The Shemwell Family

Armina M “Mina” ShemwellAge: 89 years18391928

Name
Armina M “Mina” Shemwell
Given names
Armina M
Surname
Shemwell
Nickname
Mina
Birth February 9, 1839 28 21
Birth of a sisterAmanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
February 23, 1840 (Age 12 months)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 15 months)
Birth of a sisterAlmira Caroline “Carrie” Shemwell
March 31, 1842 (Age 3 years)
Note: or April 30, 1842
Birth of a sisterMary Francis “Fanny” Shemwell
April 13, 1844 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterAugustine America “Gussie” Shemwell
August 9, 1846 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherChristopher Columbus “Bud” Shemwell
September 2, 1848 (Age 9 years)
Note: or September 12, 1848
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 6 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha A “Mattie” Shemwell
December 4, 1851 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles Lafayette “Fate” Shemwell
May 17, 1853 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a brotherMarquis Delumuel “Mark” Shemwell
March 13, 1856 (Age 17 years)
MarriageSamuel Thomas ShemwellView this family
February 19, 1857 (Age 18 years)
Note: ST Shemwell - Armenia Shemwell Marriage
Birth of a daughter
#1Sara Elizabeth “Annie” Shemwell
1857 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas W Shemwell
October 20, 1858 (Age 19 years)
Note: 19 OCT 1858 ?
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
August 1859 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 17 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Permelia Shemwell
1863 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 22 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary Nancy “Mollie” Shemwell
October 26, 1865 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 27 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 27 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a daughter
#4Katie Lofene Shemwell
February 27, 1869 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 29 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#5James Thomas “Bud” Shemwell
June 2, 1872 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#6Charles Emmet Shemwell
June 5, 1874 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#7Walter Denson Shemwell
March 3, 1876 (Age 37 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Henry HallSara Elizabeth “Annie” ShemwellView this family
February 7, 1878 (Age 38 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Floyd
August 21, 1878 (Age 39 years)
Cause: Rheumatic fever
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Carma Ann Hall
September 25, 1878 (Age 39 years)
Death of a sonWalter Denson Shemwell
December 20, 1878 (Age 39 years)
Burial of a sonWalter Denson Shemwell
1878 (Age 38 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 38 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#8Samuel Edward Shemwell
April 11, 1879 (Age 40 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 41 years)
Death of a fatherJames Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwell
November 4, 1880 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Nelson Hall
June 20, 1881 (Age 42 years)
Death of a grandsonNelson Hall
July 29, 1882 (Age 43 years)
Burial of a grandsonNelson Hall
1882 (Age 42 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Amy John Hall
August 8, 1883 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Clair Shemwell
January 14, 1885 (Age 45 years)
Note: I think... Clair is illegitimate. No father on death cert. Mollie is mispelled in 1880 census. Clair is with Grandparents in 1900-b
Birth of a grandson
#5Ray Henry Hall
March 15, 1886 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Frank Cheatham Hall
August 29, 1888 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childJames William “Jimmy” GlennKatie Lofene ShemwellView this family
1889 (Age 49 years)
Death of a daughterSara Elizabeth “Annie” Shemwell
February 1890 (Age 50 years)
Burial of a daughterSara Elizabeth “Annie” Shemwell
1890 (Age 50 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Birth of a grandson
#7Warner Lee Glenn
January 1891 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childJames Thomas KennerMary Nancy “Mollie” ShemwellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 13, 1892 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Herbert Shemwell
March 25, 1893 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Zeb Kenner
June 28, 1893 (Age 54 years)
Death of a sisterAmanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
July 31, 1893 (Age 54 years)
Burial of a sisterAmanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
1893 (Age 53 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Marriage of a childJames Thomas “Bud” ShemwellAddie Lucy ClaryView this family
February 4, 1894 (Age 54 years)
Death of a sisterMartha A “Mattie” Shemwell
April 27, 1896 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Ruby Shemwell
December 9, 1896 (Age 57 years)
Burial of a sisterMartha A “Mattie” Shemwell
1896 (Age 56 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Birth of a grandson
#11Robert B Kenner
September 11, 1897 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 59 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Marriage of a childCharles Emmet ShemwellLida HigginsView this family
about December 6, 1899 (Age 60 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Pearl “Pearlie” Shemwell
September 22, 1900 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13John Thomas “Johnny” Shemwell
April 30, 1901 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14Claude Kenner
May 20, 1902 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15Elmer Shemwell
August 25, 1902 (Age 63 years)
Death of a husbandSamuel Thomas Shemwell
March 18, 1903 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel Edward ShemwellOllie Shaw GlennView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 6, 1904 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#16Abbett Homer Shemwell
February 19, 1904 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17Lawrence Shemwell
August 7, 1904 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherMarquis Delumuel “Mark” Shemwell
May 20, 1905 (Age 66 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel Edward ShemwellEmma H HigginsView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 22, 1905 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#18Dallas Glenn
January 6, 1906 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#19Roxie Anne Shemwell
September 12, 1906 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#20Walter Clyde Shemwell
June 24, 1907 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#21Loyce Alpha Shemwell
December 17, 1908 (Age 69 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 71 years)
Note: Living with Samuel E.
Birth of a grandson
#22James Cecil Shemwell
June 17, 1910 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#23Myrtle A Glenn
May 16, 1911 (Age 72 years)
Death of a grandsonClair Shemwell
June 23, 1911 (Age 72 years)
Cause: Typhoid Fever
Burial of a grandsonClair Shemwell
1911 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Birth of a grandson
#24Earl Baker Shemwell
January 1, 1912 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a grandson
#25Calvin Felix Shemwell
April 23, 1913 (Age 74 years)
Death of a grandsonCalvin Felix Shemwell
May 1, 1913 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a grandson
#26Marvin Clay Shemwell
October 31, 1913 (Age 74 years)
Burial of a grandsonCalvin Felix Shemwell
1913 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Death of a brotherChristopher Columbus “Bud” Shemwell
August 30, 1914 (Age 75 years)
Note: or July 31, 1914
Burial of a brotherChristopher Columbus “Bud” Shemwell
1914 (Age 74 years)
Cemetery: Mountain View Cemetery
Death of a brotherThomas W Shemwell
March 19, 1916 (Age 77 years)
Cause: Died in Flood
Burial of a brotherThomas W Shemwell
1916 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery: Mountain View Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 76 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 77 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 78 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 80 years)
Death of a sisterAlmira Caroline “Carrie” Shemwell
December 12, 1920 (Age 81 years)
Death of a sisterAugustine America “Gussie” Shemwell
April 19, 1921 (Age 82 years)
Cause: Senile Dementia
Burial of a sisterAugustine America “Gussie” Shemwell
1921 (Age 81 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, USA
Religion
Methodist
before 1928 (Age 88 years)

Death December 28, 1928 (Age 89 years)
Address: Near Sharon Grove
Burial
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change December 20, 201612:58:21

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 13, 1835Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
herself
1 year
younger sister
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 Samuel Thomas Shemwell - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: February 19, 1857Todd, Kentucky, United States
10 months
daughter
7 years
daughter
Permelia Shemwell
Birth: 1863 26 23Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: January 11, 1931Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
Katie Lofene Shemwell
Birth: February 27, 1869 32 30Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 11, 1931Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
2 years
son
21 months
son
Walter Denson Shemwell
Birth: March 3, 1876 39 37Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 20, 1878Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son

Armina M “Mina” 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

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

Marriage
ST Shemwell - Armenia Shemwell Marriage
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Thomas Shemwell - Household

Pilot Grove, Cooper MO.

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
S T Shemwell24MWFarm laborMO
A M Shemwell22FWKY
S E Shemwell1FWMO

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Thomas Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Samuel Thomas Shemwell34MWFarmerMO
Armina A Shemwell32FWKeeping HouseKY
Sara E Shemwell11FWAt homeMO
Mellis A. Shemwell8FWMO
Nancy M Shemwell5FWMO
Katie L. Shemwell1FWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Thomas Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
Samuel Thomas ShemwellM44headM23FarmerMOKYKY
Arminia ShemwellF41wifeM23Keeping HouseKYKYKY
Permelia ShemwellF16daughterS-MOMOKY
Mary N ShemwellF14daughterS-MOMOKY
Katie L. ShemwellF11daughterS-KYMOKY
James T ShemwellM7sonS-KYMOKY
Charles E ShemwellM5sonS-KYMOKY
Samuel E ShemwellM1sonS-KYMOKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Thomas Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

NameRelationRaceSexDOBAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYUSYOIN/AOccupationMnsUEduEng?Home
Samuel T ShemwellheadWMMar 183664M43--MOKYKYFarmer
Armenia M ShemwellwifeWFFeb 183862M4385KYKYKY
Samuel E ShemwellsonWMApr 187921S---KYMOKYFarm laborer
Clair Shemwellgrand-sonWMJan 188515S---KYKYKYFarm laborer

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Edward Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmployEmNWksUEduHomeVetInfirm
Sam E ShemwellheadMW31M24--KYMOKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Emma ShemwellwifeFW23M2411KYKYKY
Roxie ShemwelldaughterFW3S---KYKYKY
Mina ShemwellmotherFW73Wd75KYKYKY

Census
Living with Samuel E.
Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Edward Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

NameRelationTenSexRaceAgeMCYOIN/AYONEduBPFBPMBPNLEng?OccupationIndustryEmploy
Edward ShemwellheadMW39MKYMOKYFarmerGeneral farm
Emma ShemwellwifeFW32MKYMOKY
Roxie ShemwelldaughterFW13SKYKYKY
Marvin ShemwellsonMW6SKYKYKY
Armina M. ShemwellmotherFW80MKYKYKY

Note
Todd County Standard-January 10, 1929 P5 Shemwell, Mrs. Armina, widow of the late Samuel Shemwell, died at her home near Sharon Grove, Todd County, on Friday, December 28th, 1928. Her death was the result of senility. She was born on the 9th day of February, 1838. She joined the Methodist church in her childhood and was a devout Christian all her life. She was the mother of five children, three sons, J.T. Shemwell, and C.E. Shemwell, and S.C. Shemwell, and two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Kenner and Mrs. Kate Glenn; the grandmother of twenty-one children, and the great-grandmother of 19 children and the great-great-grandmother of five children, all of whom survive her besides one sister, Mrs. Fannie Shutt of Greenville, Ky., and one brother, Mr. Fate Shemwell of Walla Walla, Washington. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. B.W. Thornsberry, after which her remains were laid to rest in the Gant Cemetery.