The Shemwell Family

David Alexander ShemwellAge: 84 years18201904

Name
David Alexander Shemwell
Given names
David Alexander
Surname
Shemwell
Birth February 14, 1820 27 20
Death of a paternal grandmotherNancy
between 1820 and 1830

Death of a maternal grandmotherMartha Cole
1821 (Age 10 months)
Birth of a brotherLovelace Wellington Shemwell
September 11, 1822 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Pinkney Shemwell
March 28, 1825 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherHenry Cox Shemwell
December 11, 1828 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Shemwell
July 8, 1831 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 11 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Birth of a sisterPolly Shemwell
after 1832 (Age 11 years)

Birth of a brotherJames Shemwell
after 1833 (Age 12 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 15 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a brotherMilous R “Miles” Shemwell
1839 (Age 18 years)
Death of a motherSusannah W “Susie” Cox
August 3, 1839 (Age 19 years)
Census 1840 (Age 19 years)
MarriagePermelia J RoachView this family
about 1845 (Age 24 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Shemwell
October 28, 1845 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#1Pleasant Greenberry Shemwell
December 22, 1846 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 25 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 daughter
#2Susanna Cox Shemwell
1848 (Age 27 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherDavid Cox
1848 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#3William Alexander Shemwell
May 11, 1850 (Age 30 years)
Census August 28, 1850 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Sarah Ann Shemwell
about 1852 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Nancy Adeline Shemwell
September 5, 1854 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#6Dr. James Buchanan Shemwell
October 5, 1856 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Madora E “Dora” Shemwell
1858 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 36 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Military service
Marshall County Militia
between 1860 and 1861 (Age 39 years)

Census July 16, 1860 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Mary L Shemwell
1861 (Age 40 years)
Death of a daughterSusanna Cox Shemwell
after 1860 (Age 39 years)

Birth of a son
#9Peter Pinkney Shemwell
July 10, 1862 (Age 42 years)
Death of a brotherMilous R “Miles” Shemwell
October 3, 1862 (Age 42 years)
Note: Battle of Cornith-
Military
Marshall County Militia
between 1863 and 1864 (Age 42 years)

Birth of a son
#10Judge Robert Lee Shemwell
March 14, 1865 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 41 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 46 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 46 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Military service
Marshall County Militia
between 1868 and 1869 (Age 47 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 48 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
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childAlexander Lee RileyMadora E “Dora” ShemwellView this family
November 9, 1876 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1M Ann Riley
1878 (Age 57 years)

Marriage of a childPleasant Greenberry ShemwellMartha Angeline LylesView this family
January 15, 1878 (Age 57 years)
Death of a daughterMadora E “Dora” Shemwell
1878 (Age 57 years)

Note: probably in childbirth - 2 y.o. M. Anne Riley is living with her grandfather David Shemwell in the 1880 census.
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 57 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a grandson
#2Oscar Turner Shemwell
September 29, 1879 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Alexander ShemwellMartha C HolmesView this family
December 24, 1879 (Age 59 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 60 years)
Address: Smith Dist.
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Bettie Emilou Shemwell
May 20, 1881 (Age 61 years)
Death of a wifePermelia J Roach
August 30, 1881 (Age 61 years)
Burial of a wifePermelia J Roach
1881 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Birth of a grandson
#4Almon Ray Hix Shemwell
March 2, 1883 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Etta Adaline Shemwell
March 3, 1885 (Age 65 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph Brooks “Boots” LylesNancy Adeline ShemwellView this family
December 15, 1886 (Age 66 years)
Marriage of a childPeter Pinkney ShemwellVeronica Ann “Kittie” NanceView this family
December 22, 1886 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6John Owen “Jack” Shemwell
May 30, 1887 (Age 67 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Alexander Shemwell
November 17, 1887 (Age 67 years)

Birth of a grandchild
#7Lyles
April 12, 1888 (Age 68 years)

Death of a grandchildLyles
April 12, 1888 (Age 68 years)

Cause: In Childbirth
Death of a daughterNancy Adeline Shemwell
April 12, 1888 (Age 68 years)
Note: Brewer's Mill - Mother and child died at childbirth.
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Hattie Shemwell
May 22, 1888 (Age 68 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Pinkney Shemwell
October 3, 1888 (Age 68 years)

Death of a sonPleasant Greenberry Shemwell
August 10, 1889 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Pleasant Greenberry “Bee” Shemwell
November 8, 1889 (Age 69 years)
Marriage of a childDr. James Buchanan ShemwellLuella BellView this family
January 1, 1890 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Rudy Scott Shemwell
February 15, 1890 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Infant Shemwell
September 15, 1891 (Age 71 years)

Death of a grandsonInfant Shemwell
September 15, 1891 (Age 71 years)

Burial of a grandsonInfant Shemwell
1891 (Age 70 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Ethel Shemwell
January 19, 1892 (Age 71 years)

Note: Stone says 1891
MarriageNancy Rebecca BreezeelView this family
February 1, 1892 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Ola Mable Shemwell
October 17, 1892 (Age 72 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Shemwell
1892 (Age 71 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Cox Shemwell
January 16, 1893 (Age 72 years)
Death of a brotherIsaac Shemwell
February 4, 1894 (Age 73 years)
Burial of a brotherIsaac Shemwell
after February 4, 1894 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery: Feezor Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Gladys Shemwell
April 29, 1894 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15John Lloyd Shemwell
September 13, 1894 (Age 74 years)
Death of a granddaughterOla Mable Shemwell
December 10, 1895 (Age 75 years)
Birth of a grandson
#16Forest Shemwell
February 28, 1896 (Age 76 years)
Marriage of a childJudge Robert Lee ShemwellWilhelmina Queen “Willie” BourlandView this family
June 12, 1896 (Age 76 years)
Death of a granddaughterEthel Shemwell
September 28, 1896 (Age 76 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#17Mary Catherine Shemwell
March 1897 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherLovelace Wellington Shemwell
March 8, 1897 (Age 77 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#18Florence Nightingale Shemwell
August 16, 1897 (Age 77 years)
Death of a grandsonForest Shemwell
April 15, 1898 (Age 78 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#19Bethel Shemwell
July 26, 1898 (Age 78 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#20Helen Rebecca Shemwell
August 18, 1898 (Age 78 years)
Burial of a grandsonForest Shemwell
1898 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 78 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 granddaughter
#21Ruth Shemwell
May 31, 1900 (Age 80 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 80 years)
Birth of a grandson
#22Jefferson Davis Shemwell
August 16, 1900 (Age 80 years)
Death of a granddaughterRuth Shemwell
June 15, 1901 (Age 81 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#23Raffie Matilda “Roxie” Shemwell
February 10, 1902 (Age 81 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#24Adeline Olivia Shemwell
May 1902 (Age 82 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#25Laura Bell Shemwell
January 15, 1904 (Age 83 years)
Death May 24, 1904 (Age 84 years)
Cause of death: Heart Trouble
Burial 1904 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Last change September 20, 201811:50:17

by: Barry Shemwell