The Shemwell Family

William Monroe SelbyAge: 75 years18511926

William Monroe Selby
Given names
William Monroe
Birth April 10, 1851 27 24
Birth of a brotherJohn Hoyle Selby
August 14, 1853 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterRebecca Ann Selby
March 25, 1856 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Temperance Selby
September 21, 1858 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 22, 1860 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 9 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 15 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 15 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 17 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 19 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 24, 1880 (Age 29 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherLloyd Selby
October 9, 1880 (Age 29 years)
MarriageMary Emily HyderView this family
about 1883 (Age 31 years)

Death of a fatherShamuel P “Sham” Selby
July 30, 1883 (Age 32 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherRebecca Parham
March 31, 1884 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#1Nicholas Hoye “Nick” Selby
November 30, 1884 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Amanda Alice Selby
August 8, 1886 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Anna J Selby
September 2, 1888 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Effie Mae Selby
July 29, 1890 (Age 39 years)
Death of a daughterAnna J Selby
September 1, 1891 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#5James E Selby
March 8, 1893 (Age 41 years)

Birth of a daughter
#6Johanna France Selby
October 24, 1894 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Eva Vandever Selby
November 24, 1896 (Age 45 years)
Death of a sonJames E Selby
December 10, 1896 (Age 45 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 46 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 -
Birth of a son
#8Fred Clyde Selby
June 15, 1899 (Age 48 years)
Census June 19, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth W Kerley
October 17, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Georgia P Selby
about 1903 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Minnie Selby
January 31, 1905 (Age 53 years)

Death of a daughterMinnie Selby
February 4, 1905 (Age 53 years)

Birth of a son
#11Edward Casto Selby
about 1907 (Age 55 years)
Census May 4, 1910 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childNicholas Hoye “Nick” SelbyJosephine “Josie” FieldsView this family
May 15, 1910 (Age 59 years)
Death of a brotherJames Lloyd Selby
May 31, 1914 (Age 63 years)
Death of a brotherDaniel Johnson Selby
April 17, 1915 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childDouglas Columbus WatsonEffie Mae SelbyView this family
August 1915 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 64 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Dorothy Merle Selby
December 3, 1917 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 65 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 66 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Lavinia Watson
May 26, 1919 (Age 68 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam L “Bill” StoneJohanna France SelbyView this family
June 23, 1919 (Age 68 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Hoyle Selby
August 12, 1919 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3William Selby
about 1920 (Age 68 years)
Census February 5, 1920 (Age 68 years)
Death of a daughterGeorgia P Selby
March 12, 1920 (Age 68 years)

Death August 30, 1926 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery: Lantana Cemetery
Last change November 16, 201913:54:44

by: Barry Shemwell
Additional Info
November 16, 2019

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1845
1 year
elder brother
elder brother
22 months
2 years
younger brother
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
Family with Mary Emily Hyder - View this family
Marriage: about 1883
23 months
Nicholas Hoye “Nick” Selby
Birth: November 30, 1884 33 23Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 1, 1929Colfax, Grant, Louisiana, United States
20 months
2 years
Anna J Selby
Birth: September 2, 1888 37 26Burke, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 1, 1891Burke, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
23 months
Effie Mae Selby
Birth: July 29, 1890 39 28Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 8, 1977Rapides, Louisiana, United States
3 years
20 months
2 years
Eva Vandever Selby
Birth: November 24, 1896 45 35Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 12, 1981Vandever, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Fred Clyde Selby
Birth: June 15, 1899 48 37Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 28, 1968Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, United States
5 years
Georgia P Selby
Birth: about 1903 51 41Tennessee, United States
Death: March 12, 1920
2 years
3 years
Edward Casto Selby
Birth: about 1907 55 45Tennessee, United States
Death: June 22, 1930Sabine, Louisiana, United States

William Monroe 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 - William Monroe Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

Selby, William MheadWMApr185149M17TNTNTNFarmer
Selby, Mary EwifeWFOct185049M1786TNTNTN
Selby, NicholassonWMNov188415STNTNTN
Selby, AmandadaughterWFSep188812STNTNTN
Selby, EffiedaughterWFJul18909STNTNTN
Selby, JohannadaughterWFOct18945STNTNTN
Selby, EvadaughterWFNov18972STNTNTN
Selby, FredsonWMJun189911mSTNTNTN
Vandever, Williamwife's cousin?WMOct185346STNTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Monroe Selby - Household

Vandever To Hales Mill

Selby, William MheadMW60M125TNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Selby, Mary EwifeFW47M125118TNTNTN
Selby, EffiedaughterFW19STNTNTN
Selby, JoannadaughterFW15STNTNTN
Selby, EvadaughterFW13STNTNTN
Selby, FordsonMW10STNTNTN
Selby, GeorgiadaughterFW9STNTNTN
Selby, CastosonMW3STNTNTN
Hyder, William RMW69WdTNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Monroe Selby - Household

Vandever Road Cumberland, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Selby, William MheadMW68MTNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Selby, Mary EwifeFW58MTNTNTN
Selby, Georgia PdaughterFW17STNTNTN
Selby, Casto EsonMW13STNTNTN

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