The Shemwell Family

Martha Ellen Shemwell1828

Name
Martha Ellen Shemwell
Given names
Martha Ellen
Surname
Shemwell
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)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 3 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
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 - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a daughter
#6Susan E Tabb
1859 (Age 30 years)
Census June 19, 1860 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Drucilla F 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 38 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
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
1871 (Age 42 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 grandson
#3Lloyd Irwin Tabb
May 30, 1875 (Age 47 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 H GoodrightDrucilla F TabbView this family
October 20, 1877 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Omer Ebbot Tabb
May 1878 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5William 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a grandson
#6Elmer L Tabb
1879 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Elmer 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
#8Leslie Marmon Tabb
October 28, 1880 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Gertrude Tabb
June 1881 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph Warner TabbSarah Ellen MooreView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 17, 1881 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Martha Elizabeth “Mattie” Gilbert
September 26, 1882 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Icy Tabb
September 1882 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childJacob S “Bud” TabbSarah J PriceView this family
June 10, 1883 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12William W Tabb
September 1884 (Age 56 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#13Martha J Tabb
August 1886 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14Lawrence Guy Tabb
December 4, 1887 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15Thomas R Tabb
June 1888 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Geneva Bell Gilbert
September 22, 1888 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#17Clara H Tabb
October 1888 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#18Lavella F Gilbert
June 1890 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#19Virgil J Tabb
December 1890 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#20Etta B Tabb
January 25, 1891 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#21Dicy L Tabb
March 1893 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#22Lawernce N Tabb
1893 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Isabella Shemwell
August 21, 1893 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#23Ishmael Harrison Tabb
December 6, 1895 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 70 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a brotherWilliam Henry Shemwell
May 14, 1900 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a grandson
#24Raymond McKinley Tabb
September 2, 1900 (Age 72 years)
Death of a granddaughterLavella F Gilbert
about 1906 (Age 77 years)
Death of a sonThomas W Tabb
October 8, 1906 (Age 78 years)
Death of a sonJacob S “Bud” Tabb
October 8, 1906 (Age 78 years)
Burial of a sonThomas W Tabb
1906 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Death of a brotherJohn Patrick Shemwell Jr.
January 14, 1913 (Age 85 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
April 11, 1915 (Age 87 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 87 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a daughterMary Jane Tabb
September 18, 1917 (Age 89 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 88 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 89 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a brotherSamuel Black Shemwell
December 22, 1921 (Age 93 years)
Cause: Chronic Interstitial Nephritis
Note: Name:S. B. Shemwell
Death of a brotherJames Lewis Shemwell
January 21, 1926 (Age 98 years)
Burial of a brotherJames Lewis Shemwell
1926 (Age 97 years)
Cemetery: Ebenezer Cemetery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 101 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a sonJoseph Warner Tabb
January 23, 1933 (Age 105 years)
Burial of a sonJoseph Warner Tabb
1933 (Age 104 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Death of a grandsonJohn William Tabb
April 13, 1936 (Age 108 years)
Burial of a grandsonJohn William Tabb
April 14, 1936 (Age 108 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Deathunknown

Last change August 12, 201912:33:46

by: Barry Shemwell
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DAR library link Rev. War Tabb decendants
August 12, 2019

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1826Todd, Kentucky, United States
1 year
elder sister
2 years
herself
2 years
younger sister
17 months
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
22 months
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Shemwell
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
Family with John L Tabb - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: March 8, 1847Todd, Kentucky, United States
9 months
son
13 months
son
5 years
daughter
21 months
son
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter

Martha Ellen Shemwell has 16 first cousins recorded

Census1840 United States - Census transcript - John Patrick Shemwell - Household

Todd Ky

NameRelationAgeSexSlavesFree coloredInfirmFNROther Infirm
John Patrick Shemwellhead34M
Drucilla Shemwellwife36F
Barbara Jane Shemwelldaughter14F
Martha Ellen Shemwelldaughter12F
Elizabeth “Nancy” Shemwelldaughter11F
William Henry Shemwellson10M
Samuel Black Shemwellson7M
Mary Ann Shemwelldaughter6F
John Patrick Shemwell Jr.son4M
James Lewis Shemwellson0M
… Shemwellson5M

John's age is wrong - added son -died in infancy? -b 1M 40-50 3M < 5 2M 5-10 1F 5-10 3F 10-15 1F 30-40

Census
2 doors down from John Shemwell
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - John L. Tabb - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
John L. Tabb27MWfarmerVA
Martha E Tabb23FWKY
Thomas W. Tabb4MWKY
Jacob S. Tabb2MWKY

Notes: 2 doors down from John Shemwell

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John L Tabb - Household

Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
J L Tabbhead37MWFarmerVA
Martha E Tabbwife31FWDomesticKY
Thomas W Tabbson12MWKY
Jacob S Tabbson10MWKY
Mary J Tabbdaughter7FWKY
John R Tabbson5MWKY
Joseph W Tabbson3MWKY
Susan E Tabbdaughter11mFWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Martha Ellen Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Tabb, Martha Ehead44FWfarmerKY
Tabb, Jacob Sson21MWfarm laborerKY
Tabb, Mary Jdaughter18FWKY
Tabb, John Rson16MWKY
Tabb, Joseph Wson14MWfarm laborerKY
Tabb, Drucilla Fdaughter9FWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Martha Ellen Shemwell - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Tabb, Martha EWF52headWdKeeping HouseKYKYNC
Tabb, Joseph WWM23sonSLaborerKYVAKY

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