The Shemwell Family

James N Billingsley1844

Name
James N Billingsley
Given names
James N
Surname
Billingsley
Birth estimated 1844 24 22
MarriageEliza FoxView this family
unknown

Marriage of a parentHenry Hugh BillingsleyMary Minerva BradfordView this family
February 8, 1844
Birth of a brotherAndrew Billingsley
estimated 1845 (Age 12 months)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 2 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 sisterSarah J Billingsley
estimated 1849 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterAnn Billingsley
estimated 1852 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn R Billingsley
1854 (Age 10 years)
Death of a motherAnn Collins
1854 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a half-sisterTennessee Billingsley
1857 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 13 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-sisterMary L Billingsley
about 1859 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-sisterBarbara Billingsley
March 16, 1861 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 17 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-sisterLaura A Billingsley
April 7, 1866 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 23 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 23 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 25 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
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Bohaney Billingsley
before 1870 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a half-brotherGeorge Franklin Billingsley
January 1872 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 34 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 fatherHenry Hugh Billingsley
about 1882 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 54 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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 72 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 73 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 74 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 85 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a brotherJohn R Billingsley
1941 (Age 97 years)

Death of a half-sisterBarbara Billingsley
March 16, 1944 (Age 100 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 97 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a half-brotherGeorge Franklin Billingsley
March 27, 1950 (Age 106 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 106 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 102 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
himself
2 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Mary Minerva Bradford - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: February 8, 1844South Carolina, United States
14 years
half-sister
3 years
half-sister
2 years
half-sister
5 years
half-sister
6 years
half-brother
Family with Eliza Fox - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:

James N Billingsley has 1 first cousin recorded