The Shemwell Family

Hiram R HooksAge: 28 years18461874

Name
Hiram R Hooks
Given names
Hiram R
Surname
Hooks
Birth estimated 1846 34 32
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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 brotherJames C Hooks
March 23, 1850 (Age 4 years)
Census October 7, 1850 (Age 4 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSusan Jemimah Whatley
about 1853 (Age 7 years)
Death of a motherJemima Shemwell
June 1, 1857 (Age 11 years)
Cause: Congestive chills
Marriage of a parentJames R HooksMartha M View this family
April 24, 1859 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 11 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a half-sisterMartha Hooks
calculated April 1860 (Age 14 years)
Census September 1, 1860 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a half-sisterLouisa Ann “Annie” Hooks
estimated 1861 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 15 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
Birth of a half-brotherDaniel C Hooks
estimated 1865 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 21 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 21 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 23 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
Birth of a half-brotherCharles W Hooks
calculated 1874 (Age 28 years)
Death October 1874 (Age 28 years)

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
4 years
himself
4 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Martha M - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: April 24, 1859Livingston, Kentucky, United States
1 year
half-sister
21 months
half-sister
5 years
half-brother
10 years
half-brother

Hiram R Hooks has 17 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Stewart TN

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
James R Hookshead39MWTN
Jemima Hookswife36FWTN
Eramus Hooksson12MWTN
Ann Hooksdaughter10FWTN
Elizabeth Hooksdaughter7FWTN
Hiram R Hooksson4MWTN
James C Hooksson2moMWTN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Livingston Ky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
J R Hookshead49MWFarmerTN
Martha Hookswife30FWKY
Eramus Hooksson22MWFarmerTN
Hiram R Hooksson14MWTN
James C Hooksson10MWTN
Martha Hooksdaughter5moFWKY
William H Wellsstep-son8MWKY
Gower Wellsstep-son6MWKY
Lucy Wellsstep-daughter4FWKY