The Shemwell Family

George Morton ShemwellAge: 79 years18241904

Name
George Morton Shemwell
Given names
George Morton
Surname
Shemwell
Birth August 1824 24 22
Note: maybe 1827 ?
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Shemwell
August 1826 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam M Shemwell
about 1829 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterWinifred Shemwell
May 1830 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Shemwell Jr.
July 10, 1831 (Age 6 years)
Note: James may have passed prior to 1831. Elizabeth is listed as head of the household in the 1830 US Federal Census in Todd, Kentucky, United States. This census was taken June 1, 1830 - August 1, 1830.
Occupation
bricklayer/Farmer/carpenter

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 7 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 11 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
MarriageLouisa M LeeView this family
September 15, 1845 (Age 21 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherNancy Boley
1845 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a son
#1William David Shemwell
August 22, 1846 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 21 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 son
#2Alexander Taylor Shemwell
March 4, 1849 (Age 24 years)
Census September 18, 1850 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3John William Shemwell
August 13, 1851 (Age 27 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Gorrell
1851 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a son
#4Sylvester Penic Shemwell
June 20, 1854 (Age 29 years)
Burial
Additional Info
Moved to Missouri with parents
1854

by: Donna Osiek
Residence 1855 (Age 30 years)
Note: Farm, Saline Co. near Pettis Co. line
Birth of a daughter
#5Anna Elizabeth “Annie” Shemwell
August 30, 1859 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 32 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Sarah M “Sallie” Shemwell
May 1862 (Age 37 years)
Note: or 1863
Military
Civil War
Type: Oath
October 18, 1862 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Mary Louisa Shemwell
April 20, 1864 (Age 39 years)
Conscripted
Civil War
October 1864 (Age 40 years)

Note: Sedalia Advertiser January 21, 1865 (Age 40)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 36 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 childWilliam David ShemwellLucy Elizabeth PlatteView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 8, 1867 (Age 43 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 42 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 42 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a daughter
#8Louisa Shemwell
1868 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1William Standard Shemwell
September 7, 1868 (Age 44 years)
Death of a daughterLouisa Shemwell
August 1869 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ida Mae Shemwell
November 29, 1869 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 44 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 45 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Shemwell
after July 1870 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Solon Underwood Shemwell
June 12, 1871 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Louella “Lula” Carrie Shemwell
September 25, 1871 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childJohn William ShemwellMadora CramerView this family
January 9, 1873 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Edward Lee Shemwell
February 15, 1873 (Age 48 years)
Death of a motherMary Gorrell
August 22, 1873 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Rosa Elnora “Rosie” Shemwell
February 13, 1874 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Elma Medora Shemwell
June 5, 1875 (Age 50 years)
Death of a granddaughterElma Medora Shemwell
April 30, 1876 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childSylvester Penic ShemwellEva Ann CramerView this family
Type: Civil marriage
May 16, 1876 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childIshamel Higdon WhitlowSarah M “Sallie” ShemwellView this family
January 10, 1878 (Age 53 years)
Note: James M. Huff, JP
Marriage of a childWilliam Nicholas McMahanAnna Elizabeth “Annie” ShemwellView this family
March 31, 1878 (Age 53 years)
Note: James M. Huff, J.P.
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Anna Margaret “Maggie” Shemwell
June 3, 1878 (Age 53 years)

Birth of a grandson
#8George Ludwell Shemwell
September 6, 1878 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 53 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
#9Mamie McMahan
about 1879 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10John Morton “Jack” Shemwell
March 5, 1880 (Age 55 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Flora Dell Whitlow
July 6, 1880 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Eyla J “Ella” Shemwell
April 22, 1881 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childJames Finley BurrisMary Louisa ShemwellView this family
Type: Civil marriage
July 23, 1882 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Dovie Myrtle Shemwell
July 26, 1882 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Nellie Whitlow
August 1882 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#15Elzira “Ella” McMahan
September 10, 1882 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Unnamed Burris
December 16, 1883 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17Henry Andrew “Boss” Shemwell
September 30, 1884 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#18Charles Nicholas “Charlie” McMahan
February 28, 1885 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#19Anna Louise “Dolly” Whitlow
April 21, 1885 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#20Dorval Burris
August 4, 1885 (Age 61 years)
Death of a wifeLouisa M Lee
October 28, 1886 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#21Ora Raymond Burris
March 11, 1887 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#22Infant Shemwell
August 4, 1887 (Age 63 years)

Death of a grandsonInfant Shemwell
August 4, 1887 (Age 63 years)

Birth of a grandson
#23Dorsey John Whitlow
September 25, 1887 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#24Rosa Lee “Rosalie” Shemwell
November 1887 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#25Nettie Whitlow
May 1889 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childCharles WilliamsLouella “Lula” Carrie ShemwellView this family
May 25, 1889 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childAlexander Taylor ShemwellMelvina Pamelia ThompsonView this family
October 1889 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#26Gertrude Shemwell
September 23, 1890 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#27Robert Carter Shemwell
July 7, 1891 (Age 66 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#28Etta Lee Burris
September 3, 1891 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#29Annie McMahan
October 17, 1891 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#30Virginia Gayle Brady
November 24, 1891 (Age 67 years)
Death of a grandsonRobert Carter Shemwell
January 2, 1892 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#31Alta M Shemwell
August 1892 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#32Orpha Whitlow
August 3, 1892 (Age 68 years)
Death of a grandsonSolon Underwood Shemwell
December 29, 1892 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#33George Alexander Shemwell
January 3, 1894 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#34Henry Clay Whitlow
June 4, 1894 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#35Bessie Marguerite McMahan
November 14, 1894 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#36Ruth Shemwell
July 16, 1896 (Age 71 years)
Death of a grandsonEdward Lee Shemwell
December 7, 1896 (Age 72 years)
Cause: Consumption
Marriage of a childJohn William ShemwellCatherine J MartinView this family
May 5, 1897 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a grandson
#37Robert Levi Shemwell
February 8, 1898 (Age 73 years)

Birth of a grandson
#38John Whitlow
August 19, 1898 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 73 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
Death of a granddaughterAnna Margaret “Maggie” Shemwell
October 13, 1898 (Age 74 years)
Death of a granddaughterAnnie McMahan
before 1900 (Age 75 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 75 years)
Note: Living with I.H. Whitlow - Son-in-law
Death of a grandsonRobert Levi Shemwell
August 1, 1901 (Age 77 years)

Cause: Dysentery
Death of a granddaughterOrpha Whitlow
1901 (Age 76 years)
Death of a daughterSarah M “Sallie” Shemwell
1901 (Age 76 years)

Death of a granddaughterDovie Myrtle Shemwell
March 29, 1902 (Age 77 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#39Edna Lee “Betty” Brady
July 6, 1902 (Age 77 years)
Marriage of a childGreenberry “Doc” TurnerAnna Elizabeth “Annie” ShemwellView this family
August 1902 (Age 78 years)

Death of a granddaughterNellie Whitlow
1902 (Age 77 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Shemwell
February 1, 1903 (Age 78 years)
Burial of a sisterElizabeth Shemwell
1903 (Age 78 years)
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
Note: Grave unmarked - listed with Lot Number.
Death July 29, 1904 (Age 79 years)
Address: Confederate Home Higginsville, Lafayette, Missouri
Last change November 30, 202116:31:55

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 25, 1823Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
himself
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
17 months
younger sister
Winifred Shemwell
Birth: May 1830 30 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 15, 1909Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States
Family with Louisa M Lee - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 15, 1845Logan, Kentucky, United States
11 months
son
3 years
son
2 years
son
3 years
son
5 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
5 years
daughter
Louisa Shemwell
Birth: 1868 43 37Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: August 1869Cooper, Missouri, United States
4 years
daughter

George Morton Shemwell has 22 first cousins recorded

Birth
maybe 1827 ?
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - George Morton Shemwell - Household

Logan, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
George M Shemwellhead26MWFarmerKY
Louisa M Shemwellwife18FWKY
William D Shemwellson3MWKY
Alexander Shemwellson1MWKY

District 2

Residence
Farm, Saline Co. near Pettis Co. line
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - George Morton Shemwell - Household

Georgetown Post Office Bowling Green Township, Pettis, Missouri, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
George M. Shemwell33MWFarmer400KY
Louisa Shemwell28FWKY
William D. Shemwell13MWKY
Alexander Shemwell11MWKY
John Shemwell8MWKY
Sylvester Shemwell6MWMO
Ann Eliza Shemwell9mFWMO
William Shemwell60MWNC
Mary Shemwell58FWVA

Conscripted
Sedalia Advertiser January 21, 1865 (Age 40) Conscripted Army-Price's CSA Army
Census1870 United States - Census transcript - George Morton Shemwell - Household

Lamine, Cooper, Missouri

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
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

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - George Morton Shemwell - Household

Lamine, Cooper, Missouri

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
G M ShemwellWM56headMMFarmerKYNCVA
Louisa ShemwellWF50wifeMMKeeping houseKYKYKY
A T ShemwellWM32sonSSFarm laborerKYKYKY
Mary ShemwellWF14daughterSSAt homeMOKYKY
Louella ShemwellWF9daughterSSMOKYKY
Rosie ShemwellWF6grand-daughterSSMOKYMO
John ShemwellWM28sonSWDCarpenterKYKYKY

Text: Living with grandparents, George Morton and Louisa Shemwell, and father, John William Shemwell. Madora Cramer Shemwell, mother, had died.

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Ishamel Higdon Whitlow - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, MO

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
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

Census
Living with I.H. Whitlow - Son-in-law