The Shemwell Family

Samuel Vanmeter ShemwellAge: 66 years18451911

Name
Samuel Vanmeter Shemwell
Given names
Samuel Vanmeter
Surname
Shemwell
Birth March 24, 1845 26 22
Birth of a son
#1Joseph Shemwell

Birth of a sisterColumbia Jane Shemwell
May 7, 1847 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 9 months)
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
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
June 5, 1850 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Shemwell
1852 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Luther Shemwell
April 22, 1853 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Permelia Shemwell
March 10, 1855 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 11 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a brotherLouis T Shemwell
February 10, 1860 (Age 14 years)
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 15 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 15 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary “Polly” VanMetre
December 2, 1863 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 16 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 21 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 21 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Death of a motherSusan Kerna Tabb
May 20, 1869 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 23 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 32 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageMary S TrouttView this family
February 22, 1883 (Age 37 years)

Death of a fatherWilliam G Shemwell
after May 1884 (Age 39 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Gertrude “Girdie” Shemwell
October 7, 1885 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Ruth Shemwell
June 26, 1893 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 53 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
Census June 11, 1900 (Age 55 years)
Death of a sisterColumbia Jane Shemwell
May 12, 1907 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Burgett Eugene “Bert” Shemwell
November 14, 1909 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Permelia Shemwell
before April 1910 (Age 65 years)
Census April 30, 1910 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Luther Shemwell
August 15, 1910 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph A Shemwell
after 1910 (Age 64 years)

Death December 8, 1911 (Age 66 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Masonic Cemetery
Last change May 4, 201911:06:41

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 15, 1840Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
17 months
elder brother
22 months
elder sister
2 years
himself
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
16 months
younger brother
23 months
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
Louis T Shemwell
Birth: February 10, 1860 41 37Kentucky, United States
Death: April 16, 1934Nashville, Washington, Illinois, United States
Family with Mary S Troutt - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 22, 1883
son
daughter
8 years
daughter
Ruth Shemwell
Birth: June 26, 1893 48 28Pinckneyville, Perry, Illinois, United States
Death: after November 1943

Samuel Vanmeter Shemwell has 31 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - William G. Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
William G Shemwell30MWFarmerKY
Susan K Shemwell30FWVA
James A. Shemwell9MWKY
Georgia Ann Shemwell7FWKY
Samuel V. Shemwell5MWKY
Catharne J. Shemwell3FWKY

Notes: Some of the Names are incorrect? -b

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William G. Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
William Shemwell30MKY
Susan Shemwell30FKY
Joseph Shemwell20MKY
G A Shemwell18FKY
Samuel Shemwell15MKY
Columbia Shemwell14FKY
Mary Shemwell12FKY
W L Shemwell10MKY
Susan Shemwell8FKY

Notes: Ages are off?

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

Nashville, Washington, Illinois

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Shemwell, Samuel VheadWMMar184555M17KYKYVACarpenter
Shemwell, Mary SwifeWFJul186435M1752ILKYKY
Shemwell, GirdiedaughterWFOct188514SILKYILAt School
Shemwell, RuthdaughterWFJun18936SILKYILAt School

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

Washington, Illinois, United States

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Shemwell, Samuel VheadMW64M27KYKYVAcarpenter
Shemwell, Mary wifeFW44M2752ILKYKY
Shemwell, GertiedaughterFW24SILKYIL
Shemwell, RuthdaughterFW16SILKYIL
Shemwell, BurgettgrandsonMW5 monthsSILILIL