The Shemwell Family

John Brown AdamsAge: 54 years18591914

John Brown Adams
Given names
John Brown
Birth December 17, 1859 42 34
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census August 1, 1860 (Age 7 months)
Birth of a sisterNancy Savanah Adams
1861 (Age 12 months)

Birth of a sisterCharlotte Arbell Adams
1864 (Age 4 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 15 months)

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 6 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 7 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 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterFrancis Elizabeth Adams
1869 (Age 9 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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 10 years)
Birth of a sisterLucy B Adams
calculated 1873 (Age 13 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherNancy Hagins
1875 (Age 15 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 17, 1880 (Age 20 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Tony Adams
December 8, 1881 (Age 21 years)
Death of a motherNancy Turvey Hagins
February 27, 1885 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 38 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 of a brotherJames Monroe Adams
February 27, 1900 (Age 40 years)
Death of a sisterFrancis Elizabeth Adams
1906 (Age 46 years)

Death May 10, 1914 (Age 54 years)
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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
elder brother
James Monroe Adams
Birth: June 25, 1854 36 29Harris, Georgia, United States
Death: February 27, 1900Heard, Georgia, United States
4 years
elder sister
3 years
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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