The Shemwell Family

Nancy Keziah ThompsonAge: 77 years18421920

Name
Nancy Keziah Thompson
Given names
Nancy Keziah
Surname
Thompson
Married name
Nancy Keziah Lankford
Birth November 26, 1842 30 19
Birth of a brotherThomas Leonard Thompson
June 14, 1844 (Age 18 months)
Birth of a brotherNathaniel S Thompson
August 26, 1846 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Lafayette Thompson
February 1848 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 3 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a sisterMartha Cordelia Thompson
March 29, 1850 (Age 7 years)
Note: Paralel is listed in the 1850 Census - Must have been a name change? - b
Census October 15, 1850 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterMalinda Jane Thompson
September 9, 1852 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Paralel Thompson
February 18, 1854 (Age 11 years)
Note: Paralel is listed in the 1850 Census - Must have been a name change? - b
Death of a maternal grandmotherNancy Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherHenry Clay Thompson
June 23, 1856 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterVictoria Adeline Thompson
September 3, 1857 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Alexander Thompson
February 3, 1859 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 14 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 9, 1860 (Age 17 years)
MarriageJohn Perry LankfordView this family
September 15, 1860 (Age 17 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth Adaline Lankford
June 27, 1861 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 18 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Death of a brotherNathaniel S Thompson
October 5, 1866 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 24 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 24 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a sisterClara Chrissie “Ella” Thompson
March 4, 1868 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 26 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 35 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Holland
January 26, 1879 (Age 36 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge W ReynoldsElizabeth Adaline LankfordView this family
December 28, 1879 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1John Henry Reynolds
January 23, 1881 (Age 38 years)
Death of a sisterMartha Cordelia Thompson
July 3, 1883 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Martha K Reynolds
October 16, 1883 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3James Robert Reynolds
August 29, 1886 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Mary May Reynolds
November 16, 1892 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Corda Jane “Cordie” Reynolds
August 1, 1896 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 55 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a grandson
#6Charles Elic Reynolds
September 13, 1900 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Fred A Reynolds
March 6, 1903 (Age 60 years)
Death of a fatherAlexander Thompson
April 10, 1903 (Age 60 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Clay Thompson
April 4, 1904 (Age 61 years)
Death of a motherOrva Adaline Holland
March 29, 1909 (Age 66 years)
Death of a brotherThomas Leonard Thompson
May 11, 1915 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 73 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 74 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 75 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death January 29, 1920 (Age 77 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Thompson Grove Cemetery
Last change November 2, 202014:21:26

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: June 10, 1841Hickory, Missouri, United States
18 months
herself
Nancy Keziah Thompson
Birth: November 26, 1842 30 19Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: January 29, 1920Newton, Missouri, United States
19 months
younger brother
Thomas Leonard Thompson
Birth: June 14, 1844 32 21Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: May 11, 1915Newton, Missouri, United States
2 years
younger brother
Nathaniel S Thompson
Birth: August 26, 1846 34 23Missouri, United States
Death: October 5, 1866Newton, Missouri, United States
18 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Martha Cordelia Thompson
Birth: March 29, 1850 38 27Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: July 3, 1883Seneca, Newton, Missouri, United States
2 years
younger sister
Malinda Jane Thompson
Birth: September 9, 1852 40 29Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: August 29, 1933Seneca, Newton, Missouri, United States
17 months
younger sister
Sarah Paralel Thompson
Birth: February 18, 1854 41 31Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: January 16, 1928Webb City, Jasper, Missouri, United States
2 years
younger brother
Henry Clay Thompson
Birth: June 23, 1856 44 33Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: April 4, 1904Newton, Missouri, United States
14 months
younger sister
Victoria Adeline Thompson
Birth: September 3, 1857 45 34Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: January 8, 1945Siloam Springs, Benton, Arkansas, United States
17 months
younger brother
John Alexander Thompson
Birth: February 3, 1859 46 36Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: January 27, 1942
9 years
younger sister
Clara Chrissie “Ella” Thompson
Birth: March 4, 1868 56 45Seneca, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: May 23, 1951Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States
Family with John Perry Lankford - View this family
husband
herself
Nancy Keziah Thompson
Birth: November 26, 1842 30 19Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: January 29, 1920Newton, Missouri, United States
Marriage: September 15, 1860
9 months
daughter

Nancy Keziah Thompson has 17 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Alexander Thompson - Household

Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Alexander Thompsonhead38MWFarmerKY
Orvey A Thompsonwife28FWKY
Nancy Thompsondaughter9FWMO
Thomas Thompsonson7MWMO
Nathaniel Thompsonson4MWMO
William Thompsonson2MWMO
Paralel Thompsondaughter2mFWMO

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Alexander Thompson - Household

Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Alexander Thompsonhead48MWFarmerKY
Adaline Thompsonwife37FWKY
Nancy R Thompsondaughter18FWMO
Thomas L Thompsonson15MWMO
Nathaniel Thompsonson13MWMO
William Thompsonson12MWMO
Martha Thompsondaughter10FWMO
Melinda Thompsondaughter8FWMO
Sarah Thompsondaughter7FWMO
Henry Thompsonson4MWMO
Victoria Thompsondaughter2FWMO
John Thompsonson1MWMO
Eil FrenchSchool Teacher27MWOH