The Shemwell Family

James HancockAge: 82 years18261908

James Hancock
Given names
Birth March 22, 1826
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 5 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 9 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 -
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 19 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 -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 30 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 35 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 40 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 40 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 42 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 -
MarriageNancy Jane DuncanView this family
January 10, 1878 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 18, 1880 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a son
#1John O Hancock
December 31, 1882 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 72 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 74 years)
Death March 29, 1908 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: Old Cave Springs Cemetery
Last change March 20, 202120:07:11

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with Nancy Jane Duncan - 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
John Wiley Blount Howell + Nancy Jane Duncan - View this family
wife’s husband
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
William Thurman + Nancy Jane Duncan - View this family
wife’s husband
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

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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