The Shemwell Family

Nancy J PruittAge: 79 years18501929

Nancy J Pruitt
Given names
Nancy J
Married name
Nancy J Shaw
Birth April 8, 1850 29 38
Census December 11, 1850 (Age 8 months)
Birth of a brotherJohn Franklin Pruitt
May 31, 1853 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Auburn “Willie” Pruitt
July 23, 1856 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherOsborn McGehee
June 1857 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Rebecca Shemwell
about 1857 (Age 6 years)
Note: Daughter Anna McGehee Hood Johnson had "boarded and clothed" both Rebecca and Osburn from March 27, 1857 to June 25, 1857. She was paid $55.35 for this service from the estate (Conway Co., Arkansas, Probate Book C, page 317) These records give us an approximate date of death for both Osborn and Rebecca.
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 11, 1860 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 10 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 16 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 16 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 18 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 April 24, 1870 (Age 20 years)
MarriageRobert Frank ShawView this family
1871 (Age 20 years)
Note: Both documents show that a Robert F Snow married Nancy J Pruitt in 1871. These documents are transc…
Birth of a son
#1Samuel W Shaw
July 1872 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Nancy A Shaw
about 1875 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 5, 1880 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 47 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 -
Death of a fatherJohn Pruitt
between 1900 and 1910 (Age 49 years)
Census June 11, 1900 (Age 50 years)
Death of a motherNancy McGehee
January 14, 1908 (Age 57 years)
Census May 6, 1910 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 65 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 66 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 67 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 -
Census January 14, 1920 (Age 69 years)
Robert Shaw Pension Document
May 10, 1921 (Age 71 years)
Death of a husbandRobert Frank Shaw
May 12, 1921 (Age 71 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Franklin Pruitt
April 30, 1924 (Age 74 years)
Death August 21, 1929 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Raley Cemetery
Last change March 19, 202111:53:33

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1835
3 years
elder sister
8 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
2 years
Nancy J Pruitt
Birth: April 8, 1850 29 38Arkansas, United States
Death: August 21, 1929Boone, Arkansas, United States
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Family with Robert Frank Shaw - View this family
Nancy J Pruitt
Birth: April 8, 1850 29 38Arkansas, United States
Death: August 21, 1929Boone, Arkansas, United States
Marriage: 1871Newton, Arkansas, United States
19 months
4 years
Robert Frank Shaw + Frances Rachel Holliman - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: about 1865Alabama, United States
20 months
Jeremiah J Shaw
Birth: August 1866 27 21Alabama, United States
Death: January 14, 1871Newton, Arkansas, United States
20 months
2 years
Martha Palestine Shaw
Birth: July 1870 31 25Stockton, Cedar, Missouri, United States
Death: 1943Chandler, Comanche, Oklahoma, United States

Nancy J Pruitt has 32 first cousins recorded

MilitaryArkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - John Pruitt - Household

Union, Conway, Arkansas

John Pruitthead30MWFarmerIN
Nancy Pruittwife38FWKY
Elizabeth Pruittdaughter13FWKY
David Pruittson6MWKY
James Pruittson3MWKY
Nancy Pruittdaughter1FWAR
David Pruittfather60MWIN
Frances …mother60FWIN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John Pruitt - Household

Collin, Texas, United States

John Pruitthead39MWDay Laborer500KY
Nancy Pruittwife44FWKY
James Proctor Pruitt Sr.son12MWAR
Nancy J Pruittdaughter10FWAR
John Franklin Pruittson7MWAR
William Auburn Pruittson4MWAR

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Pruitt - Household

Boston, Newton, Arkansas, United States

Pruitt, Johnhead50MWFarmer300IN
Pruitt, Nancywife53FWKeeps HouseKY
Pruitt, James Pson23MWFarmerAR
Pruitt, Nancy Jdaughter19FWAt HomeAR
Curtis, Nancy Pdaughter-in-law16FWKeeps HouseTN
Pruitt, John Fson18MWFarmer100AR
Pruitt, William Ason14MWAt HomeAR

Both documents show that a Robert F Snow married Nancy J Pruitt in 1871. These documents are transcriptions of transcriptions and I believe have an error. The surname "Shaw" could easily be misinterpreted as "Snow" with a few extraneous pen strokes. Other documents show that Robert F Shaw was married to Nancy J Pruitt and those documents clearly indicate "Shaw". In the second document, the actual index line item vaguely shows that their marriage document is on Page 120; however, Pages 119/120 (along with 22 other pages) are missing from the original document. Since the Marriages on Pages 118 and 121 span the March 1871 to July 1871 timeframe, the transcribers rightly assumed that the marriage date was sometime in 1871.
Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Robert Frank Shaw - Household

Bear Creek. Boone. Arkansas, United States

Shaw, Robert FWM41headMFarmer1TNGASC
Shaw, Nancy JWF30wifeMKeeps HouseNoARARAR
Shaw, Mary EWF12daughterMWorks in houseNoNoMOTNAL
Shaw, Martha PWF9daughterSWorks in houseNoNoMOTNAL
Shaw, Samuel WWM7sonSYesNoNoARTNAR
Shaw, Nancy AWF5daughterSNoNoARTNAR
Shaw, JaneWF71MotherWDWorks in house
Shaw, HannahWF33SisterSWorks in houseNoNo

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Robert F Shaw - Household

Ellis, Texas, United States

Shaw, Robert FheadWMSep184158M29TNTNTNFarmer0YesYesYesRF
Shaw, Nancy JwifeWFApr185050M2961ARINMDYesNoYes

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Robert Frank Shaw - Household

Grayson, Texas, United States

Shaw, Robert FheadMW70M240TNTNTN
Shaw, Nancy JwifeFW63M14061ARINKY
Shaw, Samuel WsonMW37M211ARTNAR
Shaw, Nanniedaughter-in-lawFW45M11132ARMSNC
Shaw, Robert GgrandsonMW13STXARAR
Shaw, Willie LgrandsonMW9STXARAR

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Thomas Magee - Household

North Fox, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shaw, Robert Ffather-in-lawMW80MYesYesTNUSUSYesNone
Shaw, Nancy Jmother-in-lawFW65MYesYesUSUSUSYesNone
McGee, James TheadRMW48MYesYesMOMSTNYesFarmerGeneral FarmingOA
McGee, Mary EwifeFW52MYesYesALTNUSYesHouse Wife
McGee, John AsonMW26SYesYesTXMOALYesLaborerFarmW
McGee, Bertha AdaughterFW22SYesYesTXMOALYesLaborerFarm
McGee, Lester MaydaughterFW16SYesYesYesMOMOALYesNone
McGee, Martha VdaughterFW14SYesYesYesMOMOALYesNone
McGee, George WsonMW13SYesYesYesMOMOALYesNone
McGee, DaisydaughterFW10SYesYesYesALMOALYesNone
McGee, JessiesonMW8SYesYesYesALMOALYesNone

Shaw, Mrs. Nancy - 8 Apr. 1850 - 21 Aug. 1929, 79y. (old fieldstone against fence) (2/1980 - concrete slab on ground) Left by Mary H Pinkley on 26 Aug 2020