The Shemwell Family

Martha M 1830

Name
Martha M
Given names
Martha M
Married name
Martha M Wells
Married name
Martha M Hooks
Birth estimated 1830
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Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 2 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 5 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 16 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a son
#1William Henry Wells
calculated 1852 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2Gower Wells
calculated 1854 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Lucy Wells
calculated 1856 (Age 26 years)
MarriageJames R HooksView this family
April 24, 1859 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 27 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 daughter
#4Martha Hooks
calculated April 1860 (Age 30 years)
Census September 1, 1860 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Louisa Ann “Annie” Hooks
estimated 1861 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 31 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 son
#6Daniel C Hooks
estimated 1865 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 37 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 37 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 39 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 July 9, 1870 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#7Charles W Hooks
calculated 1874 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 48 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 9, 1880 (Age 50 years)
Death of a husbandJames R Hooks
November 26, 1884 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 68 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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 86 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 87 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 88 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 99 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
Deathunknown

Last change July 20, 201611:24:59

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with James R Hooks - View this family
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herself
Marriage: April 24, 1859Livingston, Kentucky, United States
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Family with Wells - View this family
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3 years
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James R Hooks + Jemima Shemwell - View this family
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Marriage:
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3 years
step-daughter
3 years
step-daughter
4 years
step-son
Hiram R Hooks
Birth: estimated 1846 34 32Tennessee, United States
Death: October 1874
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step-son

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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Livingston Ky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
J R Hookshead49MWFarmerTN
Martha Hookswife30FWKY
Eramus Hooksson22MWFarmerTN
Hiram R Hooksson14MWTN
James C Hooksson10MWTN
Martha Hooksdaughter5moFWKY
William H Wellsstep-son8MWKY
Gower Wellsstep-son6MWKY
Lucy Wellsstep-daughter4FWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Livingston Ky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
J R Hookshead59MWFarmerTN
Martha M Hookswife40FWKeeping houseKY
James C Hooksson20MWFarm laborerTN
Martha Z Hooksdaughter10FWKY
Louisa Ann Hooksdaughter9FWKY
Daniel C Hooksdaughter5FWKY
E Stanley27FWNo OccupationTN
Henry Stanley9MWKY
Mason Stanley7MWKY
Henry Wells18MWFarm laborerKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Driskills Livingston Ky

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
James R HooksWM69headWFarmerTNNCNC
Martha M HooksWF50wifeMKeeping houseKYKYKY
Annie HooksWF16daughterSKYTNKY
Daniel C HooksWM13sonSKYTNKY
Charles W HooksWM6sonSKYTNKY