The Shemwell Family

Samuel ShemwellAge: 71 years18091881

Name
Samuel Shemwell
Given names
Samuel
Surname
Shemwell
Birth September 17, 1809 33 29
Birth of a brotherJonathan P Shemwell
about 1810 (Age 3 months)

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 3 months)
Birth of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
October 29, 1811 (Age 2 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Birth of a brotherWilliam G Shemwell
January 27, 1819 (Age 9 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
MarriagePermelia Belinda RickmanView this family
August 17, 1841 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#1James Marcus Shemwell
August 14, 1842 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#2William Alexander Shemwell
July 26, 1845 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Shemwell
October 27, 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a brotherJames G Shemwell
June 1849 (Age 39 years)
Cause: Typhoid Fever
Death of a motherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 40 years)
Census August 14, 1850 (Age 40 years)
Address: Dist. 2
Death of a brotherThomas James Shemwell
before April 19, 1854 (Age 44 years)

Death of a sisterNancy Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 46 years)
Burial of a sisterNancy Shemwell
1855 (Age 45 years)
Address: Three miles south of Wheatland . On private property.
Cemetery: Holland Cemetery
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 47 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 fatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 50 years)
Census September 13, 1860 (Age 50 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
December 4, 1862 (Age 53 years)
Burial of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
1862 (Age 52 years)
Cemetery: Gay Street Cemetery
Marriage of a childWilliam Alexander ShemwellVirginia Cordelia “Jennie” BrockmanView this family
February 3, 1863 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Lieu A Shemwell
March 7, 1864 (Age 54 years)
Death of a granddaughterLieu A Shemwell
March 22, 1864 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James Harvey Shemwell
April 5, 1865 (Age 55 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Marriage of a childFinis Washington SherrodElizabeth Jane “Bettie” ShemwellView this family
September 2, 1866 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childJames Marcus ShemwellPenelope Frances “Fanny” CourseyView this family
November 15, 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 57 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Nannie H Sherrod
April 14, 1869 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4William David Shemwell
May 1869 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Alice Malone Shemwell
September 15, 1869 (Age 59 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Sarah Permelia Sherrod
November 19, 1871 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Samuel Anderson Shemwell
June 3, 1873 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Francis C Sherrod
June 5, 1873 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Lillian Belle “Lily” Shemwell
November 14, 1876 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sherrod
about 1877 (Age 67 years)
Death of a sisterSarah “Sally” Shemwell
October 1877 (Age 68 years)
Cause: Died of Dropsy
Birth of a grandson
#11Walter Winston Shemwell Sr.
April 14, 1878 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 68 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 granddaughter
#12Susan Earl Shemwell
August 19, 1879 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13James Samuel T Sherrod
January 22, 1880 (Age 70 years)
Census June 18, 1880 (Age 70 years)
Medical
Listed as Insane
1880 (Age 70 years)

Death August 28, 1881 (Age 71 years)
Burial 1881 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Last change April 4, 201809:43:17

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 14, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
6 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
23 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
8 years
himself
15 months
younger brother
brother
younger sister
7 years
younger brother
Family with Permelia Belinda Rickman - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: August 17, 1841Todd, Kentucky, United States
1 year
son
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
Burell Meador + Permelia Belinda Rickman - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: August 14, 1883Todd, Kentucky, United States

Samuel 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
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 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 - 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

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Shemwell - Household

06 Oct. 1870 Page 5 Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Samuel Shemwell60MWFarmerKY
Permelia Shemwell47FWKeeping HouseTN
James M Shemwell27MWFarm LaborKY
Francis Shemwell25FWKY
Alice M Shemwell1FWKY
Thomas Shemwell65MBKY

Notes: Thomas is Black - 2 Doors Down from William and Virginia

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Shemwell - Household

Sharon, Todd, KY

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Samuel ShemwellWM70headMInsaneKYNCNC
Permelia B ShemwellWF57wifeMKeeping HouseTNTNTN
James RickmanWM72father in lawWfather in lawTNNCNC

Samuel is Insane

Shared note1870 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Shemwell - Household

06 Oct. 1870 Page 5 Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Samuel Shemwell60MWFarmerKY
Permelia Shemwell47FWKeeping HouseTN
James M Shemwell27MWFarm LaborKY
Francis Shemwell25FWKY
Alice M Shemwell1FWKY
Thomas Shemwell65MBKY

Notes: Thomas is Black - 2 Doors Down from William and Virginia

Note
1860 Slave Schedule Owner: Sam Shemwell No. of slave: 1 Age: 31 Sex: M Color: B No. of Slave: 1 Age: 5 Sex: F Color: B