The Shemwell Family

John L ShemwellAge: 10 years18591870

John L Shemwell
Given names
John L
Birth estimated December 1859 35 30
Census August 3, 1860 (Age 8 months)
Address: South of Salisbury
Birth of a brotherThomas D Shemwell
July 9, 1862 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 16 months)

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 -
Death of a sisterLucinda Jane Shemwell
July 19, 1865 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam A Shemwell
1867 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 7 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 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterIda May Shemwell
January 1869 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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 -
Death before 1870 (Age 10 years)
Note: Missing from 1870 & 1880 census records, presumed death. -b
Last change January 5, 201615:19:35

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: estimated 1845
21 months
elder sister
Lucinda Jane Shemwell
Birth: October 11, 1846 22 16Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 19, 1865North Carolina, United States
8 years
elder sister
10 months
elder brother
Shemwell Family Letter - 1873James A Shemwell
Birth: October 18, 1855 31 25North Carolina, United States
Death: May 23, 1875North Carolina, United States
2 years
elder sister
2 years
John L Shemwell
Birth: estimated December 1859 35 30Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: before 1870Rowan, North Carolina, United States
3 years
younger brother
Thomas D Shemwell
Birth: July 9, 1862 38 32Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 2, 1872Rowan, North Carolina, United States
6 years
younger brother
William A Shemwell
Birth: 1867 42 37North Carolina, United States
Death: December 31, 1888Rockwall, Texas, United States
2 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Nancy Ann “Anna” Smith - View this family
Marriage: April 28, 1875Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States

John L Shemwell has 37 first cousins recorded

Father's family (37)

Parents James Isaac Shemwell +
Parents Poindexter Shemwell + Elizabeth J McClennan
1William M Shemwell18521920
2Allen Shemwell18541870
Parents John L Reid + Louisa Shemwell
4Alice Reid18601945
Parents Whitson Berry Shemwell + Margaret Elizabeth Oldham
1Thomas A Shemwell18601905
3Lula Lea Shemwell18641933
Parents Dr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell + Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson
1Baxter Shemwell18581932
5Cora B Shemwell18641950
6Frederick Shemwell18661867
7Della Shemwell18681923
8Etta Shemwell18701901
10Alice Shemwell18741946
11Harold Shemwell18761936
13Odell Shemwell18801904
Parents Casper A Owen + Charlotte Jane Shemwell
1Sylvester Lee Owen18561938
Parents Jesse H Maley + Charlotte Jane Shemwell
1John L Maley18671901
3Robert C Maley18741897
4Nannie Mae Maley18781974
Parents Robert Alexander Yarborough + Margaret Shemwell

Mother's family (0)