The Shemwell Family

Katie Alifair MaxwellAge: 60 years18591920

Katie Alifair Maxwell
Given names
Katie Alifair
Married name
Katie Alifair Johnson
Birth March 1859 22 19
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 13, 1860 (Age 15 months)
Birth of a brotherPinkney Maxwell
about 1861 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a brotherThomas Jefferson “Tom Jack” Maxwell
June 10, 1862 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterFlora Jane Maxwell
January 11, 1865 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 2 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 brotherZachariah Maxwell
about 1865 (Age 5 years)
Marriage of a parentHezekiah HarringtonBelfame “Bell” JohnsonView this family
Type: Civil marriage
February 8, 1867 (Age 7 years)
Death of a fatherJohn W Maxwell
about 1867 (Age 7 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 7 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 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a half-sisterMary Ann “Mollie” Harrington
December 1868 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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 12, 1870 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a half-sisterBellzora A Harrington
July 1871 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHezekiah Harrington
about 1875 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-sisterNellie E Harrington
about 1877 (Age 17 years)
MarriageWilliam Thomas “Tom” JohnsonView this family
July 22, 1878 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a half-brotherElbert Morley Harrington
October 10, 1882 (Age 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnna McGehee
about 1884 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1Martin E Johnson
June 1886 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Flaria M Johnson
February 11, 1891 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#3John Noah Johnson
March 1893 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#4Samuel D Johnson
January 1896 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 39 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
#5Hettie E Johnson
October 1899 (Age 40 years)
Death of a motherBelfame “Bell” Johnson
1900 (Age 40 years)
Census June 15, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#6William L “Elzie” Johnson
after 1900 (Age 40 years)
Death of a daughterFlaria M Johnson
January 19, 1905 (Age 45 years)
Census April 23, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam Thomas “Tom” Johnson
after 1910 (Age 50 years)

Death of a daughterHettie E Johnson
after 1910 (Age 50 years)
Death of a sisterFlora Jane Maxwell
June 20, 1915 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 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 57 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 58 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 1920 (Age 60 years)
Last change March 22, 201919:19:24

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: August 20, 1857Conway, Arkansas, United States
19 months
3 years
younger brother
Pinkney Maxwell
Birth: about 1861 24 20Conway, Arkansas, United States
17 months
younger brother
Thomas Jefferson “Tom Jack” Maxwell
Birth: June 10, 1862 25 22Lewisburg, Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: February 1, 1927Conway, Arkansas, United States
3 years
younger sister
Flora Jane Maxwell
Birth: January 11, 1865 28 24Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: June 20, 1915Conway, Arkansas, United States
1 year
younger brother
Zachariah Maxwell
Birth: about 1865 28 24Conway, Arkansas, United States
Mother’s family with Hezekiah Harrington - View this family
Marriage: February 8, 1867Conway, Arkansas, United States
23 months
3 years
Bellzora A Harrington
Birth: July 1871 46 31Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: March 14, 1936Conway, Arkansas, United States
5 years
Hezekiah Harrington
Birth: about 1875 50 34Union, Conway, Arkansas, United States
3 years
Nellie E Harrington
Birth: about 1877 52 36Union, Conway, Arkansas, United States
6 years
Elbert Morley Harrington
Birth: October 10, 1882 57 42Arkansas, United States
Death: September 13, 1961Conway, Arkansas, United States
Family with William Thomas “Tom” Johnson - View this family
Marriage: July 22, 1878Van Buren, Arkansas, United States
8 years
5 years
Flaria M Johnson
Birth: February 11, 1891 31 31Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: January 19, 1905Conway, Arkansas, United States
2 years
John Noah Johnson
Birth: March 1893 33 34Conway, Arkansas, United States
3 years
Samuel D Johnson
Birth: January 1896 36 36Conway, Arkansas, United States
4 years
Hettie E Johnson
Birth: October 1899 40 40McLaren, Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: after 1910Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
15 months

Katie Alifair Maxwell has 7 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John W Maxwell - Household

Lewisburg, Conway, Arkansas

John W Maxwellhead23MWFarmerTN
Belfame Maxwellwife19FWCooksMO
Elphina Maxwelldaughter1FWAR
Jefferson Maxwell19MWWorks on FarmAR

Jefferson - brother? -b

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Hezekiah Harrington - Household

Union, Conway, Arkansas

Harrington, Hhead46MWFarmerTN
Harrington, Bellfimewife30FWKeeping HouseMO
Maxwell, Alfare11FWAt HomeARXX
Maxwell, Pinkney9MWAt HomeAR
Maxwell, Thomas7MWAt HomeAR
Maxwell, Zachariah5MWAt HomeAR
Maxwell, Jane5FWAt HomeAR
Harrington, Marydaughter1FWAt HomeAR

All kids listed as Herringtons - Only Mary is his. -b

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - William Thomas “Tom” Johnson - Household

Union, Conway, Arkansas

Johnson, ThomasWM21headMFarmerARARAR
Johnson, Katie AWF20wifeMARARAR

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Thomas “Tom” Johnson - Household

McLaren, Conway, Arkansas

Johnson, William TheadWMJul185940M21ARUNARFarmer
Maxwell, Katie EwifeWFMar185941M21105ARUNMO
Johnson, Martin EsonWMJun188613SARARAR
Johnson, Flaria MdaughterWFFeb18919S00ARARAR
Johnson, John NsonWMMar18937SARARAR
Johnson, Samuel DsonWMJan18964SARARAR
Johnson, Hettie EdaughterWFOct18998mSARARAR
Chambers, Mary CnieceWSMar188613SARARAR

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Thomas “Tom” Johnson - Household

East Side of Moniltan and Cleveland Road St Vincent, Conway, Arkansas

Johnson, William TheadMW50M130ARIlILFarmerGeneral Farm
Johnson, Kathie MwifeFW51M13095MOARILFarm LaborerHome Farm
Johnson, Noe JsonMW15SARARMOFarm LaborerHome Farm
Johnson, Samuel DsonMW14SARARMOFarm LaborerHome Farm
Johnson, Hettie EdaughterFW10SARARMOFarm LaborerHome Farm