The Shemwell Family

James Monroe AdamsAge: 45 years18541900

James Monroe Adams
Given names
James Monroe
Birth June 25, 1854 36 29
Birth of a sisterFrancis Jane Adams
1857 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Brown Adams
December 17, 1859 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 2 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 17, 1860 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Savanah Adams
1861 (Age 6 years)

Birth of a sisterCharlotte Arbell Adams
1864 (Age 9 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 6 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 brotherGeorge Wesley Adams
1866 (Age 11 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 12 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 12 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterFrancis Elizabeth Adams
1869 (Age 14 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 14 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 15 years)
Birth of a sisterLucy B Adams
calculated 1873 (Age 18 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherNancy Hagins
1875 (Age 20 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 23 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 17, 1880 (Age 25 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Tony Adams
December 8, 1881 (Age 27 years)
Death of a motherNancy Turvey Hagins
February 27, 1885 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 43 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 -
Death February 27, 1900 (Age 45 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Additional Info
September 9, 2018

by: Barry Shemwell
Last change February 13, 202018:42:27

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: August 6, 1846Harris, Georgia, United States
18 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
William D “Bill” Adams
Birth: calculated 1850 32 24Harris, Georgia, United States
Death: August 24, 1934Douglas, Georgia, United States
2 years
elder brother
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
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
John Brown Adams
Birth: December 17, 1859 42 34Harris, Georgia, United States
Death: May 10, 1914Heard, Georgia, United States
2 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
Lucy B Adams
Birth: calculated 1873 55 47Heard, Georgia, United States

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

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