The Shemwell Family

Edward Boyd HewellAge: 57 years18421900

Name
Edward Boyd Hewell
Given names
Edward Boyd
Surname
Hewell
Birth May 16, 1842 38 30
Military
Tennessee Confederacy

Agency: Fourteenth Infantry
Note: During the Battle at Fort Donelson Edward was taken prisoner and remained there the rest of the war. He was never really well after that.
Birth of a brotherWilliam Allen Hewell
July 28, 1844 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Elizabeth Hewell
February 22, 1847 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 3 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
Birth of a brotherEmile William Hewell
1849 (Age 6 years)
Census December 5, 1850 (Age 8 years)
Death of a sisterLura Alamarinda “Amanda” Hewell
June 7, 1852 (Age 10 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 16 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 14 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census October 10, 1860 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 18 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 24 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 24 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Death of a fatherThomas Charles Hewell
about 1869 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 26 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 August 13, 1870 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 35 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageMary Elizabeth MossView this family
January 28, 1879 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#1Thomas Charles “Charley” Hewell
March 31, 1880 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Lura Amanda Hewell
August 25, 1881 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#3Oscar Edward “Sonny” Hewell
December 3, 1882 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#4Robert Emmett Hewell
July 21, 1886 (Age 44 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Allen Hewell
November 16, 1886 (Age 44 years)

Death of a wifeMary Elizabeth Moss
June 25, 1894 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 55 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death April 23, 1900 (Age 57 years)
Burial
Cemetery: T. C. Hewell Cemetery #2
Last change August 5, 201614:28:11

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1826Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
12 years
elder sister
Lura Alamarinda “Amanda” Hewell
Birth: April 18, 1838 34 26Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 7, 1852
2 years
elder brother
Jefferson Devan Hewell
Birth: May 13, 1840 36 28Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 28, 1923Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
2 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Mary Elizabeth Hewell
Birth: February 22, 1847 43 34Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 23, 1934Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
Family with Mary Elizabeth Moss - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: January 28, 1879Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
14 months
son
Thomas Charles “Charley” Hewell
Birth: March 31, 1880 37 27Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 28, 1945Trigg, Kentucky, United States
17 months
daughter
15 months
son
Oscar Edward “Sonny” Hewell
Birth: December 3, 1882 40 29Kentucky, United States
Death: November 22, 1930Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
son
Robert Emmett Hewell
Birth: July 21, 1886 44 33Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 1977Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States

Edward Boyd Hewell has 49 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (49)

Parents Allen James “A J” Shemwell + Elizabeth N Lassiter
Parents Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cheek
2Iowa Shemwell18601905
5Mary Ann Shemwell18651936
Parents Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell + Martha Sinnot
1Elizabeth Shemwell18381901
3Frank H Shemwell18441885
Parents Samuel Hester + Eleanor Kittrell Shemwell
2Henry James Hester18291905
3Howel Hester1830
Parents Zachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Betsey” Evans
1Joseph H Shemwell18391886
3John Elam Shemwell18461890
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolin
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Olivia “Ollie” McCauley
1James H Shemwell18491900
2Edward Shemwell18541917
7Emma Jane Shemwell18641944
Parents Joseph B Clardy + Emily Ellen Shemwell
2Athalia E Clardy18471923
4Ellen C Clardy18521855
6Elizabeth Clardy18641870
Parents David Mushet + Mary Ann Shemwell
1Richard Mushet18471849
2Kate Mushet18481932
Military
During the Battle at Fort Donelson Edward was taken prisoner and remained there the rest of the war. He was never really well after that.
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Charles Hewell - Household

Montgomery Co. Tn.

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Thomas Hewellhead46MWFarmerVA
Lucinda Shemwellwife38FWTN
Almidia Hewelldaughter12FWTN
Devan Hewellson10MWTN
Edward Hewellson8MWTN
William Hewellson6MWTN
Mary Hewelldaughter3FWTN
Emila Hewelldaughter1FWTN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Charles Hewell - Household

Montgomery Co. Tn.

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
T C Hewellhead56MWVA
Lucinda Hewellwife48FWTN
J D Hewellson20MWTN
Edward Hewellson18MWTN
William Hewellson16MWTN
Mary Hewelldaughter13FWTN
E L Hewellsays M?11MWTN
T Shemwell26MWTN

N & E of Cumberland River

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Mary Lucinda Shemwell - Household

Clarksville, Montgomery TN.

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Hewell, Lucindahead58FWTN
Hewell, J Dson30MWTN
Hewell, E Tson28MWTN
Hewell, Marydaughter23FWTN

Note
I know my Gr-grandfather Edward Boyd was at the Fort Donelson Battle. He was under Nathan Bedford Forrest, Cavalry. He did not have a horse and was captured near the Cumberland River and spent the rest of the war in a Gettysburg Prison. Left him weak the rest of his life.