The Shemwell Family

Benjamin Franklin ShemwellAge: 82 years18231905

Name
Benjamin Franklin Shemwell
Given names
Benjamin Franklin
Surname
Shemwell
Birth March 7, 1823 25 23
Birth of a sisterHarriet Miranda “Mary” Shemwell
January 20, 1826 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 8 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
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 12 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
MarriageMary Catherine HallView this family
estimated 1842 (Age 18 years)

Birth of a son
#1William McKenley Shemwell
December 20, 1843 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Ann Shemwell
March 28, 1844 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Almiranda J “Allie” Shemwell
1846 (Age 22 years)
Note: or Green County, Kentucky
Death of a maternal grandfatherRobert Green
April 12, 1848 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#4James C Shemwell
April 22, 1848 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 22 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
Death of a fatherJames G Shemwell
June 1849 (Age 26 years)
Cause: Typhoid Fever
Birth of a daughter
#5Betty T Shemwell
January 1850 (Age 26 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 26 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 27 years)
Occupation
Carpenter
1850 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a daughter
#6Elphina Ella Shemwell
March 13, 1851 (Age 28 years)
Note: Death certificate and headstone has date of 1850 for birth; however, in 1850 census (which was taken in August) she is not listed. Only Betty T. as a baby. She is listed in 1870 census as 19 and census taken in August. This calculates to 1851.
Marriage of a parentAndrew AlexanderNancy GreenView this family
December 1, 1853 (Age 30 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Shemwell
before April 19, 1854 (Age 31 years)

Death of a sisterNancy Shemwell
before April 19, 1854 (Age 31 years)

Death of a sisterShemwell
before April 19, 1854 (Age 31 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherNancy “Polly” Chappell
September 9, 1856 (Age 33 years)

Birth of a daughter
#7Nancy Elizabeth Shemwell
August 12, 1857 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Rebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
May 4, 1859 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 33 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 8, 1860 (Age 37 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 37 years)
Military
Civil War
between 1861 and 1865 (Age 37 years)

Birth of a daughter
#9Virginia D “Jennie” Shemwell
September 23, 1861 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 38 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 43 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 43 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 45 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 47 years)
Marriage of a childAsa W MallottMary Ann ShemwellView this family
October 26, 1871 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam McKenley ShemwellSarah Permelia ShemwellView this family
February 10, 1873 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1William Franklin Mallott
February 27, 1875 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Joseph Lee “Joe” Shemwell
March 9, 1876 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childAdam Houston RichardsonAlmiranda J “Allie” ShemwellView this family
April 5, 1876 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Mattie Shemwell
October 10, 1876 (Age 53 years)
Note: October 11, 1876
Birth of a grandson
#4Wayman Mallott
1877 (Age 53 years)

Marriage of a childJohn Russell RukesElphina Ella ShemwellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 1, 1878 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Wilson MoormanRebecca Parallel “Becca” ShemwellView this family
Type: Civil marriage
April 11, 1878 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childJames C ShemwellSarah Elizabeth RoleyView this family
April 14, 1878 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Ethel Shemwell
September 1, 1878 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 54 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 grandson
#6Adam Houston Richardson Jr.
1879 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Harry Claud “H C” Rukes
August 16, 1879 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Etna Caswell Mallott
October 4, 1879 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9James Florence Shemwell
October 27, 1879 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Moorman
1879 (Age 55 years)

Death of a grandsonMoorman
about 1879 (Age 55 years)
Death of a granddaughterMattie Shemwell
before 1880 (Age 56 years)
Death of a granddaughterEthel Shemwell
before 1880 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Infant Shemwell
May 1880 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Moorman
1880 (Age 56 years)

Marriage of a childHiriam Breckenridge RichardsonNancy Elizabeth ShemwellView this family
March 14, 1880 (Age 57 years)
Death of a granddaughterMoorman
about 1880 (Age 56 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 57 years)
Occupation
Farmer
1880 (Age 56 years)

Birth of a grandson
#13Frank Wilson Moorman
May 9, 1881 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Gertrude C “Girty” Shemwell
August 30, 1881 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#15Retta R Rukes
November 1, 1881 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childEdward M RichardsonVirginia D “Jennie” ShemwellView this family
Type: Civil marriage
December 12, 1882 (Age 59 years)
Address: At husband's office
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Lelia Maude Moorman
February 6, 1883 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17Charles Claud “Charlie” Richardson
September 30, 1883 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#18Ada Dell Shemwell
October 4, 1883 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#19Lawrence Otto Richardson
November 23, 1883 (Age 60 years)
Associate: Ora Lee Richardson
Birth of a granddaughter
#20Ora Lee Richardson
November 23, 1883 (Age 60 years)
Associate: Lawrence Otto Richardson
Birth of a granddaughter
#21Rozena May Shemwell
May 27, 1884 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#22Myrtle Mae Moorman
March 14, 1885 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#23Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Shemwell
April 5, 1885 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#24Eva Lee Richardson
April 28, 1885 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#25George Russell “Shorty” Richardson
January 7, 1886 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#26William Roley Shemwell
April 11, 1886 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#27Rhoda Kathryn Richardson
January 1887 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#28Flora Kathryn Moorman
May 12, 1887 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#29Joseph Martin Richardson
December 12, 1887 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#30William Frank Richardson
August 17, 1888 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#31Rowland Leroy Shemwell
June 29, 1889 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#32Ira Milton Moorman
July 10, 1889 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#33Eva Mattie Shemwell
August 1889 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#34Goldia Mae “Goldie” Richardson
December 1, 1889 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#35Eddie Lewis Shemwell
April 10, 1892 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#36Grace Allie Moorman
August 10, 1892 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#37Bessie Irene Rukes
May 26, 1893 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#38Earl Breckenridge Richardson
May 30, 1893 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#39Ethel M Richardson
August 1894 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
#40Frank Glenn Shemwell
March 21, 1895 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#41Ida Ruth Moorman
July 20, 1895 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a grandson
#42Edward M Richardson Jr.
August 1896 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a grandson
#43Wiley Bolinger Shemwell
September 24, 1896 (Age 73 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 75 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#44Mary Ethel Moorman
October 3, 1898 (Age 75 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#45Edith G Richardson
April 1899 (Age 76 years)
Death of a grandsonInfant Shemwell
before 1900 (Age 76 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 77 years)
Birth of a grandson
#46Hiram Emory Richardson
1901 (Age 77 years)
Birth of a grandson
#47Guy Reynold Richardson
July 19, 1903 (Age 80 years)
Death of a grandsonEdward M Richardson Jr.
October 1905 (Age 82 years)
Burial of a wifeMary Catherine Hall
1905 (Age 81 years)
Cemetery: McKee Chapel Cemetery
Death November 11, 1905 (Age 82 years)
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Burial
Cemetery: McKee Chapel Cemetery
Last change August 19, 201912:10:18

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 18, 1819Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
himself
3 years
younger sister
sister
sister
sister
Mother’s family with Andrew Alexander - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: December 1, 1853Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Mary Catherine Hall - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: estimated 1842
2 years
son
3 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
21 months
daughter
14 months
daughter
6 years
daughter
21 months
daughter
2 years
daughter

Benjamin Franklin Shemwell has 35 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Benjamin Franklin Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Ben F Shemwell26MWCarpenterKY
Catherine Shemwell26FWKY
William Shemwell7MWKY
Mary L Shemwell6FWKY
Almiranda J. Shemwell4FWKY
James Shemwell2MWKY
Betty T Shemwell6mFWKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Benjamin Franklin Shemwell - Household

Bowling Green Twp, Pettis, Missouri, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
B F Shemwellhead35MWfarmerKY
Mary Shemwellwife38FWKY
William Shemwellson18MWKY
Mary Ann Shemwelldaughter14FWKY
Almiranda J “Allie” Shemwelldaughter13FWKY
James C Shemwellson11MWKY
Paulina Ella Shemwelldaughter9FWKY
Nancy Elizabeth Shemwelldaughter4FWMO
Elizabeth Shemwelldaughter1FWMO

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Benjamin Franklin Shemwell - Household

Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
B F Shemwell47MWFarmerKY
Mary C Shemwell48FWKY
Mary A Shemwell26FWKY
Alle M J Shemwell22FWKY
James Shemwell21MWFarmhandKY
Ella Shemwell19FWKY
Nancy E Shemwell12FWKY
Rebecca Shemwell10FWMO
Virginia Shemwell8FWMO

Notes: Jane Cook living next door who was married to Fielding Cook. She was a cousin; father was Samuel Shemwell.

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Benjamin Franklin Shemwell - Household

Washington, Pettis Mo.

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
Benjamin Franklin ShemwellWM57headS-KYNCNC
Mary Catherine HallWF58wifeS-KYNCNC
Virginia D. ShemwellWF16daughterS-MOKYKY
Almiranda J. RichardsonWF33daughterM4KYKYKY
Adam Houston Jr. RichardsonWM1grand sonM4MOMOKY

Notes: James next door

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Benjamin Franklin Shemwell - Household

Washington Township, Pettis, MO

NameRelationRaceSexDOBAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYUSYOIN/AOccupationMnsUEduEng?Home
Benjamin ShemwellheadWMMar 182377S58--KYNCNCFarmer
Mary C. ShemwellwifeWFDec 182178S5888KYNCNC
Almey J.RichardsondaughterWFDec 184653W22KYKYKYHousekeeper

Note
Todd Co. KY census 1850 named in g-father Samuel's will from MyFamily.Com posted by Herb Shemwell (picture of stones on site) The gravestone of Ben and Mary. They lived in the Pettis Co., Mo area all their lives after moving there in the mid-1850's. It is believed that they came with thier cousins-George M. Shemwell whose family settled nearby but moved shortly to the Arrow Rock, Mo. area in the next county. Ben and Mary died just several days apart from pneumonia. McKee Chapel Cemetery, Pettis Co., Mo.