The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” ShemwellAge: 76 years18471924

Name
Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Shemwell
Given names
Elizabeth Jane
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Elizabeth Jane Sherrod
Nickname
Bettie
Birth October 27, 1847 38 25
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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
Death of a paternal grandmotherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 2 years)
Census August 14, 1850 (Age 2 years)
Address: Dist. 2
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 9 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 12 years)
Census September 13, 1860 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 13 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
MarriageFinis Washington SherrodView this family
September 2, 1866 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 19 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 19 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a daughter
#1Nannie H Sherrod
April 14, 1869 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 21 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
Birth of a daughter
#2Sarah Permelia Sherrod
November 19, 1871 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Francis C Sherrod
June 5, 1873 (Age 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth K Henry
December 17, 1875 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sherrod
about 1877 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 30 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#5James Samuel T Sherrod
January 22, 1880 (Age 32 years)
Census June 18, 1880 (Age 32 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel Shemwell
August 28, 1881 (Age 33 years)
Marriage of a parentBurell MeadorPermelia Belinda RickmanView this family
August 14, 1883 (Age 35 years)
Note: 9 Aug 1883
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Rickman
June 21, 1884 (Age 36 years)

Marriage of a childWilliam Isom TomerlinNannie H SherrodView this family
October 30, 1884 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#6Horace Drake Sherrod
September 5, 1885 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Lola T Tomerlin
February 4, 1886 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Gertrude E “Gertie” Tomerlin
August 31, 1887 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a childWiley “Buck” ShemwellSarah Permelia SherrodView this family
January 31, 1888 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Oscar O Tomerlin
March 25, 1889 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Noble John Shemwell
August 3, 1889 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#7Norwood Auston Sherrod
August 7, 1889 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Delia P Shemwell
October 30, 1890 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Caskey Lewis Tomerlin
July 5, 1891 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Melvin M Shemwell
February 8, 1893 (Age 45 years)
Death of a grandsonMelvin M Shemwell
March 3, 1893 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Walton W Tomerlin
March 12, 1893 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Mary Betty Shemwell
February 8, 1896 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Cora “Cokie” Tomerlin
November 27, 1896 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 50 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a grandson
#11William Henry “Willie” Tomerlin
December 24, 1898 (Age 51 years)
Census June 16, 1900 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Etta Mae Shemwell
August 29, 1900 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childJames Samuel T SherrodMinnie Pearl RichmondView this family
November 11, 1900 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Finis Carlie Sherrod
June 30, 1902 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Rose H “Rosie” Shemwell
January 11, 1903 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#15Beulah Tomerlin
June 4, 1903 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childHorace Drake SherrodCora Lee FosterView this family
June 28, 1903 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Laurene Carrie Shemwell
January 8, 1906 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childJames Samuel T SherrodMattie L EddingsView this family
about 1906 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17Finis N Shemwell
February 22, 1907 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#18Arvin W Sherrod
February 21, 1908 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#19Winford Dudley Tomerlin
1909 (Age 61 years)
Census May 5, 1910 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#20Myrtle A Sherrod
May 10, 1910 (Age 62 years)
Death of a motherPermelia Belinda Rickman
September 30, 1910 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#21Roy K Sherrod
November 21, 1911 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#22Olevia Virginia Sherrod
March 27, 1914 (Age 66 years)
Marriage of a childNorwood Auston SherrodLissie Belle PriceView this family
November 21, 1915 (Age 68 years)
Note: Norwood is divorced - 1st wife? - children? -b
Death of a brotherJames Marcus Shemwell
July 20, 1916 (Age 68 years)
Burial of a brotherJames Marcus Shemwell
1916 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 68 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a grandson
#23Coy Ray Sherrod
July 16, 1918 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 69 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 70 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a husbandFinis Washington Sherrod
April 30, 1919 (Age 71 years)
Burial of a husbandFinis Washington Sherrod
1919 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Marriage of a childJames Samuel T SherrodMaude HallView this family
between 1920 and 1930 (Age 72 years)

Census January 14, 1920 (Age 72 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
February 1, 1922 (Age 74 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
1922 (Age 74 years)
Cemetery: Rosedale Cemetery
Death of a grandsonWilliam Henry “Willie” Tomerlin
January 11, 1923 (Age 75 years)

Cause: diabetes mellitus
Death August 16, 1924 (Age 76 years)
Burial 1924 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change July 7, 202013:55:25

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 17, 1841Todd, Kentucky, United States
1 year
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
2 years
herself
Mother’s family with Burell Meador - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: August 14, 1883Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Finis Washington Sherrod - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: September 2, 1866Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
19 months
daughter
Francis C Sherrod
Birth: June 5, 1873 29 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 23, 1946Logan, Kentucky, United States
5 years
daughter
3 years
son
6 years
son
Horace Drake Sherrod
Birth: September 5, 1885 42 37Kentucky, United States
Death: February 13, 1960Logan, Kentucky, United States
4 years
son
Norwood Auston Sherrod
Birth: August 7, 1889 45 41Kentucky, United States
Death: August 16, 1941Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Shemwell has 37 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Samuel Shemwell41MWFarmerKY
Paulina Shemwell28FWTN
James M Shemwell8MWKY
William A Shemwell5MWKY
Elizabeth J Shemwell3FWKY

Notes: Next door to Ben F. - Permeila is Paulina -b

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Shemwell - Household

Elkton, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Samuel Shemwellhead57MWFarmerKY
P B Shemwellwife38FWTN
James M Shemwellson18MWFarmerKY
W A Shemwellson15MWFarmerKY
B J Shemwelldaughter12FWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Finis Washington Sherrod - Household

Sharon, Todd, KY

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Finis W SherrodWM39headMFarmerKYKYSC
Betty J SherrodWF35wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYTN
Nannie H SherrodWF11daughterSKYKYKY
Permelia SherrodWF8daughterSKYKYKY
Francis G SherrodWF6daughterSKYKYKY
Lizzie C SherrodWF3daughterSKYKYKY
James S T SherrodWM4mJansonSKYKYKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Finis Washington Sherrod - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Sherrod, Finis WheadWMSep184456M32KYKYKYFarmer
Sherrod, Betsy JwifeWFOct184852M3277KYKYTN
Sherrod, James SsonWMJan188020SKYKYKYFarm laborer
Sherrod, Horace DsonWMSep188514SKYKYKYFarm laborer
Sherrod, Norwood AsonWMAug188910MKYKYKYFarm laborer
Meador, Permelia Bmother in lawWFSep182277Wd33TNTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Finis Washington Sherrod - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Sherrod, Finis WheadMW68M43KYNCSCFarmerGeneral Farm
Sherrod, Elizabeth JwifeFW65M4397KYNCTN
Sherrod, NorwoodsonMW19SKYKYKYFarm laborerHome farm
Shemwell, Permeliamother in lawFW76Wd33SCSCSC

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Elizabeth J “Bettie” Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Sherrod, BettieheadFW72WKYKYKY

Next door to son James. -b