The Shemwell Family

David MushetAge: 83 years18191902

Name
David Mushet
Given names
David
Surname
Mushet
Birth 1819
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 13 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 16 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
MarriageMary Ann ShemwellView this family
August 1846 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1Richard Mushet
1847 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 27 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
Birth of a daughter
#2Kate Mushet
estimated 1848 (Age 29 years)
Death of a sonRichard Mushet
1849 (Age 30 years)
Cause: Cholera
Census September 27, 1850 (Age 31 years)
Occupation
Owned cotton pickery
1851 (Age 32 years)
Address: Basin & Pacanier
Birth of a son
#3Edward David Mushet
June 1856 (Age 37 years)
Death of a sonEdward David Mushet
October 1858 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 38 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 21, 1860 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 42 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 48 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 48 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Marriage of a childEmile John O'BrienKate MushetView this family
Type: Civil marriage
November 30, 1868 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 50 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Maria Louis O'Brien
December 1869 (Age 50 years)
Census June 8, 1870 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Emile John O'Brien Jr.
May 1872 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Robert Mushet O'Brien
September 1873 (Age 54 years)
Death of a granddaughterMaria Louis O'Brien
March 28, 1877 (Age 58 years)
Cause: Scarlet fever
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 59 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 61 years)
Death of a wifeMary Ann Shemwell
May 29, 1890 (Age 71 years)
Property
Mother's real property
May 22, 1893 (Age 74 years)

Note: Kate Mushet O'Brien (wife of Emile O'Brien) petitioned the Civil District Court for full claim to her mother's real property leaving her father, David Mushet), out. The court ruled that David Mushet was to receive half of his wife's estate and that Kate Mushet O'Brien would receive half of her mother's estate.
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 79 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 4, 1900 (Age 81 years)
Death May 24, 1902 (Age 83 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Metairie Cemetery
Last change August 25, 201912:08:35

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mary Ann Shemwell - View this family
himself
David Mushet
Birth: 1819Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: May 24, 1902New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
wife
Marriage: August 1846New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
17 months
son
Richard Mushet
Birth: 1847 28 21New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: 1849New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
2 years
daughter
Kate Mushet
Birth: estimated 1848 29 22New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: February 20, 1932New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
9 years
son
Edward David Mushet
Birth: June 1856 37 30New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: October 1858New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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PropertyLouisana, Wills and Probate Records 1756-1984
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Mary Alice Shemwell - Household

New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
D Muschethead30MWowned cotton pickeryScotland
Mary Muschetwife23FWTN
Kate Muschetdaughter2FWLA

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - David Mushet - Household

1st Prec Ward, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Stephen Mushethead41MWOwned cotton pickeryScotland
Mary A Mushetwife32FWKY
Kate Mushetdaughter11FWLA

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - David Mushet - Household

1st Ward, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Mushet, Davidhead50MWcotton businessScotland
Mushet, Mary Annwife42FWkeeping houseKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - David Mushet - Household

New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Mushet, DavidWM61headMRetired MerchantScotlandScotlandScotland
Mushet, Mary AWF54wifeMKeeping houseKYGAGA
O'Brien, Emile JWM37son in lawMoperator cotton pressLAIrelandSo Domingo
O'Brien, KateWF31wife(daughter)Mat homeLAScotlandKY
O'Brien, Emile JWM9son(grand son)Sat schoolLALALA
O'Brien, Robert MWM7son(grand son)Sat schoolLALALA

6+ Servants are also on census

Property
Kate Mushet O'Brien (wife of Emile O'Brien) petitioned the Civil District Court for full claim to her mother's real property leaving her father, David Mushet), out. The court ruled that David Mushet was to receive half of his wife's estate and that Kate Mushet O'Brien would receive half of her mother's estate.
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Emile John O'Brien - Household

1025 Soniat Street New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
O'Brien, Emile JheadWMOct184257M32LAIrelandLANG-0-2-2
O'Brien, KatewifeWFMar185050M3232LAScotlandKY
O'Brien, Emile J JrsonWMMay187228SLALALAclerk grocery
O'Brien, Robert MsonWMSep187326SLALALAelectrician
Mushet, Davidfather in lawWMMay181981WdScotlandScotlandScotland