The Shemwell Family

Martha A “Mattie” ShemwellAge: 44 years18511896

Name
Martha A “Mattie” Shemwell
Given names
Martha A
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Martha A Gant
Nickname
Mattie
Birth December 4, 1851 41 34
Birth of a brotherCharles Lafayette “Fate” Shemwell
May 17, 1853 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a brotherMarquis Delumuel “Mark” Shemwell
March 13, 1856 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas W Shemwell
October 20, 1858 (Age 6 years)
Note: 19 OCT 1858 ?
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
August 1859 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 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 1, 1860 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 9 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 15 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 15 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 17 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
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 18 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Floyd
August 21, 1878 (Age 26 years)
Cause: Rheumatic fever
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 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 28 years)
MarriageWilliam M GantView this family
after June 1880 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherJames Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwell
November 4, 1880 (Age 28 years)
Death of a sisterAmanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
July 31, 1893 (Age 41 years)
Burial of a sisterAmanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
1893 (Age 41 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Death April 27, 1896 (Age 44 years)
Burial 1896 (Age 44 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Last change December 20, 201609:07:53

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 13, 1835Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder sister
1 year
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
3 years
herself
Martha A “Mattie” Shemwell
Birth: December 4, 1851 41 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 27, 1896Todd, Kentucky, United States
17 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Thomas W Shemwell
Birth: October 20, 1858 48 41Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 19, 1916Walla Walla, Washington, United States
Family with William M Gant - View this family
husband
herself
Martha A “Mattie” Shemwell
Birth: December 4, 1851 41 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 27, 1896Todd, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: after June 1880Todd, Kentucky, United States

Martha A “Mattie” Shemwell has 4 first cousins recorded

Mother's family (0)

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis Shemwell - Household

Todd, Ky.

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Jas. M. Shemwell48MWKentucky
Elizabeth Shemwell45FWKentucky
Amanda Shemwell22FWKentucky
Caroline Shemwell20FWKentucky
M F Shemwell18FWKentucky
Maricah Shemwell16FWKentucky
C C Shemwell14MWKentucky
M. R. Shemwell12FWKentucky
L. P. Shemwell10MWKentucky
M. D. Shemwell8MWKentucky
Tho. Shemwell6MWKentucky

Notes: The names are wrong and hard to read, dates are off by +/- 2 yrs. It has an LP Shemwell that I believe to be Fate, there was a Louis P b. 1850 in the database I deleted. -B

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis Shemwell - Household

Sharon Dist. Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplace
Jas M Shemwell60MWFarmerKY
Elizabeth Shemwell53FWKeeping HouseKY
May T P Shemwell24FWSchool TeacherKY
Augusta N Shemwell22FWKY
Martha A. Shemwell18FWKY
Charles Shemwell17MWFarm LaborKY
Marquis D L Shemwell14MWFarm LaborKY
Thomas W. Shemwell12MWFarm LaborKY

Notes: 2 doors down from William H.

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove Dist. Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
James M ShemwellWM69headMNote:KYMDVA
Martha A M ShemwellWF28daughterS-Keeping HouseKYKYKY
Marquis D ShemwellWM23sonS-LaborerKYKYKY
Thomas W. ShemwellWM21sonS-LaborerKYKYKY

Notes: James is widowed and has cancer on nose