The Shemwell Family

Rev. John D AcuffAge: 82 years18131896

Rev. John D Acuff
Name prefix
Given names
John D
Birth August 8, 1813 20 33
Birth of a brotherJames S “Jim” Acuff
August 18, 1813 (Age 10 days)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Acuff
July 3, 1815 (Age 22 months)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
Birth of a sisterElizabeth “Betty” Acuff
about 1817 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherRev. Simeon Acuff
February 4, 1818 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas D Acuff Jr.
November 1, 1821 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha Acuff
between 1823 and 1824 (Age 9 years)
MarriageWinniford KittsView this family
October 6, 1831 (Age 18 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 18 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Minister and member of the Northern Baptist Association
after 1835 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 22 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Marriage of a parentThomas D Acuff Sr.Mary StrangeView this family
October 15, 1838 (Age 25 years)
Death of a motherMartha Mary Sanders
about 1838 (Age 24 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Acuff
July 24, 1840 (Age 26 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Sanders
about 1842 (Age 28 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 32 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Death of a sisterElizabeth “Betty” Acuff
between 1851 and 1856 (Age 37 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnn “Nancy” Watson
1856 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 43 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a sisterMartha Acuff
between 1860 and 1867 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 47 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 -
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Acuff Jr.
about 1866 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 53 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 53 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 55 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 fatherThomas D Acuff Sr.
August 13, 1874 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 64 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherJames S “Jim” Acuff
before 1880 (Age 66 years)

Death of a brotherRev. Simeon Acuff
May 6, 1893 (Age 79 years)
Burial of a brotherRev. Simeon Acuff
after May 6, 1893 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Kitts Cemetery
Death June 10, 1896 (Age 82 years)
More data
February 1, 2016 (119 years after death)

Cemetery: Kitts Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 11, 1810Grainger, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Rev. John D Acuff
Birth: August 8, 1813 20 33Puncheon Camp, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 10, 1896Grainger, Tennessee, United States
younger brother
22 months
younger brother
William Acuff
Birth: July 3, 1815 22 35Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 24, 1840Grainger, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Elizabeth “Betty” Acuff
Birth: about 1817 23 37Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: between 1851 and 1856Grainger, Tennessee, United States
13 months
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Martha Acuff
Birth: between 1823 and 1824 29 43Arkansas, United States
Death: between 1860 and 1867Arkansas, United States
Father’s family with Mary Strange - View this family
Marriage: October 15, 1838Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Family with Winniford Kitts - View this family
Rev. John D Acuff
Birth: August 8, 1813 20 33Puncheon Camp, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 10, 1896Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: October 6, 1831

Rev. John D Acuff has 6 first cousins recorded

Father's family (6)

Parents David Acuff + Jincy Mallicoat
1Elizabeth Acuff18211890
2George Acuff1823
4Sarah Acuff1828
5Arnold Acuff1830

Mother's family (0)