The Shemwell Family

James Blickman Griffin1853

James Blickman Griffin
Given names
James Blickman
Birth about 1853 32 31
Birth of a brotherWilliam Hugh Griffin
September 8, 1854 (Age 20 months)
Birth of a sisterCatherine Griffin
about 1857 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 4 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 22, 1860 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 8 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 14 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 14 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 16 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 7, 1870 (Age 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMargaret McLeod
1878 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 25 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a motherMargaret McMillan
October 18, 1882 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 45 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 fatherWilliam Riley Griffin
1903 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 63 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 64 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 65 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 sisterMargaret Elizabeth Griffin
July 23, 1928 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 76 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherWilliam Hugh Griffin
August 20, 1939 (Age 86 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 88 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 97 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 93 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. -

Last change January 13, 201816:29:35

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: October 12, 1842Stewart, Tennessee, United States
6 years
elder sister
20 months
elder sister
Margaret Elizabeth Griffin
Birth: September 4, 1849 28 28Tennessee, United States
Death: July 23, 1928Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
4 years
20 months
younger brother
William Hugh Griffin
Birth: September 8, 1854 33 33Tennessee, United States
Death: August 20, 1939Houston, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister

James Blickman Griffin has 17 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William Riley Griffin - Household

Stewart, Tennessee

William Riley Griffinhead39MWFarmerTN
Margaret Griffinwife38FWTN
Mary Griffindaughter12FWTN
Margaret Griffindaughter9FWTN
Blickman Griffinson7MWTN
William Griffinson5MWTN
Catherine Griffindaughter3FWTN
Mag McMillanmother in law67FWNC

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - William Riley Griffin - Household

Erin, Houston, Tennessee

Griffin, Rileyhead49MWFarmerTN
Griffin, Margaretwife48FWKeeping HouseTN
Griffin, Elizabethdaughter19FWat homeTN
Griffin, Jamesson17MWFarm handTN
Griffin, Williamson15MWFarm handTN