The Shemwell Family

George Washington ShemwellAge: 68 years18571925

George Washington Shemwell
Given names
George Washington
Birth November 19, 1857 39 29
Birth of a brotherIsaac Newton Shemwell
June 6, 1859 (Age 18 months)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 11, 1860 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Alonzo Shemwell
February 6, 1862 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 3 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 9 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 9 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterSusanna Melissa Elizabeth “Susie” Shemwell
March 4, 1868 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Feezer
October 2, 1869 (Age 11 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 11 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 September 9, 1870 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherRoly Ann “Mary” Ivy
April 1, 1875 (Age 17 years)

Death of a brotherWilliam Pinkney Shemwell
January 9, 1877 (Age 19 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Pinkney Shemwell
1877 (Age 19 years)
Cemetery: Doom's Chapel Cemetery
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
1880 (Age 22 years)

Death of a fatherIsaac Shemwell
February 4, 1894 (Age 36 years)
MarriageMary Elizabeth CrowellView this family
September 2, 1896 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Sarah Estella Shemwell
September 7, 1897 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 40 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#2Nancy Novella Shemwell
September 27, 1899 (Age 41 years)
Death of a motherMartha Ann “Mattie” Feezor
February 27, 1900 (Age 42 years)
Census 1900 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#3Albert Neal Shemwell
February 5, 1901 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Lillian Odell Shemwell
April 5, 1903 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a son
#5James Edwin Shemwell
December 3, 1905 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Roxie Blanche Shemwell
April 29, 1908 (Age 50 years)
Census 1910 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a son
#7Victor Eugene Shemwell
September 22, 1911 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 58 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 59 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 60 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 -
Census 1920 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James N Shemwell
1922 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Betty L Shemwell
February 9, 1923 (Age 65 years)
Death November 27, 1925 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery: Clark's River Cemetery
Last change December 20, 201609:22:13

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
John Wesley Shemwell
Birth: February 6, 1848 29 19Kentucky, United States
Death: March 17, 1933Western State Hospital, Christian, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder brother
William Pinkney Shemwell
Birth: February 22, 1850 31 21Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 9, 1877Graves, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder sister
6 years
19 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
6 years
younger sister
Family with Mary Elizabeth Crowell - View this family
Marriage: September 2, 1896Elva, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
1 year
Sarah Estella Shemwell
Birth: September 7, 1897 39 23Kentucky, United States
Death: April 19, 1977Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Nancy Novella Shemwell
Birth: September 27, 1899 41 25Kentucky, United States
Death: March 24, 1986Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky, United States
16 months
Albert Neal Shemwell
Birth: February 5, 1901 43 27Kentucky, United States
Death: June 25, 1940Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States
2 years
Lillian Odell Shemwell
Birth: April 5, 1903 45 29Symnsonia, Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 27, 1993Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
3 years
James Edwin Shemwell
Birth: December 3, 1905 48 31Kentucky, United States
Death: July 6, 1988Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Roxie Blanche Shemwell
Birth: April 29, 1908 50 34Kentucky, United States
Death: December 16, 2002Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Victor Eugene Shemwell
Birth: September 22, 1911 53 37Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 23, 1987Wingo, Graves, Kentucky, United States

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Isaac Shemwell - Household

Graves, Kentucky

Isaac Shemwellhead42MWFNC
Mattie Shemwellwife31FWHWTN
John Shemwellson12MWKY
William Shemwellson11MWKY
George Shemwellson3MWKY
Isaac Shemwellson1MWKY
D W ThompsonSame as Gua?? for18MWFNC

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Isaac Shemwell - Household

Symsonia, Graves, KY

Isaac Shemwellhead52MWFarmerNC
Martha A Shemwellwife41FWKeeping HouseTN
John W Shemwellson22MWWorks on farmKY
William P Shemwellson20MWWorks on farmKY
George W Shemwellson14MWWorks on farmKY
Isaac N Shemwellson9MWKY
Thomas A Shemwellson8MWKY
Susanna Shemwelldaughter2FWKY

Note: Returned from California unwed.