The Shemwell Family

Samuel M ShemwellAge: 74 years18611935

Samuel M Shemwell
Given names
Samuel M
Birth June 22, 1861 28 36
Birth of a sisterMary Katherine Shemwell
October 30, 1864 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 5 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 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterNancy Jane “Nannie” Shemwell
August 29, 1868 (Age 7 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Patrick Shemwell
July 1869 (Age 8 years)
Cause: Inflammation of bowels
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 7 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 -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageJerusia Ellen DownsView this family
December 31, 1879 (Age 18 years)
Census June 10, 1880 (Age 18 years)
Death of a wifeJerusia Ellen Downs
before 1884 (Age 22 years)
MarriageMartha E “Mattie” O'NealView this family
August 21, 1884 (Age 23 years)
MarriageElizabeth Ellen “Eliza” JarvisView this family
March 3, 1889 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Lettie V Shemwell
June 21, 1892 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 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 -
Death of a motherMartha Jane “Mattie” Pidcock
before 1900 (Age 38 years)

Census June 6, 1900 (Age 38 years)
Coal Miner
1900 (Age 38 years)

Census April 6, 1910 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Herbert YontsLettie V ShemwellView this family
December 27, 1910 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Murl Wilbur Yonts
September 26, 1911 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mildred Virginia Yonts
October 2, 1913 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Harold Ray Yonts
May 26, 1915 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 54 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a brotherJohn L Shemwell
December 8, 1917 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Lennis Paul Yonts
May 29, 1918 (Age 56 years)
Death of a grandsonLennis Paul Yonts
August 31, 1918 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 55 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 56 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 -
Census January 20, 1920 (Age 58 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel Black Shemwell
December 22, 1921 (Age 60 years)
Cause: Chronic Interstitial Nephritis
Note: Name:S. B. Shemwell
Death of a daughterLettie V Shemwell
January 23, 1922 (Age 60 years)
Cause: Tuberculous of Lungs
Burial of a daughterLettie V Shemwell
1922 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery: Miller Cemetery
Death of a brotherJoseph H “Joe” Shemwell
August 20, 1924 (Age 63 years)
Death of a sisterRuth Ellen “Ruthie” Shemwell
February 23, 1926 (Age 64 years)
Death of a brotherJames Washington Shemwell
September 26, 1926 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 68 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 18, 1930 (Age 68 years)
Death August 17, 1935 (Age 74 years)
Cemetery: Miller & Piper Cemetery
Last change July 31, 201713:26:09

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 25, 1851Todd, Kentucky, United States
23 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
20 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Joseph H “Joe” Shemwell
Birth: December 1858 26 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 20, 1924Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
3 years
younger sister
Mary Katherine Shemwell
Birth: October 30, 1864 32 39Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 29, 1941Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger sister
Nancy Jane “Nannie” Shemwell
Birth: August 29, 1868 36 43Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 1, 1936Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Family with Jerusia Ellen Downs - View this family
Jerusia Ellen Downs
Birth: about 1852Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1884Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: December 31, 1879Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Martha E “Mattie” O'Neal - View this family
Marriage: August 21, 1884Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Family with Elizabeth Ellen “Eliza” Jarvis - View this family
Elizabeth Ellen “Eliza” Jarvis
Birth: April 29, 1862 42Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 2, 1940Bellevue, Campbell, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: March 3, 1889Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years

Samuel M Shemwell has 48 first cousins recorded

Father's family (43)

Parents John Franklin Driskill + Barbara Jane Shemwell
Parents John L Tabb + Martha Ellen Shemwell
1Thomas W Tabb18471906
3Mary Jane Tabb18521917
4John Riley Tabb18541945
5Joseph Warner Tabb18561933
6Susan E Tabb1859
Parents William Pidcock + Nancy Isabella Shemwell
Parents John Franklin Driskill + Nancy Isabella Shemwell
Parents William Henry Shemwell + Elizabeth Jane Tomerlin
3Leroy J Shemwell18581906
4James H Shemwell18611906
7Mattie V Shemwell18741914
Parents John Pidcock + Mary Ann Shemwell
3Miranda E Pidcock18631900
Parents John Patrick Shemwell Jr. + Mary Hester Sherrod
2Willie Shemwell18711875
3Etta Bell Shemwell18721942
Parents James Lewis Shemwell + Eliza Ann “Lizia” Latham
Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Black Shemwell - Household

4th Pct. Paradise, Muhlenberg Ky.

Samuel Black Shemwell37MWCoal MinerKY
Martha Jane 44FWKeeping HouseKY
Ruthie E. Shemwell17FWKY
Drusilla F. Shemwell16FWKY
John L. Shemwell15MWKY
Joseph H. Shemwell11MWKY
James Washington Shemwell13MWKY
Samuel M. Shemwell8MWKY
Mary Katherine Shemwell5FWKY
Nancy Jane Shemwell1FWKY
Mary C. Shemwell25FBHouse ServantKY
Susan S. Shemwell18FBKY

Notes: Mary C. & Susan S. Shemwell are Black.

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Carter - Household

South Carrollton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Carter, ThomasWM62CarpenterKYKYKY
Shemwell, S MWM18handMYFarm handKYKYKY
Shemwell, Jerushia EWF27wifeMYKeeping houseKYKYPA

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Samuel M Shemwell - Household

Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Shemwell, SamuelheadWMJun186138M11KYKYKYCoal miner
Shemwell, Eliza EwifeWFSept186238M1131KYKYKY
Shemwell, Lettia VdaughterWFJun18927SKYKYKY
Jarvis, Nanniesister in lawWFOctSKYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Samuel M Shemwell - Household

Bevier, Muhlenberg, KY

Shemwell, S MheadMW48M21KYKYKYCoal miner
Shemwell, E EwifeFW48M2131KYKYKY
Shemwell, Letty VdaughterFW17SKYKYKY
Shemwell, S BfatherMW77WdKYKYKY
Shemwell, Nannieyounger sisterFW41SKYKYKY
Jarvis, Nanniesister in lawFW53WdKYKYKY
Jarvis, RowlandboarderMW29SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Samuel M Shemwell - Household

Shemwell Hill Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, SamuelheadMW58MKYKYKYMinerCoal Mine
Shemwell, ElizawifeFW58MKYKYKY
Shemwell, Samuel BfatherMW87WdKYKYKY
Shemwell, Nannieyounger sisterFW51SKYKYKY
Jarvis, Nanniesister in lawFW69WdKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Samuel M Shemwell - Household

Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Shemwell, SamheadMW68M28KYKYKYMinerCoal Mine
Shemwell, ElizawifeFW66M26KYKYKY
Shemwell, Nannyyounger sisterFW61SKYKYKY
Yonts, Murlgrand sonMW18SKYKYKY
Yonts, Mildredgrand daughterFW16SKYKYKY
Yonts, Haroldgrand sonMW14SKYKYKY