The Shemwell Family

Henry Schultz

Henry Schultz
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MarriageAnn View this family

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The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics -
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The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America -
Birth of a daughter
#1Ann Schultz
April 12, 1793

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Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
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The Louisiana Purchase

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Marriage of a childWilliam ShemwellAnn SchultzView this family
estimated 1812

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Elizabeth Julianna Shemwell
Birth of a grandson
#2Joseph Henry Shemwell
February 23, 1815
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War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Mary Eliza Shemwell
December 25, 1817
Birth of a grandson
#4William S Shemwell
October 1826
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Ann Dove Shemwell
June 1827
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Jane Shemwell
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Ann Louisa Nixdorff
August 12, 1827
Birth of a grandson
#8John Wesley Shemwell
January 9, 1832
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Cholera Epidemic
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836
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 granddaughter
#9Caroline Henrietta “Carrie” Shemwell
April 1, 1837
Tobias & Samuel Nixdorff to William Shamwell Deed
April 9, 1845
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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 granddaughterElizabeth Julianna Shemwell
between 1850 and 1860

Death of a daughterAnn Schultz
April 1850
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 -

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Tobias & Samuel Nixdorff to William Shamwell Deed
Nixdorff to William Shamwell Indenture Tobias Nixdorff Samuel Nixdorff to William Shamwell, Recorded 9th April 1845. This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of June in the year of our Lord eighteen Hundred and forty two between Tobias Nixdorff of Baltimore in the State of Maryland in his own right and as guardian of Tobias L. and Ann Louisa Nixdorff of the first part, Samuel Nixdorff of Baltimore aforesaid of the Second part and William Shamwell of St. Mary’s County State of Maryland and Ann S. his wife of the third part. Whereas Henry Shultz deceased by his will dated the twenty fifth day of October eighteen hundred and nineteen, devised to his wife Ann in fee simple all his real estate wherever situated the premises hereinafter mentioned being part of such estate. And whereas the said Ann Schultze departed this life intestate leaving [? two] daughters her heirs at law surviving her, to wit: the said Ann Shamwell and Juliana, the late wife of the said Tobias Nixdorff. And whereas the said Julianna Nixdorff hath also departed this life and left as her heirs the said party hereto of the second part and her brother Tobias S. and sister Ann Louisa(both still under age) And whereas the said party hereto of the first part and the said William Shamwell on the nineteenth day of September eighteen hundred and thirty nine made a partition of the real estate of the said late Henry Schultze which on the death of his said wife descended to the respective heirs of the said William Shamwell and Tobias Nixdorff and upon such partition and division the premises hereinafter described were allotted to the said parties hereto of the third part, but no deeds of partition have been executed. This Indenture [?] Witnesseth that in order to vest a separate estate in the premises hereinafter described in the Said parties hereto of the third part and in consideration of the sum of one dollar current money to the Said parties hereto of the first part and second parts paid by the said parties hereto of the third part before the execution of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said party hereto of the first part as well in his individual right as in his character of Guardian as aforesaid. And the said party hereto of the second part has and each of them hath granted, bargained, sold, released and confirmed and by these presents do and each of them doth grant, bargain, sell, release and confirm unto the said parties hereto of the third part all that piece or parcel of ground situate and being the South half part of lot number seventeen in Beatty and Hawkins Addition to said Town fronting forty feet or thereabouts on High Street and one hundred and thirty four feet or thereabout deep with the dwelling house thereon And also all that other piece or parcel of ground in the Said Town being the North part of lot number one hundred and twenty six in the said addition to said Town at the corner of High and Second streets with the improvements thereon. Together with all and singular the buildings rights [?] and appurtenances to the same belonging and all the estate rights title and interest of the said parties hereto of the first and second parts and of the said Tobias S. and Ann Louisa Nixdorff therein and thereto at law and in equity. To have and to hold the said premises described above and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said William Shamwell and Ann his wife the heirs of the said Wm Shamwell to be held and enjoyed by them in severalty. And the said parties hereto of the first and second parts do hereby covenant to and with the said parties hereto of the third part that they and each of them and the said Tobias S. and Ann Louisa Nixdorff and all other persons whomsoever shall and will at all times hereafter do any [?] and the better to convey the said premises unto the said parties hereto of the third part whenever they shall require the same. In witness whereof the said parties hereto of the first and second parts have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of James Blair and William Stewart. Signed Tobias Nixdorff and [Samuel] Nixdorff. State of Maryland, County of Baltimore. We James Blair and William Stewart Justices of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid did n the Said State of Maryland and do hereby certify that Tobias Nixdorff and Samuel Nixdorff parties of the first and second pars to a certain deed having date the Twenty fourth day of June instant and hereto annexed personalty appeared before us in our County aforesaid, the Said Tobias and Samuel being personally well known to us as the person who executed the Said deed, and the Said Tobias and Samuel [in Georgetown in the District of Columbia –not sure about this] Nixdorff did then and there in our presence execute and acknowledge the same as their and each of them act and deed. Given under our hands and seal, this twenty fourth day of June eighteen hundred and forty two. Signed James Blair and William Stewart. [A note re the recordation follows—also on same date.]