The Shemwell Family

David Tinsley Lee1801

David Tinsley Lee
Given names
David Tinsley
Birth 1801
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 2 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 11 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 -
Religious marriageSarah “Sally” MorrowView this family
September 29, 1822 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Nancy C L F “Frances” Lee
October 28, 1826 (Age 25 years)
Census June 1, 1830 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Louisa M Lee
July 21, 1830 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 31 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a daughter
#3Adeline Lee
1833 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 34 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
#4Charles Penic Lee
1839 (Age 38 years)

Census June 1, 1840 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Flora Isabell Lee
January 1, 1841 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Harriett Lee
1844 (Age 43 years)

Marriage of a childGeorge Morton ShemwellLouisa M LeeView this family
September 15, 1845 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Gabriella Lee
1846 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1William David Shemwell
August 22, 1846 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 45 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 grandson
#2Alexander Taylor Shemwell
March 4, 1849 (Age 48 years)
Census September 16, 1850 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3John William Shemwell
August 1851 (Age 50 years)
Note: or Aug. 1852
Marriage of a childJohn Richard ThompsonNancy C L F “Frances” LeeView this family
February 18, 1852 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Sarah A Thompson
1853 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Sylvester Penic Shemwell
June 20, 1854 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Jonathon P Thompson
December 1858 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a grandson
#7William F Thompson
1859 (Age 58 years)
Death of a grandsonJonathon P Thompson
July 26, 1859 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Anna Elizabeth “Annie” Shemwell
August 30, 1859 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 56 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 11, 1860 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Gabie E Thompson
1861 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Sarah M “Sallie” Shemwell
May 1862 (Age 61 years)
Note: or 1863
Birth of a grandson
#11John N Thompson
1863 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Mary Louisa Shemwell
April 20, 1864 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 60 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 grandson
#13Edward Grant Thompson
August 9, 1866 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 66 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 66 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Louisa Shemwell
1868 (Age 67 years)
Death of a granddaughterLouisa Shemwell
August 1869 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 68 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
#15Thomas H Thompson
1871 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Louella “Lula” Carrie Shemwell
September 25, 1871 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 77 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a daughterLouisa M Lee
October 28, 1886 (Age 85 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 97 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 granddaughterSarah M “Sallie” Shemwell
1901 (Age 100 years)


Last change March 14, 202013:02:07

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Sarah “Sally” Morrow - View this family
Marriage: September 29, 1822Logan, Kentucky, United States
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Flora Isabell Lee
Birth: January 1, 1841 40 39Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 13, 1913Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - David Tinsley Lee - Household

Dist 2, Logan, Kentucky, United States

David Tinsley Leehead49MWfarmer3,000KY
Sarah “Sally” Leewife48FWNC
Frances Leedaughter22FWKY
Adeline Leedaughter17FWKY
Charles P Leeson11MWKY
Flora Leedaughter8FWKY
Harriett Leedaughter6FWKY
Gabriella Leedaughter4FWKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - David Tinsley Lee - Household

Volney, Logan, Kentucky, United States

David T Leehead60MWfarmer6,0007,000KY
Sarah Leewife56FWSC
Charles P Leeson21MWfarm laborerKY
Gabriella A Leedaughter14FWKY