The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Rowen RectorAge: 71 years18621933

Elizabeth Rowen Rector
Given names
Elizabeth Rowen
Married name
Elizabeth Rowen West
Birth 1862 44 42
Death of a brotherWilliam J Rector Jr.
1864 (Age 2 years)

Note: Civil War
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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 5 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 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 7 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 8 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 23, 1880 (Age 18 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherDrucilla Selby
June 7, 1884 (Age 22 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam J Rector
February 21, 1888 (Age 26 years)
MarriagePetway L “Dock” WestView this family
December 20, 1892 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 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 37 years)

Death of a sisterMartha Ann Rector
July 1, 1915 (Age 53 years)
Cause: Chronic gastritis
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 54 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 55 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 56 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 63 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 67 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death June 22, 1933 (Age 71 years)
Cause of death: Pulmonary tuberculosis
Cemetery: Brotherton Cemetery
Last change January 6, 202016:45:22

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
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
elder sister
5 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
4 years
Elizabeth Rowen Rector
Birth: 1862 44 42Putnam, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 22, 1933Brotherton, Putnam, Tennessee, United States
Family with Petway L “Dock” West - View this family
Elizabeth Rowen Rector
Birth: 1862 44 42Putnam, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 22, 1933Brotherton, Putnam, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: December 20, 1892Putnam, Tennessee, United States

Elizabeth Rowen 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
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