The Shemwell Family

John Hoyle SelbyAge: 65 years18531919

John Hoyle Selby
Given names
John Hoyle
Birth August 14, 1853 29 26
Birth of a sisterRebecca Ann Selby
March 25, 1856 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Temperance Selby
September 21, 1858 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 22, 1860 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 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 13 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 13 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 15 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 July 11, 1870 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 24, 1880 (Age 26 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherLloyd Selby
October 9, 1880 (Age 27 years)
Death of a fatherShamuel P “Sham” Selby
July 30, 1883 (Age 29 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherRebecca Parham
March 31, 1884 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 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 -
Census June 12, 1900 (Age 46 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth W Kerley
October 17, 1900 (Age 47 years)
Census May 5, 1910 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherJames Lloyd Selby
May 31, 1914 (Age 60 years)
Death of a brotherDaniel Johnson Selby
April 17, 1915 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 62 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 63 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 64 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 August 12, 1919 (Age 65 years)
Cemetery: Selby-Davenport Cemetery
Last change November 17, 201915:15:00

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: about 1845
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John Hoyle Selby
Birth: August 14, 1853 29 26Tennessee, United States
Death: August 12, 1919Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Mary Temperance Selby
Birth: September 21, 1858 34 31Burke, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 23, 1929Bearden, Knox, Tennessee, United States

John Hoyle Selby has 20 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Samuel P “Sham” Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

Shamuel Selbyhead35MWFarmerTN
Elizabeth Selbywife33FWHouse KeeperTN
James Selbyson14MWTN
Daniel J Selbyson11MWTN
William Selbyson9MWTN
John H Selbyson6MWTN
Rebecca A Selbydaughter4FWTN
Mary T Selbydaughter1FWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Samuel P “Sham” Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

Selby, Samuel Phead45MWFarmerTN
Selby, Elizabethwife44FWKeeping HouseTN
Selby, Daniel Json21MWHelps with FarmTN
Selby, William Mson18MWHelps with FarmTN
Selby, John Hson16MWHelps with FarmTN
Selby, Rebecca Adaughter14FWHelps with FarmTN
Selby, Mary Tdaughter14FWAt HomeTN

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Samuel P “Sham” Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

Selby, Samuel PWM56headMFarmerTNKYGA
Selby, ElizabethWF54wifeMKeeping HouseTNNCNC
Selby, WilliamWM28sonSWorks on FarmTNTNTN
Selby, John HWM26sonSWorks on FarmTNTNTN
Selby, MaryWF22daughterSAt HomeTNTNTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - John Hoyle Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

Selby, John HheadWMAug185346STNTNTNFarmer

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John Hoyle Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

Selby, John HheadMW57STNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farming