The Shemwell Family

John Wesley ReardenAge: 59 years18571916

John Wesley Rearden
Given names
John Wesley
Birth July 10, 1857 24 21
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a brotherThomas Judge Rearden
1859 (Age 17 months)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 3 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 sisterMary Viola Rearden
March 19, 1867 (Age 9 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 9 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 9 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 11 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 brotherGeorge Pearce Rearden
May 21, 1871 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterAddie Lee Rearden
September 18, 1874 (Age 17 years)

Birth of a brotherWalter Eugene Rearden
March 14, 1876 (Age 18 years)

Birth of a brotherLuther E Rearden
July 1878 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a paternal grandfatherTimothy Rearden
1880 (Age 22 years)
MarriageMartha Frances “Fannie” HunterView this family
December 15, 1881 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Martha Mae “Mattie” Rearden
May 14, 1883 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Lewis J Rearden
July 1886 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherJason Betal Rearden
April 15, 1888 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3Osa George “Osie” Rearden Sr.
November 19, 1888 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#4Wesley Hunter “Wessie” Rearden
January 25, 1891 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Addie K Rearden
January 1897 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 40 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 -
Census June 9, 1900 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childJonathan Robert “J R” WooddyMartha Mae “Mattie” ReardenView this family
October 7, 1901 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childOsa George “Osie” Rearden Sr.Willie Lee JohnsonView this family
August 15, 1906 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Annie Farrar “Tillie” Rearden
1908 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Marion Grady Rearden
April 7, 1909 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Douglas William Wooddy Sr.
February 25, 1911 (Age 53 years)
Death of a sisterAddie Lee Rearden
March 20, 1911 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Johnnie Wesley Rearden
September 29, 1912 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Floy Mae “Macie” Rearden
November 7, 1912 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Clara Fannie Rearden
December 14, 1913 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Beulah Wooddy Wooddy
December 26, 1913 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8John Denson “Dick” Rearden
1914 (Age 56 years)
Death of a motherAnn Adline Switzer
August 18, 1915 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 58 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death October 30, 1916 (Age 59 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
Last change March 12, 202214:32:17

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 18, 1856Chambers, Alabama, United States
10 months
3 years
younger brother
8 years
younger sister
Mary Viola Rearden
Birth: March 19, 1867 34 30
Death: December 3, 1957Chambers, Alabama, United States
4 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Addie Lee Rearden
Birth: September 18, 1874 41 38
Death: March 20, 1911Chambers, Alabama, United States
18 months
younger brother
Walter Eugene Rearden
Birth: March 14, 1876 43 39
Death: November 2, 1941Chambers, Alabama, United States
2 years
younger brother
Family with Martha Frances “Fannie” Hunter - View this family
Marriage: December 15, 1881Chambers, Alabama, United States
17 months
3 years
2 years
2 years
6 years

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