The Shemwell Family

William Lee GreeneAge: 78 years18611940

William Lee Greene
Given names
William Lee
Birth July 3, 1861 37 36
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 brotherGeorge Alexander Greene
August 15, 1865 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 5 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 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 7 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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherElihu Watson
about 1870 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherCelia Sherrill
June 30, 1876 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageEllen BrownView this family
about 1880 (Age 18 years)

Birth of a son
#1Linville S. Greene
April 2, 1882 (Age 20 years)
Death of a sonLinville S. Greene
November 23, 1883 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#2Richard Mansfield Greene
October 8, 1884 (Age 23 years)
Death of a motherNancy L Watson
about 1885 (Age 23 years)
Death of a sisterMary E. Greene
December 30, 1886 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Sarah S. Greene
February 22, 1887 (Age 25 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSolomon Greene
December 24, 1888 (Age 27 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Conley Greene
about 1889 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#4Arthur Armfield Greene
April 15, 1890 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#5Wilson Daniel Greene
February 14, 1893 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Canzatia E. Greene
July 19, 1895 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 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 wifeEllen Brown
May 27, 1909 (Age 47 years)
MarriageRhoda Elizabeth ChurchView this family
May 28, 1910 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Pansie Geneva Greene
March 7, 1911 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a son
#8William Lankford Greene
November 8, 1912 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a son
#9Larnie Franklin Greene
August 10, 1916 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 54 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 55 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 56 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 68 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterMartha Isabel Greene
February 24, 1932 (Age 70 years)
Burial of a sisterMartha Isabel Greene
February 25, 1932 (Age 70 years)
Cemetery: Michael Cemetery
Death May 5, 1940 (Age 78 years)
Last change April 18, 201823:30:52

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1849
14 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
5 years
4 years
younger brother
Family with Ellen Brown - View this family
Marriage: about 1880
2 years
Linville S. Greene
Birth: April 2, 1882 20 19Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 23, 1883
3 years
Richard Mansfield Greene
Birth: October 8, 1884 23 22Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 20, 1945Jefferson, Montana, United States
2 years
Sarah S. Greene
Birth: February 22, 1887 25 24Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 21, 1941Ashe, North Carolina, United States
3 years
Arthur Armfield Greene
Birth: April 15, 1890 28 27Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 20, 1974Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, United States
3 years
Wilson Daniel Greene
Birth: February 14, 1893 31 30Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 5, 1976Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
Canzatia E. Greene
Birth: July 19, 1895 34 33Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1986Jefferson, Tennessee, United States
Family with Rhoda Elizabeth Church - View this family
Marriage: May 28, 1910Watauga, North Carolina, United States
9 months
Pansie Geneva Greene
Birth: March 7, 1911 49 32Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 6, 1966Gaston, North Carolina, United States
20 months
William Lankford Greene
Birth: November 8, 1912 51 34Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 30, 1987Watauga, North Carolina, United States
4 years
Larnie Franklin Greene
Birth: August 10, 1916 55 37Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 28, 1998

William Lee Greene has 122 first cousins recorded

Father's family (96)

Parents Larkin Greene + Lucinda Melissa Trivett
1Rebecca Greene18441899
2Nancy Greene18461903
3Sarah Greene18471928
4Delphia Greene18491915
5John Greene18511909
6Jesse Greene18531930
7Hiram Greene18551929
8Amanda Greene18591917
11Solomon Greene18671921
Parents John Riley Greene + Mabel Malinda “Linda” Watson
1Celia Greene18451921
2Elihu Greene18471926
7Harvey R Greene18571940
9Camilla Greene18631944
10John Melvin Greene18651944
12E. Lindsay Greene18691946
14Richard Lee Greene18731918
Parents Bartlett Greene + Amanda Maude Watson
1Doctor F Greene18501918
Parents Bartlett Greene + Malinda Katherine Hamby
1Jesse Lee Greene18591908
4Julia Ann Greene18701945
5Elizabeth B Greene18751939
6Cynthia May Greene18801930
Parents Larkin Greene + Mary Greene
1Richard C. Green18471906
2Solomon Greene18491849
Parents … … + Mary Greene
2Martha W. Greene18561900
Parents William Harrison Miller + Mary Greene
1Nancy Jane Miller18591931
2Mary Ann Miller18601918
3William Lee Miller18631957
4Vena Tamer Miller18661927
5John F Miller18701880
6Reuben Miller18721882
Parents Linville Land + Martha Greene
Parents Holden Moody + Martha Greene
1Nancy C Moody18531913
7Sarah Alice Moody18641927
9Lora Emma Moody18761880
Parents Solomon Greene Jr. + Elza Triplett
1Nancy Greene18501920
2Triplett Greene18511928
3Larkin Greene18531910
4Jasper Greene18591870
5Lee Greene18611930
6Louisa Greene18661900
7Grant Greene18691900
8Greenville Greene18711900
Parents Larkin Ragan + Nancy Calista Greene
3Greenlee Ragan18581870
4John Isaac Ragan18621934
Parents Thomas Richard Calvin Winkler + Nancy Calista Greene
1Mary S Winkler18711920
Parents Calvin C Miller + Camilla C Greene
3Nancy J Miller18551870
4Isaac C Miller18561936
5Martha A Miller18591870
6Amos Miller18601880
7Mary Tamer Miller18601919
9Cornelia Miller18681900
13Joseph Miller18721900
15Nicey Miller18761900
16Festus Miller18781900
Parents Smith Patrick Greene + Lucinda Caroline Watson
1Annette Greene18571932
2Julia Ann Greene18581930
3Nancy C Greene18601931
Parents Ferguson Greene + Sarah A Setzer
1Sarah J Greene18671884
Parents John William Ragan + Sarah Adeline Greene
1Jesse Smith Ragan18581929
3Wade Hampton Ragan18631946