The Shemwell Family

Henry George Clay Cherry1814

Henry George Clay Cherry
Given names
Henry George Clay
Birth about 1814 43 36
Indian Wars

Birth of a brotherA J Cherry
July 4, 1814

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
Birth of a sisterClarinda Cherry
about 1819 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Monre Cherry
1820 (Age 6 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 18 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 21 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 -
MarriageMaletha ShemwellView this family
about 1837 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a son
#1John Randolph Cherry
December 20, 1841 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Sarah Cherry
1842 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#3William Zachariah Cherry
November 29, 1843 (Age 29 years)
Death of a sisterMartha Cherry
February 21, 1845 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Mary Aliza Cherry
February 23, 1846 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 32 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 -
Birth of a son
#5Thomas H “Tom” Cherry
1849 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Cherry
May 7, 1849 (Age 35 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#6Joseph Howard “Joe” Cherry
June 25, 1851 (Age 37 years)
Death of a motherLydia Minerva Daniel
September 1856 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 43 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Will December 13, 1859 (Age 45 years)

Census June 1, 1860 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Randolph CherryMary Jane SikesView this family
Type: Civil marriage
January 25, 1865 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 47 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1William H Cherry
February 4, 1866 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 53 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 53 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Estella Meletha “Stella” Cherry
August 2, 1868 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 55 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Lucy McKinsey Cherry
June 17, 1870 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherLemuel G Cherry
November 16, 1870 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childThomas H “Tom” CherryMiranda C KelleyView this family
July 28, 1872 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Ada Lee Cherry
November 15, 1872 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph Howard “Joe” CherryLucinda Mohelen “Helen” McClishView this family
January 8, 1873 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5James Calvin Cherry
March 26, 1873 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Ethel Cherry
December 18, 1873 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Zalmon Alfons “Jack” Cherry
February 23, 1875 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Ida Maud Cherry
about 1876 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Joseph Parish Cherry
October 4, 1876 (Age 62 years)
Death of a grandsonWilliam H Cherry
May 28, 1877 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Mary Earl “Mollie” Cherry
February 8, 1878 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Cuca Cherry
August 14, 1878 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 64 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#12William Harley Cherry
December 31, 1878 (Age 64 years)
Death of a brotherA J Cherry
May 7, 1879 (Age 65 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#13Lula Dude Cherry
October 16, 1879 (Age 65 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Mattie Mae “Monni” Cherry
April 17, 1881 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#15Catherine Cherry
September 6, 1882 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Maggie A Cherry
January 1883 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17John Melvin Cherry
February 10, 1883 (Age 69 years)
Death of a granddaughterCatherine Cherry
February 21, 1883 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#18Moody Cherry
August 15, 1884 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#19Norman Franklin Cherry
January 28, 1885 (Age 71 years)
Death of a sisterClarinda Cherry
June 7, 1885 (Age 71 years)
Death of a wifeMaletha Shemwell
November 15, 1894 (Age 80 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 84 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 -
Death of a sonWilliam Zachariah Cherry
March 1, 1909 (Age 95 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 102 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 103 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 104 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 -

Last change June 28, 202016:17:54

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
8 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
21 months
6 months
7 years
younger brother
younger sister
Clarinda Cherry
Birth: about 1819 48 41Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 7, 1885Coles, Illinois, United States
Family with Maletha Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: about 1837
5 years
1 year
23 months
William Zachariah Cherry
Birth: November 29, 1843 29 25Tennessee, United States
Death: March 1, 1909Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States
2 years
4 years
3 years

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Henry G. Cherry - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Henry Cherry36MWFarmerTN
Maletha Cherry32FWKY
John Cherry11MWTN
William Cherry7MWTN
Thomas Cherry1MWTN
William Shemwell14MWTN
Adaline Shemwell3FWTN
May Shemwell8FWTN
Letha Ann Wise71FWNC

Notes: Who are William, Adaline,May & Letha Wise Shemwell

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Henry G. Cherry - Household

Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Henry Cherry45MWFarmerTN
Malethey Cherry50FWKY
Sarah Cherry18FWTN
William Cherry16MWTN
Thomas Cherry14MWTN
Joseph Cherry8MWTN
Adeline Thomas25FWTN
Will Shemwell24MWDay LaborerTN

Notes: District 7, Dover P. O.

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Henry G. Cherry - Household

Dist. 7 Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Cherry, HenryWM60headM42FarmerTNNCNC
Cherry, MalethaWF52wifeM42KYMDGA
Cherry, WilliamWM40sonS-LaborerTNTNKY

Notes: Maletha's age should be 62?