The Shemwell Family

Thomas Jefferson “Tom Jack” MaxwellAge: 64 years18621927

Name
Thomas Jefferson “Tom Jack” Maxwell
Given names
Thomas Jefferson
Surname
Maxwell
Nickname
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a sisterKatie Alifair Maxwell
1920 (Age 57 years)
Death February 1, 1927 (Age 64 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Kilgore Cemetery
Last change March 20, 201902:37:04

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 20, 1857Conway, Arkansas, United States
19 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
Pinkney Maxwell
Birth: about 1861 24 20Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death:
17 months
himself
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
Death:
Mother’s family with Hezekiah Harrington - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: February 8, 1867Conway, Arkansas, United States
23 months
half-sister
3 years
half-sister
Bellzora A Harrington
Birth: July 1871 46 31Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: March 14, 1936Conway, Arkansas, United States
5 years
half-brother
Hezekiah Harrington
Birth: about 1875 50 34Union, Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death:
3 years
half-sister
Nellie E Harrington
Birth: about 1877 52 36Union, Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death:
6 years
half-brother
Elbert Morley Harrington
Birth: October 10, 1882 57 42Arkansas, United States
Death: September 13, 1961Conway, Arkansas, United States
Family with Mary E Harris - View this family
himself
Thomas Jefferson “Tom Jack” Maxwell
Birth: June 10, 1862 25 22Lewisburg, Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: February 1, 1927Conway, Arkansas, United States
wife
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

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
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