The Shemwell Family

John Quincy BurnettAge: 61 years18601922

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

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 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
#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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
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
himself
John Quincy Burnett
Birth: December 1, 1860Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 24, 1922Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
wife
Martha Ellen “Mattie” Hamby
Birth: June 27, 1861Hebbertsburg, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 15, 1944Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Marriage:
son

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