The Shemwell Family

Mary “Polly” ShemwellAge: 76 years17991876

Mary “Polly” Shemwell
Given names
Married name
Mary Hall
Birth September 1, 1799 24 24
Birth of a brotherWilliam Shemwell
before 1800 (Age 4 months)
Census August 4, 1800 (Age 11 months)
Birth of a sisterAnn Shemwell
September 22, 1802 (Age 3 years)
Note: Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, USA ?
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 11 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 -
MarriageJohn HallView this family
October 27, 1819 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Barbary Ann Hall
1820 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Catherine Hall
December 23, 1821 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Elizabeth “Betsy” Hall
1822 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#4James F “Jin” Hall
April 7, 1824 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#5Micajah Merriman “Cage” Hall
about 1825 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Lucinda A Hall
about 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 36 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 -
Marriage of a childJohn Y CarnealBarbary Ann HallView this family
March 9, 1840 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a childBenjamin Franklin ShemwellMary Catherine HallView this family
estimated 1842 (Age 42 years)

Marriage of a childIrvin GilbertElizabeth “Betsy” HallView this family
January 5, 1843 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1William McKenley Shemwell
December 20, 1843 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Ann Shemwell
March 28, 1844 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Richard M Carneal
July 13, 1845 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Almiranda J “Allie” Shemwell
1846 (Age 46 years)
Note: or Green County, Kentucky
Birth of a grandson
#5Phillip Ewing Gilbert
August 11, 1846 (Age 46 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 granddaughter
#6Mary E Carneal
1848 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7James C Shemwell
April 22, 1848 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childMicajah Merriman “Cage” HallMartha E TatumView this family
May 7, 1849 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Betty T Shemwell
January 1850 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9William J “Billy” Hall
March 30, 1850 (Age 50 years)
Census August 24, 1850 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Elphina Ella Shemwell
March 13, 1851 (Age 51 years)
Note: Death certificate and headstone has date of 1850 for birth; however, in 1850 census (which was taken in August) she is not listed. Only Betty T. as a baby. She is listed in 1870 census as 19 and census taken in August. This calculates to 1851.
Marriage of a childWilliam Charles NealLucinda A HallView this family
June 5, 1851 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childJames F “Jin” HallRebecca A “Becky” MundayView this family
October 13, 1851 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11John Henry Hall
November 4, 1851 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12John Edward Neal
March 30, 1852 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Mary Mollie Gilbert
September 7, 1852 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14John W Hall
December 1, 1852 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15James S “Jimmy” Hall
October 17, 1853 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#16William Henry Neal
1854 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17Joshua S Hall
March 9, 1855 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#18Joseph Neal
1855 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#19James Thomas Neal
March 1856 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#20Nancy Elizabeth Shemwell
August 12, 1857 (Age 57 years)
Death of a grandsonJoseph Neal
October 1857 (Age 58 years)
Death of a grandsonJohn W Hall
April 16, 1858 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#21Delilah Belle “Lila” Neal
October 2, 1858 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#22Franklin Leander “Tobe” Hall
October 15, 1858 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#23William H Hall
March 20, 1859 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#24Rebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
May 4, 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 granddaughter
#25Mary Ellen Hall
August 13, 1860 (Age 60 years)
Census September 5, 1860 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#26Virginia D “Jennie” Shemwell
September 23, 1861 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#27Josephine Hall
1861 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#28Rev. Virgil Crittenden Neal
September 4, 1862 (Age 63 years)
Death of a daughterLucinda A Hall
after 1862 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#29Alfonzo “Fonzo” Hall
March 6, 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#30George Thomas Hall
June 1866 (Age 66 years)
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
#31Lee Alice Hall
December 7, 1868 (Age 69 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Patrick Shemwell
July 1869 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Inflammation of bowels
Marriage of a childMicajah Merriman “Cage” HallMartha Jane SherrellView this family
October 14, 1869 (Age 70 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 -
Death of a brotherWilliam Shemwell
after July 1870 (Age 70 years)
Census October 7, 1870 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#32George Ann Hall
September 13, 1871 (Age 72 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#33Martha F Hall
1872 (Age 72 years)
Death of a granddaughterMary E Carneal
February 8, 1875 (Age 75 years)
Death March 18, 1876 (Age 76 years)
Mary Shemwell Hall Death Record
Mary Shemwell Hall Death Record

Note: This record is actually one of 4 on the same page, is situated in the upper right of the page.

Last change August 27, 201612:49:49

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: August 7, 1797Granville, North Carolina, United States
2 years
16 months
younger brother
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 John Hall - View this family
Marriage: October 27, 1819Logan, Kentucky, United States
14 months
2 years
1 year
2 years
21 months
6 years

Mary “Polly” 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