The Shemwell Family

George Clark DriskillAge: 86 years18591946

George Clark Driskill
Given names
George Clark
Birth November 6, 1859 31 30
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Tolar
between 1850 and 1860
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census September 5, 1860 (Age 9 months)
Birth of a brotherArthur Davis Driskill
May 6, 1861 (Age 18 months)
Birth of a brotherJohn Seymore “Johnnie” Driskill
May 3, 1862 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterFrances Tennessee “Fannie” Driskill
December 10, 1864 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 16 months)

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 brotherSylvester Merryman Driskill
September 8, 1866 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 7 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 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Patrick Shemwell
July 1869 (Age 9 years)
Cause: Inflammation of bowels
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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 10 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a half-sisterMartha Ellen “Mattie” Driskill
November 4, 1891 (Age 31 years)
Death of a motherNancy Isabella Shemwell
August 21, 1893 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 38 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 40 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Franklin Driskill
April 18, 1902 (Age 42 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 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 57 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 58 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 8, 1920 (Age 60 years)
Death of a half-sisterMiranda Isabel “Belle” Driskill
January 31, 1924 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 69 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterLouisa Alverta “Lou” Driskill
February 28, 1930 (Age 70 years)
Census April 2, 1930 (Age 70 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Seymore “Johnnie” Driskill
May 13, 1931 (Age 71 years)
Death of a half-sisterMary Adeline “Molly” Driskill
February 12, 1934 (Age 74 years)
Census April 26, 1940 (Age 80 years)
Death of a half-sisterBarbara Jane Driskill
September 11, 1942 (Age 82 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 82 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 86 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death May 21, 1946 (Age 86 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change May 14, 202011:51:43

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 3, 1857Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
elder sister
20 months
George Clark Driskill
Birth: November 6, 1859 31 30Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 21, 1946Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
18 months
younger brother
1 year
younger brother
John Seymore “Johnnie” Driskill
Birth: May 3, 1862 34 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 13, 1931Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger sister
21 months
younger brother
Father’s family with Barbara Jane Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: January 31, 1850Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
2 years
16 months
2 years
Mother’s family with William Pidcock - View this family
Marriage: April 23, 1856Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years

George Clark Driskill has 44 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (44)

Parents John Franklin Driskill + Barbara Jane Shemwell
Parents John L Tabb + Martha Ellen Shemwell
1Thomas W Tabb18471906
3Mary Jane Tabb18521917
4John Riley Tabb18541945
5Joseph Warner Tabb18561933
6Susan E Tabb1859
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

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - George Clark Driskill - Household

Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Driskill, George CheadWMNov185940SKYTNKYFarmer
Driskill, Johnyounger brother(partner)WMMay186338SKYTNKYFarmer

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - George Clark Driskill - Household

Court House Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Driskill, George CheadMW50SKYTNKYFarmerGeneral Farm

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Sylvester Merryman Driskill - Household

150 Chestnut Street Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Driskill, S MheadMW53MKYKYKYTeamster
Driskill, AnniewifeFW44MKYKYKY
Driskill, FlowelldaughterFW20SKYKYKY
Driskill, BennettsonMW17SKYKYKY
Driskill, GenevievedaughterFW13SKYKYKY
Driskill, George Celder brotherMW59SKYTNKYCoal Miner

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Sylvester Merryman Driskill - Household

North Main Street Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Driskill, SylvesterheadMW64M29KYKYKYSalesmanFlour mill
Driskill, AnnawifeFW54M20KYKYKY
Benewitz, FloellsdaughterFW30Wd22KYKYKYBook keeperRetail ? Store
Driskill, BennettsonMW27M26KYKYKYCarpenterGeneral Work
Driskill, Maydaughter in lawFW22M21KYKYKY
Driskill, Georgeelder brotherMW70SKYKYKYCarpenterHouse Building
Driskill, Johnelder brotherMW68Wd48KYKYKYCarpenterGeneral Work
Benewitz, JoegrandsonMW6SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Sylvester Merryman Driskill - Household

Wilson Street Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Driskill, SylvesterheadMW73MKYSame House
Driskill, AnniewifeFW65MKYSame House
Bennewitz, FloelldaughterFW40DKYSame HouseOwner ManagerLadies Ready to Wear
Bennewitz, JoegrandsonMW16SKYSame House
Driskill, Georgeelder brotherMW80SKYSame HouseLaborerWholesale Grocery