The Shemwell Family

Lourana “Lourany” ParkeAge: 81 years18111892

Lourana “Lourany” Parke
Given names
Married name
Lourana Harper
Birth 1811 41 40
Birth of a brotherOliver H P “Perry” Parke
November 10, 1813 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 12 months)

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 -
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 21 years)
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 24 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth Harper
June 12, 1837 (Age 26 years)
Death of a motherAnn “Nancy” Shemwell
about 1840 (Age 29 years)
MarriageHenry HarperView this family
January 19, 1843 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Nancy Jane “Nannie” Harper
April 1845 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#3Thomas Harper
August 1845 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#4James Parke Harper
November 1845 (Age 34 years)
Death of a fatherJames Parke Sr.
before 1846 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 35 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 son
#5William H Harper
May 1850 (Age 39 years)
Census September 25, 1850 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Mary Ann Harper
about 1851 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 46 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 19, 1860 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 50 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 56 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 56 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 58 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 June 15, 1870 (Age 59 years)
Death of a daughterMary Ann Harper
after 1870 (Age 59 years)
Death of a daughterElizabeth Harper
September 12, 1871 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Henry Harper
April 1875 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Alexander Harper
February 5, 1877 (Age 66 years)
Death of a husbandHenry Harper
March 17, 1877 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 67 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherJoseph Parke
1880 (Age 69 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 69 years)
Death of a brotherOliver H P “Perry” Parke
October 19, 1892 (Age 81 years)
Death 1892 (Age 81 years)
Cemetery: Richmond Cemetery
Last change February 3, 201910:26:53

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 2, 1799Rowan, North Carolina, United States
10 years
elder brother
-5 years
elder brother
Joseph Parke
Birth: 1804 34 33Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1880Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
8 years
3 years
younger brother
Family with Henry Harper - View this family
Marriage: January 19, 1843Madison, Kentucky, United States
-6 years
Elizabeth Harper
Birth: June 12, 1837 28 26Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 12, 1871Madison, Kentucky, United States
8 years
Nancy Jane “Nannie” Harper
Birth: April 1845 35 34Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 3, 1919Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States
5 months
Thomas Harper
Birth: August 1845 36 34Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: after 1900Tipton, Madison, Kentucky, United States
4 months
James Parke Harper
Birth: November 1845 36 34Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: after 1905Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States
5 years
William H Harper
Birth: May 1850 40 39Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: after 1910Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States
20 months
Mary Ann Harper
Birth: about 1851 41 40Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: after 1870Union Township, Madison, Kentucky, United States

Lourana “Lourany” Parke has 7 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Henry Harper - Household

Madison, Kentucky

Henry Harperhead40MWFarmerKY
Susan Harperwife38FWKY
Elizabeth Harperdaughter13FWKY
James Harperson6MWKY
Nancy Harperdaughter5FWKY
Thomas Harperson4MWKY
William Harperson2m?MWKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Henry Harper - Household

Madison, Kentucky

Henry Harperhead51MWFarmerKY
Lurana Harperwife48FWKY
James Harperson16MWFarm LaborerKY
Nancy J Harperdaughter15FWKY
Thomas Harperson13MWKY
William H Harperson10MWKY
Mary A Harperdaughter8FWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Henry Harper - Household

Union, Madison, Kentucky

Harper, Henryhead60MWFarmerKY
Harper, Louranawife58FWKeeping HouseKY
Harper, William Hson20MWFarm LaborerKY
Harper, Mary Adaughter18FWNo OccupationKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Lourana Parke - Household

Union, Madison, Kentucky

Harper, LouranahWF68headWdFarmerKYMDMD
Harper, ThomasWM34sonMFarm LaborerKYKYKY
Harpe, LourindaWF23daughter in lawMAt HomeKYKYKY
Harper, HenryWM5grand sonSKYKYKY
Harper, AlexanderWM3grand sonSKYKYKY