The Shemwell Family

John Jackson CarterAge: 80 years18341914

John Jackson Carter
Given names
John Jackson
Birth April 20, 1834
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 17 months)
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 -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 11 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 -
MarriageSarah Ellizabeth BarnettView this family
January 1, 1857 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Emma Rose Althea Carter
June 1, 1858 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 22 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 7, 1860 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Ann “Margret” Carter
November 1, 1861 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Mahala Jennie Carter
June 30, 1862 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 26 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 son
#4William A Carter
April 11, 1866 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 32 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 32 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a son
#5James Ellsworth Carter
June 23, 1868 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 34 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#6Sarah C Carter
1870 (Age 35 years)
Census August 18, 1870 (Age 36 years)
Death of a daughterSarah C Carter
September 26, 1872 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Amanda Isadora Carter
January 4, 1873 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Elsie G “Essie” Carter
December 5, 1876 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childJohn F WilsonEmma Rose Althea CarterView this family
December 20, 1877 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 43 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 7, 1880 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childJohn W CalvinMahala Jennie CarterView this family
January 7, 1885 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childFrederick Fargo EwellMary Ann “Margret” CarterView this family
about 1887 (Age 52 years)
Note: Marriage info based on birth of first child, Sarah, in 1888.
Marriage of a childJames Ellsworth CarterMinnie May CranfordView this family
November 19, 1888 (Age 54 years)
Name: James E Carter Sex: Male Spouse's Name: Minnie Crawford Spouse's Sex: Female Marriage License Date: 19 Nov 1888 Marriage License Place: Fulton, Indiana, United States Event Type: Marriage License Page: 93 Number of Images: 1
Birth of a grandson
#1Fayette Carter Ewell
February 13, 1890 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam A CarterAmelia Jane MooreView this family
December 2, 1890 (Age 56 years)
Name: William A Carter Spouse's Name: Amelia J Moore Marriage Date: 2 Dec 1890 Marriage Place: Indiana, United States Event Type: Marriage First Page Number: 307
Marriage of a childEdward Newton LongAmanda Isadora CarterView this family
March 24, 1891 (Age 56 years)
Name: Edward E Long Sex: Male Spouse's Name: Amanda I Carter Spouse's Sex: Female Marriage License Date: 24 Mar 1891 Marriage License Place: Fulton, Indiana, United States Event Type: Marriage License Record Number: 447 Page: 70 Number of Images: 1
Death of a daughterMahala Jennie Carter
December 30, 1891 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childWalter Oliver LambornElsie G “Essie” CarterView this family
March 21, 1896 (Age 61 years)
Name: Walter O Lamborn Sex: Male Spouse's Name: Essie G Carter Spouse's Sex: Female Marriage License Date: 21 Mar 1896 Marriage License Place: Fulton, Indiana, United States Event Type: Marriage License Page: 224 Number of Images: 1
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 63 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 19, 1900 (Age 66 years)
Marriage of a childThomas Jefferson BurkettAmanda Isadora CarterView this family
October 3, 1906 (Age 72 years)
Marriage of a childCephas BowsherMary Ann “Margret” CarterView this family
1908 (Age 73 years)
Note: Marriage info found at findagrave memorial
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 76 years)
Death December 18, 1914 (Age 80 years)
John Jackson Carter Obituary
December 19, 1914 (1 day after death)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Barnett Cemetery
Last change August 4, 202214:39:57

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with Sarah Ellizabeth Barnett - View this family
Marriage: January 1, 1857Fulton, Indiana, United States
17 months
Emma Rose Althea Carter
Birth: June 1, 1858 24 19Iowa, United States
Death: November 28, 1938St Joseph, Indiana, United States
3 years
8 months
Mahala Jennie Carter
Birth: June 30, 1862 28 23Kewanna, Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: December 30, 1891Indiana, United States
4 years
William A Carter
Birth: April 11, 1866 31 27Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: August 2, 1945Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States
2 years
James Ellsworth Carter
Birth: June 23, 1868 34 29Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: August 24, 1934Kewanna, Fulton, Indiana, United States
3 years
Sarah C Carter
Birth: 1870 35 30Indiana, United States
Death: September 26, 1872Fulton, Indiana, United States
3 years
4 years
Elsie G “Essie” Carter
Birth: December 5, 1876 42 37Indiana, United States
Death: April 9, 1962Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, United States

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