The Shemwell Family

Barbara Jane ShemwellAge: 30 years18261856

Name
Barbara Jane Shemwell
Given names
Barbara Jane
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Barbara Jane Driskill
Birth 1826 20 22
Marriage of parentsJohn Patrick ShemwellDrucilla TomerlinView this family
about 1826
Birth of a sisterMartha Ellen Shemwell
January 8, 1828 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Isabella Shemwell
1829 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Henry Shemwell
June 1, 1830 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Shemwell Jr.
July 10, 1831 (Age 5 years)
Note: James may have passed prior to 1831. Elizabeth is listed as head of the household in the 1830 US Federal Census in Todd, Kentucky, United States. This census was taken June 1, 1830 - August 1, 1830.
Birth of a brotherSamuel Black Shemwell
August 26, 1832 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 6 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
July 10, 1834 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Patrick Shemwell Jr.
October 30, 1836 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherShemwell
between 1835 and 1840 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 9 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a brotherJames Lewis Shemwell
May 4, 1840 (Age 14 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 14 years)
Death of a brotherShemwell
after June 1, 1840 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a brotherTheophilus Marion Shemwell
1843 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 20 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
MarriageJohn Franklin DriskillView this family
January 31, 1850 (Age 24 years)
Census August 23, 1850 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Miranda Isabel “Belle” Driskill
January 13, 1851 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Adeline “Molly” Driskill
March 23, 1853 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Martha Ellen “Mattie” Driskill
July 12, 1854 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Barbara Jane Driskill
October 23, 1856 (on the date of death)
Death October 23, 1856 (Age 30 years)
Cause of death: Died during childbirth
Last change May 14, 202011:51:44

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1826Todd, Kentucky, United States
1 year
herself
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
17 months
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
22 months
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Shemwell
Birth: between 1835 and 1840 29 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: after June 1, 1840Todd, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Family with John Franklin Driskill - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: January 31, 1850Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
16 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
John Franklin Driskill + Nancy Isabella Shemwell - View this family
husband
younger sister
Marriage: April 3, 1857Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
niece
20 months
nephew
George Clark Driskill
Birth: November 6, 1859 31 30Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 21, 1946Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
18 months
nephew
1 year
nephew
John Seymore “Johnnie” Driskill
Birth: May 3, 1862 34 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 13, 1931Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
niece
21 months
nephew

Barbara Jane Shemwell has 16 first cousins recorded

Census1840 United States - Census transcript - John Patrick Shemwell - Household

Todd Ky

NameRelationAgeSexSlavesFree coloredInfirmFNROther Infirm
John Patrick Shemwellhead34M
Drucilla Shemwellwife36F
Barbara Jane Shemwelldaughter14F
Martha Ellen Shemwelldaughter12F
Elizabeth “Nancy” Shemwelldaughter11F
William Henry Shemwellson10M
Samuel Black Shemwellson7M
Mary Ann Shemwelldaughter6F
John Patrick Shemwell Jr.son4M
James Lewis Shemwellson0M
… Shemwellson5M

John's age is wrong - added son -died in infancy? -b 1M 40-50 3M < 5 2M 5-10 1F 5-10 3F 10-15 1F 30-40

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - John Franklin Driskill - Household

Todd Ky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Franklin Driskellhead22MWFarmerTNY
Barbara J Driskellwife24FWKYY