The Shemwell Family

William E SmithAge: 56 years18571913

Name
William E Smith
Given names
William E
Surname
Smith
Birth May 9, 1857 23 16
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a sisterLouisa Elizabeth Smith
about 1859 (Age 19 months)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 3 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a sisterCordelia Ellen Smith
April 21, 1867 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 9 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 9 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 11 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
Birth of a brotherMastin E Smith
April 16, 1870 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherElihu Watson
about 1870 (Age 12 years)
Death of a brotherMastin E Smith
September 17, 1871 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a brotherSion Sherrill Smith
July 19, 1872 (Age 15 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Nelson Smith
April 15, 1873 (Age 15 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherCelia Sherrill
June 30, 1876 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a half-brotherAlbert Lee Smith
March 29, 1877 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a sisterLouisa Elizabeth Smith
before 1880 (Age 22 years)
Marriage of a parentDavid Isaac GreeneSarah Jane WatsonView this family
about 1880 (Age 22 years)

Death of a motherSarah Jane Watson
March 1, 1897 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 40 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
Death of a half-brotherAlbert Lee Smith
October 25, 1898 (Age 41 years)
Death November 12, 1913 (Age 56 years)
Last change May 9, 202023:57:46

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1856
16 months
himself
William E Smith
Birth: May 9, 1857 23 16North Carolina, United States
Death: November 12, 1913Watauga, North Carolina, United States
3 years
younger sister
Louisa Elizabeth Smith
Birth: about 1859 25 18North Carolina, United States
Death: before 1880Watauga, North Carolina, United States
8 years
younger sister
Cordelia Ellen Smith
Birth: April 21, 1867 33 26Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 30, 1956West Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United States
3 years
younger brother
Mastin E Smith
Birth: April 16, 1870 36 29Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 17, 1871Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger brother
Sion Sherrill Smith
Birth: July 19, 1872 39 32Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 4, 1949Banner Elk, Avery, North Carolina, United States
Mother’s family with David Isaac Greene - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: about 1880
Mother’s family with an unknown individual - View this family
mother
half-brother
Albert Lee Smith
Birth: March 29, 1877 36Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 25, 1898Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States

William E Smith has 26 first cousins recorded