The Shemwell Family

James G ShemwellAge: 51 years17981849

Name
James G Shemwell
Given names
James G
Surname
Shemwell
Note: Was James Green Shemwell in old gedcom, but we can find no sources to confirm he had a middle name, what are the odds his middle name was the same as wife's last name. -d&b
Birth about 1798 21 18
Military service
Capt. of Company

Birth of a daughter
#1Sarah Shemwell

Birth of a daughter
#2Nancy Shemwell

Marriage of parentsSamuel J ShemwellJane “Jenny” DickersonView this family
July 14, 1798
Birth of a brotherThomas James Shemwell
about 1799 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a sisterNancy Shemwell
November 20, 1800 (Age 2 years)
Census 1800 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah “Sally” Shemwell
about 1802 (Age 4 years)
Note: Fayette Tennessee
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 5 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
Birth of a brotherSamuel Shemwell
September 17, 1809 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherJonathan P Shemwell
about 1810 (Age 12 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 12 years)
Census 1810 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
October 29, 1811 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 14 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
Birth of a brotherWilliam G Shemwell
January 27, 1819 (Age 21 years)
MarriageNancy GreenView this family
November 18, 1819 (Age 21 years)
Note: James mispelled as James Shammel
Census August 7, 1820 (Age 22 years)
Note: 1820 Todd, Kentucky - James Shemwell Household
Birth of a son
#3Benjamin Franklin Shemwell
March 7, 1823 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Harriet Miranda “Mary” Shemwell
January 20, 1826 (Age 28 years)
Census June 1, 1830 (Age 32 years)
Note: 1830 Todd, Kentucky - James Shemwell Household
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 34 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 37 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
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 42 years)
Note: 1840 Todd, Kentucky - James Shemwell Household
Marriage of a childBenjamin Franklin ShemwellMary Catherine HallView this family
estimated 1842 (Age 44 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1William McKenley Shemwell
December 20, 1843 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Ann Shemwell
March 28, 1844 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childHenry MitchellHarriet Miranda “Mary” ShemwellView this family
1845 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Almiranda J “Allie” Shemwell
1846 (Age 48 years)
Note: or Green County, Kentucky
Birth of a grandson
#4William Caswell Mitchell
January 21, 1846 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5James C Shemwell
April 22, 1848 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Nancy Jane Mitchell
September 6, 1848 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 48 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
Magistrate of District

Death June 1849 (Age 51 years)
Cause of death: Typhoid Fever
Last change July 2, 201912:38:33

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 14, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
6 months
himself
2 years
younger brother
23 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
8 years
younger brother
15 months
younger brother
brother
younger sister
7 years
younger brother
Family with Nancy Green - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 18, 1819Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
daughter
daughter
daughter
Andrew Alexander + Nancy Green - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: December 1, 1853Todd, Kentucky, United States

James G Shemwell has 42 first cousins recorded

Father's family (42)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen Parham17981871
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 Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
8Mary Ann Shemwell18261890

Mother's family (0)

Marriage
James mispelled as James Shammel November 15, 1818
Census
1820 Todd, Kentucky - James Shemwell Household
Census
1830 Todd, Kentucky - James Shemwell Household
Census
1840 Todd, Kentucky - James Shemwell Household
Name
Was James Green Shemwell in old gedcom, but we can find no sources to confirm he had a middle name, what are the odds his middle name was the same as wife's last name. -d&b