The Shemwell Family

Henry Hall ShemwellAge: 69 years18541924

Henry Hall Shemwell
Given names
Henry Hall
Birth July 22, 1854 47 24
Death of a paternal grandmotherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 4 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 2 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a sisterIowa Shemwell
March 12, 1860 (Age 5 years)
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
August 28, 1862 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Dalin Shemwell
June 10, 1863 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
May 19, 1865 (Age 10 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 brotherRev. Roland W Shemwell
November 21, 1867 (Age 13 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 brotherRev. Martin Luther Shemwell
April 17, 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)
Farm Hand
1870 (Age 15 years)

Death of a half-sisterMary Alice Shemwell
May 24, 1874 (Age 19 years)
Burial of a half-sisterMary Alice Shemwell
after May 24, 1874 (Age 19 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Lafayette Cemetery #1
Death of a fatherHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
October 1, 1878 (Age 24 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 -
Census June 10, 1880 (Age 25 years)
MarriageMattie E ClinardView this family
October 15, 1884 (Age 30 years)
Death of a half-brotherFrank H Shemwell
June 1, 1885 (Age 30 years)

Burial of a half-brotherFrank H Shemwell
after June 1, 1885 (Age 30 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Lafayette Cemetery #1
Birth of a son
#1Harris E Shemwell
August 16, 1885 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a son
#2Joseph H Shemwell
March 12, 1887 (Age 32 years)
Death of a sonHarris E Shemwell
June 13, 1887 (Age 32 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3Inez M Shemwell
June 1888 (Age 33 years)
Death of a sonJoseph H Shemwell
August 19, 1889 (Age 35 years)
Death of a half-brotherAllen James Shemwell
January 12, 1892 (Age 37 years)
Cause: Chronic hepatitis
Death of a motherElizabeth “Lizzie” Cheek
October 20, 1895 (Age 41 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 -
Death of a wifeMattie E Clinard
before 1900 (Age 45 years)

Census June 1, 1900 (Age 45 years)
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth Shemwell
May 25, 1901 (Age 46 years)
MarriageIrene B “Rena” KillebrewView this family
December 9, 1901 (Age 47 years)
Death of a sisterIowa Shemwell
September 1905 (Age 51 years)
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 55 years)
Death of a brotherDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
January 10, 1915 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 61 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 62 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 63 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census March 12, 1920 (Age 65 years)
Death February 22, 1924 (Age 69 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: McKinney Cemetery
Last change October 10, 202021:05:59

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Not married: about 1860
-5 years
6 years
younger sister
Iowa Shemwell
Birth: March 12, 1860 52 29Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 1905Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
9 months
younger brother
Thomas Dalin Shemwell
Birth: June 10, 1863 56 32Tennessee, United States
Death: February 13, 1948Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
23 months
younger sister
Mary Ann Shemwell
Birth: May 19, 1865 58 34Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 26, 1936Big Rock, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
17 months
younger brother
Rev. Martin Luther Shemwell
Birth: April 17, 1869 61 38Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 20, 1947Fulton, Callaway, Missouri, United States
Father’s family with Martha Sinnot - View this family
Marriage: February 1836
3 years
Elizabeth Shemwell
Birth: 1838 30 28New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: May 25, 1901New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
3 years
Allen James Shemwell
Birth: 1840 32 30Louisiana, United States
Death: January 12, 1892Louisiana, United States
5 years
Frank H Shemwell
Birth: 1844 36 34New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: June 1, 1885
3 years
Mary Alice Shemwell
Birth: December 17, 1846 39 36New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: May 24, 1874New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Family with Mattie E Clinard - View this family
Marriage: October 15, 1884Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
10 months
19 months
Joseph H Shemwell
Birth: March 12, 1887 32Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 19, 1889Trigg, Kentucky, United States
16 months
Inez M Shemwell
Birth: June 1888 33Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Family with Irene B “Rena” Killebrew - View this family
Marriage: December 9, 1901Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Samuel V Cobb + Irene B “Rena” Killebrew - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: September 28, 1892Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Albie M Cobb
Birth: December 19, 1894 19Tennessee, United States
Death: December 19, 1953Big Rock, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Henry Hall Shemwell has 44 first cousins recorded

Father's family (44)

Parents Allen James “A J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolan Lassiter
Parents Samuel Hester + Eleanor Kittrell “Ellen” Shemwell
2Henry James Hester18291905
3Howel Hester1830
Parents Thomas Charles Hewell + Mary Lucinda Shemwell
3Edward Boyd Hewell18421900
Parents Zachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Betsey” Evans
1Joseph H Shemwell18391886
3John Elam Shemwell18461890
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolin
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Olivia “Ollie” McCauley
1James H Shemwell18491900
2Edward Shemwell18541917
7Emma Jane Shemwell18641944
Parents Joseph B Clardy + Emily Ellen Shemwell
2Athalia E Clardy18471923
4Ellen C Clardy18521855
6Elizabeth Clardy18641870
Parents David Mushet + Mary Ann Shemwell
1Richard Mushet18471849
2Kate Mushet18481932

Mother's family (0)

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Harrison Higgs Shemwell - Household

Dist. 3 Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Harris Shemwell54MWBrick masonKY
Elizabeth Black30FMTN
Henry Black6MWTN
Iowa Black3mFWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Harrison Higgs Shemwell - Household

Harrison Shemwell63MWFarmerKY
Elizabeth Shemwell39FWKeeping houseTN
Henry Shemwell15MWFarm HandTN
Iowa Shemwell10FWat homeTN
Joseph Shemwell8MWTN
Thomas Shemwell7MWTN
Mary Shemwell5FWTN
Roland Shemwell3MWTN
Luther Shemwell4MWTN

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Elizabeth Shemwell - Household

Dist. 4 Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Liz ShemwellWF49HeadM26Keeping HouseTNNCNC
Henry H ShemwellMuM25sonS-FarmerTNTNTN
Iowa ShemwellMuF20daughterS-TNTNTN
Joseph ShemwellMuM19sonS-TNTNTN
Thomas ShemwellMuM17sonS-TNTNTN
Mary S ShemwellMuF15daughterS-TNTNTN
Roland ShemwellMuM12sonS-TNKYTN
Martin L ShemwellMuM11sonS-TNKYTN

Notes: Enum Dist. 155

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Walter L McCuiston - Household

State Street Hardin, Marshall, Kentucky

McCuiston, Walter LheadWMDec186930SKYNCKYPhotographer
McCuiston, Martha AsisterWFJan187228SKYNCKY
McCuiston, Nancy JmotherWFAug184250Wd42KYNCMA
Shemwell, Henry HboarderWMJul185445WdTNTNTNCarpenter
Shemwell, Inez MboarderWFJun188812SKYTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Henry Hall Shemwell - Household

Bumpis Mills Road Stewart TN

Shemwell, Henry HheadMW58M12TNUSTNSawerSaw Mill
Shemwell, Rena BwifeFW36M12TNTNTN
Cobb, Albie MdaughterFW16STNTNTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Henry Hall Shemwell - Household

Long Hallow, Trigg, KY

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, Henry HheadMW65MTNKYTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Shemwell, Rena BwifeFW45MTNTNKY