The Shemwell Family

Shemwell ParhamAge: 84 years17961880

Shemwell Parham
Given names
Birth 1796 32 31
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Shemwell Sr.
February 18, 1797 (Age 13 months)
Birth of a brotherAllen Parham
September 14, 1798 (Age 2 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 5 years)
Birth of a sisterElva “Elvey” Parham
1803 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 7 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 11 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 16 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 -
MarriageChristiana GibbonsView this family
January 18, 1829 (Age 33 years)
Military service
Capt. Indian Wars in Florida
1830 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Malinda Parham
calculated 1832 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 36 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a son
#2Ethridge Howard Parham
February 11, 1833 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#3Allen Parham
January 22, 1835 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 39 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 daughter
#4Louisa Caroline Parham
calculated 1837 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Elvia Parham
calculated 1840 (Age 44 years)
Death of a motherMary “Molly” Shemwell
1843 (Age 47 years)
Death of a brotherJohnson Parham
May 5, 1846 (Age 50 years)
Death of a fatherJohn “Jack” Parham Jr.
October 18, 1846 (Age 50 years)
Death of a sisterElva “Elvey” Parham
1847 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 50 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 October 18, 1850 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childRolley R BransonLouisa Caroline ParhamView this family
December 4, 1856 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mary Catherine Parham
June 1, 1858 (Age 62 years)
Death of a sisterAnn “Anna” Parham
March 1, 1859 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 61 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Burial of a sisterAnn “Anna” Parham
1859 (Age 63 years)
Cemetery: Tollett Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Malinda Parham
calculated 1860 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Alfred Preston Branson
January 9, 1862 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4William Allen Parham
February 12, 1865 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 65 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 71 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 71 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 73 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 July 1, 1870 (Age 74 years)
Note: Who are Martha Wood -33 & William L Wood -9? -b
Death of a brotherAllen Parham
March 17, 1871 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 82 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death before 1880 (Age 84 years)
Cemetery: Parham Cemetery
Last change April 5, 201714:33:11

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 4, 1792Granville, North Carolina, United States
6 months
elder sister
19 months
elder brother
2 years
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 Christiana Gibbons - View this family
Marriage: January 18, 1829Roane, Tennessee, United States
4 years
13 months
23 months
Allen Parham
Birth: January 22, 1835 39 27Tennessee, United States
Death: November 23, 1905Drynob, Laclede, Missouri, United States
3 years
4 years

Shemwell Parham has 45 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (45)

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 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 - Shemwell Parham - Household

Third Creek, Gasconade, Missouri

Shemwell Parhamhead48MWFarmerGA
Christiana Parhamwife43FWTN
Malinda Parhamdaughter18FWTN
Ethridge Parhamson17MWTN
Allen Parhamson16MWTN
Caroline Parhamdaughter12FWTN
Elvia Parhamdaughter10FWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Shemwell Parham - Household

Wood & Richland, Texas, Missouri

Parham, Shemwellhead67MWBlacksmithGA
Parham, Christa Awife63FWTN
Wood, Marthahousekeeper33FWTN
Wood, William L9MWMO

Who are Martha Wood -33 & William L Wood -9? -b