The Shemwell Family

Amanda Elizabeth “Manda” ShemwellAge: 53 years18401893

Amanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
Given names
Amanda Elizabeth
Married name
Amanda Elizabeth Hudspeth
Birth February 23, 1840 29 22
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 3 months)
Birth of a sisterAlmira Caroline “Carrie” Shemwell
March 31, 1842 (Age 2 years)
Note: or April 30, 1842
Birth of a sisterMary Francis “Fanny” Shemwell
April 13, 1844 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterAugustine America “Gussie” Shemwell
August 9, 1846 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherChristopher Columbus “Bud” Shemwell
September 2, 1848 (Age 8 years)
Note: or September 12, 1848
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 5 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 June 1, 1850 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha A “Mattie” Shemwell
December 4, 1851 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles Lafayette “Fate” Shemwell
May 17, 1853 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherMarquis Delumuel “Mark” Shemwell
March 13, 1856 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas W Shemwell
October 20, 1858 (Age 18 years)
Note: 19 OCT 1858 ?
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
August 1859 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 16 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 20 years)
Religious marriageThomas Ayres HudspethView this family
December 27, 1860 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1James Shemwell Hudspeth
January 30, 1862 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#2George U Hudspeth
September 23, 1864 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 21 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 26 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 26 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a son
#3Edgar D “Eddie” Hudspeth
June 17, 1868 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 28 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 October 12, 1870 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Boadecia T Hudspeth
April 25, 1871 (Age 31 years)
Death of a husbandThomas Ayres Hudspeth
May 30, 1876 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Floyd
August 21, 1878 (Age 38 years)
Cause: Rheumatic fever
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 37 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a fatherJames Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwell
November 4, 1880 (Age 40 years)
Census June 16, 1880 (Age 40 years)
Death of a daughterBoadecia T Hudspeth
September 2, 1882 (Age 42 years)
Death of a sonGeorge U Hudspeth
September 19, 1882 (Age 42 years)
Burial of a sonGeorge U Hudspeth
1882 (Age 41 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Burial of a daughterBoadecia T Hudspeth
1882 (Age 41 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Marriage of a childJames Shemwell HudspethLaura A ShuttView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 15, 1887 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Bertram Hudspeth Sr
June 19, 1890 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Margaret E “Marjorie” Hudspeth
October 1892 (Age 52 years)
Death July 31, 1893 (Age 53 years)
Burial 1893 (Age 52 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Last change October 6, 201919:12:10

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: August 13, 1835Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder sister
1 year
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Martha A “Mattie” Shemwell
Birth: December 4, 1851 41 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 27, 1896Todd, Kentucky, United States
17 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Thomas W Shemwell
Birth: October 20, 1858 48 41Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 19, 1916Walla Walla, Washington, United States
Family with Thomas Ayres Hudspeth - View this family
Marriage: December 27, 1860Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
3 years
George U Hudspeth
Birth: September 23, 1864 25 24Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 19, 1882Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Edgar D “Eddie” Hudspeth
Birth: June 17, 1868 29 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 24, 1900Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Boadecia T Hudspeth
Birth: April 25, 1871 32 31Kentucky, United States
Death: September 2, 1882Todd, Kentucky, United States

Amanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell has 4 first cousins recorded

Mother's family (0)

Census1840 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwell - Household

Todd, Ky

NameRelationAgeSexSlavesFree coloredInfirmFNROther Infirm
James Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwellhead29M
Elizabeth Shemwellwife23F
Armina M “Mina” Shemwelldaughter1F
Amanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwelldaughter0F
Elizabeth Shemwellmother65F
Lucinda Ashbourn Shemwellyounger sister25F

Best guess -B

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis Shemwell - Household

Page 264A Todd, Kentucky, USA

James Shemwell40MWfarmerKY
Elizabeth Shemwell32FWKY
Betsy Shemwell75FWVA
Armina M. Shemwell12FWKY
Amanda Shemwell10FWKY
Almira C Shemwell8FWKY
Mary Shemwell6FWKY
Augustine A Shemwell4FWKY
Christopher Shemwell2MWKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis Shemwell - Household

Todd, Ky.

Jas. M. Shemwell48MWKentucky
Elizabeth Shemwell45FWKentucky
Amanda Shemwell22FWKentucky
Caroline Shemwell20FWKentucky
M F Shemwell18FWKentucky
Maricah Shemwell16FWKentucky
C C Shemwell14MWKentucky
M. R. Shemwell12FWKentucky
L. P. Shemwell10MWKentucky
M. D. Shemwell8MWKentucky
Tho. Shemwell6MWKentucky

Notes: The names are wrong and hard to read, dates are off by +/- 2 yrs. It has an LP Shemwell that I believe to be Fate, there was a Louis P b. 1850 in the database I deleted. -B

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Ayres Hudspeth - Household

Sharon Grove Todd Ky

Thomas A Hudspethhead31MWFarmerKY
Amanda E Hudspethwife30FWKeeping houseKY
James S Hudspethson8MWKY
George E Hudspethson5MWKY
Edgar D O Hudspethson2MWKY

Next door to John Hester

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Amanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky, United States

Hudspeth, AmandaWF40headWdkeeping houseKYKYKY
Hudspeth, James SWM18sonSlaborerKYKYKY
Hudspeth, George EWM15sonSKYKYKY
Hudspeth, Eddie TWM11sonSKYKYKY
Hudspeth, Boadecia TWF9daughterSKYKYKY

1850 Todd Co. Kentucky, USA Census