The Shemwell Family

Mary Ann ShemwellAge: 80 years18341915

Mary Ann Shemwell
Given names
Mary Ann
Married name
Mary Ann Pidcock
Birth July 10, 1834 28 30
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 14 months)
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 -
Birth of a brotherJohn Patrick Shemwell Jr.
October 30, 1836 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherShemwell
between 1835 and 1840 (Age 5 months)
Birth of a brotherJames Lewis Shemwell
May 4, 1840 (Age 5 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 5 years)
Death of a brotherShemwell
after June 1, 1840 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherTheophilus Marion Shemwell
1843 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 11 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 -
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 15 years)
MarriageJohn PidcockView this family
April 23, 1856 (Age 21 years)
Death of a sisterBarbara Jane Shemwell
October 23, 1856 (Age 22 years)
Cause: Died during childbirth
Birth of a son
#1Horatio Pidcock
1857 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Amanda E “Manda” Pidcock
October 8, 1859 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 22 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 30, 1860 (Age 26 years)
Death of a brotherTheophilus Marion Shemwell
February 15, 1862 (Age 27 years)

Cause: Shot in Jaw
Note: Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee- - transported to field hospital.
Birth of a daughter
#3Miranda E Pidcock
December 22, 1863 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 26 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 32 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 32 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death of a fatherJohn Patrick Shemwell
July 1869 (Age 34 years)
Cause: Inflammation of bowels
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 34 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 August 24, 1870 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Mildred “Hettie” Pidcock
1872 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#5John William Pidcock
July 25, 1877 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 43 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 7, 1880 (Age 45 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Isabella Shemwell
August 21, 1893 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel B AllenAmanda E “Manda” PidcockView this family
September 13, 1894 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Lottie H Hill
October 1896 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Q HillMiranda E PidcockView this family
calculated 1896 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2Hubert P Hill
January 14, 1898 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 63 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 -
Death of a grandsonHubert P Hill
October 14, 1898 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Lucien Egbert Hill
January 16, 1899 (Age 64 years)
Death of a husbandJohn Pidcock
before 1900 (Age 65 years)

Death of a brotherWilliam Henry Shemwell
May 14, 1900 (Age 65 years)
Census June 14, 1900 (Age 65 years)
Death of a daughterMiranda E Pidcock
October 4, 1900 (Age 66 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 75 years)
Note: Living with daughter, Amanda
Census May 11, 1910 (Age 75 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Patrick Shemwell Jr.
January 14, 1913 (Age 78 years)
Death April 11, 1915 (Age 80 years)
Cemetery: McDougall Cemetery
Last change August 13, 201817:35:52

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1826Todd, Kentucky, United States
1 year
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
17 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
22 months
2 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Birth: between 1835 and 1840 29 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: after June 1, 1840Todd, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Family with John Pidcock - View this family
Marriage: April 23, 1856Todd, Kentucky, United States
20 months
7 years
Miranda E Pidcock
Birth: December 22, 1863 30 29Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 4, 1900Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
-4 years
Amanda E “Manda” Pidcock
Birth: October 8, 1859 26 25Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 7, 1929Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
13 years
Mildred “Hettie” Pidcock
Birth: 1872 39 37Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 16, 1943New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States
6 years
John William Pidcock
Birth: July 25, 1877 44 43Paradise, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 26, 1964New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States

Mary Ann Shemwell has 16 first cousins recorded

Census1840 United States - Census transcript - John Patrick Shemwell - Household

Todd Ky

NameRelationAgeSexSlavesFree coloredInfirmFNROther Infirm
John Patrick Shemwellhead34M
Drucilla Shemwellwife36F
Barbara Jane Shemwelldaughter14F
Martha Ellen Shemwelldaughter12F
Elizabeth “Nancy” Shemwelldaughter11F
William Henry Shemwellson10M
Samuel Black Shemwellson7M
Mary Ann Shemwelldaughter6F
John Patrick Shemwell Jr.son4M
James Lewis Shemwellson0M
… Shemwellson5M

John's age is wrong - added son -died in infancy? -b 1M 40-50 3M < 5 2M 5-10 1F 5-10 3F 10-15 1F 30-40

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - John Patrick Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

John Shemwell44MWFarmerNC
Priscilla Shemwell46FWNC
Isabella Shemwell21FWKY
Samuel Shemwell18MWFarmerKYX
Mary A Shemwell16FWKYX
John Shemwell Jr.14MWKYX
James Shemwell12MWKYX
Theophilus M Shemwell7MWKYX

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John Pidcock - Household

Muhlenberg, Kentucky

John Pidcockhead26MWDay LaborerKY
Mary A Pidcockwife25FWdomesticKY
Horatio Pidcockson3MWKY
Amanda E Pidcockdaughter9mFWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Pidcock - Household

1870 Cool Spring, Ohio, Kentucky

Pidcock, Johnhead36MWKY
Pidcock, Mary Awife36FWKY
Pidcock, Mandie Edaughter10FWKY
Pidcock, Miranda Edaughter7FWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Pidcock - Household

Paradise, Muhlenberg, KY

Pidcock, JohnWM46headMFarmer & MinerXSpinal Disease ?KYKYNC
Pidcock, Mary AWF46wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYSC
Pidcock, Manda EWF20daughterMKeeping HouseKYKYKY
Pidcock, MirandaWF16daughterMat homeKYKYKY
Pidcock, HettieWF9daughterMat homeKYKYKY
Pidcock, WilliamWM2sonSKYKYKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - John Q Hill - Household

Paradise, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Hill, John QheadWMSep186930M4KYKYKYFarmer
Hill, Miranda EwifeWFDec186336M432KYKYKY
Hill, Lottie HdaughterWFOct18963SKYKYKY
Hill, Lucien EsonWMJan18991SKYKYKY
Pidcock, Mary Amother in lawWFJul183465Wd084KYNCNC
Pidcock, John Wbrother in lawWMJul187722SKYKYKYDay Laborer

Living with daughter, Amanda
Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Samuel B Allen - Household

Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Allen, Sam BheadMW59M15TNTNTNFarmerOwn Farm
Allen, AmandawifeFW47M1500KYKYKY
Pidcock, Mary Amother in lawFW75Wd43KYKYKY