The Shemwell Family

Jane 1812

Given names
Married name
Jane Tomerlin
Birth 1812
MarriageWilliam TomerlinView this family

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Sarah A Tomerlin
1832 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 20 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a daughter
#2Elizabeth Jane Tomerlin
April 11, 1833 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#3John L Tomerlin
1834 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 23 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 -
Birth of a son
#4Theophilus Tomerlin
1839 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#5James A Tomerlin
1842 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#6Johnathan R Tomerlin
1845 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 34 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 daughter
#7Mary L Tomerlin
1849 (Age 37 years)
Census August 24, 1850 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Henry ShemwellElizabeth Jane TomerlinView this family
October 21, 1852 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Drucilla J Shemwell
1854 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2John William Shemwell
February 1856 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Leroy J Shemwell
May 1858 (Age 46 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 45 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census September 4, 1860 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4James H Shemwell
February 12, 1861 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 49 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 granddaughter
#5Delila Pairlee Shemwell
December 23, 1867 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 55 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 55 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 57 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#6Samuel Anderson Shemwell
May 5, 1871 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Mattie V Shemwell
March 3, 1874 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 66 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a daughterElizabeth Jane Tomerlin
January 12, 1885 (Age 73 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 86 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 grandsonLeroy J Shemwell
November 18, 1906 (Age 94 years)

Death of a grandsonJames H Shemwell
November 18, 1906 (Age 94 years)
Burial of a grandsonJames H Shemwell
1906 (Age 94 years)
Cemetery: Jackson Cemetery
Death of a granddaughterMattie V Shemwell
July 11, 1914 (Age 102 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Burial of a granddaughterMattie V Shemwell
July 12, 1914 (Age 102 years)
Cemetery: Wyatt Chapel Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 104 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a grandsonJohn William Shemwell
December 8, 1917 (Age 105 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 105 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 106 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 -

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by: Barry Shemwell
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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - William Tomerlin - Household

Todd, Kentucky

William Tomerlinhead44MWFarmerNC
Jane …wife38FWKY
Sarah A Tomerlindaughter18FWKY
Eliza Jane Tomerlindaughter17FWKY
John L Tomerlinson16MWKY
Theophilus Tomerlinson11MWKY
James A Tomerlinson8MWKY
Johnathan R Tomerlinson5MWKY
Mary L Tomerlindaughter1FWKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William Tomerlin - Household

Todd, Kentucky

Wm Tomerlinhead54MWFarmerNC
Jane Tomerlinwife48FWKY
S A Tomerlindaughter28FWFarmerKY
T H Tomerlinson20MWFarmerKY
J A Tomerlinson18MWFarmerKY
J R Tomerlinson15MWFarmerKY
M L Tomerlindaughter12FWKY