The Shemwell Family

Micajah M “Cage” HallAge: 55 years18251880

Micajah M “Cage” Hall
Given names
Micajah M
Birth about 1825 27 25
Birth of a sisterLucinda A Hall
about 1830 (Age 5 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Shemwell Jr.
July 10, 1831 (Age 6 years)
Note: James may have passed prior to 1831. Elizabeth is listed as head of the household in the 1830 US Federal Census in Todd, Kentucky, United States. This census was taken June 1, 1830 - August 1, 1830.
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 7 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 10 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 21 years)
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 -
MarriageMartha E TatumView this family
May 7, 1849 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1William J “Billy” Hall
March 30, 1850 (Age 25 years)
Census August 31, 1850 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Henry Hall
November 4, 1851 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3James S “Jimmy” Hall
1854 (Age 29 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherMicajah Hall
March 1, 1855 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#4Franklin L “Frank” Hall
about 1857 (Age 32 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary “Polly” Sellers
August 2, 1858 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 32 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a daughter
#5Mary Ellen Hall
August 13, 1860 (Age 35 years)
Census September 5, 1860 (Age 35 years)
Death of a sisterLucinda A Hall
after 1862 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 36 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 42 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 42 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
MarriageMartha Jane SherrellView this family
October 14, 1869 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 44 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 October 5, 1870 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6George Ann Hall
September 13, 1871 (Age 46 years)

Marriage of a childWilliam J “Billy” HallCaroline “Lina” MundayView this family
December 13, 1871 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Finley Hall
August 5, 1875 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Ellis J Hall
December 24, 1875 (Age 50 years)
Death of a motherMary “Polly” Shemwell
March 18, 1876 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Henry HallSara Elizabeth “Annie” ShemwellView this family
February 7, 1878 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Matilda Bell Hall
March 16, 1878 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Henry Smith Hall
June 3, 1878 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Carma Ann Hall
September 25, 1878 (Age 53 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Hall
December 8, 1878 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childJames S “Jimmy” HallJosephine HallView this family
1880 (Age 55 years)
Death of a sisterBarbary Ann Hall
1880 (Age 55 years)
Census June 21, 1880 (Age 55 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth “Betsy” Hall
after 1880 (on the date of death)
Death after 1880 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Rosie Hall
about 1882 (2 years after death)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: October 27, 1819Logan, Kentucky, United States
14 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
1 year
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
21 months
6 years
younger sister
Family with Martha E Tatum - View this family
Marriage: May 7, 1849Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
8 years
-5 years
3 years
7 years
Mary Ellen Hall
Birth: August 13, 1860 35 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 21, 1930Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Martha Jane Sherrell - View this family
Marriage: October 14, 1869Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
23 months
7 years
Matilda Bell Hall
Birth: March 16, 1878 53 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 26, 1950Todd, Kentucky, United States
5 years

Micajah M “Cage” Hall has 20 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Micajah M “Cage” Hall - Household

Elkton, Todd, Kentucky

M M Hallhead33MWFarmerKY
M E Hallwife30FWTN
W J Hallson10MWKY
J H Hallson8MWKY
J S Hallson5MWKY
F L Hallson3MWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Micajah M “Cage” Hall - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky, United States

Hall, Micajah Mhead45MWfarmKYOct
Hall, Martha Jwife21FWkeeping houseKYOct
Hall, William Json20MWfarm laborerKYY
Hall, John Hson18MWfarm laborerKYY
Hall, James Sson15MWfarm laborerKYY
Hall, Franklin Lson12MWfarm laborerKYY
Hall, May Edaughter10FWKYY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Micajah M “Cage” Hall - Household

Sharon Grove Todd Ky

Micajah HallWM55headMFarmerKYNCNC
Martha J HallWF29wifeWKeeping HouseTNKYKY
James S HallWM26sonMLaborerKYKYTN
Mary E HallWF18daughterSAt HomeKYKYTN
George A HallWF8daughterSKYKYKY
Matilda B HallWF2daughterSKYKYKY

Notes of Jean Young Kent