The Shemwell Family

James S Acuff1840

James S Acuff
Given names
James S
Birth July 1840 22 24
Birth of a brotherWilliam P Acuff
1844 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherCoram Acuff
August 23, 1846 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 5 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 -
Census October 29, 1850 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterAgnes E “Aggie” Acuff
1851 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterCynthia Acuff
February 16, 1854 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 16 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 20 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 -
Death of a brotherPryor Acuff
1865 (Age 24 years)

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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 26 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 26 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 28 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 paternal grandfatherThomas D Acuff Sr.
August 13, 1874 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 37 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a motherSusan T Strange
April 8, 1882 (Age 41 years)

Death of a fatherRev. Simeon Acuff
May 6, 1893 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sisterMartha S Acuff
August 28, 1896 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 57 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 75 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 76 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 77 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 brotherWilliam P Acuff
July 8, 1920 (Age 80 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 89 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherCoram Acuff
January 30, 1931 (Age 90 years)
Death of a sisterCynthia Acuff
July 20, 1943 (Age 103 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 101 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 105 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. -

Last change August 5, 201914:47:52

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: December 24, 1834Grainger, Tennessee, United States
1 year
elder brother
21 months
elder sister
Martha S Acuff
Birth: October 6, 1836 18 20Puncheon Camp, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 28, 1896Grainger, Tennessee, United States
4 years
5 years
younger brother
William P Acuff
Birth: 1844 25 27Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 8, 1920Grainger, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
Coram Acuff
Birth: August 23, 1846 28 30Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 30, 1931Maynardville, Union, Tennessee, United States
5 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Cynthia Acuff
Birth: February 16, 1854 36 37Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 20, 1943Grainger, Tennessee, United States

James S Acuff has 17 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Rev. Simeon Acuff - Household

Grainger, Tennessee

Simeon Acuffhead31MWFarmerTN
Susan Acuffwife32FWTN
Martha Nashdaughter13FWTN
James Acuffson10MWTN
William P Acuffson6MWTN
Coram Acuffson3MWTN
Henry Maples15MW?TN