The Shemwell Family

William H ShemwellAge: 76 years18361912

William H Shemwell
Given names
William H
Birth August 10, 1836 36 23
Note: Believe birth date on military headstone is incorrect (1832). Believe he was born in 1836.
Birth of a sisterClerinda Maletha Shemwell
December 14, 1838 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherZachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840 (Age 4 years)

Death of a brotherZachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840 (Age 4 years)

Census 1840 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Narcissus “May” Shemwell
June 23, 1842 (Age 5 years)
Death of a motherMartha Cherry
February 21, 1845 (Age 8 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 9 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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Cherry
May 7, 1849 (Age 12 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 13 years)

Marriage of a parentThomas W ShemwellMildred Elizabeth “Millie” ArmstrongView this family
January 11, 1853 (Age 16 years)

Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Demarious “Bette” Shemwell
December 31, 1854 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJohn A Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 19 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherLydia Minerva Daniel
September 1856 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a half-brotherThomas Allen Shemwell
December 20, 1857 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJoseph Mason Shemwell
July 17, 1859 (Age 22 years)
Note: or Tennessee
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 20 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 23 years)
Pvt. Forrest's Calvary CSA
1861 (Age 24 years)

Civil War
February 19, 1862 (Age 25 years)
Agency: Confederate Army
Note: Captured as prisoner of war by Union Army. Transferred to Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois.
Birth of a half-sisterAlice M Shemwell
April 25, 1862 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMahala May “Ella” Shemwell
May 24, 1864 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 24 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 half-brotherHenry Isaac Shamwell
October 14, 1867 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 30 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 30 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a half-sisterAnn C Shemwell
January 15, 1869 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 32 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 33 years)
Birth of a half-sisterSusan Shemwell
May 12, 1871 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sisterClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 41 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 43 years)
Voter Enumeration
Voter Enumeration
1891 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 61 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 -
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth Demarious “Bette” Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 71 years)
Death of a half-sisterAlice M Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 71 years)
Death of a half-brotherJohn A Shemwell
before 1910 (Age 73 years)
Death of a half-sisterSusan Shemwell
before 1910 (Age 73 years)
Death of a half-sisterAnn C Shemwell
1910 (Age 73 years)

Census April 15, 1910 (Age 73 years)
Death December 25, 1912 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Lowry Cemetery
Last change April 29, 202009:59:52

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 5, 1835Stewart, Tennessee, United States
9 months
elder sister
10 months
William H Shemwell
Birth: August 10, 1836 36 23Tennessee, United States
Death: December 25, 1912Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger sister
23 months
younger brother
20 months
younger sister
Father’s 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

William H Shemwell has 24 first cousins recorded