The Shemwell Family

Mary Minerva Bradford1831

Mary Minerva Bradford
Given names
Mary Minerva
Married name
Mary Minerva Billingsley
Birth April 1831
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 9 months)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 4 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 -
MarriageHenry Hugh BillingsleyView this family
February 8, 1844 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 14 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Tennessee Billingsley
1857 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 25 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary L Billingsley
about 1859 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Barbara Billingsley
March 16, 1861 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 30 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 daughter
#4Laura A Billingsley
April 7, 1866 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 35 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 35 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 37 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 September 25, 1870 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#5George Franklin Billingsley
January 1872 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 46 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#1Edward Harlston Alfred Sr.
June 1880 (Age 49 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 49 years)
Death of a husbandHenry Hugh Billingsley
about 1882 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Lee Sloan Sr.Laura A BillingsleyView this family
calculated 1887 (Age 55 years)

Marriage of a childGeorge Franklin BillingsleyTempie Ann “Annie” O'NealView this family
about August 1890 (Age 59 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2Colonel Henry Billingsley
April 22, 1891 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Guy George Sloan
July 27, 1893 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Major Earl Billingsley
October 14, 1893 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Alvin Owie Sloan
August 11, 1896 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Mearl F Billingsley
June 1897 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 67 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 grandson
#7George Dewey Billingsley
April 18, 1900 (Age 69 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Miles Dave Billingsley
September 22, 1903 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Elizabeth Pearl “Bessie” Billingsley
October 24, 1906 (Age 75 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Bonnie Lee Billingsley
March 15, 1910 (Age 78 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11George Lee Sloan Jr.
July 22, 1910 (Age 79 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12Doc Edward Billingsley
March 10, 1913 (Age 81 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13John Martis Billingsley
February 5, 1916 (Age 84 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 84 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a grandson
#14Sam Nealy Billingsley
March 11, 1918 (Age 86 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 85 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 86 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 grandson
#15Alvin Owie Billingsley
May 28, 1921 (Age 90 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 98 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -

Family with Henry Hugh Billingsley - View this family
Marriage: February 8, 1844South Carolina, United States
14 years
3 years
2 years
Barbara Billingsley
Birth: March 16, 1861 41 29South Carolina, United States
Death: March 16, 1944Polk, Georgia, United States
5 years
6 years
Henry Hugh Billingsley + Ann Collins - View this family
husband’s wife
2 years
5 years
4 years
3 years

No family available

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Henry Hugh Billingsley - Household

Cherokee, Alabama

Billingsley, Hughhead51MWFarmerSC
Bradford, Manervawife40FWKeeps HouseSC
Billingsley, Annedaughter18FWSC
Billingsley, Johnson16MWWorks on FarmSC
Billingsley, Tennesseeson13MWSC
Billingsley, Marydaughter11FWSC
Billingsley, Barbarydaughter9FWSC
Billingsley, Lauradaughter5FWAL

Barbary is listed as male? -b

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Henry Hugh Billingsley - Household

Township 12 Range 11 Cherokee, Alabama, USA

Henry BillingsleyWM54headS-FarmerSCSCSC
Minerva BillingsleyWF50wifeS-Keeping HouseSCNCSC
Laura BillingsleyWF14daughterS-ALALAL
Franklin BillingsleyWM9sonS-ALALAL

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - George Franklin Billingsley - Household

3rd Precinct Tecumseh, Cherokee, Alabama, USA

George Franklin BillingsleyheadWMJan 187228M11--ALSCSCFarmer
Ann wifeWFOct 187524M1154ALALAL
Henry C. BillingsleysonWMApr 18919S---ALALAL
Earl BillingsleysonWMOct 18936S---ALALAL
Meral F. BillingsleysonWMJun 18972S---ALALAL
George L. BillingsleysonWMApr 19001mS---ALALAL
Mary Minerva BradfordmotherWFApr 185149W---SCNCSC

Notes: Mother Mary is Widowed