The Shemwell Family

Rebecca ParhamAge: 91 years17931884

Name
Rebecca Parham
Given names
Rebecca
Surname
Parham
Married name
Rebecca Selby
Birth February 19, 1793 29 28
Birth of a brotherJohnson Parham
September 21, 1794 (Age 19 months)
Birth of a brotherShemwell Parham
1796 (Age 2 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Shemwell Sr.
February 18, 1797 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherAllen Parham
September 14, 1798 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Birth of a sisterAnn “Anna” Parham
July 10, 1801 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterElva “Elvey” Parham
1803 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 9 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Parham
before 1807 (Age 13 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 18 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
MarriageLloyd SelbyView this family
about 1820 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a son
#1Joshua Selby
after 1820 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Elva Selby
after 1820 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a son
#3Allen Selby
after 1820 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a son
#4Asbery Selby
after 1820 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a son
#5Simeon Selby
about 1821 (Age 27 years)
Death of a sonJoshua Selby
after 1820 (Age 26 years)

Death of a daughterElva Selby
after 1820 (Age 26 years)

Death of a sonAllen Selby
after 1820 (Age 26 years)

Death of a sonAsbery Selby
after 1820 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a daughter
#6Mary Ann Selby
November 10, 1822 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Catherine Selby
about 1824 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#8Shamuel P “Sham” Selby
April 5, 1824 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#9William W Selby
October 4, 1825 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Elizabeth J Selby
November 21, 1829 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 38 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 42 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Sarah H Selby
about 1842 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2William Mitchell Webb
July 23, 1842 (Age 49 years)
Death of a motherMary “Molly” Shemwell
1843 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Milly A Selby
about 1844 (Age 50 years)
Death of a granddaughterSarah H Selby
after 1843 (Age 49 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#4Rebecca Jane Webb
1845 (Age 51 years)

Birth of a grandson
#5James Lloyd Selby
December 30, 1845 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childShamuel P “Sham” SelbyElizabeth W KerleyView this family
about 1845 (Age 51 years)

Marriage of a childSamuel O KerleyCatherine SelbyView this family
about 1846 (Age 52 years)

Death of a granddaughterMilly A Selby
after 1845 (Age 51 years)

Death of a brotherJohnson Parham
May 5, 1846 (Age 53 years)
Death of a fatherJohn “Jack” Parham Jr.
October 18, 1846 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Mary C Selby
about 1847 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Joshus Kerley
about 1847 (Age 53 years)

Death of a sisterElva “Elvey” Parham
1847 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Lloyd Walker Webb
October 19, 1848 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 52 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a grandson
#9Daniel Kerley
about 1849 (Age 55 years)

Death of a granddaughterMary C Selby
after 1848 (Age 54 years)

Death of a grandsonJoshus Kerley
after 1848 (Age 54 years)
Death of a granddaughterJemima Selby
after 1848 (Age 54 years)

Birth of a grandson
#10Daniel Johnson Selby
May 27, 1849 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Loyd L Selby
about 1850 (Age 56 years)
Census October 14, 1850 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12George Washington Webb
about 1851 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#13Sarah E Kerley
about 1851 (Age 57 years)

Death of a grandsonDaniel Kerley
after 1850 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14William Monroe Selby
April 10, 1851 (Age 58 years)
Death of a grandsonLoyd L Selby
after 1851 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a grandson
#15Greenberry E Kerley
about 1853 (Age 59 years)

Birth of a grandson
#16John Hoyle Selby
August 14, 1853 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17Benjamin F Selby
about 1854 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#18Emelia C Kerley
about 1856 (Age 62 years)

Death of a grandsonBenjamin F Selby
after 1855 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#19Rebecca Ann Selby
March 25, 1856 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#20Jesse Brown Webb
September 17, 1856 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#21Thomas Loyd Hale
October 3, 1856 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#22Rebecca J Selby
about 1858 (Age 64 years)
Death of a granddaughterEmelia C Kerley
after 1857 (Age 63 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#23Mary Temperance Selby
September 21, 1858 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#24Andrew J Webb
April 27, 1859 (Age 66 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 63 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a grandson
#25William E Kerley
about 1859 (Age 65 years)

Death of a sisterAnn “Anna” Parham
March 1, 1859 (Age 66 years)
Burial of a sisterAnn “Anna” Parham
1859 (Age 65 years)
Cemetery: Tollett Cemetery
Death of a granddaughterRebecca J Selby
after 1859 (Age 65 years)

Census June 26, 1860 (Age 67 years)
Death of a grandsonWilliam E Kerley
after 1860 (Age 66 years)

Death of a sonSimeon Selby
after 1861 (Age 67 years)

Death of a daughterCatherine Selby
about 1863 (Age 69 years)

Death of a sonWilliam W Selby
November 15, 1864 (Age 71 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 68 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
Birth of a grandson
#26James Monroe Webb Jr.
January 1866 (Age 72 years)
Death of a granddaughterSarah E Kerley
after 1865 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 73 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 73 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 75 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
Census August 23, 1870 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherAllen Parham
March 17, 1871 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 84 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a brotherShemwell Parham
before 1880 (Age 86 years)
Census June 17, 1880 (Age 87 years)
Death of a husbandLloyd Selby
October 9, 1880 (Age 87 years)
Death of a sonShamuel P “Sham” Selby
July 30, 1883 (Age 90 years)
Death March 31, 1884 (Age 91 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Parham Cemetery
Last change February 9, 201910:48:03

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: September 4, 1792Granville, North Carolina, United States
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19 months
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
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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
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herself
Marriage: about 1820
1 year
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1 year
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1 year
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22 months
daughter
2 years
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William W Selby
Birth: October 4, 1825 26 32Tennessee, United States
Death: November 15, 1864
4 years
daughter
Elizabeth J Selby
Birth: November 21, 1829 31 36Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 4, 1887Cumberland, Tennessee, United States

Rebecca Parham has 45 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

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
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Lloyd Selby - Household

Bledsoe, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Lloyd Selbyhead53MWFarmerKY
Rebecca Selbywife57FWGA
William W Selbyson24MWLaborerTN
Elizabeth J Selbydaughter21FWTN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Lloyd Selby - Household

Bledsoe, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Lloyd Selbyhead64MWFarmerKY
Rebecca Selbywife67FWHouse KeeperNC
William W Selbyson33MWTN
Rebecca C Orme??15FWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Lloyd Selby - Household

Putnam, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Selby, Lloydhead71MWFarmerKY
Selby, Rebeccawife77FWKeeping HouseNC
Hughton, Caroline27FWDomestic ServantTN

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James Monroe Webb - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Webb, James MWM60headMFarmerTNVAVA
Webb, Mary AWF58wifeMKeeping HouseALKYNC
Webb, AndrewWM20sonSWorks on FarmTNALTN
Webb, JamesWM14sonSWorks on FarmTNTNAL
Selby, LloydWM82father in lawMNo ProfessionNCNCNC
Selby, RebeccaWF88mother in lawMNo ProfessionTNVAAL