The Shemwell Family

Madora E “Dora” ShemwellAge: 20 years18581878

Name
Madora E “Dora” Shemwell
Given names
Madora E
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Madora E Riley
Nickname
Dora
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 - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 9 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 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
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
father
mother
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
herself
4 years
younger sister
18 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Nancy Rebecca Breezeel - View this family
father
step-mother
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
husband
Alexander Lee Riley
Birth: December 5, 1852 28 26Montgomery, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 4, 1927Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States
herself
Marriage: November 9, 1876Marshall, Kentucky, United States
2 years
daughter

Madora E “Dora” Shemwell has 41 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
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - David Alexander Shemwell - Household

Marshall, Ky.

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
D A Shemwellhead40MWFarmer1500800NCx
P Shemwellwife38FWHouse wifeTNx
Ply B Shemwellson14MWKYx
S C Shemwelldaughter12FWKYx
W A Shemwellson10MWKYx
S A Shemwelldaughter8FWKY
N A Shemwelldaughter6FWKY
J B Shemwellson4MWKY
M Shemwelldaughter2FWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - David Alexander Shemwell - Household

Brewers Mill, Marshall, Ky.

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Shemwell, David W50MWFarmerKY
Shemwell, Permelia49FWKeeping HouseTN
Shemwell, Pleasant G23MWFarmerKY
Shemwell, Alex20MWFarmerKY
Shemwell, Nannie15FWAt HomeKY
Shemwell, James B13MWFarmerKY
Shemwell, Dora E12FWAt HomeKY
Shemwell, Mary L9FWAt HomeKY
Shemwell, Peter P7MWKY
Shemwell, Robert L5MWKY

Death
probably in childbirth - 2 y.o. M. Anne Riley is living with her grandfather David Shemwell in the 1880 census.