The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Julianna ShemwellAge: 37 years18131850

Name
Elizabeth Julianna Shemwell
Given names
Elizabeth Julianna
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Elizabeth Julianna Griffin
Birth 1813 27 19
Birth of a brotherJoseph Henry Shemwell
February 23, 1815 (Age 2 years)
Fact
Her father was William Shemwell

Note: Her father was William Shemwell (mother was Ann ???). She married James Harvey Griffin and she died …
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Birth of a sisterMary Eliza Shemwell
December 25, 1817 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJoseph Shemwell
December 12, 1823 (Age 10 years)

Birth of a brotherWilliam Shemwell
October 1826 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterAnn Dove Shemwell
June 1827 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterJane Shemwell
1827 (Age 14 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnn “Nancy” Billingsley
September 1830 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Wesley Shemwell
January 9, 1832 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 19 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
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 22 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 sisterCaroline Henrietta “Carrie” Shemwell
April 1, 1837 (Age 24 years)
MarriageJames Harvey GriffinView this family
January 11, 1841 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 33 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
Death of a motherAnn Schultz
April 1850 (Age 37 years)
Census September 20, 1850 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Letha Griffin
1851 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#2Joseph Griffin
1854 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 44 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census August 1, 1860 (Age 47 years)
Death between 1850 and 1860 (Age 37 years)

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: estimated 1812
2 years
herself
2 years
younger brother
Joseph Henry Shemwell
Birth: February 23, 1815 30 21St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: June 6, 1881St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
3 years
younger sister
10 years
younger sister
-7 months
younger brother
William Shemwell
Birth: October 1826 41 33Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: March 3, 1907Washington, District of Columbia, United States
15 months
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
Family with James Harvey Griffin - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: January 11, 1841Maryland, United States
11 years
daughter
4 years
son

Elizabeth Julianna Shemwell has 12 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James Harvey Griffin - Household

Calvert, Maryland, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
James Harvey Griffinhead34MWMerchantMD
Ann J Griffinwife37FWMD

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - James Harvey Griffin - Household

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
James Harvey Griffinhead45MWLighthouse keeperMD
Ann Griffinwife29FWMD
Letha Griffindaughter9FWMD
Joseph Griffinson6MWMD

Fact
Her father was William Shemwell (mother was Ann ???). She married James Harvey Griffin and she died between 1850-1860. The slave she inherited was living with her and her husband in the 1850 census and actually listed a a member of the household. It states he was 'mulatto'. Very interesting because slaves were not listed in a census record. They have freed him. Note his surname! January 7, 2015