The Shemwell Family

Augustine America “Gussie” ShemwellAge: 74 years18461921

Name
Augustine America “Gussie” Shemwell
Given names
Augustine America
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Augustine America Hester
Nickname
Gussie
Also known as
Gurtie
Also known as
Augusta
Birth August 9, 1846 35 29
Birth of a brotherChristopher Columbus “Bud” Shemwell
September 2, 1848 (Age 2 years)
Note: or September 12, 1848
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha A “Mattie” Shemwell
December 4, 1851 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles Lafayette “Fate” Shemwell
May 17, 1853 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherMarquis Delumuel “Mark” Shemwell
March 13, 1856 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas W Shemwell
October 20, 1858 (Age 12 years)
Note: 19 OCT 1858 ?
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
August 1859 (Age 12 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 - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 13 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 20 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1Arthur Clinton Hester
July 25, 1871 (Age 24 years)
MarriageJames William HesterView this family
August 6, 1871 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Flora Hester
January 17, 1875 (Age 28 years)

Death of a daughterFlora Hester
February 4, 1875 (Age 28 years)
Burial of a daughterFlora Hester
1875 (Age 28 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Birth of a daughter
#3Poppie Eleanor Hester
March 25, 1876 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#4Ethert Bron Hester
January 6, 1877 (Age 30 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Floyd
August 21, 1878 (Age 32 years)
Cause: Rheumatic fever
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 31 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#5Alton Bell Hester
December 11, 1879 (Age 33 years)
Census June 10, 1880 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherJames Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwell
November 4, 1880 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#6Garland Hester
September 14, 1881 (Age 35 years)

Death of a sonGarland Hester
October 24, 1881 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#7Thomas Jessie Hester
May 19, 1884 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Mattie Stella Hester
September 2, 1885 (Age 39 years)
Death of a sisterAmanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
July 31, 1893 (Age 46 years)
Burial of a sisterAmanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
1893 (Age 46 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Death of a sisterMartha A “Mattie” Shemwell
April 27, 1896 (Age 49 years)
Burial of a sisterMartha A “Mattie” Shemwell
1896 (Age 49 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 23, 1900 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childNuton Augustus “Gus” GentleMattie Stella HesterView this family
estimated 1901 (Age 54 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mable Ruth Gentle
September 30, 1902 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherMarquis Delumuel “Mark” Shemwell
May 20, 1905 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Norris Gentle
December 30, 1905 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Leland D “Red” Hester Sr.
December 10, 1906 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Clifford Gentle
January 6, 1907 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Arnold C Hester
April 9, 1908 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Augustus B “Andy” Hester
April 19, 1908 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Myrtle Gentle
about 1908 (Age 61 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 63 years)
Census May 12, 1910 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Blandford Island Hester
June 5, 1910 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Garland W Hester
September 30, 1910 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Howard Burton Gentle Sr.
March 10, 1911 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Mayon Howell Hester
October 6, 1913 (Age 67 years)
Death of a grandsonArnold C Hester
October 31, 1913 (Age 67 years)
Death of a brotherChristopher Columbus “Bud” Shemwell
August 30, 1914 (Age 68 years)
Note: or July 31, 1914
Burial of a brotherChristopher Columbus “Bud” Shemwell
1914 (Age 67 years)
Cemetery: Mountain View Cemetery
Death of a brotherThomas W Shemwell
March 19, 1916 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Died in Flood
Burial of a brotherThomas W Shemwell
1916 (Age 69 years)
Cemetery: Mountain View Cemetery
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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a grandson
#12Paul E Hester
October 22, 1917 (Age 71 years)
Death of a grandsonClifford Gentle
May 20, 1918 (Age 71 years)
Cause: Leukemia
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Birth of a grandson
#13Windell Harris Hester
April 22, 1919 (Age 72 years)
Death of a sisterAlmira Caroline “Carrie” Shemwell
December 12, 1920 (Age 74 years)
Death April 19, 1921 (Age 74 years)
Cause of death: Senile Dementia
Burial 1921 (Age 74 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, USA
Last change March 1, 201913:53:02

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 13, 1835Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder sister
1 year
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
herself
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Martha A “Mattie” Shemwell
Birth: December 4, 1851 41 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 27, 1896Todd, Kentucky, United States
17 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Thomas W Shemwell
Birth: October 20, 1858 48 41Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 19, 1916Walla Walla, Washington, United States
Family with James William Hester - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: August 6, 1871Todd, Kentucky, United States
son
4 years
daughter
Flora Hester
Birth: January 17, 1875 27 28
Death: February 4, 1875Todd, Kentucky, United States
14 months
daughter
Poppie Eleanor Hester
Birth: March 25, 1876 29 29Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 27, 1960Todd, Kentucky, United States
9 months
son
Ethert Bron Hester
Birth: January 6, 1877 29 30Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 15, 1955Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
21 months
son
Garland Hester
Birth: September 14, 1881 34 35
Death: October 24, 1881Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
Thomas Jessie Hester
Birth: May 19, 1884 37 37Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 23, 1956
15 months
daughter

Augustine America “Gussie” Shemwell has 4 first cousins recorded

Mother's family (0)

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis Shemwell - Household

Page 264A Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
James Shemwell40MWfarmerKY
Elizabeth Shemwell32FWKY
Betsy Shemwell75FWVA
Armina M. Shemwell12FWKY
Amanda Shemwell10FWKY
Almira C Shemwell8FWKY
Mary Shemwell6FWKY
Augustine A Shemwell4FWKY
Christopher Shemwell2MWKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis Shemwell - Household

Todd, Ky.

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Jas. M. Shemwell48MWKentucky
Elizabeth Shemwell45FWKentucky
Amanda Shemwell22FWKentucky
Caroline Shemwell20FWKentucky
M F Shemwell18FWKentucky
Maricah Shemwell16FWKentucky
C C Shemwell14MWKentucky
M. R. Shemwell12FWKentucky
L. P. Shemwell10MWKentucky
M. D. Shemwell8MWKentucky
Tho. Shemwell6MWKentucky

Notes: The names are wrong and hard to read, dates are off by +/- 2 yrs. It has an LP Shemwell that I believe to be Fate, there was a Louis P b. 1850 in the database I deleted. -B

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis Shemwell - Household

Sharon Dist. Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplace
Jas M Shemwell60MWFarmerKY
Elizabeth Shemwell53FWKeeping HouseKY
May T P Shemwell24FWSchool TeacherKY
Augusta N Shemwell22FWKY
Martha A. Shemwell18FWKY
Charles Shemwell17MWFarm LaborKY
Marquis D L Shemwell14MWFarm LaborKY
Thomas W. Shemwell12MWFarm LaborKY

Notes: 2 doors down from William H.

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James William Hester - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Hester, James WWM33headMFarmerKYNCVA
Hester, Augustine AWF33wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYKY
Hester, Arthur CWM7sonSKYKYKY
Hester, Poppie EWF4daughterSKYKYKY
Hester, Ethert BWM3sonSKYKYKY
Hester, Alton BWM5mDecsonSKYKYKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James William Hester - Household

Sharon Grove Todd Ky

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
James W HesterheadWMFeb184753M27KYNCVAFarmer
Augustine S HesterwifeWFAug184953M2796KYKYKY
Arthur C HestersonWMJul187329MKYKYKYCarpenter
Poppie E HesterdaughterWFMar187724MKYKYKYTeacher (in school)
Ethert B HestersonWMJan187823MKYKYKYFarm laborer
Alton B HestersonWMDec187920MKYKYKYFarm laborer
Jessie T HestersonWMMay188416SKYKYKYFarm laborer
Mattie S HesterdaughterWFSep185544SKYKYKY

Note: Clifty Magisterial District - Listed having nine (9) children, only six (6) living.

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James William Hester - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Hester, James WheadMW63M39KYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Hester, Augustine AwifeFW63M3986KYKYKY
Hester, Ethert BsonMW34SKYKYKYSalesmanSoft Drinks
Hester, Poppie EdaughterFW33SKYKYKYTeacherPrivate School
Hester, Jessie TsonMW23SKYKYKYLaborerOdd Jobs