The Shemwell Family

William Tony AdamsAge: 64 years18171881

William Tony Adams
Given names
William Tony
Birth November 12, 1817
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 14 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 17 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 -
MarriageNancy Turvey HaginsView this family
August 6, 1846 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#1Francis Marion Adams
February 9, 1848 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 28 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 -
Birth of a son
#2William D “Bill” Adams
calculated 1850 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#3Joseph Benjamin Adams
May 8, 1852 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#4James Monroe Adams
June 25, 1854 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Francis Jane Adams
1857 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#6John Brown Adams
December 17, 1859 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 39 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 17, 1860 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Nancy Savanah Adams
1861 (Age 43 years)

Birth of a daughter
#8Charlotte Arbell Adams
1864 (Age 46 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 43 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 -
Birth of a son
#9George Wesley Adams
1866 (Age 48 years)

Marriage of a childFrancis Marion AdamsNancy Ann GambleView this family
1866 (Age 48 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Olive A “Ollie” Adams
1867 (Age 49 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 49 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 49 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#10Francis Elizabeth Adams
1869 (Age 51 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2William T Adams
about 1869 (Age 51 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 51 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 -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Icie Dora Adams
December 12, 1870 (Age 53 years)
Address: Heard Township
Birth of a daughter
#11Lucy B Adams
calculated 1873 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Joseph Lee “Lee” Adams
1874 (Age 56 years)

Birth of a grandson
#5Charles F Adams
1876 (Age 58 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#6Lenora “Nora” Adams
August 1878 (Age 60 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 60 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 17, 1880 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Della Adams
June 1881 (Age 63 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#8Stella Adams
June 1881 (Age 63 years)

Death December 8, 1881 (Age 64 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Last change May 28, 201702:15:47

by: Kim Jackson
Family with Nancy Turvey Hagins - View this family
Marriage: August 6, 1846Harris, Georgia, United States
18 months
3 years
William D “Bill” Adams
Birth: calculated 1850 32 24Harris, Georgia, United States
Death: August 24, 1934Douglas, Georgia, United States
2 years
Joseph Benjamin Adams
Birth: May 8, 1852 34 26Harris, Georgia, United States
Death: July 6, 1933Glenn, Heard, Georgia, United States
2 years
James Monroe Adams
Birth: June 25, 1854 36 29Harris, Georgia, United States
Death: February 27, 1900Heard, Georgia, United States
4 years
3 years
John Brown Adams
Birth: December 17, 1859 42 34Harris, Georgia, United States
Death: May 10, 1914Heard, Georgia, United States
2 years
4 years
3 years
4 years
5 years

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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William Tony Adams - Household

Harris Georgia Valley Plain

William Tony Adamshead42MWOverseerNC
Nancy Turvey Adamswife35FWSC
Francis Marion Adamsson12MWGA
William D Adamsson10MWGA
Joseph Benjamin Adamsson8MWGA
James Monroe Adamsson6MWGA
Francis Jane Adamsdaughter3FWGA
John Brown Adamsson1MWGA

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - William Tony Adams - Household


Adams, William Thead52MWNC
Adams, Nancy Twife44FWSC
Adams, William Dson20MW
Adams, Joseph Bson18MW
Adams, James Mson16MW
Adams, Nancy Sdaughter9FW
Adams, John Bson11MW
Adams, Charlotte Adaughter6FW
Adams, George Wson4MW
Adams, Francis Edaughter1FW

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - William Tony Adams - Household

Dist. 939 Heard, Georgia

Adams, William TWM62headMFarmingNCNCNC
Adams, Nancy TWF54wifeMKeeping HouseSCSCSC
Adams, Joseph BWM27sonSLaborerGANCSC
Adams, J MonroeWM24sonSAt SchoolGANCSC
Adams, CharlotteWF16daughterSAt HomeGANCSC
Adams, John BWM20sonSLaborerGANCSC
Adams, George WWM15sonSLaborerGANCSC
Adams, Francis EWF9daughterSGANCSC
Adams, Lucy BWF7daughterSGANCSC