The Shemwell Family

John A Epps

John A EppsAge: 77 years18351913

Name
John A Epps
Given names
John A
Surname
Epps
Birth November 24, 1835 27 23
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a sisterMary Epps
1837 (Age 13 months)
Note: Wayne County Missouri, now Butler County Missouri
Birth of a brotherThomas Epps
January 1838 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherCarroll Estel Epps
November 1, 1839 (Age 3 years)
Associate: Obadiah R Epps
Birth of a brotherObadiah R Epps
November 1, 1839 (Age 3 years)
Associate: Carroll Estel Epps
Birth of a sisterMartha Epps
1842 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 10 years)
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 October 28, 1850 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherOsborn McGehee
June 1857 (Age 21 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Rebecca Shemwell
about 1857 (Age 21 years)
Note: Daughter Anna McGehee Hood Johnson had "boarded and clothed" both Rebecca and Osburn from March 27, 1857 to June 25, 1857. She was paid $55.35 for this service from the estate (Conway Co., Arkansas, Probate Book C, page 317) These records give us an approximate date of death for both Osborn and Rebecca.
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 21 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census July 17, 1860 (Age 24 years)
Death of a motherSarah “Sally” McGehee
October 18, 1862 (Age 26 years)
Death of a sisterMary Epps
1863 (Age 27 years)
Death of a fatherJoshua Epps
December 20, 1864 (Age 29 years)
Note: Epps, Joshua
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 25 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 31 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 31 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 33 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
MarriagePatricia Ann “Patsy” BrannumView this family
before 1871 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Emma Ann Epps
March 22, 1872 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#2James Albert “Jimmie” Epps
July 4, 1874 (Age 38 years)
Death of a wifePatricia Ann “Patsy” Brannum
July 1874 (Age 38 years)
Civil marriageParthenia E MooreView this family
January 10, 1876 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 42 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 daughter
#3Margaret Caroline “Maggie” Epps
October 14, 1879 (Age 43 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a son
#4Thomas Daniel Epps
March 10, 1882 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Martha Belle “Mattie” Epps
March 2, 1884 (Age 48 years)
Death of a sisterMartha Epps
July 28, 1884 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Lulu M Epps
April 14, 1886 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Roy Combs SrEmma Ann EppsView this family
August 9, 1888 (Age 52 years)
Death of a brotherCarroll Estel Epps
March 22, 1889 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Fanny Florence Combs
August 19, 1890 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James Edward Combs
September 25, 1891 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Jessie Frank Combs
April 27, 1893 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childJames Albert “Jimmie” EppsMary Lulu HodgeView this family
February 22, 1896 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Lena May Combs
December 1896 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Grace Ethel Epps
August 8, 1897 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Jettie Sue Combs
1898 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 62 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
Death of a granddaughterJettie Sue Combs
1899 (Age 63 years)
Death of a brotherObadiah R Epps
January 31, 1899 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Ruby Belle Epps
July 21, 1899 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Eunice Pearl Combs
May 17, 1900 (Age 64 years)
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sisterLucinda Epps
after 1900 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Rachel Prue Epps
July 14, 1901 (Age 65 years)
Death of a granddaughterRachel Prue Epps
December 30, 1901 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Lois Fay Combs
October 12, 1902 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Raymond Almus Epps
December 8, 1903 (Age 68 years)
Marriage of a childAlbert Franklin LeaderMargaret Caroline “Maggie” EppsView this family
May 18, 1904 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12William Roy Combs Jr.
February 12, 1905 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Lela Leota Epps
February 27, 1905 (Age 69 years)
Death of a granddaughterLena May Combs
1905 (Age 69 years)
Death of a grandsonRaymond Almus Epps
July 16, 1905 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Minerva E Leader
August 13, 1905 (Age 69 years)
Death of a wifeParthenia E Moore
March 2, 1907 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15Arnold Wallace Epps
August 18, 1908 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Dorothy Parthenia Wilson
December 6, 1909 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17Harvey Lee Combs
1909 (Age 73 years)
Marriage of a childThomas WilsonMartha Belle “Mattie” EppsView this family
March 6, 1909 (Age 73 years)
Death of a grandsonHarvey Lee Combs
1909 (Age 73 years)
Death of a brotherThomas Epps
1909 (Age 73 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a grandson
#18Ernest Edward Epps
December 24, 1912 (Age 77 years)
Death January 2, 1913 (Age 77 years)
Burial
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Cochran Cemetery
Last change June 1, 201909:59:20

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder sister
15 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
23 months
himself
2 years
younger sister
13 months
younger brother
Thomas Epps
Birth: January 1838 29 25Missouri, United States
Death: 1909Texas, United States
22 months
younger brother
younger brother
Obadiah & CarrollObadiah R Epps
Birth: November 1, 1839 31 27Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: January 31, 1899Oklahoma, United States
3 years
younger sister
Family with Parthenia E Moore - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: January 10, 1876Butler, Missouri, United States
4 years
daughter
Margaret Caroline “Maggie” Epps
Birth: October 14, 1879 43 35Beaver Dam, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: April 15, 1967Harviell, Butler, Missouri, United States
2 years
son
Thomas Daniel Epps
Birth: March 10, 1882 46 37Butler, Missouri, United States
Death:
2 years
daughter
Mattie Epps WilsonMartha Belle “Mattie” Epps
Birth: March 2, 1884 48 39Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: October 2, 1977Butler, Missouri, United States
2 years
daughter
Lulu M Epps
Birth: April 14, 1886 50 42Beaver Dam, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death:
Family with Patricia Ann “Patsy” Brannum - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: before 1871
15 months
daughter
2 years
son
David W Hill + Parthenia E Moore - View this family
wife’s husband
David W Hill
Birth: 1836Washington, Arkansas, United States
Death: August 26, 1870Butler, Missouri, United States
wife
Marriage:
step-daughter
Clara Bertha Hill
Birth: April 12, 1868 32 24Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: September 2, 1942Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
3 years
step-son
David W Hill
Birth: February 25, 1871 35 26Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: March 18, 1959Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States

John A Epps has 46 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (46)

Parents John Hood Sr + Anna McGehee
1Osburn P Hood18181895
3John Hood Jr1825
4Ransom Hood18281867
Parents William H Johnson + Anna McGehee
Parents John McGehee + … …
1Robert McGehee18221870
2Epps McGehee18281853
Parents John McGehee + Milly
1Emaline McGehee18371899
4Tennessee McGehee18431918
5Ransom B McGehee18461918
6Thomas McGehee18481864
Parents Moses Knighton + Martha “Patsey” McGehee
2Plato Knighton18421863
Parents Joseph C Allen + Martha “Patsey” McGehee
1Sarah Ann Allen18261894
3Joseph Allen18331861
Parents John Robert Pruitt + Nancy McGehee
2David Pruitt1844
4Nancy J Pruitt18501929
Parents James Madison Daugherty + Eleanor “Nelly” McGehee
3Rebecca Daugherty18381852
Parents George Washington Daugherty + Francis “Fanny” McGehee