The Shemwell Family

Thomas Jefferson Mitchell and daughter

Thomas Jefferson “Tom” MitchellAge: 67 years18561924

Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Mitchell
Given names
Thomas Jefferson
Birth July 4, 1856 38 30
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 months)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a brotherHenry Mitchell
before 1860 (Age 3 years)
Census September 3, 1860 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherAugustus Ebin “Gus” Mitchell
December 3, 1860 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 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 -
Birth of a sisterMary Lee “Mollie” Mitchell
January 21, 1866 (Age 9 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Jane Mitchell
June 1867 (Age 10 years)
Note: Nancy Jane was blind, at least part of her life according to Jack Edward Millen and his cousin Calvin Millen
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 10 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 10 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 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 August 22, 1870 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 11, 1880 (Age 23 years)
Death of a sisterFrances Josephine “Fannie” Mitchell
October 11, 1880 (Age 24 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Caswell Mitchell
October 8, 1893 (Age 37 years)
MarriagePearl ReeseView this family
about 1897 (Age 40 years)

Birth of a son
#1Frank D Mitchell
April 1898 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 41 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#2Mabel P Mitchell
December 26, 1899 (Age 43 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Mitchell
March 13, 1900 (Age 43 years)
Census July 12, 1900 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a son
#3Harry Mitchell
July 27, 1901 (Age 45 years)
Death of a motherHarriet Miranda “Mary” Shemwell
March 11, 1906 (Age 49 years)
Death of a wifePearl Reese
January 18, 1910 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 59 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 60 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 61 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 -
Death of a brotherAugustus Ebin “Gus” Mitchell
April 21, 1920 (Age 63 years)
Cause: Lukemia
Marriage of a childHarry MitchellMildred A WoodfullView this family
February 18, 1923 (Age 66 years)
Note: Says his father Tom is dead - he is not, death in 1924 -b
Death January 24, 1924 (Age 67 years)
Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Cave Hill Cemetery
Last change September 22, 202117:33:53

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: 1845Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
elder brother
William Caswell Mitchell
Birth: January 21, 1846 27 20Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 8, 1893Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder sister
Nancy Jane Mitchell
Birth: September 6, 1848 30 22Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 1867Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder sister
Frances Josephine “Fannie” Mitchell
Birth: February 14, 1853 34 27Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 11, 1880Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
Henry Mitchell
Birth: September 1855 37 29Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1860Todd, Kentucky, United States
10 months
Thomas Jefferson Mitchell and daughterThomas Jefferson “Tom” Mitchell
Birth: July 4, 1856 38 30Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 24, 1924Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger brother
Augustus Ebin MitchellAugustus Ebin “Gus” Mitchell
Birth: December 3, 1860 42 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 21, 1920Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger sister
Family with Pearl Reese - View this family
Thomas Jefferson Mitchell and daughterThomas Jefferson “Tom” Mitchell
Birth: July 4, 1856 38 30Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 24, 1924Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: about 1897
16 months
21 months
Mabel P Mitchell
Birth: December 26, 1899 43 20Tennessee, United States
Death: May 1986Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
19 months
Harry Mitchell
Birth: July 27, 1901 45 22Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 15, 1968Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Mitchell has 9 first cousins recorded