The Shemwell Family

Martha A SelbyAge: 80 years18681948

Name
Martha A Selby
Given names
Martha A
Surname
Selby
Married name
Martha A Parham
Married name
Martha A Tollett
Birth April 1868 22 20
MarriageJames Thomas TollettView this family
unknown

Birth of a sisterMary Emily Selby
September 1869 (Age 17 months)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 months)

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census July 11, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Elizabeth Selby
January 30, 1872 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Thomas Selby
March 7, 1874 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterArva Zena Selby
February 22, 1876 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterMalinda Jemima Selby
June 12, 1878 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 9 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 24, 1880 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Sherman Selby
September 16, 1880 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterIda A Selby
February 16, 1883 (Age 14 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherShamuel P “Sham” Selby
July 30, 1883 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a brotherWashington Selby
January 27, 1885 (Age 16 years)
Death of a brotherWashington Selby
January 28, 1885 (Age 16 years)
Death of a sisterIda A Selby
September 25, 1885 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Authur Selby
April 4, 1886 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1John Harrison Tollett
November 6, 1886 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a brotherL Selby
April 18, 1890 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth W Kerley
October 17, 1900 (Age 32 years)
Death of a sisterMary Emily Selby
March 16, 1904 (Age 35 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Harrison TollettGrace Belle HallView this family
December 3, 1908 (Age 40 years)
MarriageJohnson M ParhamView this family
March 14, 1909 (Age 40 years)
Death of a brotherJames Authur Selby
January 29, 1912 (Age 43 years)
Death of a fatherJames Lloyd Selby
May 31, 1914 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 47 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 48 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 49 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a granddaughterMabel Tollett
May 17, 1921 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 61 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a husbandJames Thomas Tollett
April 6, 1931 (Age 63 years)
Death of a motherSarah Elizabeth Hyder
January 31, 1934 (Age 65 years)
Death of a husbandJohnson M Parham
June 19, 1936 (Age 68 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Elizabeth Selby
March 7, 1941 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 73 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a sisterArva Zena Selby
June 23, 1946 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 77 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death April 26, 1948 (Age 80 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Big Lick Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1867
16 months
herself
18 months
younger sister
Mary Emily Selby
Birth: September 1869 23 22Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 16, 1904Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger sister
Nancy Elizabeth Selby
Birth: January 30, 1872 26 24Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 7, 1941Harriman, Roane, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger brother
William Thomas Selby
Birth: March 7, 1874 28 26Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 8, 1950Litton, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Ida A Selby
Birth: February 16, 1883 37 35Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 25, 1885Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
23 months
younger brother
Washington Selby
Birth: January 27, 1885 39 37Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 28, 1885Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
14 months
younger brother
James Authur Selby
Birth: April 4, 1886 40 38Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 29, 1912Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
4 years
younger brother
L Selby
Birth: April 18, 1890 44 42Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 28, 1955Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Family with James Thomas Tollett - View this family
husband
James Thomas Tollett
Birth: May 27, 1860 39 27Tennessee, United States
Death: April 6, 1931Rufe, McCurtain, Oklahoma, United States
herself
Marriage:
son
John Harrison Tollett
Birth: November 6, 1886 26 18Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 14, 1975Big Lick, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Family with Johnson M Parham - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: March 14, 1909Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Johnson M Parham + Carrie Frances Worthington - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: about 1873Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
1 year
step-daughter
Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Parham
Birth: about 1873 21 20Tennessee, United States
Death: March 23, 1955Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
3 years
step-son
21 months
step-son
William Crockett Parham
Birth: April 23, 1877 25 24Tennessee, United States
Death: August 31, 1964Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States
2 years
step-daughter
Martha Temperence “Tempie” Parham
Birth: May 22, 1879 27 26Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 24, 1963Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
10 years
step-daughter
Lucretia “Creshia” Parham
Birth: October 19, 1889 38 37Tennessee, United States
Death: March 26, 1966Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
-8 years
step-daughter
Emma P Parham
Birth: December 9, 1881 30 29Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 13, 1941Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
3 years
step-son
Nicholas Brown Parham
Birth: May 18, 1885 33 32Tennessee, United States
Death: July 11, 1963Cleveland, Bradley, Tennessee, United States
14 months
step-son
Johnson Allen Parham
Birth: July 3, 1886 35 33Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 30, 1962Harriman, Roane, Tennessee, United States
-3 years
step-son
Jesse Lafayette “Fate” Parham
Birth: August 1, 1883 32 30Tennessee, United States
Death: January 8, 1951Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
8 years
step-daughter
Ida E Parham
Birth: May 21, 1891 39 38
Death: June 13, 1896Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
11 months
step-daughter
Croshia H Parham
Birth: May 3, 1892 40 39
Death: May 19, 1892Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
13 months
step-son
Johnnie Parham
Birth: June 6, 1893 42 40
Death: June 13, 1893Cumberland, Tennessee, United States

Martha A Selby has 24 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - James Lloyd Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Selby, James Lhead24MWFarmerTN
Selby, Sarah Ewife22FWKeeping HouseTN
Selby, Martha Adaughter2FWAt homeTN
Selby, Mary Edaughter5mFWAt homeTNNov

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James Lloyd Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Selby, LoydWM32headMFarmerTNTNTN
Selby, ElizabethWF31wifeMKeeping HouseTNTNTN
Selby, MarthaWF11daughterSAt HomeTNTNTN
Selby, EmilyWF9daughterSTNTNTN
Selby, NancyWF8daughterSTNTNTN
Selby, William TWM7sonSTNTNTN
Selby, ArvazenaWF4daughterSTNTNTN
Selby, MalindaWF2daughterSTNTNTN
Kearley, SamuelWM27nephewSWorks on FarmTNTNTN