The Shemwell Family

Martha EppsAge: 42 years18421884

Martha Epps
Given names
Married name
Martha Vandover
Birth 1842 33 29
MarriageMicajah H “Cage” VandoverView this family

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 4 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 -
Census October 28, 1850 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherOsborn McGehee
June 1857 (Age 15 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Rebecca Shemwell
about 1857 (Age 15 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 15 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a motherSarah “Sally” McGehee
October 18, 1862 (Age 20 years)
Death of a sisterMary Epps
1863 (Age 21 years)
Death of a fatherJoshua Epps
December 20, 1864 (Age 22 years)
Note: Epps, Joshua
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 19 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 25 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 25 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a son
#1Thomas N Vandover
about 1868 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 27 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 36 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Alice Vandover
April 21, 1879 (Age 37 years)
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 38 years)
Death of a sonThomas N Vandover
January 11, 1883 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Emma Pearl Vandover
April 23, 1884 (Age 42 years)
Death July 28, 1884 (Age 42 years)
Cemetery: Epps Cemetery 2
Last change May 15, 201917:00:39

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder sister
Lucinda Epps
Birth: May 25, 1831 22 18Cane Creek, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: 1900Cane Creek, Butler, Missouri, United States
15 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
23 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Mary Epps
Birth: 1837 28 24Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: 1863Butler, Missouri, United States
13 months
elder brother
Thomas Epps
Birth: January 1838 29 25Missouri, United States
Death: 1909Texas, United States
22 months
elder brother
elder brother
Obadiah R Epps
Birth: November 1, 1839 31 27Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: January 31, 1899Oklahoma, United States
3 years
Family with Micajah H “Cage” Vandover - View this family
Thomas N Vandover
Birth: about 1868 30 26Missouri, United States
Death: January 11, 1883Butler, Missouri, United States
11 years
Mary Alice Vandover
Birth: April 21, 1879 41 37Beaver Dam, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: April 28, 1964Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States
5 years
Emma Pearl Vandover
Birth: April 23, 1884 46 42Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: October 24, 1969Butler, Missouri, United States

Martha Epps has 29 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Joshua Epps - Household

Butler, Missouri

Joshua Eppshead41MWFarmerTN
Sarah Eppswife37FWKY
Daniel Eppsson17MWFarmerMO
William Eppsson16MWFarmerMO
John Eppsson14MWMO
Mary Eppsdaughter13FWMO
Thomas Eppsson12MWMO
Carrol Eppsson10MWMO
Obadiah Eppsson10MWMO
Martha Eppsdaughter8FWMO

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Micajah H “Cage” Vandover - Household

Beaver Dam, Butler, Missouri

Vandover, MicajahWM42headMFarmerMOKYMO
Vandover, MarthaWF38wifeMKeeping HouseMOTNTN
Vandover, ThomasWM12sonSWorks on FarmMOMOMO
Vandover, Mary AliceWF1daughterSAt HomeMOMOMO
Epps, JamesWF5(her nephew)MAt HomeMOMOMO