The Shemwell Family

Clerinda Maletha ShemwellAge: 33 years18381872

Clerinda Maletha Shemwell
Given names
Clerinda Maletha
Married name
Clerinda Maletha Riggins
Birth December 14, 1838 38 25
Birth of a brotherZachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840 (Age 22 months)

Death of a brotherZachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840 (Age 22 months)

Census 1840 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Narcissus “May” Shemwell
June 23, 1842 (Age 3 years)
Death of a motherMartha Cherry
February 21, 1845 (Age 6 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 7 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 grandfatherWilliam Cherry
May 7, 1849 (Age 10 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 11 years)
Note: Living with Robert Adams family
Marriage of a parentThomas W ShemwellMildred Elizabeth “Millie” ArmstrongView this family
January 11, 1853 (Age 14 years)

Civil marriageWilliam M Riggins Jr.View this family
December 22, 1853 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Demarious “Bette” Shemwell
December 31, 1854 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a son
#1Walthen P Riggins
about 1855 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJohn A Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 16 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherLydia Minerva Daniel
September 1856 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Annie E Riggins
January 31, 1857 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a half-brotherThomas Allen Shemwell
December 20, 1857 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Martha Earl Riggins
June 30, 1858 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJoseph Mason Shemwell
July 17, 1859 (Age 20 years)
Note: or Tennessee
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 18 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census September 20, 1860 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a half-sisterAlice M Shemwell
April 25, 1862 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMahala May “Ella” Shemwell
May 24, 1864 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 22 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
#4William Riggins
March 1, 1866 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHenry Isaac Shamwell
October 14, 1867 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 28 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 28 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a son
#5Thomas Magus Riggins
August 28, 1868 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a half-sisterAnn C Shemwell
January 15, 1869 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 30 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 August 2, 1870 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Fannie Bell Riggins
November 1870 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a half-sisterSusan Shemwell
May 12, 1871 (Age 32 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Daniel StallsMartha Earl RigginsView this family
Type: Civil marriage
February 26, 1872 (Age 33 years)
Death 1872 (Age 33 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 5, 1835Stewart, Tennessee, United States
9 months
elder sister
10 months
elder brother
William H Shemwell
Birth: August 10, 1836 36 23Tennessee, United States
Death: December 25, 1912Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
23 months
younger brother
20 months
younger sister
Father’s family with Mildred Elizabeth “Millie” Armstrong - View this family
Marriage: January 11, 1853Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
11 months
John A Shemwell
Birth: December 3, 1855 55 24Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1910Kentucky, United States
2 years
Thomas Allen Shemwell
Birth: December 20, 1857 57 26Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 22, 1940McCracken, Kentucky, United States
19 months
3 years
Alice M Shemwell
Birth: April 25, 1862 61 30Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 20, 1907Long Hollow, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: May 24, 1864 63 32Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 9, 1934Trigg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
15 months
2 years
Family with William M Riggins Jr. - View this family
Marriage: December 22, 1853Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
2 years
2 years
17 months
8 years
William Riggins
Birth: March 1, 1866 36 27Tennessee, United States
Death: April 3, 1954Maury, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Thomas Magus Riggins
Birth: August 28, 1868 39 29Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 21, 1955St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 years
William M Riggins Jr. + S Alice “Allie” Peele - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: November 21, 1882Stewart, Tennessee, United States
5 years
2 years
Harry Tracy Riggins
Birth: November 25, 1889 60 24Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 1985Illinois, United States

Clerinda Maletha Shemwell has 24 first cousins recorded