The Shemwell Family

Penelope Frances “Fanny” CourseyAge: 77 years18451922

Penelope Frances “Fanny” Coursey
Given names
Penelope Frances
Married name
Penelope Frances Shemwell
Note: or Permelia
Birth April 21, 1845 34 26
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 8 months)
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 11 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a brotherJustice DeCourcy
April 9, 1863 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 15 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 -
MarriageJames Marcus ShemwellView this family
November 15, 1867 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 21 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 21 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#1Alice Malone Shemwell
September 15, 1869 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 23 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 June 1, 1870 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Samuel Anderson Shemwell
June 3, 1873 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 32 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#3Susan Earl Shemwell
August 19, 1879 (Age 34 years)
Census June 18, 1880 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Jeffery Tood Shemwell
September 18, 1881 (Age 36 years)
Death of a fatherAnderson Coursey
October 12, 1888 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childJohn William LyonAlice Malone ShemwellView this family
January 10, 1892 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel Anderson ShemwellLillie Elizabeth FloodView this family
October 16, 1892 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ermine Dewitt Lyon
February 2, 1893 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Nina Shemwell
March 28, 1894 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Ruth Lyon
January 14, 1895 (Age 49 years)
Death of a granddaughterRuth Lyon
January 14, 1895 (Age 49 years)
Death of a granddaughterNina Shemwell
May 17, 1895 (Age 50 years)
Burial of a granddaughterNina Shemwell
1895 (Age 49 years)
Cemetery: Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
Note: Old Cemetery
Birth of a grandson
#4Charles Allen “Charlie” Lyon
July 31, 1896 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5James William Shemwell
March 28, 1897 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childRobert L DeBerrySusan Earl ShemwellView this family
1898 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 52 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 grandson
#6Roland Marcus Lyon
February 8, 1899 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Veva Irene Shemwell
May 5, 1899 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Francis Laura “Fannie” DeBerry
February 25, 1900 (Age 54 years)
Census 1900 (Age 54 years)
Census June 2, 1900 (Age 55 years)
Death of a motherMatilda Whitlow
November 13, 1900 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Samuel Bruce Shemwell
March 29, 1901 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childThomas Dalin ShemwellJeffery Tood ShemwellView this family
March 18, 1903 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Daisy Lee Shemwell
July 26, 1903 (Age 58 years)
Death of a granddaughterDaisy Lee Shemwell
August 12, 1904 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Audrey Todd Lyon
November 17, 1904 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Mamie Lyon
1905 (Age 59 years)
Death of a daughterJeffery Tood Shemwell
July 15, 1905 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Forrest Lyon
1908 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Frances “Fannie” Shemwell
August 29, 1908 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#15Edna Earl Lyon
October 11, 1908 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Lou S Shemwell
1909 (Age 63 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17Carrol Anderson “Andy” Shemwell
September 27, 1915 (Age 70 years)
Death of a husbandJames Marcus Shemwell
July 20, 1916 (Age 71 years)
Burial of a husbandJames Marcus Shemwell
1916 (Age 70 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 70 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 71 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 72 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 -
Death of a grandsonJames William Shemwell
February 19, 1919 (Age 73 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a granddaughterLou S Shemwell
before 1920 (Age 74 years)

Census January 1, 1920 (Age 74 years)
Note: Enumerated with Susan E. Deberry
Death August 10, 1922 (Age 77 years)
Burial 1922 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change July 7, 202012:42:27

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 22, 1840Logan, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger brother
Justice DeCourcy
Birth: April 9, 1863 52 44Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 3, 1938Jackson, Missouri, United States
Family with James Marcus Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: November 15, 1867Logan, Kentucky, United States
22 months
4 years
6 years
Susan Earl Shemwell
Birth: August 19, 1879 37 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 4, 1963Christian, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Jeffery Tood Shemwell
Birth: September 18, 1881 39 36Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 15, 1905Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States

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Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Shemwell - Household

06 Oct. 1870 Page 5 Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

Samuel Shemwell60MWFarmerKY
Permelia Shemwell47FWKeeping HouseTN
James M Shemwell27MWFarm LaborKY
Francis Shemwell25FWKY
Alice M Shemwell1FWKY
Thomas Shemwell65MBKY

Notes: Thomas is Black - 2 Doors Down from William and Virginia

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James Mand Shemwell - Household

Sharon, Todd, KY

James M ShemwellWM37headMFarmerKYKYKY
Fannie C ShemwellWF35wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYVA
Alice M ShemwellWF10daughterSKYKYKY
Samuel A ShemwellWM7sonSKYKYKY
Susan E ShemwellWF9modaughterSKYKYKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Marcus Shemwell - Household

Elkton, Todd, Kentucky

Shemwell, James MheadWMAug184257M32KYKYTNFarmer
Shemwell, Fannie CwifeWFApr184455M3244KYKYVA
Shemwell, J TodddaughterWFSep188118SKYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Marcus Shemwell - Household

Caseyville, Todd, Kentucky, USA

James M. ShemwellheadMW67M42--KYKYTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Fannie ShemwellwifeFW62M4243KYKYVA
Earl DeberrydaughterFW29M1111KYTNKY
Fannie L. DeBerrygranddaughterFW10S---KYTNKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Penelope Frances Coursey - Household

Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, USA

Penelope Frances CourseyheadFW73WKYKYVA
Susan Earl DeberrydaughterFW38WKYKYKY
Thomas D Shemwellson-in-lawMW57WTNTNTNClerkLumber ?

Notes: All are Widowed

Enumerated with Susan E. Deberry
or Permelia
We had a Carla S Shemwell b. 1882 in Kentucky, I can find no evidence she ever existed. I think she was Susan Earl. -b