The Shemwell Family

Eleanor Kittrell ShemwellAge: 71 years18091880

Eleanor Kittrell Shemwell
Given names
Eleanor Kittrell
Married name
Eleanor Kittrell Hester
Birth August 15, 1809 26 20
MarriageSamuel HesterView this family

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 4 months)
Birth of a sisterMary Lucinda Shemwell
March 14, 1812 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherZachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell
December 25, 1814 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 2 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 brotherDr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell
1816 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterEmily Ellen Shemwell
July 24, 1823 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
1826 (Age 16 years)

Birth of a son
#1Edmund Garner Hester
March 25, 1827 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#2Henry James Hester
about 1829 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a son
#3Howel Hester
about 1830 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#4Robert A Hester
February 1831 (Age 21 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 22 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a brotherJoseph Theodore Shemwell
about 1834 (Age 24 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 26 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
#5Joseph Anderson “Anse” Hester
May 25, 1837 (Age 27 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph M Shemwell
March 6, 1838 (Age 28 years)
Note: or Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Birth of a daughter
#6Fredonia Hester
1840 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#7Samuel Buford Hester
October 5, 1841 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Eudora G “Puss” Hester
January 11, 1844 (Age 34 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn
March 18, 1845 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Frances Mae “Mack” Hester
September 18, 1847 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 36 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
#10Richard M “Dick” Hester
March 29, 1850 (Age 40 years)
Census August 8, 1850 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a childEdmund Garner HesterSusan Francis “Sally” WilsonView this family
August 12, 1852 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 49 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Martha H “Mattie” Hester
October 1, 1859 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 47 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census August 10, 1860 (Age 50 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Theodore Shemwell
after 1860 (Age 50 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2Lee Willie Hester
May 17, 1863 (Age 53 years)
Death of a brotherDr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell
after 1863 (Age 53 years)
Death of a husbandSamuel Hester
February 5, 1864 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 51 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 -
Marriage of a childJames Samuel RagsdaleFrances Mae “Mack” HesterView this family
November 11, 1865 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Cornelia Hayes Hester
October 11, 1866 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Frank M Ragsdale
October 1867 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel Buford HesterAmanda A JeffrissView this family
December 24, 1867 (Age 58 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 57 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 57 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a grandson
#5Ether Hester
calculated 1868 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 59 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 grandson
#6Murray Hester
1870 (Age 60 years)
Census September 8, 1870 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Mary Hester
about 1871 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#8Lotta G Ragsdale
January 31, 1872 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Alice Hester
about 1875 (Age 65 years)

Death of a brotherZachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell
August 31, 1876 (Age 67 years)
Burial of a brotherZachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell
September 1876 (Age 67 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Birth of a grandson
#10James Allen Ragsdale
May 1877 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Walter Ray Hester
May 1878 (Age 68 years)

Death of a brotherHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
October 1, 1878 (Age 69 years)
Burial of a brotherHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
1878 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery: McKinney Cemetery
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 68 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childJohn Oscar CushmanEudora G “Puss” HesterView this family
May 12, 1879 (Age 69 years)
Death of a brotherAllen James “A J” Shemwell
December 8, 1879 (Age 70 years)
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 70 years)
Death November 19, 1880 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery: Hester Cemetery
Last change December 20, 201608:33:32

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: October 26, 1803Logan, Kentucky, United States
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younger sister
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Family with Samuel Hester - View this family
3 years
2 years
14 months
6 years
4 years
21 months
2 years
Eudora G “Puss” Hester
Birth: January 11, 1844 39 34Kentucky, United States
Death: July 16, 1929Hopkinvsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
3 years
Richard M “Dick” Hester
Birth: March 29, 1850 46 40Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 14, 1935Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States

Eleanor Kittrell Shemwell has 47 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
1Jemima Shemwell18141857
2John Paul Shemwell18151880
3Maletha Shemwell18181894
4Joseph 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 J Shemwell + Jane “Jenny” Dickerson
1James G Shemwell17981849
3Nancy Shemwell18001855
5Samuel Shemwell18091881
8William G Shemwell18191884
Parents Samuel Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Hester - Household

Christian, Kentucky

Samuel Hesterhead45MWFarmerVA
Eleanor Shemwellwife40FWKY
Henry James Hesterson20MWTN
Robert A Hesterson18MWTN
Joseph A Hesterson13MWKY
Fredonia Hesterdaughter11FWKY
Sam Hesterson8MWKY
Eudora G Hesterdaughter6FWKY
Frances Hesterdaughter2FWKY
Richard Hesterson1MWKY
Howel Harris20MWFarmerTN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Hester - Household

Christian, Kentucky

Samuel Hesterhead55MWFarmerVA
Eleanor Hesterwife48FWTN
Andrew Hesterson22MWFarmerKYY
Samuel Hesterson18MWClerk in StoreKYY
Fredonia Hesterdaughter20FWKY
Eudora Hesterdaughter16FWKY
Mae Hesterdaughter13FWKYY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Eleanor Kittrell Shemwell - Household

Christian, Kentucky

Eleanor Shemwellhead62FWKeeping HouseKY
Henry Hesterson41MWWorks on FarmTN
Anderson Hesterson32MWWorks on FarmKY
Dora Hesterdaughter24FWKY
Richard Hesterson20MWWorks on FarmKY
John Kendrick35MWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Eleanor Kittrell Shemwell - Household

Lafayette, Christian, Kentucky

Eleanor HesterWF70headWKeeping HouseTNMDGA
Henry HesterWM52sonSFarm laborerTNVATN
Dick HesterWM30sonMFarmerKYVATN