The Shemwell Family

Dr. Obediah Marcellus ShemwellAge: 50 years18301880

Name
Dr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell
Name prefix
Dr.
Given names
Obediah Marcellus
Surname
Shemwell
Birth February 27, 1830 40 27
Death of a paternal grandmotherNancy
between 1820 and 1830

Birth of a sisterCharlotte Jane Shemwell
January 1, 1832 (Age 22 months)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 22 months)
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
Birth of a sisterMargaret Shemwell
August 1834 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 5 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
Birth of a brotherThomas Franklin Shemwell
about 1836 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherLorenzo D Shemwell
1839 (Age 8 years)
Death of a fatherAlexander Shemwell Sr.
1841 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 15 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
Census September 28, 1850 (Age 20 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Travis Shemwell
August 20, 1852 (Age 22 years)
Education
Medical School
1854 (Age 23 years)
School or college: University of Pennsylvania
MarriageSarah Elizabeth “Sally” ThompsonView this family
April 7, 1857 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1Baxter Shemwell
March 12, 1858 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Louisa Shemwell
July 14, 1859 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 26 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a daughterMary Louisa Shemwell
April 7, 1860 (Age 30 years)
Death of a brotherJames Isaac Shemwell
about 1860 (Age 29 years)
Burial of a daughterMary Louisa Shemwell
after April 7, 1860 (Age 30 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Census July 26, 1860 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3William Whitehead Shemwell
December 2, 1860 (Age 30 years)
Military
Captain, Surgeon 66th Reg. 16th Brig CSA
between 1861 and 1865 (Age 30 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherTravis Daniel
May 1861 (Age 31 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Whitehead Shemwell
December 26, 1861 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#4Edward Marcellus Shemwell
October 28, 1862 (Age 32 years)
Death of a brotherThomas Franklin Shemwell
December 11, 1862 (Age 32 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a sonEdward Marcellus Shemwell
March 13, 1864 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Cora B Shemwell
August 21, 1864 (Age 34 years)
Death of a brotherWhitson Berry Shemwell
October 1, 1864 (Age 34 years)
Cause: Killed near Petersburg Virginia
Note: Siege of Peeble's Farm
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 31 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
Birth of a son
#6Frederick Shemwell
October 13, 1866 (Age 36 years)
Death of a sonFrederick Shemwell
June 23, 1867 (Age 37 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 36 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 36 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a daughter
#7Della Shemwell
March 17, 1868 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 38 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
Birth of a daughter
#8Etta Shemwell
June 30, 1870 (Age 40 years)
Census August 19, 1870 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Sara Frances Shemwell
September 11, 1872 (Age 42 years)
Death of a brotherLorenzo D Shemwell
between 1870 and 1873 (Age 39 years)

Death of a brotherPoindexter Shemwell
1873 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Alice Shemwell
August 1874 (Age 44 years)
Death of a daughterSara Frances Shemwell
September 13, 1875 (Age 45 years)
Burial of a daughterSara Frances Shemwell
after September 13, 1875 (Age 45 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Birth of a son
#11Harold Shemwell
August 17, 1876 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a daughter
#12Mary “May” Shemwell
April 12, 1877 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 47 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 4, 1880 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a son
#13Odell Shemwell
August 5, 1880 (Age 50 years)
Occupation
Physician
1880 (Age 49 years)

Death October 25, 1880 (Age 50 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Last change October 1, 201917:22:15

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
William Travis Shemwell
Birth: September 7, 1818 28 16North Carolina, United States
Death: August 20, 1852Rowan, North Carolina, United States
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
1 year
elder sister
2 years
himself
22 months
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Thomas Franklin Shemwell
Birth: about 1836 46 33North Carolina, United States
Death: December 11, 1862Charlottesville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
4 years
younger brother
Lorenzo D Shemwell
Birth: 1839 49 36Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: between 1870 and 1873
Family with Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 7, 1857Davidson, North Carolina, United States
11 months
son
16 months
daughter
Mary Louisa Shemwell
Birth: July 14, 1859 29 21Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 7, 1860Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
17 months
son
William Whitehead Shemwell
Birth: December 2, 1860 30 22Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 26, 1861Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
23 months
son
Edward Marcellus Shemwell
Birth: October 28, 1862 32 24Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 13, 1864Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
22 months
daughter
Cora B Shemwell
Birth: August 21, 1864 34 26Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 7, 1950Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
2 years
son
Frederick Shemwell
Birth: October 13, 1866 36 28Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 23, 1867
17 months
daughter
Della Shemwell
Birth: March 17, 1868 38 29North Carolina, United States
Death: April 7, 1923Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
2 years
daughter
Etta Shemwell
Birth: June 30, 1870 40 32Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 2, 1901Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
2 years
daughter
Sara Frances Shemwell
Birth: September 11, 1872 42 34Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 13, 1875Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
2 years
daughter
Alice Shemwell
Birth: August 1874 44 36North Carolina, United States
Death: 1946Richmond, Virginia, United States
2 years
son
Harold Shemwell
Birth: August 17, 1876 46 38Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 4, 1936Washington, District of Columbia, United States
8 months
daughter
3 years
son
Odell Shemwell
Birth: August 5, 1880 50 42Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 13, 1904Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

Dr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell has 23 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Whitson Barry Shemwell - Household

Davidson, NC

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Whitson P Shemwellhead22MWFarmerNC
Nancy Shemwellmother47FWNC
Obediah Shemwellyounger brother20MWLaborerNC
Charlotte J Shemwellyounger sister18FWNC
Margaret Shemwellyounger sister16FWNC
Franklin T Shemwellyounger brother14MWNC
Lorenzo D Shemwellyounger brother12MWLaborerNC
Pinkney Redwine23MNC

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell - Household

Tyro, Davidson, NC

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirm
Obediah M Shemwellhead37MWPhysicianNC
Sarah El Shemwellwife31FWKeeping HouseNC
Baxter Shemwellson12MWFarm HandNC
Cora Shemwelldaughter6FWNC
Della Shemwelldaughter2FWNC

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell - Household

Tyro, Davidson, NC

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
O M ShemwellWM49headMMedical DoctorNCNC
Sarah ShemwellWF42wifeMKeeping houseNCNCNC
Baxter ShemwellWM22sonMAt SchoolNCNCNC
Cora ShemwellWF15daughterSAt SchoolNCNCNC
Della ShemwellWF12daughterSAt SchoolNCNCNC
Etta ShemwellWF10daughterSAt SchoolNCNCNC
Alice ShemwellWF6daughterSNCNCNC
Harold ShemwellWM4sonSNCNCNC
Mary ShemwellWF2daughterSNCNCNC
Bid ShikesBF16servantNCNCNC
Bab IvensBM18servantNCNCNC
James HountBM22servantNCNCNC
Lizzie WaltBF17servantNCNCNC

Note: At school