The Shemwell Family

Albion R ChristianAge: 44 years18501895

Name
Albion R Christian
Given names
Albion R
Surname
Christian
Birth April 21, 1850 38 38
Death of a maternal grandmotherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850
Census November 8, 1850 (Age 6 months)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Christian
October 20, 1858 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 25, 1860 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 10 years)
Death of a motherNancy Jane Shemwell
December 4, 1862 (Age 12 years)
Death of a brotherAllen W Christian
October 23, 1864 (Age 14 years)
Address: Battle of the Big Blue River
Cause: Killed in battle
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 10 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 16 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 16 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 18 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census September 3, 1870 (Age 20 years)
MarriageEtta K ShawView this family
July 23, 1876 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a daughter
#1Gracie D Christian
February 3, 1882 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a son
#2Curtis William Christian
March 7, 1885 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sisterAdelia Harris Christian
March 29, 1886 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#3Rufus A Christian
December 2, 1888 (Age 38 years)
Death of a daughterGracie D Christian
December 7, 1894 (Age 44 years)
Death January 15, 1895 (Age 44 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Allen Cemetery
Last change March 5, 201811:04:11

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 14, 1830Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
Allen W Christian
Birth: 1841 29 29Missouri, United States
Death: October 23, 1864Battle of Byram's Ford, Jackson, Missouri, United States
brother
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
Adelia Harris Christian
Birth: April 25, 1848 36 36Missouri, United States
Death: March 29, 1886Missouri, United States
2 years
himself
Family with Etta K Shaw - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 23, 1876Johnson, Missouri, United States
6 years
daughter
Gracie D Christian
Birth: February 3, 1882 31 22
Death: December 7, 1894Kansas, United States
3 years
son
4 years
son
Rufus A Christian
Birth: December 2, 1888 38 29Holden, Johnson, Missouri, United States
Death: March 17, 1913
Julius Miller + Etta K Shaw - View this family
wife’s husband
Julius Miller
Birth: 1864Tennessee, United States
Death: March 26, 1950Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
wife
Marriage: February 23, 1916Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States

Albion R Christian has 36 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Alexander McEwing Christian - Household

Saline, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Alexander M Christianhead38MWMerchantNC
Jane Christianwife37FWKY
Sarah M Christiandaughter17FWMO
Nancy B Christiandaughter15FWMO
William L Christianson13MWMO
Allen W Christianson9MWMO
Mary H J Christiandaughter6FWMO
Adelia Christiandaughter2FWMO
Albion Christianson1-mMWMO
Shandy W Holland17MWClerkKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Alexander McEwing Christian - Household

Jackson, Johnson, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
A M Christianhead49MWFarmerKY
Jane Christianwife48FWKY
William L Christianson22MWMO
A W Christianson18MWMO
Mary H J Christiandaughter15FWMO
Adelia H Christiandaughter12FWMO
Albion Christianson9MWMO
Nannie D Dobynsdaughter?23FWKY
M D Davasheir26MWTeacher C SKY

Not sure Nannie Dobyns is daughter, last name right but age and bplace off. -b