The Shemwell Family

Joshus KerleyAge: 73 years18471921

Joshus Kerley
Given names
Birth November 24, 1847 19 23
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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 -
Birth of a brotherDaniel Kerley
about 1849 (Age 13 months)
Birth of a sisterSarah Elizabeth Kerley
June 24, 1851 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherGreenberry E Kerley
May 14, 1853 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterEmelia Catherine “Millie” Kerley
October 7, 1855 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Washington Kerley
November 6, 1858 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 9 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a motherCatherine Ann “Kitty” Selby
about 1863 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 13 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 19 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 19 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 21 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 30 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a maternal grandfatherLloyd Selby
October 9, 1880 (Age 32 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherRebecca Parham
March 31, 1884 (Age 36 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel Oxsheer Kerley
July 7, 1897 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 50 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 68 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 69 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 70 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 June 28, 1921 (Age 73 years)
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Marriage: about 1846
23 months
Joshus Kerley
Birth: November 24, 1847 19 23Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 28, 1921Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States
2 years
younger brother
Daniel Kerley
Birth: about 1849 20 25Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Sarah Elizabeth Kerley
Birth: June 24, 1851 23 27Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 23, 1923Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
23 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Emelia Catherine “Millie” Kerley
Birth: October 7, 1855 27 31Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 21, 1936Hamilton, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
William Washington Kerley
Birth: November 6, 1858 30 34Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 2, 1935Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States

Joshus Kerley has 22 first cousins recorded