The Shemwell Family

Madora E “Dora” ShemwellAge: 20 years18581878

Madora E “Dora” Shemwell
Given names
Madora E
Married name
Madora E Riley
Birth 1858 37 36
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 16, 1860 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMary L Shemwell
1861 (Age 3 years)
Death of a sisterSusanna Cox Shemwell
after 1860 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a brotherPeter Pinkney Shemwell
July 10, 1862 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJudge Robert Lee Shemwell
March 14, 1865 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 3 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 9 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 9 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 11 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 -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 12 years)
MarriageAlexander Lee RileyView this family
November 9, 1876 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1M Ann Riley
1878 (on the date of death)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (on the date of death)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death 1878 (Age 20 years)

Note: probably in childbirth - 2 y.o. M. Anne Riley is living with her grandfather David Shemwell in the 1880 census.
Last change April 6, 201609:15:13

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1845Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
Nancy Adeline Shemwell
Birth: September 5, 1854 34 32Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 12, 1888Brewers, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder brother
2 years
4 years
younger sister
18 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Nancy Rebecca Breezeel - View this family
Nancy Rebecca Breezeel
Birth: October 1851 28 24Kentucky, United States
Death: December 19, 1908Oak Level, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: February 1, 1892Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Family with Alexander Lee Riley - View this family
Alexander Lee Riley
Birth: December 5, 1852 28 26Montgomery, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 4, 1927Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States
Marriage: November 9, 1876Marshall, Kentucky, United States
2 years

Madora E “Dora” Shemwell has 46 first cousins recorded

Father's family (35)

Parents Isaac Shemwell + Martha Ann “Mattie” Feezor
3Mary L Shemwell18521853
Parents Lovelace Wellington Shemwell + Luvenia “Vena” Roach
2Mary Emma Shemwell18541881
Parents Pinkney H Shemwell + Sarah E Williamson
1Lynn Boyd Shemwell18591906
4Ella N Shemwell18691940
Parents Henry Cox Shemwell + Eliza Jane Reed
3Willie Shemwell18611862
5Calvin R Shemwell18671939
7Pinkney P Shemwell18691894
Parents Willis Washington Breezeel + Nancy Shemwell
3Jamie Lee Breezeel18601860
6Henry Lee Breezeel18681952
Parents Milous R “Miles” Shemwell + Amanda Lee Wright