The Shemwell Family

John Hood Jr1825

John Hood Jr
Given names
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Birth between 1825 and 1830 38 27
Birth of a brotherRansom Hood
about 1828
Census 1830 (Age 5 years)
Marriage of a parentWilliam H JohnsonAnna McGeheeView this family
about 1831 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 7 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a half-brotherMartin Van Buren Johnson
December 1832 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 10 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 -
Birth of a half-sisterBelzora Bettzard Johnson
1836 (Age 11 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Hood Sr
August 1836 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a half-sisterBelfame “Bell” Johnson
February 1840 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-brotherThomas Benton Johnson
about 1842 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a half-sisterEleanor Jane Johnson
about 1845 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 21 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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherOsborn McGehee
June 1857 (Age 32 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Rebecca Shemwell
about 1857 (Age 32 years)
Note: Daughter Anna McGehee Hood Johnson had "boarded and clothed" both Rebecca and Osburn from March 27, 1857 to June 25, 1857. She was paid $55.35 for this service from the estate (Conway Co., Arkansas, Probate Book C, page 317) These records give us an approximate date of death for both Osborn and Rebecca.
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 32 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a half-brotherMartin Van Buren Johnson
September 1860 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 36 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 brotherRansom Hood
about 1867 (Age 42 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 42 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 42 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death of a half-sisterBelzora Bettzard Johnson
1868 (Age 43 years)
Death of a half-brotherThomas Benton Johnson
about 1868 (Age 43 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 44 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 half-sisterEleanor Jane Johnson
after 1870 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a motherAnna McGehee
about 1884 (Age 59 years)
Will April 7, 1884 (Age 59 years)
Note: John Hood Jr is a beneficiary of his mother's will
Death of a brotherOsburn P Hood
about 1893 (Age 68 years)

Death of a sisterMartha Jane “Patsy” Hood
about 1895 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 73 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 half-sisterBelfame “Bell” Johnson
1900 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 91 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 92 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 93 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 104 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -

Last change January 19, 202000:09:53

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 29, 1816Christian, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
Osburn P Hood
Birth: 1818 31 20Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: about 1893
2 years
elder sister
Martha Jane “Patsy” Hood
Birth: January 10, 1820 33 22Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: about 1895Missouri, United States
11 years
John Hood Jr
Birth: between 1825 and 1830 38 27Wayne, Missouri, United States
4 years
Mother’s family with William H Johnson - View this family
Marriage: about 1831Missouri, United States
2 years
4 years
4 years
3 years
4 years

John Hood Jr has 24 first cousins recorded

1830 United States - Census transcript - John Hood - Household Home in 1830 - Wayne, Missouri Free White Persons - Males - Under 5 - 2 Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14 - 1 Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49 - 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14 - 1 Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39 - 1 Free White Persons - Under 20 - 4 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49 - 2 Total Free White Persons - 6 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored) - 6
John Hood Jr is a beneficiary of his mother's will "Know all men by these presents, that I, ANNA JOHNSON, of Conway County, state of Arkansas, being old and feeble, but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. First: I hereby constitute and appoint Thomas Kilgore and M. L. Asbury to be sole executors to pay all my just debts and funeral expense and the legacies hereinafter: Second: After the payment of my said debts and funeral expenses, I give each of my grandchildren (should read children) viz: AUSBER(Asburn) P. HOOD AND PATSY HAMPILTON (Hamilton) and JOHN HOOD, the legal heirs (should read heir) of RANSOM HOOD, deceased, who was my legal heir, the sum of five dollars, each and the remainder of my property, both real and personal, I bequeath to be divided equally among the remainder of my legal heirs. One fourth to BELFANE HARRINGTON, if living, if dead to her legal heirs. One fourth to the legal heirs of BELLZANE GRAY, viz, WILLIAM A. GRAY, MARY M. GRAY, my grandchildren. The remaining one fourth divided equally between the heirs of VAN BUREN JOHNSON, viz, NANCY A. CHAMBERS AND WILLIAM T. JOHNSTON, my grandchildren. Third: For the division and distribution and the payment as aforesaid, it is my will that my executor soon after my death, proceed to sell all my real and personal property and after paying ,my just debts then to pay off the legacies as herein before mentioned, to those entitled and it is my will that my executor keep possession of the property that may be due my grandchildren that are minors until they arrive at the maturity or of sufficient discretion to transact their own business and it is also my will that my executor, Thomas Killgore during his life is to transact and put into effect this my last will and testament, but in the event he should die, I want W. L. Asbury to proceed to carry this my last will into execution. In testimony whereof I hereunto put my hand and seal and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in presence of the witnesses named below this 1st day of April 1878. Signed: ANNA JOHNSTON ( HER MARK ) Witness: I, John Hinkle, signed Anna Johnston's name to this will at her request. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Anna Johnston as and for his last will and testament in presence of ers" ( not clear) who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto: Signed: John Hinkle, R. L. Cargile, C. C. Murphy Filed for record January 12, 1884 ( this date stricken out and replaced with the date of April 7., 1884 ) Signed by M. L. Asbury, Clerk I, John Hinkle, being duly sworn before M. L. Asbury, Clerk of the Probate Court within and for the County of Conway and state of Arkansas on this the 7th day of April A.D. 1884 do depose and say that I was present at the execution of the last will and testament of Anna Johnston which was executed and published by her on the 1st day of April 1878 and is hereto annexed that I saw the said testator subscribe her name by mark to said will and heard her publish and declare the same to be her last will and testament and that the said testator at the time of executing said will was of full age and of sound mind and memory and not under any restraint and that I signed said will as a witness at her request and in the presence of R. L. Cargile (who is dead) and in the presence of C. C. Murphy who is now absent from the county. Signed John Hinkle Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 7th day of April 1884. Also personally appeared before me at the same time, W. S. Hanna, and N. A. Nations, who after being by me, first duly sworn, deposed and says that they are familiar with the handwriting of R. L. Cargile who is now deceased and whose name is signed to the annexed will of Anna Johnston as a witness thereto. That they believe the name was written by the said R. L. Cargile. That they have no interest in the probate of said will whatsoever. signed: W., S. Hanna and N. Nations. Filed for record April 7. 1884