The Shemwell Family

William Shemwell ILLTax 1865

William Alexander ShemwellAge: 45 years18251870

William Alexander Shemwell
Given names
William Alexander
Note: There was also a wife: Nancy Ann Rice in a gedcom but can't find any source. -b
Birth about 1825 55 43
Death of a fatherZachariah Shemwell
1826 (Age 12 months)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 7 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 10 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 -
MarriageMary Demarious GrayView this family
November 8, 1844 (Age 19 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn
March 18, 1845 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Hiram Rice Shemwell
July 7, 1846 (Age 21 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Shemwell
February 19, 1847 (Age 22 years)
Cause: Fever
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 21 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 son
#2John Thomas Shemwell
May 1849 (Age 24 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Nancy Ann Shemwell
March 5, 1851 (Age 26 years)
Death of a motherSusan Jemimah Whatley
about 1853 (Age 28 years)
Death of a sisterJemima Shemwell
June 1, 1857 (Age 32 years)
Cause: Congestive chills
Birth of a daughter
#4Sarah Shemwell
1858 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 32 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 35 years)

Civil War
Type: Oath of Amnesty
March 24, 1864 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 36 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 son
#5William Francis Marian “Will” Shemwell
October 9, 1867 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 42 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 42 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Marriage of a childJohn Thomas ShemwellAngie Elizabeth “Bettie” McElroyView this family
November 1, 1868 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Franklin ConnellNancy Ann ShemwellView this family
June 25, 1869 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 44 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 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Luella “Ella” Shemwell
January 1871 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Alice Connell
July 10, 1871 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childHiram Rice ShemwellAdell D “Dellie” RougemontView this family
March 19, 1872 (Age 47 years)
Note: 03 Feb 1872
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Nellie A Shemwell
March 1874 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Luther Edgar Shemwell
September 24, 1874 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
about 1874 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childFranklin BellSarah ShemwellView this family
December 23, 1874 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Georgia Florence Connell
September 9, 1875 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7William Washington Bell
October 8, 1875 (Age 50 years)
Death between 1870 and 1875 (Age 45 years)

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 6, 1802Logan, Kentucky, United States
7 years
elder sister
6 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
5 years
elder brother
Joseph Shemwell
Birth: about 1822 52 40
Death: February 19, 1847Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
4 years
Father’s family with Mary Suit - View this family
Marriage: July 23, 1794Granville, North Carolina, United States
Family with Mary Demarious Gray - View this family
Marriage: November 8, 1844Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
20 months
3 years
22 months
8 years
Sarah Shemwell
Birth: 1858 33 31Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: before 1884Stewart, Tennessee, United States
10 years

William Alexander Shemwell has 50 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