The Shemwell Family

Mahalia Adeline DoddAge: 61 years18351896

Name
Mahalia Adeline Dodd
Given names
Mahalia Adeline
Surname
Dodd
Married name
Mahalia Adeline Thompson
Married name
Mahalia Adeline Shemwell
Note: Caroline, Mahalia?---Ann Dodd? see W.H.'s death cert.
Birth 1835
MarriageThompsonView this family
unknown

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836
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
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 11 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
Birth of a daughter
#1Georgia Ann Shemwell
April 28, 1858 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 22 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
MarriageJohn Paul ShemwellView this family
November 21, 1860 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2William Henry Shemwell
July 6, 1864 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 26 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
#3Joseph Zachariah “Joe” Shemwell
December 25, 1865 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 32 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 32 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a son
#4John Wesley “Bitty” Shemwell
1868 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#5Thomas Shemwell
1869 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 34 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 35 years)
Address: Dist. 9, Family No. 71
Birth of a son
#6James Elbert Shemwell
July 9, 1872 (Age 37 years)
Marriage of a childMark Monroe WeaksGeorgia Ann ShemwellView this family
October 2, 1878 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 43 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ruth Weaks
July 19, 1880 (Age 45 years)

Death of a husbandJohn Paul Shemwell
after 1880 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Lillian Izora Weaks
December 25, 1881 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Lurton Edgar Weaks
1884 (Age 49 years)
Address: Erin, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Zula Ann Weaks
March 22, 1886 (Age 51 years)
Address: Erin, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Marriage of a childJoseph Zachariah “Joe” ShemwellNancy Ann “Anna” McMillanView this family
June 30, 1887 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Lola Gertrude Shemwell
March 18, 1888 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Alpha Omega Weaks
June 14, 1888 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Henry ShemwellJulia A McMillanView this family
June 20, 1888 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Lorena Shemwell
January 28, 1890 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8John Lymon Shemwell
March 11, 1890 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Johnny Frederick Weaks
April 11, 1890 (Age 55 years)
Address: Erin, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death of a grandsonJohnny Frederick Weaks
April 26, 1891 (Age 56 years)
Address: Erin, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death of a granddaughterAlpha Omega Weaks
May 9, 1891 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10William Preston Weaks
February 20, 1892 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Flora B Shemwell
January 1893 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12Robert Herman Weaks
December 30, 1893 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childJames Elbert ShemwellMargaret Caroline “Maggie” MillerView this family
Type: Religious marriage
May 29, 1895 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Harry E Shemwell
September 27, 1896 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Ruby Ann Shemwell
September 28, 1896 (Age 61 years)
Death before October 1896 (Age 61 years)
Will October 21, 1896
Last change July 31, 201621:23:24

by: Donna Osiek
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Family with John Paul Shemwell - View this family
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Marriage: November 21, 1860Stewart, Tennessee, United States
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daughter
6 years
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William Henry Shemwell
Birth: July 6, 1864 49 29Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 9, 1951Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
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3 years
son
2 years
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4 years
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James Elbert Shemwell
Birth: July 9, 1872 57 37Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 12, 1931Gulfport, Harrison, Mississippi, United States

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Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Paul Shemwell - Household

Civil District 9 Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
John Shemwell58MWFarmerTN
Mahalia Shemwell35FWKeeping HouseTN
Georgeanna Shemwell12FWTN
William Shemwell6MWTN
Joseph Shemwell4MWTN
John Shemwell3MWTN
Thomas Shemwell1MWTN
William H. Shemwell37MWFarm HandTN
Thomas McVay18MWFarm HandTN

Notes: Adaline is Mahalia? John born in Tn. William H is John's uncle - father’s half-brother

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Paul Shemwell - Household

Houston, Tennessee, USA

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
J. P. ShemwellWM70headMLaborerILILIL
Adaline ShemwellWF45wifeMTNTNTN
William ShemwellWM15sonS-TNTNTN
Joseph ShemwellWM13sonS-TNTNTN
John Wesley ShemwellWM12sonS-TNTNTN
Thomas ShemwellWM10sonS-TNTNTN
James ShemwellWM8sonS-TNTNTN
William H. ShemwellWM42boarderS-TNTNTN
Lusindy MooreWF11boarderS-TNTNTN

Notes: William H is John's uncle - father’s half-brother

Name
Caroline, Mahalia?---Ann Dodd? see W.H.'s death cert.