The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Ann Demaris “Bette” ShemwellAge: 52 years18541907

Elizabeth Ann Demaris “Bette” Shemwell
Given names
Elizabeth Ann Demaris
Married name
Elizabeth Ann Demaris Stagner
Married name
Elizabeth Ann Demaris Francis
Birth December 31, 1854 54 23
Birth of a brotherJohn A Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 11 months)
Birth of a brotherThomas Allen Shemwell
December 20, 1857 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Mason Shemwell
July 17, 1859 (Age 4 years)
Note: or Tennessee
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 2 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census October 5, 1860 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterAlice Shemwell
April 25, 1862 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterMahala May “Ella” Shemwell
May 24, 1864 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 6 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 brotherHenry Isaac Shemwell
October 14, 1867 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 12 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 12 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterAnn C Shemwell
January 15, 1869 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherAndrew Jackson Armstrong
before December 1869 (Age 14 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 14 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 June 1, 1870 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Shemwell
May 12, 1871 (Age 16 years)
Death of a half-sisterClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#1William Sanford Shemwell
June 15, 1873 (Age 18 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElmira A McCoy
1873 (Age 18 years)
Death of a sisterAlice Shemwell
March 18, 1874 (Age 19 years)

Death of a fatherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 23 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageJosiah McKinney Carr “Dock” StagnerView this family
June 12, 1889 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a son
#2Henry Ernest Stagner
June 6, 1890 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Maude Gertrude “Maudie” Stagner
October 7, 1892 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 43 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 14, 1900 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Sanford ShemwellCallie Emaline MorrisView this family
December 23, 1900 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ivy Myrtle Shemwell
July 16, 1902 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Ray Ervin Shemwell
March 13, 1904 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3William Ewing Shemwell
April 23, 1907 (Age 52 years)
Death November 20, 1907 (Age 52 years)
Cemetery: Flat Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Last change May 28, 201815:33:43

by: Barry Shemwell