The Shemwell Family

Mary C RectorAge: 79 years18461925

Mary C Rector
Given names
Mary C
Married name
Mary C Cooper
Birth February 13, 1846 28 27
MarriageOverton McDonald CooperView this family

Death of a maternal grandfatherJohnson Parham
May 5, 1846 (Age 2 months)
Birth of a brotherIsaac E Rector
August 20, 1848 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Census October 10, 1850 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterDrusilla Jane Rector
April 20, 1851 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherCalvin Simeon Rector
February 17, 1856 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 10 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a sisterManerva Tennessee Rector
about 1859 (Age 12 years)
Census June 28, 1860 (Age 14 years)
Death of a brotherJames A Rector
after 1860 (Age 13 years)

Note: Can't find James after 1860 Census
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Rowen Rector
1862 (Age 15 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam J Rector Jr.
1864 (Age 17 years)

Note: Civil War
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 15 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 20 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 20 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 22 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 31 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a maternal grandmotherDrucilla Selby
June 7, 1884 (Age 38 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam J Rector
February 21, 1888 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 52 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 53 years)

Death of a sisterMartha Ann Rector
July 1, 1915 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Chronic gastritis
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 69 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 70 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 71 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 July 19, 1925 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Mission Garden of Memories Cemetery
Last change October 10, 201916:15:34

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
Mary C Rector
Birth: February 13, 1846 28 27Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 19, 1925Clovis, Curry, New Mexico, United States
3 years
younger brother
Isaac E Rector
Birth: August 20, 1848 31 29Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
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
Family with Overton McDonald Cooper - View this family
Mary C Rector
Birth: February 13, 1846 28 27Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 19, 1925Clovis, Curry, New Mexico, United States

Mary C Rector has 54 first cousins recorded

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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
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - William J Rector - Household

Bledsoe, Tennessee

William Rectorhead33MWFarmerVA
Elizabeth Rectorwife31FWTN
William J Rectorson11MWTN
James R Rectorson8MWTN
Martha A Rectordaughter6FWTN
Mary C Rectordaughter4FWTN
Isaac E Rectorson2MWTN

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