The Shemwell Family

Allen James “A J” ShemwellAge: 75 years18041879

Allen James “A J” Shemwell
Given names
Allen James
Birth November 26, 1804 21 16
MarriageElizabeth N LassiterView this family

Birth of a brotherHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
April 22, 1807 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterEleanor Kittrell Shemwell
August 15, 1809 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Lucinda Shemwell
March 14, 1812 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherZachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell
December 25, 1814 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 7 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 -
Birth of a brotherDr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell
1816 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterEmily Ellen Shemwell
July 24, 1823 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
1826 (Age 21 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 27 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a brotherJoseph Theodore Shemwell
about 1834 (Age 29 years)

Post Master Lineport, Tn (Tobbacco Port)
March 2, 1836 (Age 31 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 30 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 -
Death of a fatherJoseph M Shemwell
March 6, 1838 (Age 33 years)
Note: or Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Census 1840 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Emily “Emma” Shemwell
1843 (Age 38 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn
March 18, 1845 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Alice Shemwell
May 17, 1845 (Age 40 years)
Post Master Tobbacco Port, Tn
July 21, 1845 (Age 40 years)

Birth of a son
#3Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell
September 22, 1847 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 41 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 -
Census October 27, 1850 (Age 45 years)
1850 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Martha Elizabeth “Lizzie” Shemwell
December 1850 (Age 46 years)
Death of a daughterEmily “Emma” Shemwell
July 22, 1852 (Age 47 years)

Birth of a son
#5Wiley Shemwell
1853 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Sarah Adele Shemwell
September 1, 1855 (Age 50 years)
State Representative
1855 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Helen Shemwell
1858 (Age 53 years)
Death of a motherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 53 years)

JT Shamwell Idiot Guard Bond December 6, 1858 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Florence A Shemwell
July 18, 1859 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 52 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census August 2, 1860 (Age 55 years)
Address: Dist. 7 Dover
Death of a brotherJoseph Theodore Shemwell
after 1860 (Age 55 years)

Death of a brotherDr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell
after 1863 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 56 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 -
Marriage of a childThomas M “Tom” RallsMary Alice ShemwellView this family
June 22, 1865 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 62 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 62 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Eddie M Ralls
February 1868 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 64 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
#2Walter James Ralls
February 12, 1870 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Franklin Warren Ralls
October 1, 1872 (Age 67 years)
Death of a wifeElizabeth N Lassiter
March 28, 1876 (Age 71 years)
Death of a brotherZachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell
August 31, 1876 (Age 71 years)
Burial of a brotherZachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell
September 1876 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Death of a brotherHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
October 1, 1878 (Age 73 years)
Burial of a brotherHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
1878 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery: McKinney Cemetery
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 73 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childDr. Frank Allen ShemwellJosephine “Josie” HibbsView this family
calculated 1879 (Age 74 years)

Will January 7, 1879 (Age 74 years)
Death December 8, 1879 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery: Pettit Cemetery
Last change January 11, 201810:38:46

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: October 26, 1803Logan, Kentucky, United States
13 months
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
8 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
9 years
younger brother
Family with Elizabeth N Lassiter - View this family
2 years
2 years
3 years
3 years
3 years
Sarah Adele Shemwell
Birth: September 1, 1855 50 37Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 5, 1936Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
18 months
Florence A Shemwell
Birth: July 18, 1859 54 41Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 9, 1916Mt. Juliet, Wilson, Tennessee, United States

Allen James “A J” Shemwell has 47 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 J Shemwell + Jane “Jenny” Dickerson
1James G Shemwell17981849
3Nancy Shemwell18001855
5Samuel Shemwell18091881
8William G Shemwell18191884
Parents Samuel Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Allen James “A J” Shemwell - Household

Stewart TN

Allen Shemwellhead44MWSpeculatorKY
Elizabeth Shemwellwife31FWKY
Emily Shemwelldaughter7FWTN
Alice Shemwelldaughter5FWTN
Francis Shemwellson3FWTN
Rebecca Lassitermother in law55FWTN
William Roberts32MWPhysicianVA

Frank is listed as Francis - Female

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Allen J. Shemwell - Household

Dist. 7 Dover Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Allen Shemwell55MfarmerKY
Elizabeth Shemwell43FTN
Alice Shemwell14FTN
Frank Shemwell12MTN
Elizabeth Shemwell9FTN
Wiley Shemwell7MTN
Sarah Shemwell7FTN
Helen Shemwell4FTN
Florence Shemwell1FTN
Rebecca Lassiter72FNC

Will T. W. Dennis, F. A. Shemwell, A. R. Williams, administrator’s bond for A. J. Shemwell; 7 Jan 1879 266 letters of administration to T. W. Dennis, for the estate of A. J. Shemwell, deceased intestate; 7 Jan 1879 287 sale of the estate of Col. A. J. Shemwell; buyers include F. A. Shemwell, T. W. Dennis, Ephraim Lancaster, Dudley Parker, WilliamRiggins, Miss Sarah Shemwell, Wiley Shemwell, James Rolls
Largest landowner in Stewart, Tennessee, United States