The Shemwell Family

Sarah M “Sallie” ShemwellAge: 38 years18621901

Sarah M “Sallie” Shemwell
Given names
Sarah M
Married name
Sarah M Whitlow
Birth May 1862 37 31
Note: or 1863
Birth of a sisterMary Louisa Shemwell
April 20, 1864 (Age 23 months)
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 4 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 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterLouisa Shemwell
1868 (Age 5 years)
Death of a sisterLouisa Shemwell
August 1869 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 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)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Shemwell
after July 1870 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterLouella “Lula” Carrie Shemwell
September 25, 1871 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Gorrell
August 22, 1873 (Age 11 years)

MarriageIshamel Higdon WhitlowView this family
January 10, 1878 (Age 15 years)
Note: James M. Huff, JP
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#1Flora Dell Whitlow
July 6, 1880 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Nellie Whitlow
August 1882 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Anna Louise “Dolly” Whitlow
April 21, 1885 (Age 22 years)
Death of a motherLouisa M Lee
October 28, 1886 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4Dorsey John Whitlow
September 25, 1887 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Nettie Whitlow
May 1889 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Orpha Whitlow
August 3, 1892 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#7Henry Clay Whitlow
June 4, 1894 (Age 32 years)
Marriage of a childJames Bruce PotterFlora Dell WhitlowView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 21, 1896 (Age 34 years)
Address: Ish Whitlow home
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ora Bell Potter
July 28, 1897 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#8John Whitlow
August 19, 1898 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Octa Potter
October 8, 1898 (Age 36 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childObie Reed WilliamsAnna Louise “Dolly” WhitlowView this family
October 6, 1901 (Age 39 years)
Death of a daughterOrpha Whitlow
1901 (on the date of death)
Death 1901 (Age 38 years)

Cemetery: Lamine Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 15, 1845Logan, Kentucky, United States
11 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
3 years
2 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
Louisa Shemwell
Birth: 1868 43 37Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: August 1869Cooper, Missouri, United States
4 years
younger sister
Family with Ishamel Higdon Whitlow - View this family
Marriage: January 10, 1878Lamine, Cooper, Missouri, United States
3 years
2 years
Nellie Whitlow
Birth: August 1882 26 20Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: 1902Cooper, Missouri, United States
3 years
2 years
Dorsey John Whitlow
Birth: September 25, 1887 31 25Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: April 11, 1955Cassville Community Hospital, Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States
20 months
Nettie Whitlow
Birth: May 1889 32 27Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: February 16, 1927Los Angeles, California, United States
3 years
Orpha Whitlow
Birth: August 3, 1892 36 30Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: 1901Cooper, Missouri, United States
22 months
4 years
John Whitlow
Birth: August 19, 1898 42 36Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: June 30, 1983

Sarah M “Sallie” Shemwell has 22 first cousins recorded

or 1863
Census1870 United States - Census transcript - George Morton Shemwell - Household

Lamine, Cooper, Missouri

G M Shemwell45MWFarmerKY
Louisa Shemwell40FWKeeping HouseKY
Sylvester Shemwell16MWWorks on farmKY
Elizabeth Shemwell10FWMO
Sarah Shemwell7FWMO
Mary Shemwell5FWMO
William Shemwell69MWRet FarmerNC
Mary Shemwell68FWRet from KHVA

Notes: William & Lucy next door

James M. Huff, JP
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Ishamel Higdon Whitlow - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, MO

Whitlow, I HheadWMJun185643M22KYKYVAFarming
Shemwell, Gfather in lawWMAug182475W54KYNCVAFarming
Whitlow, S MwifeWFMay186238M2277MOKYKY
Whitlow, NelliedaughterWFAug188217SMOKYMOAt School
Whitlow, AnniedaughterWFApr188515SMOKYMOAt School
Whitlow, DorseysonWMSep188712MMOKYMOAt School
Whitlow, NettiedaughterWFMay189010MMOKYMOAt School
Whitlow, OrphadaughterWFAug18927SMOKYMOAt School
Whitlow, HenrysonWMJun18954MKYMO
Whitlow, JohnsonWMAug18981SMOKYMO

Next door to Ida Sallie's neice