The Shemwell Family

Drusilla Jane Rector1851

Drusilla Jane Rector
Given names
Drusilla Jane
Birth April 20, 1851 33 32
Birth of a brotherCalvin Simeon Rector
February 17, 1856 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a sisterManerva Tennessee Rector
about 1859 (Age 7 years)
Census June 28, 1860 (Age 9 years)
Death of a brotherJames A Rector
after 1860 (Age 8 years)

Note: Can't find James after 1860 Census
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Rowen Rector
1862 (Age 10 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam J Rector Jr.
1864 (Age 12 years)

Note: Civil War
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 9 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 15 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 15 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 17 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 September 2, 1870 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 23, 1880 (Age 29 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherDrucilla Selby
June 7, 1884 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam J Rector
February 21, 1888 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 46 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 motherElizabeth Parham
September 23, 1899 (Age 48 years)

Death of a sisterMartha Ann Rector
July 1, 1915 (Age 64 years)
Cause: Chronic gastritis
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 64 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 65 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 66 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 sisterMary C Rector
July 19, 1925 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 78 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterElizabeth Rowen Rector
June 22, 1933 (Age 82 years)
Cause: Pulmonary tuberculosis
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 90 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 98 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 94 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -

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by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: September 15, 1839
2 years
elder brother
7 months
elder brother
James A Rector
Birth: July 22, 1841 24 22Tennessee, United States
Death: after 1860
2 years
elder sister
Martha Ann Rector
Birth: December 9, 1843 26 24Putnam, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 1, 1915Putnam, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
Mary C Rector
Birth: February 13, 1846 28 27Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 19, 1925Clovis, Curry, New Mexico, United States
3 years
elder brother
Isaac E Rector
Birth: August 20, 1848 31 29Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
3 years
5 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
Elizabeth Rowen Rector
Birth: 1862 44 42Putnam, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 22, 1933Brotherton, Putnam, Tennessee, United States

Drusilla Jane Rector has 54 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (54)

Parents John Parham + Elizabeth Brown
1Sarah Jane Parham18421893
3Martha G Parham18451885
6John Parham Jr.18521853
8Thomas Parham18631944
Parents Willaim Taylor Orme + Martha Ann Parham
2James Isaac Orme18511875
3Mary Tennesse Orme18531934
4Nicholas S Orme18561942
5Thomas Allen Orme18581948
Parents William “Bill” Parham + Sarah Brown
1Johnson M Parham18511936
2Martha Jane Parham18521935
4Jessie Parham18551929
6Sarah Jane Parham18601940
7Lucy A Parham18621911
10Alice Parham18681868
11Lafayette Parham18681868
12James Emmett Parham18691944
Parents Isaac Parham + Stacy Emma Taylor
1Mary E Parham18541868
2Martha J Parham18571858
3Stacy Parham18601878
4Melinda Parham18661884
5Sarah E Parham18681886
Parents James Washington Parham + Martha Elizabeth Stephens
3James Edwin Parham18611894
4Nancy Beaty Parham18641865
Parents Allen Parham + Mary Elizabeth Jones
2Mary Parham1865
Parents Allen Parham + Nancy Ashley
1Allen Parham Jr.18731904
2Mattie Parham18741888
3James Parham1860
Parents William Andrew Dial + Mary Parham
1James A Dial18531854
3Mary Frances Dial18601918
4Alice Dial18661898
5Ida Dial18681897
7Ballard Dial18861893
8Ella Dial1857
9Louisa Dial1857
11Walter Dial1858
12William Dial1858
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William J Rector - Household

Putnam, Tennessee

William Rectorhead44MWFarmerVA
Elizabeth Rectorwife41FWTN
William Rectorson19MWFarmerTN
James A Rectorson17MWTN
Martha Rectordaughter15FWTN
Mary Rectordaughter14FWTN
Isaac Rectorson11MWTN
Jane Rectordaughter9FWTN
Calvin Rectorson4MWTN
Tennessee Rectordaughter1FWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - William J Rector - Household

Putnam, Tennessee

Rector, Williamhead53MWFarmerVA
Rector, Elizabethwife50FWKeeping houseTN
Rector, Isaac Eson22MWWorking on farnTN
Rector, Drusilladaughter19FWWithout occupationTN
Rector, Calvin Sson14MWAt homeTN
Rector, Manerva Tdaughter11FWAt homeTN
Rector, Eliza Rdaughter8FWTN

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - William J Rector - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

Rector, WilliamWM63headMFarmerTNNCNC
Rector, ElizabethWF61wifeMKeeping houseTNVAVA
Rector, DrusillaWF27daughterSAt homeTNTNTN
Rector, SimeonWM23sonSWorks on farmTNTNTN
Rector, TennesseeWF19daughterSAt homeTNTNTN
Rector, Eliza RWF17daughterSAt homeTNTNTN