The Shemwell Family

Phada Jane ChristianAge: 81 years18301911

Phada Jane Christian
Given names
Phada Jane
Married name
Phada Jane Harris
Birth 1830 33 28
MarriageJephthah I HarrisView this family

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 2 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a brotherJohn Samuel Christian
May 3, 1834 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 5 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Death of a paternal grandmotherKesiah Fada Harris
1841 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 16 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 -
Birth of a son
#1William L Harris
1848 (Age 18 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 20 years)
Census August 22, 1850 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Henrietta Harris
1854 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a son
#3Charles T Harris
1857 (Age 27 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Christian
October 20, 1858 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 27 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a son
#4W A Harris
1860 (Age 30 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 30 years)
Census September 3, 1860 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 31 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 37 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 37 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 39 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 -
Death of a fatherNicholas Christian
March 15, 1872 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherSarah “Sally” Shemwell
October 1877 (Age 47 years)
Cause: Died of Dropsy
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 48 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherJohn Samuel Christian
January 25, 1880 (Age 50 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Parham Christian
May 30, 1887 (Age 57 years)
Death of a husbandJephthah I Harris
November 29, 1887 (Age 57 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 68 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 October 19, 1911 (Age 81 years)
Cemetery: Mount Sharon Cemetery
Last change July 10, 201918:33:26

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: December 4, 1820Todd, Kentucky, United States
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Phada Jane Christian has 44 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Jephthah I Harris - Household

District 2, Todd, Kentucky, United States

Jepthah Harrishead25MWfarmerKY
Fada J Harriswife20FWKY
William L Harrisson2MWKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Jephthah I Harris - Household

Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States

J I Harrishead37MWfarmerKY
P J Harriswife30FWKY
W L Harrisson12MWKY
Henrietta Harrisdaughter6FWKY
C T Harrisson3MWKY
W A Harrisson6 monthsMWKY