The Shemwell Family

Henry C HarrisAge: 80 years18531933

Henry C Harris
Given names
Henry C
Birth February 25, 1853 32 25
Birth of a brotherBascomb Lee Harris
March 6, 1859 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census September 5, 1860 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherJerry Crittenden Harris
September 29, 1861 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterArenia Elizabeth “Rena” Harris
October 6, 1864 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 8 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 -
Birth of a brotherMatthew William Harris
August 11, 1866 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 13 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 13 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 15 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 October 17, 1870 (Age 17 years)
MarriageMartha Jane “Mattie” RushView this family
February 17, 1876 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherTaylor E Harris
October 9, 1884 (Age 31 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJeremiah O “Jerry” Holland
June 17, 1888 (Age 35 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn Shemwell
April 6, 1889 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherMary Elizabeth Holland
March 22, 1896 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 45 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 -
Death of a fatherLemuel W Harris
June 21, 1903 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 62 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 63 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 64 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 -
Death of a sisterMary Ellen Harris
April 7, 1926 (Age 73 years)
Death of a wifeMartha Jane “Mattie” Rush
August 16, 1927 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 76 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterCynthia Ann Harris
March 16, 1930 (Age 77 years)
Death October 22, 1933 (Age 80 years)
Cemetery: Kennerly Chapel Cemetery
Last change April 15, 201917:22:21

by: Barry Shemwell
Additional Info
April 15, 2019

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
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
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Nancy A “Nannie” Harris
Birth: January 14, 1853 31 25Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 10, 1940Logan, Kentucky, United States
1 month
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 Jane “Mattie” Rush - View this family
Henry C Harris
Birth: February 25, 1853 32 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 22, 1933Logan, Kentucky, United States
Martha Jane “Mattie” Rush
Birth: February 3, 1857Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 16, 1927Logan, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: February 17, 1876Logan, Kentucky, United States

Henry C Harris has 37 first cousins recorded

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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

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

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

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