The Shemwell Family

Rev. James Thomas AcuffAge: 60 years18551915

Rev. James Thomas Acuff
Name prefix
Given names
James Thomas
Birth April 8, 1855 33 37
Birth of a brotherCannon S Acuff
about 1858 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherMillard Filmore Acuff
November 25, 1858 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 20 months)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a sisterAlmira Acuff
February 1860 (Age 4 years)
Census August 23, 1860 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherRobert Thornburg Acuff
December 1860 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterEula June Acuff
1863 (Age 7 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 5 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 -
Birth of a brotherWilliam Sherman Acuff
May 10, 1866 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 11 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 11 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 13 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 -
Death of a sisterAlmira Acuff
before 1870 (Age 14 years)
Note: Almira is in the 1860 Census-6mo. old then disappears. -b
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 15 years)
Death of a sisterAmanda “Mandy” Acuff
between 1871 and 1877 (Age 15 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas D Acuff Sr.
August 13, 1874 (Age 19 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSusannah Dodson
1875 (Age 19 years)
MarriageMelvina Francis “Fannie” KidwellView this family
November 26, 1876 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff
March 4, 1878 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 22 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Vittitoe
December 1879 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Bertha Belle Acuff
March 20, 1880 (Age 24 years)
Census June 2, 1880 (Age 25 years)
1880 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3Stokely Orval Acuff
February 27, 1883 (Age 27 years)
Note: 1900 census says May 1884
Birth of a daughter
#4Minnie Ester Acuff
November 2, 1885 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#5Thomas Judson “Judd” Acuff
January 22, 1888 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#6Charles Love “Charlie” Acuff
January 2, 1891 (Age 35 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph Clyde “Joe” AcuffMary “Mollie” HendricksonView this family
April 18, 1896 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Thomas Floyd Acuff
January 1898 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherClara Vittitoe
May 13, 1898 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 42 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 granddaughter
#2Fannie Elizabeth Acuff
December 9, 1899 (Age 44 years)
Census June 25, 1900 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Otie Myrtle Mynatt
November 18, 1901 (Age 46 years)
Death of a fatherThomas D Acuff Jr.
July 15, 1902 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Ollie Beatrice Acuff
November 21, 1902 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Carrie Rosalie Mynatt
April 9, 1903 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Reba Mynatt
about 1906 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Charles “Charlie” Acuff
March 28, 1908 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Paul Mynatt
about 1908 (Age 52 years)
Census April 21, 1910 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Cecille A Acuff
December 31, 1911 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Nola Belle Acuff
April 14, 1914 (Age 59 years)
Death August 2, 1915 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery: Clear Branch Baptist Church Cemetery
Last change October 26, 201710:11:12

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 10, 1839Grainger, Tennessee, United States
6 months
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
Stokely Acuff
Birth: April 6, 1844 22 26Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 14, 1924Washburn, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder sister
Amanda “Mandy” Acuff
Birth: about 1846 24 28Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: between 1871 and 1877Grainger, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
Phoebe P Acuff
Birth: March 1848 26 30Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 24, 1919Knox, Tennessee, United States
19 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
John Wesley Acuff
Birth: December 4, 1852 31 34Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 12, 1932Blainville, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
2 years
4 years
younger brother
Cannon S Acuff
Birth: about 1858 36 40Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 2, 1935Iowa Falls, Hardin, Iowa, United States
11 months
younger brother
15 months
younger sister
Almira Acuff
Birth: February 1860 38 42Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: before 1870Grainger, Tennessee, United States
11 months
younger brother
Robert Thornburg Acuff
Birth: December 1860 39 42Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 11, 1931Washington, Arkansas, United States
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Family with Melvina Francis “Fannie” Kidwell - View this family
Marriage: November 26, 1876Grainger, Tennessee, United States
15 months
2 years
3 years
Stokely Orval Acuff
Birth: February 27, 1883 27 34Tennessee, United States
Death: October 12, 1957Union, Tennessee, United States
3 years
2 years
Thomas Judson “Judd” Acuff
Birth: January 22, 1888 32 39Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 15, 1972Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
3 years

Rev. James Thomas Acuff has 10 first cousins recorded

Mother's family (0)

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Thomas D Acuff - Household

Grainger Tennessee

Thomas D Acuff46MWFarmerTN
Clary C Acuff47FWTN
Frances Acuff18FWTN
Stokely Acuff15MWTN
Amanda Acuff12FWTN
Samuel Acuff10MWTN
Phoebe Acuff11FWTN
Wesley Acuff9MWTN
Thomas Acuff5MWTN
Kennon Acuff4MWTN
Millard F Acuff1MWTN
Almira Acuff6mFWTN

Notes: Thomas & Clara ages off. -b

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Thomas D. Acuff - Household

Thorn Hill, Granger Tn.

Thomas Acuff49MWFarmerTN
Clara Acuff47FWKeeping HouseTN
Frances Acuff28FWWithout Occupation-
Mary Acuff27FWFarm LabororTN
Stokely Acuff26MWFarm LabororTN
Phoeby Acuff22FWWithout OccupationTN
Samuel L. Acuff20MWFarm LabororTN
Wesley Acuff17MWFarm LabororTN
Thomas J. Acuff15MWFarm LabororTN
Cannon Acuff12MWFarm LabororTN
Millard F. Acuff11MWFarm LabororTN
Robert T. Acuff9MWTN
Eula J. Acuff7FW-
William S. Acuff4MWTN
Elinora Acuff2FW-

Notes: A Mary Acuff-32, with children living next door

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Rev. James Thomas Acuff - Household

Grainger, TN

J T AcuffWM24headMFarmerTNTNTN
M F AcuffWF25wifeMKeeping HouseTNTNTN
Joe Clyde AcuffWM2sonSTNTNTN
Bertha AcuffWF2moAprildaughterSTNTNTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Rev. James Thomas Acuff - Household

Jefferson, Tennessee

Acuff, ThomasheadWMApr185545M23TNTNTNFarmer
Acuff, FanniewifeWFAug184950M2366TNTNTN
Acuff, BerthadaughterWFMar188020STNTNTN
Acuff, OrvillesonWMFeb188317STNTNTNFarm laborer
Acuff, MinniedaughterWFNov188514STNTNTN
Acuff, JudsonsonWMJan188713STNTNTNFarm laborer
Acuff, CharliesonWMJan18919STNTNTNAt school

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Rev. James Thomas Acuff - Household

Union, Tennessee

Acuff, James TheadMW55M33TNTNTNFarmerGeneral farm
Acuff, Fannie MwifeFW61M3366TNTNTN
Acuff, JuddsonMW22MTNTNTNTeacherPrimary School
Acuff, Charlie LsonMW19STNTNTNFamerGeneral farm
Mynatt, Ota Mgrand daughterFW8STNTNTN