The Shemwell Family

William ShemwellAge: 70 years18001870

Name
William Shemwell
Given names
William
Surname
Shemwell
Birth before 1800 25 25
Census August 4, 1800
Birth of a sisterAnn Shemwell
September 22, 1802 (Age 2 years)
Note: Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, USA ?
Sharon Grove
early settler

Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 3 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Birth of a brotherJohn Patrick Shemwell
1806 (Age 6 years)
Note: Name: John Patrick Shemwell
Death of a motherBarbara Suit
before 1808 (Age 8 years)
Marriage of a parentJames Shemwell Jr.Elizabeth “Betsey” AshbournView this family
March 4, 1809 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJames Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwell
October 19, 1810 (Age 10 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a half-sisterLucinda Ashbourn Shemwell
May 5, 1815 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 12 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Religious marriageMary GorrellView this family
September 25, 1823 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1George Morton Shemwell
August 1824 (Age 24 years)
Note: maybe 1827 ?
Birth of a daughter
#2Elizabeth Shemwell
August 1826 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3William M Shemwell
about 1830 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Winifred Shemwell
May 1830 (Age 30 years)
Death of a fatherJames Shemwell Jr.
July 10, 1831 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 32 years)
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
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 35 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
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 40 years)
Note: 1840 USA Federal Census about William Shimills
Marriage of a childWilkerson C MillerElizabeth ShemwellView this family
April 17, 1845 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Morton ShemwellLouisa M LeeView this family
September 15, 1845 (Age 45 years)
Citation details: page 84
Text:
Original record in Register 2 page 31
Birth of a grandson
#1William David Shemwell
August 22, 1846 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Francis M Miller
May 13, 1847 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3William H Miller
October 11, 1848 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 46 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 grandson
#4Alexander Taylor Shemwell
March 4, 1849 (Age 49 years)
Census August 5, 1850 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5John William Shemwell
August 1851 (Age 51 years)
Note: or Aug. 1852
Marriage of a childJohn H HillWinifred ShemwellView this family
January 13, 1853 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Mary H Miller
March 14, 1853 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Sylvester Penic Shemwell
June 20, 1854 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Louisa Margaret Miller
May 1859 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Anna Elizabeth “Annie” Shemwell
August 30, 1859 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 57 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a grandson
#10Augustus Hill
about 1860 (Age 60 years)
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Sarah M “Sallie” Shemwell
May 1862 (Age 62 years)
Note: or 1863
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Mary Louisa Shemwell
April 20, 1864 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 61 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 67 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 67 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Louisa Shemwell
1868 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14George S Miller
calculated 1868 (Age 68 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Patrick Shemwell
July 1869 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Inflammation of bowels
Death of a granddaughterLouisa Shemwell
August 1869 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 69 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 June 1, 1870 (Age 70 years)
Occupation
Farmer
1870 (Age 70 years)

Death after July 1870 (Age 70 years)
Last change August 19, 201912:09:45

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 7, 1797Granville, North Carolina, United States
2 years
elder sister
16 months
himself
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Elizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: March 4, 1809Logan, Kentucky, United States
20 months
half-brother
5 years
half-sister
Family with Mary Gorrell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 25, 1823Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
son
2 years
daughter
4 years
son
5 months
daughter
Winifred Shemwell
Birth: May 1830 30 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 16, 1909Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States

William Shemwell has 48 first cousins recorded

Father's family (45)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen Parham17981871
5Anna Parham18011859
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Susan Jemimah Whatley
1Jemima Shemwell18141857
2John Paul Shemwell18151880
3Maletha Shemwell18181894
4Joseph Shemwell18221847
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Mary Suit
1Thomas W Shemwell18001877
Parents Joseph Hudspeth + Anna Margaret Shemwell
Parents Osborn McGehee + Sarah Rebecca Shemwell
1Anna McGehee17981884
2John McGehee1800
4Sarah McGehee18121862
5Eleanor McGehee18151860
Parents Samuel J Shemwell + Jane “Jenny” Dickerson
1James G Shemwell17981849
3Nancy Shemwell18001855
5Samuel Shemwell18091881
8William G Shemwell18191884
Parents Samuel Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
8Mary Ann Shemwell18261890
Census1800 United States - Census transcript - James Jr Shemwell - Household

Hillsboro, Granville, North Carolina

{1} 1-M under 10 (born bet 1790-1800) - William
{3} 1-M 16-25 (born bet 1775-1784) - James abt. 1775
{6} 1-F under 10 (born bet 1790-1800) - Mary Polly b. 1799
{8} 1-F 16-25 (born bet 1775-1784) - Barbara
{10} 1-F over 45 (born bef 1755) - ?

Notes: Mother, Sister or Mother-in-law? -B

Census
1840 USA Federal Census about William Shimills Name: William Shimills Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Logan, Kentucky Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2 Free White Persons - Under 20: 5 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 7 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - William Shemwell - Household

Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
William Shemwell49MWFarmerNC
Mary Shemwell48FWVA
William M. Shemwell20MWFarmerKY
Winfield Shemwell19FWKY
Elizabeth Shemwell21FWKY

Notes: District 1

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - George Morton Shemwell - Household

Georgetown Post Office Bowling Green Township, Pettis, Missouri, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
George M. Shemwell33MWFarmer400KY
Louisa Shemwell28FWKY
William D. Shemwell13MWKY
Alexander Shemwell11MWKY
John Shemwell8MWKY
Sylvester Shemwell6MWMO
Ann Eliza Shemwell9mFWMO
William Shemwell60MWNC
Mary Shemwell58FWVA

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - George Morton Shemwell - Household

Lamine, Cooper, Missouri

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
G M Shemwell45MWFarmerKY
Louisa Shemwell40FWKeeping HouseKY
Sylvester Shemwell16MWWorks on farmKY
Elizabeth Shemwell10FWMO
Sarah Shemwell7FWMO
Mary Shemwell5FWMO
William Shemwell69MWRet FarmerNC
Mary Shemwell68FWRet from KHVA

Notes: William & Lucy next door

Note
1850 Todd Co. Kentucky, USA census
Note
ID: I69673 Name: William Shemwell Sex: M Birth: Abt 1801 in North Carolina Note: 1850-age listed 49. 1850-Farmer. 1850-net worth $400. 1850-Todd County, Kentucky. Change Date: 10 JAN 2010 at 14:53:09