The Shemwell Family

Mary Demarius Gray1827

Name
Mary Demarius Gray
Given names
Mary Demarius
Surname
Gray
Married name
Mary Demarius Shemwell
Birth about 1827
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 5 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 8 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
MarriageWilliam Alexander ShemwellView this family
November 8, 1844 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#1Hiram Rice Shemwell
July 7, 1846 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 19 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 son
#2John Thomas Shemwell
May 1849 (Age 22 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Nancy Ann Shemwell
March 5, 1851 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Sarah Shemwell
1858 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 30 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 34 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 40 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 40 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a son
#5William Francis Marian “Will” Shemwell
October 9, 1868 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Thomas ShemwellAngie Elizabeth “Bettie” McElroyView this family
November 1, 1868 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Franklin ConnellNancy Ann ShemwellView this family
June 25, 1869 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 42 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 June 1, 1870 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Luella “Ella” Shemwell
January 1871 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Alice Connell
July 1871 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childHiram Rice ShemwellAdell D “Dellie” RougemontView this family
March 19, 1872 (Age 45 years)
Note: 03 Feb 1872
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Nellie A Shemwell
March 1874 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Luther Edgar Shemwell
September 24, 1874 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childFranklin BellSarah ShemwellView this family
December 23, 1874 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5William Washington Bell
October 8, 1875 (Age 48 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam Alexander Shemwell
between 1870 and 1875 (Age 43 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#6Daisy Shemwell
1876 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Georgia Florence Connell
about 1876 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8George Shemwell
1877 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9James Merton “Jim” Connell
October 1877 (Age 50 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#10Lela Bell
December 23, 1877 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a grandson
#11Charles Hiram “Charley” Shemwell
January 10, 1879 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Sarah Florence Shemwell
December 23, 1879 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Sarah Marie Shemwell
March 7, 1881 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Lillian Izora “Lillie” Connell
March 29, 1882 (Age 55 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#15Florence Lee Shemwell
January 13, 1883 (Age 56 years)
Note: See Notes.
Birth of a grandson
#16Artie M Shemwell
April 17, 1883 (Age 56 years)
Death of a daughterSarah Shemwell
before 1884 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17Thomas Frederick Connell
July 16, 1884 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#18Ivie Beula Shemwell
June 1885 (Age 58 years)
Death of a sonHiram Rice Shemwell
August 11, 1885 (Age 58 years)
Death of a granddaughterSarah Marie Shemwell
September 10, 1885 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#19Bert Leon “Bertie” Shemwell
November 1, 1885 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#20Nettie Pansy Connell
July 24, 1886 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Francis Marian “Will” ShemwellJudith “Jude” McMillanView this family
November 23, 1886 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#21Zora May Shemwell
December 20, 1887 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#22Mamie Shemwell
March 11, 1891 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#23William Herschel Shemwell
September 1891 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#24Ora May Shemwell
July 6, 1893 (Age 66 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Thomas ShemwellAngeline “Angie” GrayView this family
June 25, 1895 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#25Ellie A “Nee” Shemwell
April 23, 1896 (Age 69 years)
Death of a granddaughterDaisy Shemwell
September 23, 1896 (Age 69 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 71 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a grandson
#26Lee Roy Shemwell
January 15, 1899 (Age 72 years)

Birth of a grandson
#27Leonard Homer Shemwell Sr.
February 10, 1907 (Age 80 years)
Death of a granddaughterNellie A Shemwell
January 21, 1910 (Age 83 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 89 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 90 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 91 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a grandsonBert Leon “Bertie” Shemwell
January 9, 1921 (Age 94 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Note: Informant: W. H. McMillan, Erin Tn.
Death of a granddaughterLillian Izora “Lillie” Connell
April 13, 1926 (Age 99 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 102 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a grandsonWilliam Herschel Shemwell
July 20, 1935 (Age 108 years)
Address: 2481 Princeton St.
Cause: rheumatic heart disease
Burial of a grandsonWilliam Herschel Shemwell
after July 20, 1935 (Age 108 years)
Cemetery: McMillan Cemetery
Death of a grandsonLuther Edgar Shemwell
August 8, 1935 (Age 108 years)
Note: Informant: Roy Shemwell
Note: Luther died in Paris, TN in a room over the Shemwell Cafe/Restaurant.
Burial of a grandsonLuther Edgar Shemwell
August 9, 1935 (Age 108 years)
Cemetery: Maplewood Cemetery
Death of a granddaughterMamie Shemwell
September 6, 1935 (Age 108 years)
Cause: Diabetic coma
Death of a grandsonArtie M Shemwell
January 21, 1936 (Age 109 years)
Death of a grandsonCharles Hiram “Charley” Shemwell
June 7, 1936 (Age 109 years)
Burial of a grandsonCharles Hiram “Charley” Shemwell
June 8, 1936 (Age 109 years)
Cemetery: Mountain View Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Note: Death cert. says Mt. Vinson
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Family with William Alexander Shemwell - View this family
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Marriage: November 8, 1844Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
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11 years
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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Jemimah Whatley Household

14 Sept 1850 Stewart County

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Jemimah Shemwell68FWFarmerGA
William Shemwell25MWTN
Mary Shemwell20FWTN
Rice Shemwell4MWTN
John Shemwell11MWTN
John Shemwell38MWTN

We think John 11 is only 1. -b & d Notes: William Ellis-Asst. Marshall P-389

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William Shemwell - Household

District 7, Dover P. O. Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
William Shemwell34MFarmerIL
Mary Shemwell33FTN
Hiram Shemwell14MTN
John Shemwell11MTN
Nancy Shemwell9FTN
Sarah Shemwell3FTN
Henderson Winter33MDay laborerTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - William Shemwell - Household

District 12, Danville P. O. Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Shemwell, William43MWLaborerTN
Shemwell, Mary42FWKeeping houseTN
Shemwell, Hiram23MWLaborerTN
Shemwell, Sarah13FWAt homeTN
Shemwell, Francis4MWTN
Connell, Frank21MWLaborerTN
Connell, Nancy18FWTN

Notes: Will is "Francis"