The Shemwell Family

Joel N HarrisAge: 93 years18491942

Name
Joel N Harris
Given names
Joel N
Surname
Harris
Birth January 20, 1849 28 21
MarriageRosa DorrisView this family
unknown

Census August 24, 1850 (Age 19 months)
Birth of a brotherJohn Fletcher Harris
December 28, 1850 (Age 23 months)
Birth of a sisterNancy A “Nannie” Harris
January 14, 1853 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherHenry C Harris
February 25, 1853 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherBascomb Lee Harris
March 6, 1859 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 7 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census September 5, 1860 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherJerry Crittenden Harris
September 29, 1861 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterArenia Elizabeth “Rena” Harris
October 6, 1864 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 12 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
Birth of a brotherMatthew William Harris
August 11, 1866 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 17 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 17 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 19 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 28 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a brotherTaylor E Harris
October 9, 1884 (Age 35 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJeremiah O “Jerry” Holland
June 17, 1888 (Age 39 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn Shemwell
April 6, 1889 (Age 40 years)
Death of a motherMary Elizabeth Holland
March 22, 1896 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 49 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 fatherLemuel W Harris
June 21, 1903 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 66 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 67 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 68 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/
Death of a sisterMary Ellen Harris
April 7, 1926 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 80 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a sisterCynthia Ann Harris
March 16, 1930 (Age 81 years)
Death of a brotherHenry C Harris
October 22, 1933 (Age 84 years)
Death of a sisterNancy A “Nannie” Harris
March 10, 1940 (Age 91 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Fletcher Harris
July 29, 1940 (Age 91 years)
Cause: Hypostatic Pneumonia
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 92 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death April 27, 1942 (Age 93 years)
Last change April 15, 201915:14:10

by: Barry Shemwell
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Family
April 15, 2019

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1842
-7 months
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
Mary Ellen Harris
Birth: September 12, 1844 23 17Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 7, 1926Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
13 months
himself
Joel N Harris
Birth: January 20, 1849 28 21Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 27, 1942Todd, Kentucky, United States
23 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Nancy A “Nannie” Harris
Birth: January 14, 1853 31 25Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 10, 1940Logan, Kentucky, United States
1 month
younger brother
Henry C Harris
Birth: February 25, 1853 32 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 22, 1933Logan, Kentucky, United States
6 years
younger brother
Bascomb Lee Harris
Birth: March 6, 1859 38 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 11, 1947Gordonsville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Jerry Crittenden Harris
Birth: September 29, 1861 40 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 29, 1945Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger sister
22 months
younger brother
Matthew William Harris
Birth: August 11, 1866 45 39Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 11, 1949Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Rosa Dorris - View this family
himself
Joel N Harris
Birth: January 20, 1849 28 21Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 27, 1942Todd, Kentucky, United States
wife
Rosa Dorris
Birth: about 1858Tennessee, United States
Death: October 2, 1942Todd, Kentucky, United States
Marriage:

Joel N Harris has 37 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (37)

Parents Nathaniel Walker Holland + Sarah M “Sally” Cross
Parents Nathaniel Walker Holland + Agnes Ellen Wimpey
3Amanda Holland18501851
9Franklin H Holland18681951
Parents John Wesley Holland + Anna Lucas Walker Hunter
3Rebecca E Holland18531941
Parents Allen Samuel Holland + Lucy Elizabeth Mason
7James S Holland18701917
8Samuel L Holland18731949
Parents Allen Samuel Holland + Mary Jane Neall
1John W Holland18571936
Parents Capt. James Harvey Hudspeth + Armelda Ann Holland
Parents George Martin Holland + Emily Phillips
3Kirby S Holland18791919
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Lemuel W Harris - Household

Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Lemuel Harrishead29MWFarmerKY
Mary E Harriswife22FWKY
Cynthia Harrisdaughter8FWKY
Mary E Harrisdaughter5FWKY
Taylor E Harrisson3MWKY
Joel N Harrisson1MWKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Lemuel W Harris - Household

Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
L W Harrishead39MWFarmerKY
M E Harriswife33FWKY
S(Cynthia?) A Harrisdaughter17FWKY
N C (Mary Ellen?) Harrisdaughter15FWKY
T E Harrisson13MWKY
J N Harrisson11MWKY
J F Harrisson9MWKY
H C Harrisson7MWKY
N A N Harrisdaughter5FWKY
B L Harrisson1MWKY

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