The Shemwell Family

Howel Hester1830

Howel Hester
Given names
Birth about 1830 25 20
Birth of a brotherRobert A Hester
February 1831 (Age 13 months)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 2 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 5 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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph M Shemwell
March 6, 1837 (Age 7 years)
Note: or Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Birth of a brotherJoseph Anderson “Anse” Hester
May 25, 1837 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterFredonia Hester
1840 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherSamuel Buford Hester
October 5, 1841 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterEudora G “Puss” Hester
January 11, 1844 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterFrances Mae “Mack” Hester
September 18, 1847 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 16 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 brotherRichard M “Dick” Hester
March 29, 1850 (Age 20 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 28 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 27 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a fatherSamuel Hester
February 5, 1864 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 31 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 37 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 37 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 39 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 48 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a motherEleanor Kittrell “Ellen” Shemwell
November 19, 1880 (Age 50 years)
Death of a brotherEdmund Garner Hester
March 3, 1886 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 68 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 -
Death of a brotherHenry James Hester
about 1905 (Age 75 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 86 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 87 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 88 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 -
Death of a brotherJoseph Anderson “Anse” Hester
January 27, 1924 (Age 94 years)
Death of a sisterFrances Mae “Mack” Hester
February 14, 1926 (Age 96 years)
Death of a sisterEudora G “Puss” Hester
July 16, 1929 (Age 99 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 99 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherSamuel Buford Hester
September 13, 1932 (Age 102 years)
Death of a brotherRichard M “Dick” Hester
November 14, 1935 (Age 105 years)
Cause: Lobar Pneumonia

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elder brother
3 years
elder brother
2 years
14 months
younger brother
6 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
21 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Eudora G “Puss” Hester
Birth: January 11, 1844 39 34Kentucky, United States
Death: July 16, 1929Hopkinvsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Richard M “Dick” Hester
Birth: March 29, 1850 46 40Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 14, 1935Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States

Howel Hester has 45 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (45)

Parents Allen James “A J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolan Lassiter
Parents Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cheek
2Iowa Shemwell18601905
5Mary Ann Shemwell18651936
Parents Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell + Martha Sinnot
1Elizabeth Shemwell18381901
3Frank H Shemwell18441885
Parents Thomas Charles Hewell + Mary Lucinda Shemwell
3Edward Boyd Hewell18421900
Parents Zachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Betsey” Evans
1Joseph H Shemwell18391886
3John Elam Shemwell18461890
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolin
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Olivia “Ollie” McCauley
1James H Shemwell18491900
2Edward Shemwell18541917
7Emma Jane Shemwell18641944
Parents Joseph B Clardy + Emily Ellen Shemwell
2Athalia E Clardy18471923
4Ellen C Clardy18521855
6Elizabeth Clardy18641870
Parents David Mushet + Mary Ann Shemwell
1Richard Mushet18471849
2Kate Mushet18481932