The Shemwell Family

Arenia Elizabeth “Rena” HarrisAge: 84 years18641949

Arenia Elizabeth “Rena” Harris
Given names
Arenia Elizabeth
Married name
Arenia Elizabeth Glenn
Birth October 6, 1864 43 37
MarriageJames William “Jimmy” GlennView this family

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 22 months)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 2 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 2 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 4 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 6 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 13 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 17, 1880 (Age 15 years)
Death of a brotherTaylor E Harris
October 9, 1884 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Ollie Shaw Glenn
December 8, 1884 (Age 20 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJeremiah O “Jerry” Holland
June 17, 1888 (Age 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn Shemwell
April 6, 1889 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Lamara “Morie” Glenn
September 19, 1890 (Age 25 years)
Death of a motherMary Elizabeth Holland
March 22, 1896 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 33 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 -
Census June 5, 1900 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherLemuel W Harris
June 21, 1903 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel Edward ShemwellOllie Shaw GlennView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 6, 1904 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Dallas Glenn
January 6, 1906 (Age 41 years)
Census May 10, 1910 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Myrtle A Glenn
May 16, 1911 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Marriage of a childAlva Russell HarrisOllie Shaw GlennView this family
Type: Civil marriage
May 2, 1918 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 52 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 53 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#3James Alva Harris
January 21, 1919 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Clarence Boone Harris
December 15, 1919 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Melvin Lee Harris
May 31, 1921 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Elvis Harris
January 12, 1923 (Age 58 years)
Death of a grandsonElvis Harris
January 19, 1923 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Irene Harris
January 21, 1924 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ellen Harris
April 7, 1926 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 64 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 65 years)
Census April 17, 1930 (Age 65 years)
Death of a husbandJames William “Jimmy” Glenn
December 19, 1930 (Age 66 years)
Cause: Measles
Death of a brotherHenry C Harris
October 22, 1933 (Age 69 years)
Death of a sisterNancy A “Nannie” Harris
March 10, 1940 (Age 75 years)
Census April 23, 1940 (Age 75 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Fletcher Harris
July 29, 1940 (Age 75 years)
Cause: Hypostatic Pneumonia
Death of a brotherJoel N Harris
April 27, 1942 (Age 77 years)
Death of a daughterLamara “Morie” Glenn
January 11, 1944 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 77 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 -
Death of a brotherJerry Crittenden Harris
November 29, 1945 (Age 81 years)
Death of a brotherBascomb Lee Harris
October 11, 1947 (Age 83 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 81 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death July 10, 1949 (Age 84 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change April 23, 201918:27:04

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
elder brother
Henry C Harris
Birth: February 25, 1853 32 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 22, 1933Logan, Kentucky, United States
6 years
elder brother
Bascomb Lee Harris
Birth: March 6, 1859 38 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 11, 1947Gordonsville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
Jerry Crittenden Harris
Birth: September 29, 1861 40 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 29, 1945Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
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 James William “Jimmy” Glenn - View this family
6 years
Lamara “Morie” Glenn
Birth: September 19, 1890 32 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 11, 1944Logan, Kentucky, United States
James William “Jimmy” Glenn + Katie Lofene Shemwell - View this family
husband’s wife
Katie Lofene Shemwell
Birth: February 27, 1869 32 30Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 11, 1931Todd, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: 1889Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Warner Lee Glenn
Birth: January 1891 32 21Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 22, 1962Todd, Kentucky, United States

Arenia Elizabeth “Rena” 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
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

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Lemuel W Harris - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky

Harris, Lem WWM58headMCollecting Officer?KYNCNC
Harris, Mary EWF53wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYNC
Harris, Jerry CWM18sonMLaborerKYKYKY
Harris, Arenia EWF15daughterMAt HomeKYKYKY
Harris, Matthew WWM13sonMLaborerKYKYKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Lemuel W Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

Harris, Lemuel WheadWMJan182179WdKYNCNCFarmer
Harris, Arenia EdaughterWFOct186435D32KYKYKY
Harris, Lamoriagrand daughterWFSep18909SKYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Arenia Elizabeth “Rena” Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

Harris, Arenia EheadFW44D22KYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Harris, LamaradaughterFW19SKYKYKYFarm LaborHome Farm

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

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

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

Harris, FletcherXheadMW89WdKYSame HouseFarm OperatorOwn Farm
Harris, RenasisterFW75SKYSame House
Cornelius, LamaradaughterFW49MKYSame House
Cornelius, Johnnyson in lawMW46MKYSame HouseFarmingFarm