The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Jane AtkinsAge: 89 years18321922

Elizabeth Jane Atkins
Given names
Elizabeth Jane
Married name
Elizabeth Jane Atkins
Birth July 29, 1832 20 18
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
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 3 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 -
Birth of a brotherElijah “Eli” Atkins
April 26, 1837 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherHenry Adkins
March 13, 1839 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherLewis E Atkins
1841 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterMary C Atkins
calculated 1843 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherMartin B Atkins
1845 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherSamuel T Atkins
January 20, 1847 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Atkins
calculated 1847 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 13 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 -
Census October 31, 1850 (Age 18 years)
MarriageLewis AtkinsView this family
March 22, 1851 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a brotherStephen Atkins
October 24, 1852 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a sisterMillie A Atkins
March 4, 1855 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 24 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a brotherMartin B Atkins
March 3, 1864 (Age 31 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 28 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 -
Death of a brotherElijah “Eli” Atkins
1866 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherStephen Atkins
1866 (Age 33 years)
Death of a brotherSamuel T Atkins
January 6, 1867 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 34 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 34 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 36 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 45 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherStephen Atkins
December 3, 1883 (Age 51 years)
Death of a motherMillie Rector
March 4, 1885 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 65 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 husbandLewis Atkins
March 10, 1904 (Age 71 years)
Death of a brotherLewis E Atkins
1904 (Age 71 years)

Death of a brotherHenry Adkins
April 12, 1915 (Age 82 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 83 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 84 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 85 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 March 8, 1922 (Age 89 years)
Cemetery: Atkins Cemetery
Last change May 30, 201714:52:04

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 2, 1831Grainger, Tennessee, United States
19 months
Elizabeth Jane Atkins
Birth: July 29, 1832 20 18Granger, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 8, 1922Powder Springs, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
5 years
younger brother
Elijah “Eli” Atkins
Birth: April 26, 1837 25 23Granger, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1866Tennessee, United States
23 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Mary C Atkins
Birth: calculated 1843 30 28Granger, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
Samuel T Atkins
Birth: January 20, 1847 34 32Granger, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 6, 1867Tennessee, United States
11 months
younger sister
Sarah Atkins
Birth: calculated 1847 34 32Granger, Tennessee, United States
6 years
younger brother
Stephen Atkins
Birth: October 24, 1852 40 38Granger, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 3, 1883Granger, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger sister
Millie A Atkins
Birth: March 4, 1855 43 41Granger, Tennessee, United States
Death: Granger, Tennessee, United States
Family with Lewis Atkins - View this family
Lewis Atkins
Birth: September 26, 1828Granger, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 10, 1904Granger, Tennessee, United States
Elizabeth Jane Atkins
Birth: July 29, 1832 20 18Granger, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 8, 1922Powder Springs, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: March 22, 1851Granger, Tennessee, United States

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Stephen Atkins - Household

Grainger, TN

Stephen Atkinshead38MWBlack SmithVA
Milly Atkinswife36FWVA
Elizabeth J Atkinsdaughter17FWTN
Eli Atkinsson13MWTN
Henry Adkinsson11MWTN
Lewis Atkinsson9MWTN
Mary C Atkinsdaughter7FWTN
Martin B Atkinsson5MWTN
Sarah Atkinsdaughter3FWTN