The Shemwell Family

Clerinda Maletha ShemwellAge: 33 years18381872

Name
Clerinda Maletha Shemwell
Given names
Clerinda Maletha
Surname
Shemwell
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
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)
MarriageWilliam M Riggins Jr.View this family
December 22, 1853 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Ann Demaris “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)
Birth of a daughter
#2A M Riggins
1856 (Age 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherLydia Minerva Daniel
September 1856 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Annie 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
#4Martha 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 - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a son
#5William Riggins
March 1, 1866 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHenry Isaac Shemwell
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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 28 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a son
#6Thomas 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census August 2, 1870 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Fannie 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
father
mother
Marriage: February 5, 1835Stewart, Tennessee, United States
9 months
elder sister
10 months
elder brother
2 years
herself
23 months
younger brother
20 months
younger sister
Father’s family with Mildred Elizabeth “Millie” Armstrong - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: January 11, 1853Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
half-sister
11 months
half-brother
John A Shemwell
Birth: December 3, 1855 55 24Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1910Kentucky, United States
2 years
half-brother
Thomas Allen Shemwell
Birth: December 20, 1857 57 26Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 22, 1940McCracken, Kentucky, United States
19 months
half-brother
3 years
half-sister
Alice M Shemwell
Birth: April 25, 1862 61 30Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 20, 1907Long Hollow, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
half-sister
Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: May 24, 1864 63 32Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 9, 1934Trigg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
half-brother
15 months
half-sister
2 years
half-sister
Family with William M Riggins Jr. - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: December 22, 1853Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
13 months
daughter
Annie E Riggins
Birth: January 31, 1857 27 18Tennessee, United States
Death: April 15, 1903Texas, United States
17 months
daughter
Martha Earl Riggins
Birth: June 30, 1858 29 19Tennessee, United States
Death: July 11, 1936Pampa, Gray, Texas, United States
8 years
son
William Riggins
Birth: March 1, 1866 36 27Tennessee, United States
Death: April 3, 1954Maury, Tennessee, United States
3 years
son
Thomas Magus Riggins
Birth: August 28, 1868 39 29Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 21, 1955St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 years
daughter
William M Riggins Jr. + Alice M “Allie” Peele - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: November 21, 1882Stewart, Tennessee, United States
5 years
step-son
2 years
step-son

Clerinda Maletha Shemwell has 26 first cousins recorded

Census
Living with Robert Adams family
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William M Riggins - Household

North and East of Cumberland River Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
William M Rigginshead31MWClerkTN
C M Rigginswife22FWTN
W P Rigginsson6MWTN
A M Rigginsdaughter4FWTN
A E Rigginsdaughter3FWTN
Joana Riggins13FWTN

Joana Riggins ? -b

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - William M Riggins - Household

Dover, Stewart, TN

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Riggins, Williamhead41MWFarmerTN
Riggins, Clerindawife31FWKeeping HouseTN
Riggins, Walthenson15MWFarm HandTN
Riggins, Anniedaughter13FWat HomeTN
Riggins, Marthadaughter11FWat HomeTN
Riggins, Williamson5MWTN
Riggins, Thomasson1MWTN
Lancaster, Ephram22MWFarm HandTN