The Shemwell Family

Mary Ann ShemwellAge: 64 years18261890

Mary Ann Shemwell
Given names
Mary Ann
Married name
Mary Ann Mushet
Birth 1826 42 37

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 6 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a brotherJoseph Theodore Shemwell
about 1834 (Age 8 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 9 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 -
Death of a fatherJoseph M Shemwell
March 6, 1838 (Age 12 years)
Note: or Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn
March 18, 1845 (Age 19 years)
MarriageDavid MushetView this family
August 1846 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Richard Mushet
1847 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 20 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#2Kate Mushet
estimated 1848 (Age 22 years)
Death of a sonRichard Mushet
1849 (Age 23 years)
Cause: Cholera
Census September 27, 1850 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3Edward David Mushet
June 1856 (Age 30 years)
Death of a sonEdward David Mushet
October 1858 (Age 32 years)
Death of a motherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 31 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 21, 1860 (Age 34 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Theodore Shemwell
after 1860 (Age 34 years)

Death of a brotherDr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell
after 1863 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 35 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 41 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 41 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Marriage of a childEmile John O'BrienKate MushetView this family
Type: Civil marriage
November 30, 1868 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 43 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Maria Louis O'Brien
December 1869 (Age 43 years)
Census June 8, 1870 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Emile John O'Brien Jr.
May 1872 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Robert Mushet O'Brien
September 1873 (Age 47 years)
Death of a brotherZachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell
August 31, 1876 (Age 50 years)
Burial of a brotherZachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell
September 1876 (Age 50 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Death of a granddaughterMaria Louis O'Brien
March 28, 1877 (Age 51 years)
Cause: Scarlet fever
Death of a brotherHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
October 1, 1878 (Age 52 years)
Burial of a brotherHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
1878 (Age 52 years)
Cemetery: McKinney Cemetery
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 52 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherAllen James “A J” Shemwell
December 8, 1879 (Age 53 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 54 years)
Death of a sisterEleanor Kittrell Shemwell
November 19, 1880 (Age 54 years)
Death May 29, 1890 (Age 64 years)
Cemetery: Metairie Cemetery
Last change May 31, 201904:12:22

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: October 26, 1803Logan, Kentucky, United States
13 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
1 year
elder brother
8 years
elder sister
3 years
9 years
younger brother
Family with David Mushet - View this family
David Mushet
Birth: 1819Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: May 24, 1902New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Marriage: August 1846New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
17 months
Richard Mushet
Birth: 1847 28 21New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: 1849New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
2 years
Kate Mushet
Birth: estimated 1848 29 22New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: February 20, 1932New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
9 years
Edward David Mushet
Birth: June 1856 37 30New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: October 1858New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Mary Ann Shemwell has 47 first cousins recorded

Father's family (42)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen Parham17981871
5Anna Parham18011859
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Susan Jemimah Whatley
1Jemima Shemwell18141857
2John Paul Shemwell18151880
3Maletha Shemwell18181894
4Joseph Shemwell18221847
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Mary Suit
1Thomas W Shemwell18001877
Parents Joseph Hudspeth + Anna Margaret Shemwell
Parents Osburn McGehee + Sarah Rebecca Shemwell
1Anna McGehee17981884
2John McGehee1800
4Sarah McGehee18121862
5Eleanor McGehee18151860
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Barbara Suit
2William Shemwell18001870
3Ann Shemwell18021889
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Elizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
Parents Samuel J Shemwell + Jane “Jenny” Dickerson
1James G Shemwell17981849
3Nancy Shemwell18001855
5Samuel Shemwell18091881
8William G Shemwell18191884
Parents Samuel Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Mary Alice Shemwell - Household

New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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

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

Mushet, Davidhead50MWcotton businessScotland
Mushet, Mary Annwife42FWkeeping houseKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - David Mushet - Household

New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana

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

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