The Shemwell Family

George Ann ShemwellAge: 87 years18431931

Name
George Ann Shemwell
Given names
George Ann
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
George Ann Harris
Birth April 8, 1843 24 20
Birth of a brotherSamuel Vanmeter Shemwell
March 24, 1845 (Age 23 months)
Birth of a sisterColumbia Jane Shemwell
May 7, 1847 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 2 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
June 5, 1850 (Age 7 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 6 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Shemwell
1852 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Luther Shemwell
April 22, 1853 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Permelia Shemwell
March 10, 1855 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 13 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a brotherLouis T Shemwell
February 10, 1860 (Age 16 years)
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 17 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary “Polly” VanMetre
December 2, 1863 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 17 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
MarriageJohn Andrew HarrisView this family
July 22, 1866 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1James Virgil Harris
May 17, 1867 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 23 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 23 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a son
#2Thomas A Harris
May 5, 1869 (Age 26 years)
Death of a motherSusan Kerna Tabb
May 20, 1869 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 25 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 8, 1870 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#3Samuel Taft Harris
February 10, 1871 (Age 27 years)
Death of a sonThomas A Harris
May 25, 1871 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#4Louis Alston “Allie” Harris
May 5, 1874 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#5Jonathan Rue Harris
February 18, 1877 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 34 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#6Ellis Kerney Harris
June 17, 1879 (Age 36 years)
Census June 17, 1880 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Zelpha Blanche Harris
August 29, 1882 (Age 39 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam G Shemwell
after May 1884 (Age 41 years)

Birth of a son
#8William Wiley Harris
September 27, 1884 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#9Joshua Cleveland Harris
July 16, 1887 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childJames Virgil HarrisGeorgie Bell DriskillView this family
1894 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Emmett Ross Harris
March 6, 1896 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 54 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 7, 1900 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Enola Harris Harris
1902 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childEllis Kerney HarrisFloyd Minnie “Flo” SherrodView this family
about 1902 (Age 58 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Wiley Harris
January 8, 1902 (Age 58 years)
Burial of a sonWilliam Wiley Harris
1902 (Age 58 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Birth of a grandson
#3Brodie Burtrom Harris
June 18, 1903 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childClem PhillipsZelpha Blanche HarrisView this family
calculated 1903 (Age 59 years)

Birth of a grandson
#4Esbon Layton Phillips
August 11, 1905 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Ora Lee Harris
September 11, 1905 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Olaf Clayton Phillips
November 5, 1906 (Age 63 years)
Death of a sisterColumbia Jane Shemwell
May 12, 1907 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Onie Fay Harris
October 21, 1907 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Nora Marie Harris
January 10, 1908 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9James Vernie Harris
1909 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Artie Iola Phillips
February 21, 1909 (Age 65 years)
Death of a granddaughterOnie Fay Harris
June 21, 1909 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Velmer Vertis Harris
September 4, 1909 (Age 66 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Permelia Shemwell
before April 1910 (Age 66 years)
Census May 10, 1910 (Age 67 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Luther Shemwell
August 15, 1910 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Iva Mae Phillips
October 12, 1910 (Age 67 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph A Shemwell
after 1910 (Age 66 years)

Birth of a grandson
#13Melvin Layton Harris
September 5, 1911 (Age 68 years)
Death of a brotherSamuel Vanmeter Shemwell
December 8, 1911 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14Norman Mendral Phillips
September 5, 1913 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15James Olin Harris
May 15, 1915 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Zelpha Adaline Phillips
June 7, 1915 (Age 72 years)
Death of a husbandJohn Andrew Harris
1915 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 72 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a grandson
#17Milburn Lee Phillips
October 18, 1917 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 73 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 74 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
#18Mary Magdalene Phillips
May 7, 1919 (Age 76 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#19Zula Phillips
January 22, 1922 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 86 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
Census April 24, 1930 (Age 87 years)
Death January 13, 1931 (Age 87 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change December 20, 201609:49:39

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 15, 1840Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
17 months
elder brother
22 months
herself
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
16 months
younger brother
23 months
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
Louis T Shemwell
Birth: February 10, 1860 41 37Kentucky, United States
Death: April 16, 1934Nashville, Washington, Illinois, United States
Family with John Andrew Harris - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: July 22, 1866Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
Thomas A Harris
Birth: May 5, 1869 23 26Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 25, 1871Todd, Kentucky, United States
-2 years
son
4 years
son
3 years
son
Louis Alston “Allie” Harris
Birth: May 5, 1874 28 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 7, 1936Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
Jonathan Rue Harris
Birth: February 18, 1877 31 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 7, 1957Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
William Wiley Harris
Birth: September 27, 1884 38 41Kentucky, United States
Death: January 8, 1902Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
Joshua Cleveland Harris
Birth: July 16, 1887 41 44Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 14, 1957Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States

George Ann Shemwell has 31 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - William G. Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
William G Shemwell30MWFarmerKY
Susan K Shemwell30FWVA
James A. Shemwell9MWKY
Georgia Ann Shemwell7FWKY
Samuel V. Shemwell5MWKY
Catharne J. Shemwell3FWKY

Notes: Some of the Names are incorrect? -b

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William G. Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
William Shemwell30MKY
Susan Shemwell30FKY
Joseph Shemwell20MKY
G A Shemwell18FKY
Samuel Shemwell15MKY
Columbia Shemwell14FKY
Mary Shemwell12FKY
W L Shemwell10MKY
Susan Shemwell8FKY

Notes: Ages are off?

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Andrew Harris - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Harris, John Ahead24MWFarm LaborerKY
Harris, Georgia Awife27FWKeeping HouseKY
Harris, James Vson3MWKY
Harris, Thomas Ason1MWKY

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

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
John A HarrisWM34headMFarmerKYNCTN
George A HarrisWF36wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYVA
James V HarrisWM13sonSLaborerKYKYKY
Samuel T HarrisWM9sonSKYKYKY
Louis A HarrisWM6sonSKYKYKY
John R HarrisWM3sonSKYKYKY
Ellis K HarrisWM11moJunesonSKYKYKY

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

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Harris, John AheadWMNov184554M33KYNCTNFarmer
Harris, Georgia AwifeWFApr184357M3398KYKYVA
Harris, Louis AsonWMMay187426SKYKYKYFarm Laborer
Harris, Jonathan RsonWMFeb187723SKYKYKYFarmer
Harris, Ellis KsonWMJun187920SKYKYKYFarmer
Harris, Zelpha BdaughterWFAug188217SKYKYKY
Harris, William WsonWMSep188415SKYKYKYFarm Laborer
Harris, Joshua CsonWMJul188712SKYKYKYFarm Laborer

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Jonathan Rue Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Harris, Jonathan RheadMW33SKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farming
Harris, John AfatherMW64M143KYKYKY
Harris, George AmotherFW67M14397KYKYKY
Harris, Joshua Cyounger brotherMW22SKYKYKYFarm LaborWorking Out