The Shemwell Family

Ruth 1800

Given names
Married name
Ruth Pidcock
Birth estimated 1800
MarriageLener PidcockView this family

Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 3 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
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War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 12 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 daughter
#1Martha Jane “Mattie” Pidcock
1825 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 32 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a son
#2John Pidcock
estimated 1833 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#3Harry Pidcock
estimated 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 daughter
#4Mary E Pidcock
estimated 1838 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#5Elijah B Pidcock
estimated 1840 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 46 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 50 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel Black ShemwellMartha Jane “Mattie” PidcockView this family
January 25, 1851 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ruth Ellen “Ruthie” Shemwell
1852 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Drusilla F Shemwell
1853 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3John L Shemwell
September 9, 1854 (Age 54 years)
Note: or , Todd, Kentucky, USA
Marriage of a childJohn PidcockMary Ann ShemwellView this family
April 23, 1856 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4James Washington Shemwell
September 2, 1856 (Age 56 years)
Note: or Todd, Kentucky, USA
Birth of a grandson
#5Horatio Pidcock
1857 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Joseph H “Joe” Shemwell
December 1858 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Amanda E “Manda” Pidcock
October 8, 1859 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 57 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a grandson
#8Samuel M Shemwell
June 22, 1861 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Miranda E Pidcock
December 22, 1863 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Mary Katherine Shemwell
October 30, 1864 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 61 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 67 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 67 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Nancy Jane “Nannie” Shemwell
August 29, 1868 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 69 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
#12Mildred “Hettie” Pidcock
1872 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13John William Pidcock
July 25, 1877 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 78 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 98 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 daughterMartha Jane “Mattie” Pidcock
before 1900 (Age 100 years)

Death of a sonJohn Pidcock
before 1900 (Age 100 years)

Death of a granddaughterMiranda E Pidcock
October 4, 1900 (Age 100 years)

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Lener Pidcock - Household

Todd, Kentucky, USA

Lener Pidcock49MWFarmerKY
Ruth (unknown)50FWNC
Martha Jane Pidcock25FWKY
John Pidcock17MWKY
Harry Pidcock15MWKY
Mary E. Pidcock12FWKY
Elijah B. Pidcock10MWKY