The Shemwell Family

William S Shemwell Tombstone_2

William S ShemwellAge: 80 years18261907

William S Shemwell
Given names
William S
Birth October 1826 41 33
Birth of a sisterAnn Dove Shemwell
June 1827 (Age 8 months)
Birth of a sisterJane Shemwell
1827 (Age 3 months)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnn “Nancy” Billingsley
September 1830 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a brotherJohn Wesley Shemwell
January 9, 1832 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 5 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 9 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 -
Birth of a sisterCaroline Henrietta “Carrie” Shemwell
April 1, 1837 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 19 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 -
Death of a sisterElizabeth Julianna Shemwell
between 1850 and 1860 (Age 23 years)

Death of a motherAnn Schultz
April 1850 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 30 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a fatherWilliam Shemwell
January 10, 1862 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 34 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 40 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 40 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 42 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 53 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Henry Shemwell
June 6, 1881 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 71 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 -
Death of a sisterMary Eliza Shemwell
January 14, 1900 (Age 73 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 73 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Wesley Shemwell
March 8, 1903 (Age 76 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Wesley Shemwell
March 10, 1903 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Saint Pauls Episcopal Church Cemetery
Will September 26, 1906 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sisterAnn Dove Shemwell
February 5, 1907 (Age 80 years)
Death March 3, 1907 (Age 80 years)
Sale of Real Estate
Auction of Farm
1908 (9 months after death)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Wesley Cemetery
Last change April 2, 201613:18:07

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: estimated 1812
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
Newspaper Notice 5/20/1843Joseph Henry Shemwell
Birth: February 23, 1815 30 21St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: June 6, 1881St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
3 years
elder sister
10 years
younger sister
Ann Dove Shemwell
Birth: June 1827 42 34Maryland, United States
Death: February 5, 1907Washington, District of Columbia, United States
-7 months
William S Shemwell Tombstone_2William S 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

William S Shemwell has 12 first cousins recorded