The Shemwell Family

Nancy Jane DuncanAge: 74 years18381912

Nancy Jane Duncan
Given names
Nancy Jane
Married name
Nancy Jane Howell
Married name
Nancy Jane Thurman
Married name
Nancy Jane Hancock
Birth May 9, 1838 38 34
Death of a fatherPhilip Duncan
about 1845 (Age 6 years)
Note: Died before 1850 Census
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 7 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 28, 1850 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 18 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census August 1, 1860 (Age 22 years)
MarriageWilliam ThurmanView this family
before 1864 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a son
#1John Wiley Thurman
June 25, 1864 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 22 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 28 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 28 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
MarriageJohn Wiley Blount HowellView this family
November 11, 1868 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Harriette A “Hattie” Howell
July 10, 1869 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 30 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 -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Margret Howell
about 1875 (Age 36 years)
Address: Birth date/place based on 1870 Census
Death of a husbandJohn Wiley Blount Howell
April 8, 1876 (Age 37 years)
MarriageJames HancockView this family
January 10, 1878 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 39 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 18, 1880 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#4John O Hancock
December 31, 1882 (Age 44 years)
Death of a motherMary Elizabeth Crawford
about 1884 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childRobert Gordon McGeheeHarriette A “Hattie” HowellView this family
June 15, 1885 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mary Mae McGehee
May 2, 1887 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Bert Leon McGehee
July 7, 1888 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Lula Lee McGehee
November 11, 1890 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Edwin E McGehee
March 1894 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Herman Earl McGehee
April 7, 1896 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Carl Everett McGehee
July 26, 1898 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 59 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 -
Census June 18, 1900 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Anna Laura McGehee
September 29, 1900 (Age 62 years)
Death of a husbandJames Hancock
March 29, 1908 (Age 69 years)
Death September 29, 1912 (Age 74 years)
October 4, 1912 (5 days after death)
Cemetery: Old Cave Springs Cemetery
Last change March 20, 202119:50:27

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: October 25, 1821Grainger, Tennessee, United States
15 years
elder brother
2 years
Family with John Wiley Blount Howell - View this family
John Wiley Blount Howell
Birth: October 28, 1812 33 42Rogersville, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 8, 1876Praire Grove, Drew, Arkansas, United States
Marriage: November 11, 1868Washington, Arkansas, United States
8 months
7 years
Family with William Thurman - View this family
Marriage: before 1864
6 months
John Wiley Thurman
Birth: June 25, 1864 22 26Washington, Arkansas, United States
Death: December 2, 1938Neosho, Newton, Missouri, United States
Family with James Hancock - View this family
Marriage: January 10, 1878Washington, Arkansas, United States
5 years
John O Hancock
Birth: December 31, 1882 56 44Arkansas, United States
Death: July 24, 1962St Louis City, Missouri, United States
William Thurman + Martha Ann Brownlee - View this family
husband’s wife
Martha Ann Brownlee
Birth: November 5, 1847Arkansas, United States
Death: March 30, 1911Prairie Grove, Washington, Arkansas, United States
Marriage: November 1, 1866Washington, Arkansas, United States

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Mary Elizabeth Crawford - Household

Butler, Missouri, United States

Mary Duncanhead46FWNC1
Eliza Duncandaughter23FWTN1
Thomas Duncanson17MWFarmerTN1
Wiley Duncanson14MWTN1
Cintha Duncandaughter12FWTN1
Nancy Jane Duncandaughter10FWTN1
Martha Duncandaughter8FWTN1
Minerva Duncandaughter6FWTN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Wiley Duncan - Household

District 1, Butler, Missouri, United States

Wiley Duncanhead24MWFarmer350TN
Mary Duncanmother56FWHousekeeperNC
Cyntha Duncansister22FWTN
Nancy J Duncansister20FWTN
Martha Duncansister18FWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Wiley Blount Howell - Household

Mountain, Washington, Arkansas, United States

Howell, John Whead54MWFarmer20001000TN
Howell, Nancy Jwife32FWK HTN
Howell, WDson14MWAt HomeAR1
Howell (Thurman), Wileystep-son5MWAt HomeAR
Howell, Hdaughter1FWAt HomeAR
Howell, Hughservant18MBLaborerAR111
Howell, Suckservant60FBK HTN11

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James Hancock - Household

ED 210, Mountain, Washington, Arkansas, United States

Hancock, JamesWM54headMFarmerTNVAVA
Howell, Nancy JWF42wifeMKeeping HouseTNTNTN
Hancock, James SWM14sonSWorks on Farm1MOTNMO
Howell, Harriette AWF11step-daughterS11ARTNTN
Howell, MargretWF5step-daughterSARTNTN
Howell, SaukBF80servantVAVAVA

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Hancock - Household

ED 37, Carroll, Arkansas, United States

Hancock, JamesheadWMMar182674M53TNVAVAFarmer6YesYesYesOMF
Howell, Nancy JwifeWFJun183960M5352TNTNTNYesYesYes
Hancock, John OsonWMDec188118SARTNTNAt School2YesYesYes
Thurman, John Wstep-sonWMApr186436SARTNTNDay Laborer6YesYesYes