The Shemwell Family

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Thomas W ShemwellAge: 77 years18001877

Thomas W Shemwell
Given names
Thomas W
Birth July 1800 30
Marriage of a parentZachariah ShemwellSusan Jemimah WhatleyView this family
September 6, 1802 (Age 2 years)

Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 2 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Birth of a half-sisterMary Elizabeth Shemwell
about 1809 (Age 8 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a half-sisterJemima Shemwell
1814 (Age 13 years)

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 11 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
Birth of a half-brotherJohn Paul Shemwell
about 1815 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMaletha Shemwell
1818 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJoseph Shemwell
about 1822 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a half-brotherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
about 1825 (Age 24 years)
Death of a fatherZachariah Shemwell
1826 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 31 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
MarriageMartha CherryView this family
February 5, 1835 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Georgia Ann Shemwell
October 23, 1835 (Age 35 years)

Death of a daughterGeorgia Ann Shemwell
October 26, 1835 (Age 35 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 35 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 -
Birth of a son
#2William H Shemwell
August 10, 1836 (Age 36 years)
Note: Believe birth date on military headstone is incorrect (1832). Believe he was born in 1836.
Birth of a daughter
#3Clerinda Maletha Shemwell
December 14, 1838 (Age 38 years)
Census 1840 (Age 39 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#4Zachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840 (Age 40 years)

Death of a sonZachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840 (Age 40 years)

Birth of a daughter
#5Mary Ann Narcissus “May” Shemwell
June 23, 1842 (Age 41 years)
Death of a wifeMartha Cherry
February 21, 1845 (Age 44 years)

Death of a half-brotherJoseph Shemwell
February 19, 1847 (Age 46 years)
Cause: Fever
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 45 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 -
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 49 years)
MarriageMildred Elizabeth “Millie” ArmstrongView this family
January 11, 1853 (Age 52 years)

Marriage of a childWilliam M Riggins Jr.Clerinda Maletha ShemwellView this family
Type: Civil marriage
December 22, 1853 (Age 53 years)
JR Hooks vs John Shemwell Lawsuit
1853 (Age 52 years)

Birth of a daughter
#6Elizabeth Demarious “Bette” Shemwell
December 31, 1854 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a son
#7John A Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Walthen P Riggins
about 1855 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Annie E Riggins
January 31, 1857 (Age 56 years)
Death of a half-sisterJemima Shemwell
June 1, 1857 (Age 56 years)
Cause: Congestive chills
Birth of a son
#8Thomas Allen Shemwell
December 20, 1857 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Martha Earl Riggins
June 30, 1858 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a son
#9Joseph Mason Shemwell
July 17, 1859 (Age 59 years)
Note: or Tennessee
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 56 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census October 5, 1860 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Alice M Shemwell
April 25, 1862 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell
May 24, 1864 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 60 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 grandson
#4William Riggins
March 1, 1866 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a son
#12Henry Isaac Shamwell
October 14, 1867 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 66 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 66 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a grandson
#5Thomas Magus Riggins
August 28, 1868 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a daughter
#13Ann C Shemwell
January 15, 1869 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 68 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 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Fannie Bell Riggins
November 1870 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a daughter
#14Susan Shemwell
May 12, 1871 (Age 70 years)
Death of a daughterClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7William Santford Shemwell
June 15, 1873 (Age 72 years)
Death of a half-brotherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
between 1870 and 1875 (Age 69 years)

Death July 20, 1877 (Age 77 years)
Last change April 28, 202017:02:09

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 23, 1794Granville, North Carolina, United States
Father’s family with Susan Jemimah Whatley - View this family
Marriage: September 6, 1802Logan, Kentucky, United States
7 years
6 years
2 years
4 years
5 years
Joseph Shemwell
Birth: about 1822 52 40
Death: February 19, 1847Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
4 years
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 Mildred Elizabeth “Millie” Armstrong - View this family
Marriage: January 11, 1853Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
11 months
John A Shemwell
Birth: December 3, 1855 55 24Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1910Kentucky, United States
2 years
Thomas Allen Shemwell
Birth: December 20, 1857 57 26Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 22, 1940McCracken, Kentucky, United States
19 months
3 years
Alice M Shemwell
Birth: April 25, 1862 61 30Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 20, 1907Long Hollow, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: May 24, 1864 63 32Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 9, 1934Trigg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
15 months
2 years

Thomas W Shemwell has 45 first cousins recorded

Father's family (41)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen B Parham17981871
Parents Joseph Hudspeth + Anna Margaret Shemwell
Parents Osborn McGehee + Sarah Rebecca Shemwell
1Anna McGehee17981884
2John McGehee18001875
4Nancy McGehee18121908
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 Shemwell17981849
2Nancy Shemwell18001855
3Thomas Shemwell18011850
5Samuel Shemwell18091881
6Jane Shemwell18111862
7William G Shemwell18191884
Parents Samuel James Kittrell Jr + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
8Mary Ann Shemwell18261890

Mother's family (4)

Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Barbara Suit
2William Shemwell18001870
3Ann Shemwell18021889