The Shemwell Family

Rebecca Ann PowersAge: 28 years18611890

Name
Rebecca Ann Powers
Given names
Rebecca Ann
Surname
Powers
Birth November 28, 1861 28 24
Birth of a brotherAlbert Ernest Powers
February 22, 1865 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 5 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 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherGeorge W Powers
calculated 1868 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterMarinda Powers
December 20, 1869 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 7 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
Death of a brotherMarion Powers
before 1870 (Age 8 years)
Census July 28, 1870 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterMelvina Powers
November 22, 1874 (Age 12 years)
Death of a brotherHolloway Kittrell Powers
March 23, 1875 (Age 13 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 16 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 18 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherRebecca Ann Rushin
June 6, 1887 (Age 25 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge Washington Powers
August 6, 1889 (Age 27 years)
Death January 11, 1890 (Age 28 years)
Last change November 30, 201616:24:23

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: June 26, 1852Ripley, Missouri, United States
18 months
elder sister
Mary Elizabeth Powers
Birth: calculated 1853 19 15Missouri, United States
Death: January 11, 1893Butler, Missouri, United States
4 years
elder brother
Holloway Kittrell Powers
Birth: October 15, 1856 22 19Missouri, United States
Death: March 23, 1875
2 years
elder brother
Marion Powers
Birth: January 2, 1859 25 21Missouri, United States
Death: before 1870Missouri, United States
3 years
herself
Rebecca Ann Powers
Birth: November 28, 1861 28 24Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 11, 1890Butler, Missouri, United States
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Marinda Powers
Birth: December 20, 1869 36 32Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 18, 1945Pope, Arkansas, United States
5 years
younger sister

Rebecca Ann Powers has 1 first cousin recorded

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

Washington, Ripley, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
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

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
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