The Shemwell Family

Mary Ann “Polly” KittrellAge: 90 years18371927

Mary Ann “Polly” Kittrell
Given names
Mary Ann
Married name
Mary Ann Powers
Birth March 1, 1837 28 14
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel Kittrell
1838 (Age 10 months)
Birth of a brotherMarion Kittrell
calculated 1839 (Age 22 months)
Death of a fatherJoseph Kittrell
1840 (Age 2 years)
Address: Present day Butler Co.
Marriage of a parentJames BrannumRebecca Ann RushinView this family
Type: Civil marriage
January 2, 1842 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 8 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 -
Death of a paternal grandmotherEllender “Nellie” Shemwell
1850 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherFrancis Auridel “Franky” Jordan
1850 (Age 12 years)
Civil marriageGeorge Washington PowersView this family
June 26, 1852 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Elizabeth Powers
calculated 1853 (Age 15 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJason Rushin
1855 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#2Holloway Kittrell Powers
October 15, 1856 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#3Marion Powers
January 2, 1859 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 19 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 24, 1860 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Rebecca Ann Powers
November 28, 1861 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#5Albert Ernest Powers
February 22, 1865 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 24 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 29 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 29 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a son
#6George W Powers
calculated 1868 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Marinda Powers
December 20, 1869 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 31 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 -
Death of a sonMarion Powers
before 1870 (Age 32 years)
Death of a brotherMarion Kittrell
1870 (Age 32 years)
Census July 28, 1870 (Age 33 years)
Marriage of a childHardy Clemon DickenMary Elizabeth PowersView this family
March 3, 1872 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Melvina Powers
November 22, 1874 (Age 37 years)
Death of a sonHolloway Kittrell Powers
March 23, 1875 (Age 38 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 40 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childAlbert Ernest PowersIda J PenningtonView this family
March 3, 1886 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Jacob Washington “Jake” Powers
June 22, 1886 (Age 49 years)
Death of a motherRebecca Ann Rushin
June 6, 1887 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Hattie M Powers
December 1888 (Age 51 years)
Death of a husbandGeorge Washington Powers
August 6, 1889 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childClarkson PottengerMarinda PowersView this family
September 15, 1889 (Age 52 years)

Death of a daughterRebecca Ann Powers
January 11, 1890 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childCrayton PottengerMelvina PowersView this family
May 1, 1891 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Grace Ann Pottenger
July 14, 1892 (Age 55 years)
Death of a daughterMary Elizabeth Powers
January 11, 1893 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Albert C Powers
September 1893 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Carl S Powers
calculated 1894 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 61 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Anna L Powers
January 1899 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Bessie M Pottenger
July 30, 1900 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Raymond Powers
calculated 1905 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Marvin J Powers
calculated 1907 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Justin Powers
calculated 1910 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 78 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 79 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 80 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 of a daughterMelvina Powers
January 15, 1926 (Age 88 years)

Death March 13, 1927 (Age 90 years)
Cemetery: Powers Cemetery
Last change November 30, 201616:19:12

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1836
14 months
3 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with James Brannum - View this family
James Brannum
Birth: August 12, 1799South Carolina, United States
Death: June 6, 1876Butler, Missouri, United States
Marriage: January 2, 1842Ripley, Missouri, United States
Family with George Washington Powers - View this family
Marriage: June 26, 1852Ripley, Missouri, United States
18 months
Mary Elizabeth Powers
Birth: calculated 1853 19 15Missouri, United States
Death: January 11, 1893Butler, Missouri, United States
4 years
Holloway Kittrell Powers
Birth: October 15, 1856 22 19Missouri, United States
Death: March 23, 1875
2 years
Marion Powers
Birth: January 2, 1859 25 21Missouri, United States
Death: before 1870Missouri, United States
3 years
Rebecca Ann Powers
Birth: November 28, 1861 28 24Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 11, 1890Butler, Missouri, United States
3 years
4 years
2 years
Marinda Powers
Birth: December 20, 1869 36 32Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 18, 1945Pope, Arkansas, United States
5 years

Mary Ann “Polly” Kittrell has 45 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Powers - Household

Washington, Ripley, MO

Washington Powershead26MWFarmerMO
P A Powerswife23FWDomesticMO
E Powersdaughter7FWMO
H K Powersson3MWMO
M Powersson1MWMO

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Powers - Household

Washington, Ripley, Missouri

Powers, Whead34MWFarmerMO
Powers, Marywife34FWHouse KeeperMO
Powers, Elizabethdaughter17FWMO
Powers, Hollowayson15MWMO
Powers, Rebeccadaughter10FWMO
Powers, Albertson8MWMO
Powers, Georgeson3MWMO
Powers, Marindadaughter7mFWMODec

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Powers - Household

Beaver Dam, Butler, MO

Washington PowersWM45headMFarmerMOKYTN
Polly Ann PowersWF43wifeMKeeping HouseMOKYTN
Rebecca A PowersWF17daughterSat homeMOMOMO
Albert PowersWM14sonMworks on farmMOMOMO
George W PowersWM12sonSworks on farmMOMOMO
Marinda PowersWF10daughterSworks on farmMOMOMO
Melvina PowersWF5daughterSat homeMOMOMO