The Shemwell Family

Martha Ellen ShemwellAge: 51 years18281880

Martha Ellen Shemwell
Given names
Martha Ellen
Married name
Martha Ellen Tabb
Birth January 8, 1828 22 24
Birth of a sisterNancy Isabella Shemwell
1829 (Age 11 months)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Henry Shemwell
June 1, 1830 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Shemwell Jr.
July 10, 1831 (Age 3 years)
Note: James may have passed prior to 1831. Elizabeth is listed as head of the household in the 1830 US Federal Census in Todd, Kentucky, United States. This census was taken June 1, 1830 - August 1, 1830.
Birth of a brotherSamuel Black Shemwell
August 26, 1832 (Age 4 years)
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Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 3 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
July 10, 1834 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherShemwell
between 1835 and 1840 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 7 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 brotherJohn Patrick Shemwell Jr.
October 30, 1836 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Lewis Shemwell
May 4, 1840 (Age 12 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 12 years)
Death of a brotherShemwell
after June 1, 1840 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherTheophilus Marion Shemwell
1843 (Age 14 years)
MarriageJohn L TabbView this family
March 8, 1847 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#1Thomas W Tabb
December 8, 1847 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 17 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
#2Jacob S “Bud” Tabb
1848 (Age 19 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 22 years)
Note: 2 doors down from John Shemwell
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary Jane Tabb
November 2, 1852 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4John Riley Tabb
July 23, 1854 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#5Joseph Warner Tabb
October 16, 1856 (Age 28 years)
Death of a sisterBarbara Jane Shemwell
October 23, 1856 (Age 28 years)
Cause: Died during childbirth
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 28 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a daughter
#6Susan E Tabb
1859 (Age 30 years)
Census June 19, 1860 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Drucilla Frances Tabb
1861 (Age 32 years)
Death of a brotherTheophilus Marion Shemwell
February 15, 1862 (Age 34 years)

Cause: Shot in Jaw
Note: Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee- - transported to field hospital.
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 33 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 38 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 38 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death of a fatherJohn Patrick Shemwell
July 1869 (Age 41 years)
Cause: Inflammation of bowels
Marriage of a childThomas W TabbSarah E ClevingerView this family
November 25, 1869 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 40 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 -
Death of a daughterSusan E Tabb
before 1870 (Age 41 years)
Note: Not in 1870 Census -b
Census October 6, 1870 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1John William Tabb
December 17, 1870 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childJacob S “Bud” TabbLaura G “Lucy” SullivanView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 19, 1871 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James W Tabb
July 28, 1872 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childThomas W TabbHenrietta HarrisView this family
July 30, 1872 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Elicia Tabb
1874 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Lloyd Irwin Tabb
May 30, 1875 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5George Samuel Tabb
1877 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Riley TabbSarah Caroline DriskillView this family
Type: Civil marriage
March 8, 1877 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childPhillip Ewing GilbertMary Jane TabbView this family
October 18, 1877 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childRufus Hicks GoodrightDrucilla Frances TabbView this family
December 20, 1877 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Omer Ebbot Tabb
May 1878 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7William Henry Gilbert
July 19, 1878 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 49 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#8Elmer L Tabb
1879 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Elmer Tabb
December 1879 (Age 51 years)
Death of a husbandJohn L Tabb
June 7, 1880 (Age 52 years)
Census June 16, 1880 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Leslie Marmon Tabb
October 28, 1880 (Age 52 years)
Death after 1880 (Age 51 years)

Last change March 21, 202214:32:48

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1826Todd, Kentucky, United States
1 year
elder sister
2 years
2 years
younger sister
17 months
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
22 months
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Birth: between 1835 and 1840 29 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: after June 1, 1840Todd, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Casualty SheetTheophilus Marion Shemwell
Birth: 1843 37 39Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 15, 1862
Family with John L Tabb - View this family
Marriage: March 8, 1847Todd, Kentucky, United States
9 months
13 months
5 years
21 months
2 years
3 years
Susan E Tabb
Birth: 1859 35 30Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1870Kentucky, United States
3 years
Drucilla Frances Tabb
Birth: 1861 37 32Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 9, 1934Pea Ridge, Benton, Arkansas, United States

Martha Ellen Shemwell has 16 first cousins recorded