The Shemwell Family

Nancy ShemwellAge: 55 years18001855

Nancy Shemwell
Given names
Married name
Nancy Holland
Birth November 20, 1800 24 20
Birth of a sisterSarah “Sally” Shemwell
about 1802 (Age 13 months)
Note: Fayette Tennessee
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 2 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Birth of a brotherSamuel Shemwell
September 17, 1809 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherJonathan P Shemwell
about 1810 (Age 9 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
October 29, 1811 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 11 years)

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 brotherWilliam G Shemwell
January 27, 1819 (Age 18 years)
MarriageThomas HollandView this family
December 28, 1819 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Orva Adaline Holland
January 14, 1823 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2Henry Ward Holland
September 20, 1826 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Carolina Isabelle Holland
December 31, 1830 (Age 30 years)
Note: maybe 1832
Birth of a son
#4Shandy Walker Holland
April 21, 1832 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 31 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a son
#5Samuel F Holland
1835 (Age 34 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 34 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 -
Birth of a son
#6Nathaniel L Holland
1837 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#7Thomas James Holland
January 30, 1840 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#8William L Holland
1840 (Age 39 years)

Marriage of a childAlexander ThompsonOrva Adaline HollandView this family
June 10, 1841 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Nancy Keziah Thompson
November 26, 1842 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Thomas Leonard Thompson
June 14, 1844 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Nathaniel S Thompson
August 26, 1846 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4William Lafayette Thompson
February 1848 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 45 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 -
Death of a brotherJames G Shemwell
June 1849 (Age 48 years)
Cause: Typhoid Fever
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Martha Cordelia Thompson
March 29, 1850 (Age 49 years)
Note: Paralel is listed in the 1850 Census - Must have been a name change? - b
Death of a motherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 49 years)
Census September 5, 1850 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Malinda Jane Thompson
September 9, 1852 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Sarah Paralel Thompson
February 18, 1854 (Age 53 years)
Note: Paralel is listed in the 1850 Census - Must have been a name change? - b
Death of a brotherThomas James Shemwell
before April 19, 1854 (Age 53 years)

Marriage of a childJohn Siddle WilliamsCarolina Isabelle HollandView this family
August 30, 1854 (Age 53 years)
Death December 3, 1855 (Age 55 years)
Burial 1855 (Age 54 years)
Address: Three miles south of Wheatland . On private property.
Cemetery: Holland Cemetery
Last change December 5, 201514:44:47

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 14, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
6 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
23 months
2 years
younger sister
8 years
younger brother
15 months
younger brother
younger sister
7 years
younger brother
Family with Thomas Holland - View this family
Marriage: December 28, 1819Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
4 years
4 years
16 months
4 years
3 years
3 years
11 months

Nancy Shemwell has 42 first cousins recorded

Father's family (42)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen Parham17981871
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Susan Jemimah Whatley
2Jemima Shemwell18141857
3John Paul Shemwell18151880
4Maletha Shemwell18181894
5Joseph Shemwell18221847
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Mary Suit
1Thomas W Shemwell18001877
Parents Joseph Hudspeth + Anna Margaret Shemwell
Parents Osborn McGehee + Sarah Rebecca Shemwell
1Anna McGehee17981884
2John McGehee18001875
4Nancy McGehee18121908
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Barbara Suit
2William Shemwell18001870
3Ann Shemwell18021889
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Elizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
Parents Samuel Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
8Mary Ann Shemwell18261890

Mother's family (0)

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Holland - Household

Hickory, Missouri, United States Dist. 37

Thomas Holland53MFarmerVA
Nancy Holland40FNC
Carolina I Holland18FKY
Henry W Holland23MKY
Shandy W Holland17MKY
Samuel F Holland15M-
Nathaniel L Holland13MKY
Thomas J J Holland11MMO
William L Holland10M-USA, Missouri
Nathaniel Holland44M-

Transcription of Holland Cemetery states that buried with Nancy Holland are three (3) sons and three (3) grandsons. Transcription dated 11 November 1970.