The Shemwell Family

Betty T Shemwell1850

Betty T Shemwell
Given names
Betty T
Birth January 1850 26 28
Census August 14, 1850 (Age 7 months)
Birth of a sisterElphina Ella Shemwell
March 13, 1851 (Age 14 months)
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.
Birth of a sisterNancy Elizabeth Shemwell
August 12, 1857 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterRebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
May 4, 1859 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 7 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a sisterVirginia D “Jennie” Shemwell
September 23, 1861 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 11 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 17 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 17 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 19 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 -
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary “Polly” Shemwell
March 18, 1876 (Age 26 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Hall
December 8, 1878 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 28 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 48 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 fatherBenjamin Franklin Shemwell
November 11, 1905 (Age 55 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a motherMary Catherine Hall
November 14, 1905 (Age 55 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 66 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a brotherWilliam McKenley Shemwell
November 25, 1917 (Age 67 years)
Cause: Pneumonia & Paralysis
Burial of a brotherWilliam McKenley Shemwell
November 26, 1917 (Age 67 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Note: His death certificate says burial is in Gant Cemetery, I can't find any other records to verify -B
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 67 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 68 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 -
Death of a brotherJames C Shemwell
March 27, 1927 (Age 77 years)
Death of a sisterElphina Ella Shemwell
June 12, 1927 (Age 77 years)
Cause: Cirrhosis of the liver not acoholic
Death of a sisterAlmiranda J “Allie” Shemwell
August 11, 1928 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 79 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
November 4, 1933 (Age 83 years)

Death of a sisterNancy Elizabeth Shemwell
October 10, 1942 (Age 92 years)
Death of a sisterRebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
December 15, 1942 (Age 92 years)
Burial of a sisterRebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
December 17, 1942 (Age 92 years)
Cemetery: Oaklawn Cemetery
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 91 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Death of a sisterVirginia D “Jennie” Shemwell
November 26, 1947 (Age 97 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 100 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 96 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -

Last change December 5, 201513:25:31

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: estimated 1842
2 years
elder brother
3 months
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
21 months
14 months
younger sister
6 years
younger sister
21 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister

Betty T Shemwell has 35 first cousins recorded

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

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

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