The Shemwell Family

Sarah Atkins1847

Sarah Atkins
Given names
Birth calculated 1847 34 32
Birth of a brotherSamuel T Atkins
January 20, 1847
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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 3 years)
Birth of a brotherStephen Atkins
October 24, 1852 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterMillie A Atkins
March 4, 1855 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 10 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a brotherMartin B Atkins
March 3, 1864 (Age 17 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 14 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 19 years)
Death of a fatherStephen Atkins
1866 (Age 19 years)
Death of a brotherSamuel T Atkins
January 6, 1867 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 20 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 20 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 22 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 31 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherStephen Atkins
December 3, 1883 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherMillie Rector
March 4, 1885 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 51 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 brotherLewis E Atkins
1904 (Age 57 years)

Death of a brotherHenry Adkins
April 12, 1915 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 69 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 70 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 71 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 sisterElizabeth Jane Atkins
March 8, 1922 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 82 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 94 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 103 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 99 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. -

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by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: January 2, 1831Grainger, Tennessee, United States
19 months
elder sister
Elizabeth Jane Atkins
Birth: July 29, 1832 20 18Granger, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 8, 1922Powder Springs, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
5 years
elder brother
Elijah “Eli” Atkins
Birth: April 26, 1837 25 23Granger, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1866Tennessee, United States
23 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
Mary C Atkins
Birth: calculated 1843 30 28Granger, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder brother
2 years
Samuel T Atkins
Birth: January 20, 1847 34 32Granger, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 6, 1867Tennessee, United States
11 months
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

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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