The Shemwell Family

Thomas James ShemwellAge: 55 years17991854

Thomas James Shemwell
Given names
Thomas James
Note: Maybe James Thomas?
Birth about 1799 22 19
Birth of a sisterNancy Shemwell
November 20, 1800 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a sisterSarah “Sally” Shemwell
about 1802 (Age 3 years)
Note: Fayette Tennessee
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 4 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Birth of a brotherSamuel Shemwell
September 17, 1809 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherJonathan P Shemwell
about 1810 (Age 11 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
October 29, 1811 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 13 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
Birth of a brotherWilliam G Shemwell
January 27, 1819 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 33 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
MarriageNancy BoneView this family
January 6, 1835 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Jane “Nancy” Shemwell
September 16, 1835 (Age 36 years)
Taxpayer 1835 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 36 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 -
Birth of a son
#2Samuel Thomas Shemwell
May 15, 1836 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 47 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 -
Death of a brotherJames G Shemwell
June 1849 (Age 50 years)
Cause: Typhoid Fever
Death of a motherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Thomas Milton Cook
1854 (Age 55 years)
Death before April 19, 1854 (Age 55 years)

Last change September 24, 201709:19:48

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 14, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
6 months
elder brother
2 years
23 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
8 years
younger brother
15 months
younger brother
younger sister
7 years
younger brother
Family with Nancy Bone - View this family
Marriage: January 6, 1835Cooper, Missouri, United States
16 months
-8 months

Thomas James Shemwell has 42 first cousins recorded

Father's family (42)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen Parham17981871
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Susan Jemimah Whatley
1Jemima Shemwell18141857
2John Paul Shemwell18151880
3Maletha Shemwell18181894
4Joseph Shemwell18221847
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Mary Suit
1Thomas W Shemwell18001877
Parents Joseph Hudspeth + Anna Margaret Shemwell
Parents Osborn McGehee + Sarah Rebecca Shemwell
1Anna McGehee17981884
2John McGehee18001875
4Nancy McGehee18121908
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Barbara Suit
2William Shemwell18001870
3Ann Shemwell18021889
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Elizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
Parents Samuel Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
8Mary Ann Shemwell18261890

Mother's family (0)

Maybe James Thomas?