The Shemwell Family

George Washington Dowell Sr.Age: 70 years18031874

Name
George Washington Dowell Sr.
Given names
George Washington
Surname
Dowell
Name suffix
Sr.
Birth September 22, 1803 33 30
Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth Dowell

Fact
Bio

Note: George was married 5 times. George was one of the first trustees of Smithwille Methodist Church in 1840. George was Calvert County Representative in the Lower House. Representative from Calvert Co. 1849, 1856, and 1882.
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Birth of a brotherRichard Dowell
September 1804 (Age 11 months)
Death of a brotherRichard Dowell
September 1804 (Age 11 months)
Note: 5 Days old
Birth of a brotherElijah Dowell
January 20, 1805 (Age 15 months)
Birth of a brotherJohn S Dowell
July 12, 1806 (Age 2 years)
Death of a motherAnn Scrivener
March 8, 1811 (Age 7 years)
Marriage of a parentHenry DowellElizabeth BirckheadView this family
October 18, 1813 (Age 10 years)

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 8 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Birth of a half-sisterSarah Eleanor Dowell
about 1815 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a half-sisterDowell
about 1819 (Age 15 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Dowell
August 26, 1822 (Age 18 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth S Dowell
November 21, 1823 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHenry Dowell
October 7, 1827 (Age 24 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Dowell
1829 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 28 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
MarriageMargaret IrelandView this family
July 16, 1833 (Age 29 years)
Death of a sisterMary Dowell
March 12, 1835 (Age 31 years)

MarriageAnn B FowlerView this family
November 3, 1835 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 32 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
Death of a wifeAnn B Fowler
March 18, 1838 (Age 34 years)
MarriageMaria P MitchellView this family
October 22, 1840 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#2Sally Maria Dowell
November 12, 1842 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#3Mary Christianna Dowell
November 3, 1843 (Age 40 years)
Death of a wifeMargaret Ireland
February 1844 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#4George Thomas Henry Dowell
January 9, 1847 (Age 43 years)
Death of a wifeMaria P Mitchell
May 1, 1847 (Age 43 years)
Death of a sonGeorge Thomas Henry Dowell
August 9, 1847 (Age 43 years)
MarriageRebecca D View this family
September 21, 1848 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 42 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 wifeRebecca D
June 16, 1849 (Age 45 years)
MarriageMary Eliza ShemwellView this family
June 6, 1850 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Annie Schultz Dowell
October 9, 1851 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a son
#6William Henry Dowell
March 1, 1853 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a son
#7George Washington Dowell Jr.
December 26, 1854 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Edith Virginia Dowell
April 12, 1859 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 53 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census July 10, 1860 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 57 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 63 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 63 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 65 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
Death March 21, 1874 (Age 70 years)
Last change December 20, 201510:28:18

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 9, 1796Calvert, Maryland, United States
10 months
elder brother
Francis S Dowell
Birth: November 25, 1796 26 23Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death:
15 months
elder brother
Henry Dowell
Birth: March 2, 1798 28 25Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: August 26, 1822Calvert, Maryland, United States
16 months
elder sister
Elizabeth S Dowell
Birth: July 1, 1799 29 26Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: November 21, 1823Calvert, Maryland, United States
15 months
elder sister
18 months
elder sister
Ann S Dowell
Birth: March 6, 1802 32 29Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death:
19 months
himself
1 year
younger brother
Richard Dowell
Birth: September 1804 34 31Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: September 1804Calvert, Maryland, United States
5 months
younger brother
Elijah Dowell
Birth: January 20, 1805 35 32Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death:
18 months
younger brother
John S Dowell
Birth: July 12, 1806 36 33Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death:
Father’s family with Elizabeth Birckhead - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: October 18, 1813
Not married:
2 years
half-sister
5 years
half-sister
9 years
half-brother
Henry Dowell
Birth: October 7, 1827 57 35Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: September 8, 1881Calvert, Maryland, United States
Family with Margaret Ireland - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 16, 1833Maryland, United States
Family with Ann B Fowler - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 3, 1835Calvert, Maryland, United States
Family with Maria P Mitchell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 22, 1840Calvert, Maryland, United States
2 years
son
Sally Maria Dowell
Birth: November 12, 1842 39Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: May 15, 1923Calvert, Maryland, United States
1 year
son
3 years
son
George Thomas Henry Dowell
Birth: January 9, 1847 43Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: August 9, 1847Calvert, Maryland, United States
Family with Rebecca D - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 21, 1848Calvert, Maryland, United States
Family with Mary Eliza Shemwell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: June 6, 1850Maryland, United States
16 months
daughter
Annie Schultz Dowell
Birth: October 9, 1851 48 33Prince Frederick, Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: March 9, 1928Prince Frederick, Calvert, Maryland, United States
17 months
son
22 months
son
daughter
daughter

George Washington Dowell Sr. has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Dowell Sr. - Household

Calvert, Maryland, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
George Washington Dowell Sr.head56MWfarmerMD
Mary Eliza Dowellwife35FWMD
Sally Maria Dowellson17MWMD
Mary Christianna Dowellson15MWMD
Annie Schultz Dowelldaughter8FWMD
William Henry Dowellson6MWMD
George Washington Dowell Jr.son4MWMD
Edith Virginia Dowelldaughter2FWMD

Fact
George was married 5 times. George was one of the first trustees of Smithwille Methodist Church in 1840. George was Calvert County Representative in the Lower House. Representative from Calvert Co. 1849, 1856, and 1882.