The Shemwell Family

Thomas Floyd AcuffAge: 79 years18981977

Thomas Floyd Acuff
Given names
Thomas Floyd
Birth January 1898 19 28
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 3 months)
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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherPreston Hendrickson
July 3, 1899 (Age 18 months)
Birth of a sisterFannie Elizabeth Acuff
December 9, 1899 (Age 23 months)
Census June 16, 1900 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterOllie Beatrice Acuff
November 21, 1902 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles “Charlie” Acuff
March 28, 1908 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Hinkle
July 20, 1909 (Age 11 years)
Census April 27, 1910 (Age 12 years)
Note: Four Mile & Turkey Creek
Birth of a sisterCecille A Acuff
December 31, 1911 (Age 13 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherRev. James Thomas Acuff
August 2, 1915 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 18 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 19 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Marriage of a parentJoseph Clyde “Joe” AcuffEffie View this family
calculated 1918 (Age 20 years)

Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 20 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Alta Acuff
July 17, 1922 (Age 24 years)
Death of a brotherCharles “Charlie” Acuff
April 29, 1924 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Pereda Fay Acuff
December 9, 1928 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 31 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 17, 1930 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#3Billie Joe “Bill” Acuff
June 26, 1931 (Age 33 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMelvina Francis “Fannie” Kidwell
October 24, 1931 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Minnie Clyde Acuff
August 11, 1933 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Ollie Acuff
July 26, 1935 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Jessie Acuff
April 30, 1937 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Uhldean Acuff
October 10, 1938 (Age 40 years)
Census May 14, 1940 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Harry Edward Valentine Jr.
April 11, 1942 (Age 44 years)
Death of a motherMary “Mollie” Hendrickson
January 10, 1943 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 43 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
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 52 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Marriage of a childBillie Joe “Bill” AcuffVelma Jean View this family
1954 (Age 56 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Carol Acuff
April 8, 1955 (Age 57 years)

Marriage of a childLuther Gilbert Ponsell Jr.Minnie Clyde AcuffView this family
1955 (Age 57 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff
February 20, 1955 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Michael Eugene Priester
August 4, 1956 (Age 58 years)

Birth of a grandson
#4Billy Craig Acuff
October 15, 1957 (Age 59 years)

Death of a wifeGrace “Gracie” Carnes
March 5, 1973 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 48 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 April 12, 1977 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Acuff Cemetery
Note: Location: go up Four Mile Hollow just before the Ivy Grove Church. Road turns to the right take it. …
Last change February 13, 202018:53:25

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 18, 1896Bell, Kentucky, United States
Divorce: before 1918
21 months
23 months
younger sister
Fannie Elizabeth Acuff
Birth: December 9, 1899 21 30Butler, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 18, 1982Oolitic, Lawrence, Indiana, United States
3 years
younger sister
Ollie Beatrice Acuff
Birth: November 21, 1902 24 33Kentucky, United States
Death: May 29, 1988Maryland, United States
5 years
younger brother
Charles “Charlie” Acuff
Birth: March 28, 1908 30 38Kentucky, United States
Death: April 29, 1924Bell, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger sister
Cecille A Acuff
Birth: December 31, 1911 33 42Kentucky, United States
Death: June 20, 2000Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Father’s family with Effie - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1918
Mother’s family with Farmer - View this family
Marriage: before 1885
10 months
4 years
2 years
2 years
Family with Grace “Gracie” Carnes - View this family
Alta Acuff
Birth: July 17, 1922 24 23Bell, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 21, 2013Howard, Maryland, United States
Pereda Fay Acuff
Birth: December 9, 1928 30 29Fourmile, Bell, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 29, 2015Pineville, Bell, Kentucky, United States
Billie Joe “Bill” Acuff
Birth: June 26, 1931 33 32Fourmile, Bell, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 11, 2009Callahan, Nassau, Florida, United States
2 years
Minnie Clyde Acuff
Birth: August 11, 1933 35 34Fourmile, Bell, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 26, 2017Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States
23 months
Ollie Acuff
Birth: July 26, 1935 37 36Fourmile, Bell, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 8, 2010Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States
21 months
Jessie Acuff
Birth: April 30, 1937 39 38Bell, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 30, 2011Corbin, Knox, Kentucky, United States
17 months
Uhldean Acuff
Birth: October 10, 1938 40 39Fourmile, Bell, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 27, 1992Knox, Kentucky, United States

Thomas Floyd Acuff has 9 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff - Household

Union, TN

Joseph C AcuffheadWMMar187822M4TNTNTNFarmer
Mollie AcuffwifeWFOct186930M466KYKYKY
Walter AcuffsonWMOct188514SKYTNKYFarm Laborer
Give F AcuffsonWMFeb189010SKYTNKYFarm Laborer
Bertha T AcuffdaughterWFJan18928SKYTNKY
Clarence H AcuffsonWMMar18946SKYTNKY
Floyd A AcuffsonWMJan18982SKYTNKY
Fannie AcuffdaughterWFDec18995mSKYTNKY
Orval AcuffbrotherWMMay188416MTNTNTNFarm Laborer

Joseph is too young for 4 oldest children - says married 4 yrs. -b

Four Mile & Turkey Creek
Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff - Household

Cumberland River Road Four Mile & Turkey Creek, Bell, KY

Clyde AcuffheadMW32M114TNTNTNFiremanStationary Plant
Mollie AcuffwifeFW40M21486KYKYKY
Lloyd AcuffsonMW12STNTNKY
Anna B AcuffdaughterFW10SKYTNKY
Ollie AcuffdaughterFW8SKYTNKY
Charles AcuffsonMW5SKYTNKY

Mollie has M2- 2 marriages -b

Location: go up Four Mile Hollow just before the Ivy Grove Church. Road turns to the right take it. Cemetery is behind the first house on left on the hill. Has bad dogs. I remember this very small cemetery located in Fourmile Hollow, Bell County, Ky. The Acuff farm is situated directly across from the old grave yard. My great-grandmother Mollie Hendrickson-Acuff's house still stands near-by. My grandparents were Floyd and Grace Carnes-Acuff. My Aunt Preta Acuff Campbell is living there now.I remember as child my mother Betty Jean Acuff and I would walk to vist Ms. Lily Gambrell, who lived a few yards down past the grave yard on the right. Cynthia Grace Oakley