The Shemwell Family

Samuel SherrodAge: 78 years18021880

Samuel Sherrod
Given names
Birth March 21, 1802 40
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 9 months)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 9 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 -
MarriagePiety E HornView this family
December 10, 1829 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1Nathan H Sherrod
1830 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Sarah E Sherrod
1832 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 29 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a daughter
#3Fadie Sherrod
1834 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 33 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 daughter
#4Priscilla Sherrod
1836 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherRobert Sherrod
September 9, 1836 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Nancy R Sherrod
1838 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Almarinda J Sherrod
1840 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Harriet Sherrod
1845 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Angeline T Sherrod
1847 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Mary Hester Sherrod
January 1848 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 43 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#10Cornelia E Sherrod
1849 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11Josephine Sherrod
1850 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 54 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a brotherThomas S Sherrod
about 1860 (Age 57 years)
Census September 13, 1860 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge DriskillAlmarinda J SherrodView this family
September 11, 1861 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 59 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 -
Marriage of a childHenry L AdamsJosephine SherrodView this family
March 29, 1866 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 64 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 64 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Marriage of a childJohn Patrick Shemwell Jr.Mary Hester SherrodView this family
November 1, 1868 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Wiley “Buck” Shemwell
October 5, 1869 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 66 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Willie Shemwell
estimated 1871 (Age 68 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#3Etta Bell Shemwell
August 4, 1872 (Age 70 years)
Death of a granddaughterWillie Shemwell
estimated 1875 (Age 72 years)

Birth of a grandson
#4George Henry Shemwell
January 4, 1876 (Age 73 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 75 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Nellie Shemwell
1879 (Age 76 years)
Marriage of a childC W MooreHarriet SherrodView this family
April 29, 1879 (Age 77 years)
Census June 18, 1880 (Age 78 years)
Death of a wifePiety E Horn
after June 18, 1880 (on the date of death)
Death after June 18, 1880 (Age 78 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Robert Sherrod
Birth: 1762Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 9, 1836Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
elder brother
9 years
Family with Piety E Horn - View this family
Marriage: December 10, 1829Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Sherrod - Household

Elkton, Todd, Kentucky

Sam Sherrodhead59MWFarmerKY
P E Sherrodwife54FWKY
N R Sherroddaughter20FWKY
M J Sherroddaughter18FWKY
Hester Sherroddaughter16FWKY
Harriet Sherroddaughter14FWKY
A T Sherroddaughter12FWKY
Josephine Sherroddaughter10FWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Sherrod - Household

Sharon, Todd, KY

Samuel SherrodWM78headWFarmerKYNCNC
Piety SherrodWF74wifeWKeeping HouseNCNCNC