The Shemwell Family

Eliza Ann “Lizia” LathamAge: 70 years18411912

Eliza Ann “Lizia” Latham
Given names
Eliza Ann
Married name
Eliza Ann Shemwell
Birth December 1841
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 4 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 -
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 15 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
MarriageJames Lewis ShemwellView this family
November 6, 1860 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1Redic Young Shemwell
September 1861 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 19 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 son
#2William Sherman “Will” Shemwell
July 18, 1867 (Age 25 years)
Note: or September 1866
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 25 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 25 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Shemwell
May 1869 (Age 27 years)
Note: or 1870, Todd, Kentucky, USA
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 27 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 5, 1870 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Talitha Jennie Shemwell
November 13, 1872 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#5Samuel Richard Shemwell
April 1875 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 36 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 5, 1880 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childRedic Young ShemwellAlice Eliza “Anna” GriffithView this family
July 28, 1881 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Don Carlos Shemwell
December 6, 1883 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childDavid W O'NealMary Elizabeth “Betty” ShemwellView this family
November 9, 1887 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James Edward O'Neal
July 13, 1888 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childJames H MurphyTalitha Jennie ShemwellView this family
March 23, 1890 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Fountain Murl Shemwell
September 21, 1890 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childJohn E MurphyMary Elizabeth “Betty” ShemwellView this family
October 30, 1892 (Age 50 years)
Note: States it's her 2nd marriage. Parents born in Todd Co.
Birth of a grandson
#4Clarence Richard Shemwell
June 28, 1893 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Ada Mae Murphy
April 4, 1894 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Lillian Birtie Shemwell
April 17, 1895 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Ollie May Murphy
1895 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Oma Edna Murphy
September 7, 1895 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Annie E Murphy
calculated 1897 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Ernest Pless Murphy
June 10, 1898 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 56 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 -
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Sherman “Will” ShemwellSunella J “Villia” BrownView this family
after 1900 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Bulah Murphy
June 3, 1901 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12Walter Sherman Murphy
1903 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Cova Murphy
April 1, 1903 (Age 61 years)
Death of a sonRedic Young Shemwell
1904 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14Hyman Wesley Murphy
1906 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15Vestel Murphy
about 1907 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#16Cecil Murphy
1909 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17Howard Murphy
calculated 1910 (Age 68 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 68 years)
Death April 18, 1912 (Age 70 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Ebenezer Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:36:49

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: November 6, 1860Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
6 years
William Sherman “Will” Shemwell
Birth: July 18, 1867 27 25Kentucky, United States
Death: November 23, 1933Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
22 months
4 years
Talitha "Jennie" (Shemwell) MurphyTalitha Jennie Shemwell
Birth: November 13, 1872 32 30Paradise, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 25, 1953Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Samuel Richard Shemwell
Birth: April 1875 34 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1949Herrin, Williamson, Illinois, United States

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