The Shemwell Family

Robert Hamilton PenlandAge: 79 years18451925

Name
Robert Hamilton Penland
Given names
Robert Hamilton
Surname
Penland
Birth November 1845
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 2 months)
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
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 11 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 15 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
MarriageHarriett Eliza BurginView this family
November 10, 1866 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Albert Aston Penland
June 4, 1867 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 21 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 21 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 23 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
Birth of a daughter
#2Martha Adeline “Addie” Penland
June 24, 1870 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Caroline “Carrie” Penland
June 1873 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#4John Robert Penland
about 1874 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 32 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#5Samuel P. Penland
October 5, 1879 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Mary Emma Penland
August 17, 1884 (Age 38 years)
MarriageMartha E. “Mattie” MooreView this family
March 4, 1886 (Age 40 years)
Death of a wifeHarriett Eliza Burgin
between 1884 and 1886 (Age 38 years)

Birth of a son
#7Raymond Herbert Penland
June 28, 1888 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Bonnie E. Penland
October 1890 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Nina Lesley Penland
March 1892 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a son
#10Gay Harvey Penland
March 22, 1895 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a son
#11Charles Wesley Penland
October 5, 1897 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 52 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
Census June 6, 1900 (Age 54 years)
Note: Census states Mary was a step daughter.. We think she is Mattie's step daughter - Roberts daughter with Harriett Burgin. -b & d
Marriage of a childNathan B HunterMary Emma PenlandView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 24, 1901 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Rose Hunter
December 30, 1902 (Age 57 years)
Death of a wifeMartha E. “Mattie” Moore
February 18, 1904 (Age 58 years)
MarriageJessie B NicholsonView this family
November 21, 1904 (Age 59 years)
Death of a wifeJessie B Nicholson
July 5, 1905 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Elizabeth Hunter
December 17, 1905 (Age 60 years)
Death of a granddaughterRose Hunter
May 22, 1906 (Age 60 years)
Death of a sonSamuel P. Penland
March 26, 1913 (Age 67 years)
Marriage of a childWalter Winston Shemwell Sr.Mary Emma PenlandView this family
September 7, 1915 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Harriett Virginia Shemwell
August 31, 1916 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 70 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 71 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 72 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Birth of a grandson
#4Walter Winston Shemwell Jr.
September 7, 1919 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Doris Mae Shemwell
April 29, 1924 (Age 78 years)
Death September 12, 1925 (Age 79 years)
Last change February 24, 201619:22:12

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Harriett Eliza Burgin - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 10, 1866Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
7 months
son
Albert Aston Penland
Birth: June 4, 1867 21 21Swannanoa, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 1, 1939Leicester, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
3 years
daughter
Martha Adeline “Addie” Penland
Birth: June 24, 1870 24 24Swannanoa, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 7, 1935Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
3 years
daughter
19 months
son
John Robert Penland
Birth: about 1874 28 28North Carolina, United States
Death: July 18, 1931Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States
6 years
son
Samuel P. Penland
Birth: October 5, 1879 33 34Leicester, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 26, 1913Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
5 years
daughter
Family with Martha E. “Mattie” Moore - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: March 4, 1886Pigeon Township, Haywood, North Carolina, United States
2 years
son
Raymond Herbert Penland
Birth: June 28, 1888 42 24Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 10, 1928Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
2 years
daughter
Bonnie E. Penland
Birth: October 1890 44 27Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Death:
18 months
daughter
Nina Lesley Penland
Birth: March 1892 46 28Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1968
3 years
son
Gay Harvey Penland
Birth: March 22, 1895 49 31Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 3, 1930Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
Charles Wesley Penland
Birth: October 5, 1897 51 34Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 23, 1945Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Family with Jessie B Nicholson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 21, 1904Yadkinville, Yadkin, North Carolina, United States
S M Young + Harriett Eliza Burgin - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: December 1, 1859Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
4 years
step-daughter
Minnie Marion Young
Birth: September 1, 1863 18North Carolina, United States
Death: June 25, 1913

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Robert Hamilton Penland - Household

Grassy Creek, Mitchell, North Carolina

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Penland, Robert HheadWMNov184554M14NCNCNCMinister
Penland, Martha EwifeWFAug186237M1465NCNCNC
Penland, Raymond HsonWMJun188812SNCNCNCAt School
Penland, Bonnie EdaughterWFOct18909SNCNCNC
Penland, Nina OdaughterWFMar18927SNCNCNC
Penland, Gay HsonWMMay18955SNCNCNC
Penland, Charles WsonWMOct18972SNCNCNC
Penland, Mary Estep daughterWFAug188415SNCNCNCHouse Work
Penland, Eliza JsisterWFFeb194852SNCNCNCHouse Work

Census
Census states Mary was a step daughter.. We think she is Mattie's step daughter - Roberts daughter with Harriett Burgin. -b & d