The Shemwell Family

Jesse Smith RaganAge: 71 years18581929

Name
Jesse Smith Ragan
Given names
Jesse Smith
Surname
Ragan
Birth March 2, 1858 23 15
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 sisterNancy Malinda Ragan
March 27, 1861 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherWade Hampton Ragan
March 2, 1863 (Age 5 years)
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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 8 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 8 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 10 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 19 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 maternal grandfatherSolomon Greene
December 24, 1888 (Age 30 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 fatherJohn William Ragan
November 2, 1899 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 57 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 58 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 59 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/
Death of a motherSarah Adeline Greene
April 25, 1920 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 71 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death October 28, 1929 (Age 71 years)
Last change May 10, 202018:26:09

by: Brian Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: about 1857
14 months
himself
Jesse Smith Ragan
Birth: March 2, 1858 23 15Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 28, 1929North Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
3 years
younger sister
Nancy Malinda Ragan
Birth: March 27, 1861 27 18Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 11, 1951Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States
23 months
younger brother
Wade Hampton Ragan
Birth: March 2, 1863 28 20Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 30, 1946Bald Mountain, Watauga, North Carolina, United States

Jesse Smith Ragan has 99 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (99)

Parents William Conley Greene + Nancy L Watson
1Mary E. Greene18501886
3Eli Smith Greene18541941
5William Lee Greene18611940
Parents Larkin Greene + Lucinda Melissa Trivett
1Rebecca Greene18441899
2Nancy Greene18461903
3Sarah Greene18471928
4Delphia Greene18491915
5John Greene18511909
6Jesse Greene18531930
7Hiram Greene18551929
8Amanda Greene18591917
11Solomon Greene18671921
Parents John Riley Greene + Mabel Malinda “Linda” Watson
1Celia Greene18451921
2Elihu Greene18471926
7Harvey R Greene18571940
9Camilla Greene18631944
10John Melvin Greene18651944
11Greene18671867
12E. Lindsay Greene18691946
13Greene18711871
14Richard Lee Greene18731918
Parents Bartlett Greene + Amanda Maude Watson
1Doctor F Greene18501918
Parents Bartlett Greene + Malinda Katherine Hamby
1Jesse Lee Greene18591908
4Julia Ann Greene18701945
5Elizabeth B Greene18751939
6Cynthia May Greene18801930
Parents Larkin Greene + Mary Greene
1Richard C. Green18471906
2Solomon Greene18491849
Parents … … + Mary Greene
2Martha W. Greene18561900
Parents William Harrison Miller + Mary Greene
1Nancy Jane Miller18591931
2Mary Ann Miller18601918
3William Lee Miller18631957
4Vena Tamer Miller18661927
5John F Miller18701880
6Reuben Miller18721882
Parents Linville Land + Martha Greene
Parents Holden Moody + Martha Greene
1Nancy C Moody18531913
7Sarah Alice Moody18641927
9Lora Emma Moody18761880
Parents Solomon Greene Jr. + Elza Triplett
1Nancy Greene18501920
2Triplett Greene18511928
3Larkin Greene18531910
4Jasper Greene18591870
5Lee Greene18611930
6Louisa Greene18661900
7Grant Greene18691900
8Greenville Greene18711900
Parents Larkin Ragan + Nancy Calista Greene
3Greenlee Ragan18581870
4John Isaac Ragan18621934
Parents Thomas Richard Calvin Winkler + Nancy Calista Greene
1Mary S Winkler18711920
Parents Calvin C Miller + Camilla C Greene
3Nancy J Miller18551870
4Isaac C Miller18561936
5Martha A Miller18591870
6Amos Miller18601880
7Mary Tamer Miller18601919
9Cornelia Miller18681900
13Joseph Miller18721900
15Nicey Miller18761900
16Festus Miller18781900
Parents Smith Patrick Greene + Lucinda Caroline Watson
1Annette Greene18571932
2Julia Ann Greene18581930
3Nancy C Greene18601931
Parents Ferguson Greene + Sarah A Setzer
1Sarah J Greene18671884