The Shemwell Family

Thomas Jefferson “Tom Jack” MaxwellAge: 64 years18621927

Thomas Jefferson “Tom Jack” Maxwell
Given names
Thomas Jefferson
Tom Jack
Birth June 10, 1862 25 22
Birth of a sisterFlora Jane Maxwell
January 11, 1865 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 2 years)
Marriage of a parentHezekiah HarringtonBelfame “Bell” JohnsonView this family
Type: Civil marriage
February 8, 1867 (Age 4 years)
Death of a fatherJohn W Maxwell
about 1867 (Age 4 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 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 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a half-sisterMary Ann “Mollie” Harrington
December 1868 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 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 8 years)
Birth of a half-sisterBellzora A Harrington
July 1871 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHezekiah Harrington
about 1875 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a half-sisterNellie E Harrington
about 1877 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageMary E HarrisView this family
October 27, 1881 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a half-brotherElbert Morley Harrington
October 10, 1882 (Age 20 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnna McGehee
about 1884 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 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 motherBelfame “Bell” Johnson
1900 (Age 37 years)
Death of a sisterFlora Jane Maxwell
June 20, 1915 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 53 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 54 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 55 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 sisterKatie Alifair Maxwell
1920 (Age 57 years)
Death February 1, 1927 (Age 64 years)
Cemetery: Kilgore Cemetery
Last change March 20, 201902:37:04

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: August 20, 1857Conway, Arkansas, United States
19 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
17 months
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
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
3 years
6 years
Family with Mary E Harris - View this family
Thomas Jefferson “Tom Jack” Maxwell
Birth: June 10, 1862 25 22Lewisburg, Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: February 1, 1927Conway, Arkansas, United States
Marriage: October 27, 1881Conway, Arkansas, United States

Thomas Jefferson “Tom Jack” Maxwell has 7 first cousins recorded

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