The Shemwell Family

Isaac Newton BassettAge: 76 years18441921

Isaac Newton Bassett
Given names
Isaac Newton
Birth July 15, 1844
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 17 months)
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 -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 12 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 16 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 -
MarriageMary Elizabeth JacksonView this family
November 29, 1866 (Age 22 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 22 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 22 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a son
#1William L Bassett
1868 (Age 23 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 24 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 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Thomas Bassett
July 15, 1874 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a son
#3James Franklin Bassett
January 22, 1876 (Age 31 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 33 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#4Eugene Cade Bassett
March 1879 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a son
#5Richard Hudson Bassett
August 31, 1879 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a son
#6Roland Jackson Bassett
August 31, 1879 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a son
#7Luther Dave Bassett
March 10, 1884 (Age 39 years)

Birth of a son
#8Wyatt L Bassett
December 18, 1887 (Age 43 years)

Birth of a daughter
#9Arrie Lucindy Bassett
March 3, 1889 (Age 44 years)

Birth of a son
#10Bennie Newton Bassett
October 26, 1891 (Age 47 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 53 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 sonEugene Cade Bassett
before 1905 (Age 60 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 71 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 72 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 73 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 sonWilliam L Bassett
1920 (Age 75 years)

Death January 21, 1921 (Age 76 years)
Burial January 23, 1921 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: De Leon Cemetery
Last change May 28, 201721:40:15

by: Kim Jackson
Family with Mary Elizabeth Jackson - View this family
Marriage: November 29, 1866
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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

Biography*: Isaac Newton Bassett was the oldest living child in his family. His mother died of typhoid fever when he was about ten years old. At the age of sixteen he enlisted in the Confederate Army, on July 3, 1861, and served in Company A, 15th Alabama Infantry. He was in many battles and was wounded several times. He was injured severely two or three days after the war was over and neither side knew it was over. The Yankees were out of ammunition and were loading the cannons with trace chains from horses harnesses because no cannon balls were available. Isaac was hit in the head with a link of the trace chain. The Yankees picked him up and took him to a hospital. He was in the hospital for about six months. All his life there was a deep indentation in his head several inches long and a half inch deep. This injury caused him to have epileptic seizures from which he suffered the rest of his life. Isaac and his wife were staunch members of the Primitive Baptist church.