The Shemwell Family

James Isaac ShemwellAge: 45 years18151860

James Isaac Shemwell
Given names
James Isaac
Birth 1815 25 12
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Birth of a brotherWilliam Travis Shemwell
September 7, 1818 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas F Shemwell
October 18, 1820 (Age 5 years)

Birth of a brotherPoindexter Shemwell
1822 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherAlexander “Alex” Shemwell Jr.
April 17, 1824 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherWhitson Berry Shemwell
1828 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterLouisa Shemwell
about 1828 (Age 13 years)
Death of a brotherThomas F Shemwell
October 30, 1829 (Age 14 years)

Birth of a brotherDr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell
February 27, 1830 (Age 15 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherNancy
between 1820 and 1830 (Age 5 years)

Birth of a sisterCharlotte Jane Shemwell
January 1, 1832 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 17 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a sisterMargaret Shemwell
August 1834 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 20 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 brotherThomas Franklin Shemwell
about 1836 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a brotherLorenzo D Shemwell
1839 (Age 24 years)
Death of a fatherAlexander Shemwell Sr.
1841 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Amanda J “Mandy” Shemwell
March 7, 1846 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 31 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 wife
before 1850 (Age 35 years)

Census August 28, 1850 (Age 35 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Travis Shemwell
August 20, 1852 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 42 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death about 1860 (Age 45 years)
Last change September 20, 201813:29:21

by: Barry Shemwell
Additional Info
Needs more research
September 20, 2018

by: Barry Shemwell
Note: In the 1850 census he and Amanda are in the John and Mary (Reed)Cronch household. Could they be his …
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4 years
younger brother
William Travis Shemwell
Birth: September 7, 1818 28 16North Carolina, United States
Death: August 20, 1852Rowan, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
1 year
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
22 months
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Thomas Franklin Shemwell
Birth: about 1836 46 33North Carolina, United States
Death: December 11, 1862Charlottesville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
4 years
younger brother
Lorenzo D Shemwell
Birth: 1839 49 36Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: between 1870 and 1873
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James Isaac Shemwell has 26 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - John Cronch - Household

Graves, Kentucky

John Cronchhead52MWFarmerNC
Mary Cronchwife52FWNC
Eve Cronchdaughter10FWKY
J D Cronchson18MWFarmerKY
James Shemwell35MWFarmerNC
Amanda Shemwell4FWKY

Additional Info
In the 1850 census he and Amanda are in the John and Mary (Reed)Cronch household. Could they be his in-laws?. Wife Charity Cronch?