The Shemwell Family

Joseph Mason ShemwellAge: 65 years18591925

Joseph Mason Shemwell
Given names
Joseph Mason
Birth July 17, 1859 59 28
Note: or Tennessee
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census October 5, 1860 (Age 14 months)
Birth of a sisterAlice M Shemwell
April 25, 1862 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMahala May “Ella” Shemwell
May 24, 1864 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 20 months)

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 Shamwell
October 14, 1867 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 7 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 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterAnn C Shemwell
January 15, 1869 (Age 9 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherAndrew Jackson Armstrong
before December 1869 (Age 10 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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 July 2, 1870 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Shemwell
May 12, 1871 (Age 11 years)
Death of a half-sisterClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElmira A McCoy
1873 (Age 13 years)
Death of a fatherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageJosephine “Josie” GibbsView this family
calculated 1882 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Genie Belle Shemwell
October 5, 1883 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2Clifton “Cliff” Shemwell
November 7, 1885 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a son
#3Ernest E Shemwell
November 11, 1887 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 38 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#4Vera Shemwell
November 16, 1898 (Age 39 years)
Census July 18, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Richard BryantGenie Belle ShemwellView this family
January 18, 1904 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Thelma Ruth Bryant
October 30, 1904 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childClifton “Cliff” ShemwellEthel OteyView this family
1905 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2John Osborne Bryant
April 8, 1906 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Clyde Sinnott Shemwell
September 30, 1906 (Age 47 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Demaris “Bette” Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 48 years)
Death of a sisterAlice M Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Merritt Bryant
July 1, 1908 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Helen Shemwell
December 20, 1908 (Age 49 years)
Death of a brotherJohn A Shemwell
before 1910 (Age 50 years)
Death of a sisterSusan Shemwell
before 1910 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Mary Nunnley Bryant
August 29, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childErnest E ShemwellLenora A HuddlestonView this family
September 1, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sisterAnn C Shemwell
1910 (Age 50 years)

Census May 6, 1910 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Ernestine Leo Shemwell
July 3, 1911 (Age 51 years)
Death of a half-brotherWilliam H Shemwell
December 25, 1912 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Victor Murdoch Shemwell
June 14, 1913 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a motherMildred Elizabeth “Millie” Armstrong
February 16, 1917 (Age 57 years)
Cause: Heart Failure
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 57 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 58 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 -
Marriage of a childWilliam Herschel HuieVera ShemwellView this family
estimated 1920 (Age 60 years)

Census January 7, 1920 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9William Herschel Huie Jr.
August 17, 1921 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Joe Richard Bryant
March 15, 1925 (Age 65 years)
Death May 9, 1925 (Age 65 years)
Cause of death: Suicide
Cemetery: Owen's Chapel Cemetery
Last change August 15, 201715:57:26

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 11, 1853Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
11 months
elder brother
John A Shemwell
Birth: December 3, 1855 55 24Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1910Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder brother
Thomas Allen Shemwell
Birth: December 20, 1857 57 26Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 22, 1940McCracken, Kentucky, United States
19 months
3 years
younger sister
Alice M Shemwell
Birth: April 25, 1862 61 30Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 20, 1907Long Hollow, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: May 24, 1864 63 32Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 9, 1934Trigg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
15 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Martha Cherry - View this family
Marriage: February 5, 1835Stewart, Tennessee, United States
9 months
10 months
William H Shemwell
Birth: August 10, 1836 36 23Tennessee, United States
Death: December 25, 1912Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
23 months
20 months
Family with Josephine “Josie” Gibbs - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1882
21 months
2 years
2 years
11 years
Vera Shemwell
Birth: November 16, 1898 39 31McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 29, 1925Caddo, Louisiana, United States

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or Tennessee
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Thomas W. Shemwell - Household

Cadiz, Trigg, KY

T W Shemwell60MWBrickmasonKentucky, USA
M Shemwell30FWKentucky, USA
E D Shemwell7FWKentucky, USA
J A Shemwell5MWKentucky, USA
T A Shemwell3MWKentucky, USA
J Shemwell1MWKentucky, USA

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Thomas W. Shemwell - Household

Roaring Springs, Trigg, Kentucky, USA

Shemwell, Thomas W68MWBrickmasonTN
Shemwell, Milly39FWKeeping houseKY
Shemwell, Elizabeth16FWTN
Shemwell, John A14MWWorks on farmKY
Shemwell, Thomas12MWWorks on farmKY
Shemwell, Joseph10MWWorks on farmKY
Shemwell, Alice8FWKY
Shemwell, Mahala6FWKY
Shemwell, Henry E3MWKY
Shemwell, Ann1FWKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Mason Shemwell - Household

Massac McCracken Ky

Joseph M ShemwellheadWMJul 185841S17--KYKYKY???
Josie ShemwellwifeWFDec 186633S1744TNMSNC
Jeanie B ShemwelldaughterWFOct 188316S---KYKYTNAt School
Clifton ShemwellsonWMNov 188514S---KYKYTNAt School
Ernest ShemwellsonWMNov 188712S---KYKYTNAt School
Vera ShemwelldaughterWFNov 18981S---KYKYTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Mason Shemwell - Household

McCracken, Ky

Shemwell, Joseph MheadMW63M128KYTNKYSales manGrocery Store
Gibbs, JosiewifeFW44M12864TNMSTNSales womanGrocery Store
Shemwell, ErnestsonMW22SKYKYTNSales manGrocery Store
Shemwell, VeradaughterFW11SKYKYTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Mason Shemwell - Household

Clinton Road Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, JamesheadMW60MKYGAKYFarmerGeneral farm
Shemwell, JosiewifeFW54MTNMSKY
Shemwell, VeradaughterFW21SKYKYTN
Shemwell, T Helder brotherMW62SKYGAKYFarmerFarm

Joseph is listed as "James" and Thomas Allen is T H. ? -b