The Shemwell Family

Johnson ParhamAge: 51 years17941846

Johnson Parham
Given names
Birth September 21, 1794 30 29
Birth of a brotherShemwell Parham
1796 (Age 15 months)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Shemwell Sr.
February 18, 1797 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherAllen Parham
September 14, 1798 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Birth of a sisterAnn “Anna” Parham
July 10, 1801 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterElva “Elvey” Parham
1803 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 8 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Parham
before 1807 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 17 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 -
MarriageDrucilla SelbyView this family
April 15, 1816 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth Parham
February 10, 1819 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Parham
October 23, 1820 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Martha Ann Parham
November 19, 1822 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#4William “Bill” Parham
August 26, 1825 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#5Isaac Parham
about 1828 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#6James Washington Parham
August 12, 1830 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#7Allen Parham
December 5, 1832 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 37 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a daughter
#8Mary Parham
December 21, 1834 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 41 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 childWilliam J RectorElizabeth ParhamView this family
September 15, 1839 (Age 44 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1William J Rector Jr.
1841 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James A Rector
July 22, 1841 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Sarah Jane Parham
May 23, 1842 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Martha Ann Rector
December 9, 1843 (Age 49 years)
Death of a motherMary “Molly” Shemwell
1843 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5James Lafayette Parham
about 1844 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Martha G Parham
March 7, 1845 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Mary C Rector
February 13, 1846 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 51 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 -
Death May 5, 1846 (Age 51 years)
Cemetery: Parham Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 4, 1792Granville, North Carolina, United States
6 months
elder sister
19 months
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Elva “Elvey” Parham
Birth: 1803 39 38Elbert, Georgia, United States
Death: 1847Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Family with Drucilla Selby - View this family
Marriage: April 15, 1816Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
3 years
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3 years
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Johnson Parham has 45 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (45)

Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Susan Jemimah Whatley
1Jemima Shemwell18141857
2John Paul Shemwell18151880
3Maletha Shemwell18181894
4Joseph 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 James Shemwell Jr. + Barbara Suit
2William Shemwell18001870
3Ann Shemwell18021889
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Elizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
Parents Samuel J Shemwell + Jane “Jenny” Dickerson
1James G Shemwell17981849
3Nancy Shemwell18001855
5Samuel Shemwell18091881
8William G Shemwell18191884
Parents Samuel Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
8Mary Ann Shemwell18261890