKYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Marion Washington Carver - Household

Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Carver, Marion WheadMW55M232KYNCNCFarmerGeneral Farm
Carver, Miranda IwifeFW59M13265KYTNKY
Carver, Annie LdaughterFW15SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Marion Washington Carver - Household

Cherry St. Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Carver, Marion WheadMW66MKYKYKYCarpenter
Carver, BellewifeFW69MKYKYKY
Carver, AnniedaughterFW24SKYKYKY