The Shemwell Family

John Quincy BurnettAge: 61 years18601922

John Quincy Burnett
Given names
John Quincy
Birth December 1, 1860
MarriageMartha Ellen “Mattie” HambyView this family

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 months)

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 6 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 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1James Douglas “Dug” Burnett
February 18, 1886 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1James Martin Burnett
April 11, 1906 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childJames Douglas “Dug” BurnettVersa Etna DortonView this family
about 1906 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ernestine Burnett
September 25, 1907 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Joe John Burnett
February 23, 1910 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Mabel G Burnett
August 3, 1911 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Pvt. Douglas W Burnett
about 1914 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Martha Rebecca “Mattie” Burnett
November 23, 1917 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 56 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 57 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 granddaughter
#7Hazel Alice Burnett
May 5, 1919 (Age 58 years)
Death January 24, 1922 (Age 61 years)
Last change November 23, 201915:02:47

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Martha Ellen “Mattie” Hamby - View this family
John Quincy Burnett
Birth: December 1, 1860Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 24, 1922Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Martha Ellen “Mattie” Hamby
Birth: June 27, 1861Hebbertsburg, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 15, 1944Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States

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