The Shemwell Family

John Fletcher HarrisAge: 89 years18501940

Name
John Fletcher Harris
Given names
John Fletcher
Surname
Harris
Birth December 28, 1850 29 23
Birth of a sisterNancy A “Nannie” Harris
January 14, 1853 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherHenry C Harris
February 25, 1853 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherBascomb Lee Harris
March 6, 1859 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 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 9 years)
Birth of a brotherJerry Crittenden Harris
September 29, 1861 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterArenia Elizabeth “Rena” Harris
October 6, 1864 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 10 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 15 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 16 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 16 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 18 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
Census October 17, 1870 (Age 19 years)
MarriageMartha Livingston “Mattie” DavisView this family
September 10, 1874 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Dora L Harris
April 14, 1878 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 17, 1880 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#2Lemuel Wesley Harris
January 25, 1881 (Age 30 years)
Death of a daughterDora L Harris
September 18, 1882 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#3Cecil Welons Harris
November 2, 1883 (Age 32 years)
Death of a brotherTaylor E Harris
October 9, 1884 (Age 33 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJeremiah O “Jerry” Holland
June 17, 1888 (Age 37 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn Shemwell
April 6, 1889 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#4Byron Ganfield Harris
May 13, 1889 (Age 38 years)
Death of a motherMary Elizabeth Holland
March 22, 1896 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 47 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
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Death of a fatherLemuel W Harris
June 21, 1903 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childByron Ganfield HarrisIrene E BowersView this family
calculated 1908 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Elizabeth Cecil Harris
October 23, 1910 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Lilburn W Harris
1910 (Age 59 years)
Census May 11, 1910 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childLemuel Wesley HarrisLaura Adams MossView this family
May 22, 1910 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Lemuel Moss Harris
December 2, 1913 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Ethel Louise Harris
December 3, 1913 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Carl Livingston Harris
December 14, 1915 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Dora Kathryn Harris
August 4, 1916 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 65 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 66 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 67 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/
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Gladys May Harris
February 7, 1919 (Age 68 years)
Death of a granddaughterGladys May Harris
July 3, 1920 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Juanita Faye Harris
March 25, 1924 (Age 73 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ellen Harris
April 7, 1926 (Age 75 years)
Death of a wifeMartha Livingston “Mattie” Davis
October 27, 1927 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 78 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 79 years)
Census April 17, 1930 (Age 79 years)
Death of a brotherHenry C Harris
October 22, 1933 (Age 82 years)
Death of a sisterNancy A “Nannie” Harris
March 10, 1940 (Age 89 years)
Census April 23, 1940 (Age 89 years)
Death July 29, 1940 (Age 89 years)
Cause of death: Hypostatic Pneumonia
Burial
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Last change April 15, 201915:26:34

by: Barry Shemwell
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1920 - Find Cousin Lewis
April 21, 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
elder brother
Joel N Harris
Birth: January 20, 1849 28 21Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 27, 1942Todd, Kentucky, United States
23 months
himself
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 Martha Livingston “Mattie” Davis - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 10, 1874Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
daughter
Dora L Harris
Birth: April 14, 1878 27 22Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 18, 1882Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
3 years
son
6 years
son
Byron Ganfield Harris
Birth: May 13, 1889 38 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 2, 1959Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States

John Fletcher 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
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

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Lemuel W Harris - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Harris, Lemuel Whead49MWFarmerKY
Harris, Mary Ewife42FWKeeping HouseKY
Harris, Taylor Eson23MWFarm LaborKY
Harris, John Fson19MWFarm LaborKY
Harris, Henry Cson17MWFarm LaborKY
Harris, Nancy Adaughter15FWAt HomeKY
Harris, Bascomb Lson11MWFarm LaborKY
Harris, Jerry Cson8MWKY
Harris, Arenia Edaughter6FWKY
Harris, Matthew Wson4MWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Fletcher Harris - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Harris, John FWM29headMFarmerKYKYKY
Harris, Martha LWF24wifeMKeeping HouseTNTNTN
Harris, Dora LWF2daughterSKYKYTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - John Fletcher Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Harris, John FheadWMDec185049M25KYKYKYFarmer
Harris, Martha LwifeWFOct185444M2543TNTN
Harris, Lemuel WsonWMJan188119SKYKYTNFarm Laborer
Harris, Cecil WsonWMOct188316SKYKYTNFarmer
Harris, Byron GsonWMMay188711SKYKYTNFarm Laborer
Harris, James HservantWMJul187524SKYKYTNFarm Laborer

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John Fletcher Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Harris, John FheadMW59M135KYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Harris, Martha LwifeFW54M13543TNTNNC

Next door to Byron

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - John Fletcher Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Harris, John FheadMW79WdKYKYKYFarmingGeneral Farm
Harris, Arenia Eyounger sisterFW65WdKYKYKY
Moore, Laura Asister in lawFW76Wd?TNTNTN

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - John Fletcher Harris - Household

Coal Bank Road Todd, Kentucky

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Harris, FletcherXheadMW89WdKYSame HouseFarm OperatorOwn Farm
Harris, RenasisterFW75SKYSame House
Cornelius, LamaradaughterFW49MKYSame House
Cornelius, Johnnyson in lawMW46MKYSame HouseFarmingFarm

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