The Shemwell Family

William ShemwellAge: 70 years18001870

William Shemwell
Given names
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 -
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 -
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 1829 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Winifred Shemwell
May 1830 (Age 30 years)
Death of a fatherJames Shemwell Jr.
July 10, 1831 (Age 31 years)
Note: James may have passed prior to 1831. Elizabeth is listed as head of the household in the 1830 US Federal Census in Todd, Kentucky, United States. This census was taken June 1, 1830 - August 1, 1830.
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 32 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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 -
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)
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 -
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 13, 1851 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childJohn H HillWinifred ShemwellView this family
January 13, 1853 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Mary Hanna 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 -
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 -
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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 67 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Louisa Shemwell
1868 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14George T 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 -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 70 years)
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
Marriage: August 7, 1797Granville, North Carolina, United States
2 years
elder sister
16 months
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Elizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn - View this family
Marriage: March 4, 1809Logan, Kentucky, United States
20 months
5 years
Family with Mary Gorrell - View this family
Marriage: September 25, 1823Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
2 years
3 years
17 months
Winifred Shemwell
Birth: May 1830 30 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 15, 1909Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States

William Shemwell has 45 first cousins recorded

Father's family (43)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen B Parham17981871
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Susan Jemimah Whatley
2Jemima Shemwell18141857
3John Paul Shemwell18151880
4Maletha Shemwell18181894
5Joseph Shemwell18221847
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Mary Suit
1Thomas W Shemwell18001877
Parents Joseph Hudspeth + Anna Margaret Shemwell
Parents Osborn McGehee + Sarah Rebecca Shemwell
1Anna McGehee17981884
2John McGehee18001875
4Nancy McGehee18121908
Parents Samuel J Shemwell + Jane “Jenny” Dickerson
1James Shemwell17981849
2Nancy Shemwell18001855
3Thomas Shemwell18011850
5Samuel Shemwell18091881
6Jane Shemwell18111862
7William G Shemwell18191884
Parents Samuel James Kittrell Jr + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
8Mary Ann Shemwell18261890