The Shemwell Family

John Samuel ChristianAge: 45 years18341880

John Samuel Christian
Given names
John Samuel
Birth May 3, 1834 37 32
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 16 months)
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 paternal grandmotherKesiah Fada Harris
1841 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 11 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 maternal grandmotherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 15 years)
Census August 28, 1850 (Age 16 years)
MarriageElizabeth Ann FloydView this family
September 10, 1857 (Age 23 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Christian
October 20, 1858 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1Kennelly Kevil “Kenny” Christian
April 8, 1859 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 22 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 26 years)
Census September 7, 1860 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Sally Lue Christian
March 25, 1861 (Age 26 years)
Death of a daughterSally Lue Christian
October 26, 1861 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#3Samuel Wiley Christian
August 1862 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Cora Lee Christian
1864 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 26 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 son
#5Penick P Christian
February 1867 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 32 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 32 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#6Lillie Floyd Christian
July 18, 1869 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 34 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 October 8, 1870 (Age 36 years)
Death of a daughterLillie Floyd Christian
February 4, 1871 (Age 36 years)
Death of a fatherNicholas Christian
March 15, 1872 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Minnie Bett Christian
January 13, 1874 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Hassie John Christian
May 15, 1877 (Age 43 years)
Death of a motherSarah “Sally” Shemwell
October 1877 (Age 43 years)
Cause: Died of Dropsy
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 43 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a daughterMinnie Bett Christian
July 20, 1879 (Age 45 years)
Death January 25, 1880 (Age 45 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change June 14, 201908:10:17

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 4, 1820Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
6 years
elder sister
4 years
Family with Elizabeth Ann Floyd - View this family
Marriage: September 10, 1857Todd, Kentucky, United States
19 months
2 years
Sally Lue Christian
Birth: March 25, 1861 26 23Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 26, 1861Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
17 months
Samuel Wiley Christian
Birth: August 1862 28 24Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 15, 1940Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Cora Lee Christian
Birth: 1864 29 26Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 14, 1935Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Penick P Christian
Birth: February 1867 32 29Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 27, 1937Christian, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Lillie Floyd Christian
Birth: July 18, 1869 35 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 4, 1871Todd, Kentucky, United States
5 years
Minnie Bett Christian
Birth: January 13, 1874 39 36Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 20, 1879Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Nicholas Christian - Household

Todd, Kentucky

Nicholas Christianhead45MWNC
Sarah Christianwife38FWKY
Samuel J Christianson15MWFarmerKY

Nicholas & Sarah ages off. -b

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John Samuel Christian - Household

Elkton, Todd, Kentucky

J S Christianhead26MWFarmerKY
E A Christianwife23FWKY
K K Christianson1MWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Samuel Christian - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky

Christian, John Shead36MWFarmerKY
Christian, Elizabeth Awife33FWKeeping HouseKY
Christian, Kinnyson11MWFarm LaborerKY
Christian, Samuel Wson8MWKY
Christian, Cora Ldaughter6FWKY
Christian, Penick Pson3MWKY
Christian, Lillie Fdaughter1FWKY