The Shemwell Family

Nancy Isabella ShemwellAge: 64 years18291893

Name
Nancy Isabella Shemwell
Given names
Nancy Isabella
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Nancy Isabella Driskill
Married name
Nancy Isabella Pidcock
Birth 1829 23 25
Birth of a brotherWilliam Henry Shemwell
June 1, 1830 (Age 17 months)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Shemwell Jr.
July 10, 1831 (Age 2 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 3 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 3 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 5 years)
Birth of a brotherShemwell
between 1835 and 1840 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 6 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 brotherJohn Patrick Shemwell Jr.
October 30, 1836 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Lewis Shemwell
May 4, 1840 (Age 11 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 11 years)
Death of a brotherShemwell
after June 1, 1840 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherTheophilus Marion Shemwell
1843 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 17 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
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 21 years)
MarriageWilliam PidcockView this family
April 23, 1856 (Age 27 years)
Death of a sisterBarbara Jane Shemwell
October 23, 1856 (Age 27 years)
Cause: Died during childbirth
MarriageJohn Franklin DriskillView this family
April 3, 1857 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Harriett Pidcock
1858 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Louisa Alverta “Lou” Driskill
February 23, 1858 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#3George Clark Driskill
November 6, 1859 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 28 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census September 5, 1860 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#4Arthur Davis Driskill
May 6, 1861 (Age 32 years)
Death of a brotherTheophilus Marion Shemwell
February 15, 1862 (Age 33 years)

Cause: Shot in Jaw
Note: Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee- - transported to field hospital.
Birth of a son
#5John Seymore “Johnnie” Driskill
May 3, 1862 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Frances Tennessee “Fannie” Driskill
December 10, 1864 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 32 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
Birth of a son
#7Sylvester Merryman Driskill
September 8, 1866 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 38 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 38 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Death of a fatherJohn Patrick Shemwell
July 1869 (Age 40 years)
Cause: Inflammation of bowels
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 40 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 13, 1870 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 49 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Marriage of a childJames Nathan Allen Jr.Louisa Alverta “Lou” DriskillView this family
January 31, 1884 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mary Ethel Allen
January 1, 1885 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childArthur Davis DriskillIda May MohonView this family
about 1886 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Laura Belle Driskill
February 12, 1887 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Cecil Morton Driskill
December 15, 1888 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4James Orville “Shep” Allen
September 10, 1890 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Clara Mae “Chessie” Driskill
November 11, 1891 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childRobert H JacksonFrances Tennessee “Fannie” DriskillView this family
January 14, 1892 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Lesea Willard Driskill
June 24, 1892 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Alice Belle Jackson
February 10, 1893 (Age 64 years)
Death August 21, 1893 (Age 64 years)
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
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
herself
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 William Pidcock - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: April 23, 1856Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
daughter
Family with John Franklin Driskill - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: April 3, 1857Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
daughter
20 months
son
George Clark Driskill
Birth: November 6, 1859 31 30Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 21, 1946Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
18 months
son
1 year
son
John Seymore “Johnnie” Driskill
Birth: May 3, 1862 34 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 13, 1931Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
daughter
21 months
son
John Franklin Driskill + Barbara Jane Shemwell - View this family
husband
elder sister
Marriage: January 31, 1850Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
niece
2 years
niece
16 months
niece
2 years
niece

Nancy Isabella 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 Patrick Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
John Shemwell44MWFarmerNC
Priscilla Shemwell46FWNC
Isabella Shemwell21FWKY
Samuel Shemwell18MWFarmerKYX
Mary A Shemwell16FWKYX
John Shemwell Jr.14MWKYX
James Shemwell12MWKYX
Theophilus M Shemwell7MWKYX

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John Franklin Driskill - Household

Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
John Franklin Driskellhead32MWFarmerTN
N J Driskellwife31FWKY
M I Driskelldaughter9FWKY
M A Driskelldaughter7FWKY
M E Driskelldaughter5FWKY
R J Driskelldaughter4FWKY
L A Driskelldaughter3FWKY
G C Driskellson1MWKY
Anna Driskellmother62FWNC

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Franklin Driskill - Household

Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Driskill, J Fhead42MWFarmerTN
Driskill, Nancy Jwife41FWKeeping HouseKY
Driskill, Miranda Idaughter18FWWithout OccupationKY
Driskill, Mary Adaughter17FWWithout OccupationKY
Driskill, Martha Edaughter15FWWithout OccupationKY
Driskill, Louisa Adaughter12FWWithout OccupationKY
Driskill, George Cson10MWAt HomeKY
Driskill, Arthur Dson9MWKY
Driskill, John Cson8MWKY
Driskill, Fanny Tdaughter5FWKY
Driskill, Sylvester Mson3MWKY