The Shemwell Family

Columbia Jane ShemwellAge: 60 years18471907

Columbia Jane Shemwell
Given names
Columbia Jane
Married name
Columbia Jane Gilliam
Birth May 7, 1847 28 24
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 June 1, 1850 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
June 5, 1850 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Shemwell
1852 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Luther Shemwell
April 22, 1853 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Permelia Shemwell
March 10, 1855 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 9 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a brotherLewis T Shemwell
February 10, 1860 (Age 12 years)
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 13 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 13 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary “Polly” VanMetre
December 2, 1863 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 13 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 19 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 19 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death of a motherSusan Kerna Tabb
May 20, 1869 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 21 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 1, 1870 (Age 23 years)
MarriageJames Lafayette Gilliam Sr.View this family
January 9, 1872 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1Dr. William Bennett Gilliam
October 18, 1872 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Dallas Vanmeter Gilliam
August 23, 1874 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Susan Elliot Gilliam
September 7, 1875 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Mary Cordelia Gilliam
October 5, 1876 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#5Rasmus Elden Gilliam
March 7, 1878 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 30 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 21, 1880 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Pruda C “Prudie” Gilliam
June 26, 1882 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam G Shemwell
after May 1884 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a son
#7James Loranza Gilliam
December 1886 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Nannie Cashman Gilliam
June 1889 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Mamie J Gilliam
March 16, 1890 (Age 42 years)
Death of a daughterMamie J Gilliam
March 11, 1893 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childElvy Opedia MeadorSusan Elliot GilliamView this family
about 1895 (Age 47 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mary Hallie Meador
November 15, 1896 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childDallas Vanmeter GilliamEvalena Lena HigginsView this family
about 1897 (Age 49 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 50 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#2Erie Orlin Meador
March 8, 1899 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childRasmus Elden GilliamMary Chester GantView this family
about 1899 (Age 51 years)

Census June 2, 1900 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Zula Gilliam
February 22, 1901 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Bertice Austin Gilliam
January 10, 1903 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Paul Gant Gilliam
September 1, 1905 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Felix Randolph Meador
November 3, 1905 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Melvin Ralston Gilliam
September 30, 1906 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Verner RichardsonPruda C “Prudie” GilliamView this family
December 26, 1906 (Age 59 years)
Death May 12, 1907 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Gant Cemetery
Last change December 1, 202115:40:02

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 15, 1840Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
17 months
elder brother
22 months
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
Samuel Vanmeter Shemwell
Birth: March 24, 1845 26 22Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 8, 1911Nashville, Washington, Illinois, United States
2 years
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
16 months
younger brother
23 months
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
Lewis T Shemwell
Birth: February 10, 1860 41 37Kentucky, United States
Death: April 16, 1934Nashville, Washington, Illinois, United States
Family with James Lafayette Gilliam Sr. - View this family
Marriage: January 9, 1872Todd, Kentucky, United States
9 months
Dr. William Bennett Gilliam
Birth: October 18, 1872 26 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 15, 1941Logan, Kentucky, United States
22 months
1 year
Susan Elliot Gilliam
Birth: September 7, 1875 29 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 17, 1954Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
13 months
Mary Cordelia Gilliam
Birth: October 5, 1876 30 29Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 30, 1965Pembroke, Christian, Kentucky, United States
17 months
4 years
5 years
3 years
Nannie Cashman Gilliam
Birth: June 1889 43 42Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 15, 1924Logan, Kentucky, United States
9 months
Mamie J Gilliam
Birth: March 16, 1890 43 42Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 11, 1893Logan, Kentucky, United States

Columbia Jane Shemwell has 28 first cousins recorded