The Shemwell Family

Mary Ann ShemwellAge: 80 years18501931

Name
Mary Ann Shemwell
Given names
Mary Ann
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Mary Ann Harris
Married name
Mary Ann Crowder
Birth June 5, 1850 31 27
MarriageCrowderView this family
unknown

Death of a paternal grandmotherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850
Birth of a sisterSusan Shemwell
1852 (Age 18 months)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Luther Shemwell
April 22, 1853 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Permelia Shemwell
March 10, 1855 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 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 brotherLouis T Shemwell
February 10, 1860 (Age 9 years)
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary “Polly” VanMetre
December 2, 1863 (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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 16 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 16 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Death of a motherSusan Kerna Tabb
May 20, 1869 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 18 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
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 19 years)
MarriageWilliam Rastus “Raz” HarrisView this family
June 9, 1872 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Mattie V Harris
September 14, 1872 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ada Pearl Harris
1875 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3Elvis Lote Harris
August 31, 1878 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 29 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam G Shemwell
after May 1884 (Age 33 years)

Birth of a son
#4Lewis J “Dixie” Harris
March 24, 1885 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Inez Clyde Harris
June 17, 1887 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#6Homer Heritage Harris
September 9, 1890 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a childJohn R CrowderMattie V HarrisView this family
1891 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Laura C Crowder
April 20, 1893 (Age 42 years)
Death of a granddaughterLaura C Crowder
July 7, 1893 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Albert Ross Crowder
November 17, 1894 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Lula Goldie Crowder
January 23, 1896 (Age 45 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
Birth of a grandson
#4Ralph W Harris
March 1899 (Age 48 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Gracie N Crowder
August 22, 1901 (Age 51 years)
Death of a granddaughterGracie N Crowder
July 23, 1902 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Florine Emice Harris
1903 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Annie M Crowder
1904 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Tollie Laton Harris
August 2, 1905 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Coleman Clyde Crowder
June 24, 1906 (Age 56 years)
Death of a sisterColumbia Jane Shemwell
May 12, 1907 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childClarence David “Fritz” DriskillInez Clyde HarrisView this family
calculated 1908 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a grandson
#10Louis L Crowder
March 19, 1909 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childLewis J “Dixie” HarrisNannie B KennerView this family
about 1910 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Permelia Shemwell
before April 1910 (Age 59 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Luther Shemwell
August 15, 1910 (Age 60 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph A Shemwell
after 1910 (Age 59 years)

Death of a brotherSamuel Vanmeter Shemwell
December 8, 1911 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Urie Blair Harris
July 11, 1913 (Age 63 years)
Death of a grandsonUrie Blair Harris
August 7, 1913 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12Kenneth M Crowder
December 5, 1913 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Ovie Odell Harris
March 10, 1914 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 65 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 66 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 67 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/
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 79 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sisterGeorge Ann Shemwell
January 13, 1931 (Age 80 years)
Death March 8, 1931 (Age 80 years)
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Burial
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 15, 1840Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
17 months
elder brother
22 months
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
3 years
herself
3 years
younger sister
16 months
younger brother
23 months
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
Louis T Shemwell
Birth: February 10, 1860 41 37Kentucky, United States
Death: April 16, 1934Nashville, Washington, Illinois, United States
Family with Crowder - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage:
Family with William Rastus “Raz” Harris - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: June 9, 1872Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
4 years
son
7 years
son
Lewis J “Dixie” Harris
Birth: March 24, 1885 34 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 7, 1958Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
daughter
Inez Clyde Harris
Birth: June 17, 1887 36 37Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 26, 1957Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
Homer Heritage Harris
Birth: September 9, 1890 40 40Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 6, 1986Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States

Mary Ann Shemwell has 31 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William G. Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
William Shemwell30MKY
Susan Shemwell30FKY
Joseph Shemwell20MKY
G A Shemwell18FKY
Samuel Shemwell15MKY
Columbia Shemwell14FKY
Mary Shemwell12FKY
W L Shemwell10MKY
Susan Shemwell8FKY

Notes: Ages are off?

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - William G. Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
William G Shemwell51MFarmerKY
Columbia J Shemwell22FKeeping HouseKY
Mary Shemwell19FAt homeKY
William L Shemwell18MFarm laborKY
Sarah P Shemwell15FAt homeKY
Louis L Shemwell11MFarm laborKY

Notes: Susan is Not listed

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - William Rastus Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
William R HarrisWM27headM7FarmerKYNCTN
Mary A HarrisWF36wifeM7Keeping HouseKYKYVA
Mattie V. HarrisWF7daughterS-KYKYKY
Ada P HarrisWF6daughterS-KYKYKY
Elvis L HarrisWM2sonS-KYKYKY
Louis T. ShemwellWM26brother-in-lawS-LaborerKYKYVA

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Rastus Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Harris, William RheadWMJun185049M29KYNCTNFarmer
Harris, Mary AwifeWFJun185049M2966KYKYVA
Harris, Lewis JsonWMMar188416SKYKYKYFarm Laborer
Harris, Iris CdaughterWFJun188712SKYKYKY
Harris, Homer HsonWMSep18909SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Rastus Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Harris, RasmusheadMW69MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Harris, MarywifeFW69MKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Rastus Harris - Household

Coal Bank Road 1930 Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky - William R Harris

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Harris, William RheadMW79M21KYKYKYFarmingGen. Farm
Harris, Mary AwifeFW79M22KYKYVA