The Shemwell Family

George Washington JacksonAge: 94 years18561950

George Washington Jackson
Given names
George Washington
Birth June 8, 1856 29 27

Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Anderson Gamble
Birth of a brotherJames Robert Jackson
October 6, 1859 (Age 3 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 months)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Bennet
before 1860 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLavinia Malone
1862 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterLee Anna Jackson
January 11, 1863 (Age 6 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 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 brotherThomas Stonewall Jackson
May 15, 1866 (Age 9 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 10 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 10 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 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 -
Birth of a brotherGreen White Jackson
May 27, 1870 (Age 13 years)
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 13 years)
Death of a brotherJohn W. Jackson
July 12, 1871 (Age 15 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel W Jackson
1871 (Age 14 years)
Death of a motherMartha Lucinda Gamble
1871 (Age 14 years)
Marriage of a parentLee Roy JacksonNancy Caroline SmithView this family
September 24, 1872 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-brotherRobert Brooks Jackson
August 8, 1874 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a half-sisterEula Braxton Jackson
July 14, 1875 (Age 19 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a half-sisterNannie Texonia Jackson
February 3, 1881 (Age 24 years)

Death of a half-sisterEula Braxton Jackson
July 7, 1891 (Age 35 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 41 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 fatherLee Roy Jackson
March 19, 1904 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 59 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 60 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 61 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 -
Death of a sisterLee Anna Jackson
June 16, 1920 (Age 64 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 73 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterMary Elizabeth Jackson
October 8, 1931 (Age 75 years)

Death of a sisterJulia Ann Jackson
July 17, 1937 (Age 81 years)

Death of a brotherJames Robert Jackson
December 24, 1939 (Age 83 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 85 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 93 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 89 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 June 11, 1950 (Age 94 years)

Last change May 28, 201721:40:15

by: Kim Jackson
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: 1847Butts, Georgia, United States
13 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
22 months
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Nancy Caroline Smith - View this family
Nancy Caroline Smith
Birth: July 28, 1836Lowndesville, Lowndes, Georgia, United States
Death: February 9, 1904Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
Marriage: September 24, 1872Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
22 months
Robert Brooks Jackson
Birth: August 8, 1874 47 38Abbotsford, Troup, Georgia, United States
Death: November 8, 1962Fosheeton, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
11 months
6 years

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Lee Roy Jackson - Household

Chambers, Alabama

Jackson, Lee Rhead43MWGA
Jackson, Martha Lwife41FWSCY
Jackson, John Wson19MW
Jackson, George Wson13MW
Jackson, James Rson10MW
Jackson, Lee Adaughter7FW
Jackson, Thomas Sson4MW
Jackson, Green Wson0MWALMay
Jackson, Mary Edaughter22FW
Bassett, Isaac N25MWGA
Bassett, William L2MWY
Jackson, Julia Adaughter15FW