The Shemwell Family

Thomas M “Tom” RallsAge: 70 years18451915

Thomas M “Tom” Ralls
Given names
Thomas M
Birth January 7, 1845 30 28
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 11 months)
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 sisterMatilda Ralls
1852 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth “Betsey” Ralls
1858 (Age 12 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 -
Census August 2, 1860 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 16 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 -
MarriageMary Alice ShemwellView this family
June 22, 1865 (Age 20 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 21 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#1Eddie M Ralls
February 1868 (Age 23 years)
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 -
Birth of a son
#2Walter James Ralls
February 12, 1870 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3Franklin Warren Ralls
October 1, 1872 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 32 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#4Allen James Ralls
February 11, 1880 (Age 35 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#5George C Ralls
September 1883 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childCharles M MarlowEddie M RallsView this family
January 1, 1885 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Florence Ralls
July 8, 1885 (Age 40 years)
Death of a daughterFlorence Ralls
March 26, 1893 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 53 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 -
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childFranklin Warren RallsMarcilla FitzhughView this family
December 27, 1908 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ruby May Ralls
September 30, 1909 (Age 64 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Jack Ralls
August 8, 1911 (Age 66 years)

Death of a granddaughterRuby May Ralls
August 15, 1911 (Age 66 years)

Death of a grandsonJack Ralls
October 11, 1911 (Age 66 years)

Birth of a grandson
#3Allen James “Claudy” Ralls Jr.
November 1911 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Opal Alice Ralls
November 9, 1914 (Age 69 years)
Death July 15, 1915 (Age 70 years)
Cause of death: chronic Briglit's disease
Burial after July 15, 1915
Cemetery: Ralls Cemetery
Last change December 20, 201609:04:03

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: June 22, 1865Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Eddie M Ralls
Birth: February 1868 23 22Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 4, 1928Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Walter James Ralls
Birth: February 12, 1870 25 24Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 27, 1944Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
7 years
4 years
George C Ralls
Birth: September 1883 38 38Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 1964Stewart, Tennessee, United States
22 months
Florence Ralls
Birth: July 8, 1885 40 40Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 26, 1893Stewart, Tennessee, United States

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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Franklin Ralls - Household

Dover, Stewart, Tn

Franklin Ralls45MWNC
Dianna Ralls42FWNC
Christopher Ralls21MWTN
James Ralls17MWTN
Thomas M. Ralls15MWTN
Matilda Ralls7FWTN
Betsey Ralls2FWTN
Richard Lancaster24MWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Thomas M Ralls - Household

Dover, Stewart, TN

Ralls, ThomasWM32headMFarmerTNNCTN
Ralls, AliceWF32wifeMKeeping HouseTNKYTN
Ralls, EddieWF12daughterSTNTNTN
Ralls, WalterWM10sonSTNTNTN
Ralls, FrankWM8sonSTNTNTN
Allen James RallsWM1sonSTNTNTN
Jackson, IshamBM14TNTNTN

Next door to Wm Riggins

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Thomas M. Ralls - Household

Dist. 7 Dover Town, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Thomas M. RallsheadWMJan 184555S35--TNTNTNFarmer0
Mary Alice ShemwellwifeWFMay 184555S3565TNKYTN
Walter James RallssonWMJan 187030S---TNTNTNSaloonist0
Allen J. RallssonWMFeb 188020S---TNTNTNBartender0
George L RallssonWMSep 188316S---TNTNTNBartender93

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Thomas M. Ralls - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Thomas M. RallsheadMW65S42--TNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Alice M. RallswifeFW65S4265TNTNTN
Walter J RallssonMW35S---TNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Allen J. RallssonMW26S---TNTNTNSalesmanGeneral store
George L RallssonMW23S---TNTNTNFarmerHome Farm
Stella WallaceservantFW-18S---TNTNTNServantPrivate family