The Shemwell Family

William G ShemwellAge: 65 years18191884

Name
William G Shemwell
Given names
William G
Surname
Shemwell
Birth January 27, 1819 42 39
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 12 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 16 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
Civil marriageSusan Kerna TabbView this family
January 15, 1840 (Age 20 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Joseph A Shemwell
June 6, 1841 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2George Ann Shemwell
April 8, 1843 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3Samuel Vanmeter Shemwell
March 24, 1845 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Columbia Jane Shemwell
May 7, 1847 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 26 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
Death of a brotherJames G Shemwell
June 1849 (Age 30 years)
Cause: Typhoid Fever
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 31 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a daughter
#5Mary Ann Shemwell
June 5, 1850 (Age 31 years)
Death of a motherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Susan Shemwell
1852 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#7William Luther Shemwell
April 22, 1853 (Age 34 years)
Death of a brotherThomas James Shemwell
before April 19, 1854 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a daughter
#8Sarah Permelia Shemwell
March 10, 1855 (Age 36 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 36 years)
Burial of a sisterNancy Shemwell
1855 (Age 35 years)
Address: Three miles south of Wheatland . On private property.
Cemetery: Holland Cemetery
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 37 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 son
#9Louis T Shemwell
February 10, 1860 (Age 41 years)
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 41 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 41 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
December 4, 1862 (Age 43 years)
Burial of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
1862 (Age 42 years)
Cemetery: Gay Street Cemetery
Military February 1864 (Age 45 years)
Note: Civil War Draft Registration
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 42 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 childJohn Andrew HarrisGeorge Ann ShemwellView this family
July 22, 1866 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Virgil Harris
May 17, 1867 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 47 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 47 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a grandson
#2Thomas A Harris
May 5, 1869 (Age 50 years)
Death of a wifeSusan Kerna Tabb
May 20, 1869 (Age 50 years)
Burial of a wifeSusan Kerna Tabb
1869 (Age 49 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 49 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 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Samuel Taft Harris
February 10, 1871 (Age 52 years)
Death of a grandsonThomas A Harris
May 25, 1871 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childJames Lafayette Gilliam Sr.Columbia Jane ShemwellView this family
January 9, 1872 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Rastus “Raz” HarrisMary Ann ShemwellView this family
June 9, 1872 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Mattie V Harris
September 14, 1872 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Dr. William Bennett Gilliam
October 18, 1872 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam McKenley ShemwellSarah Permelia ShemwellView this family
February 10, 1873 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Mary Susan “Susie” Shemwell
November 6, 1873 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Louis Alston “Allie” Harris
May 5, 1874 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Dallas Vanmeter Gilliam
August 23, 1874 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Susan Elliot Gilliam
September 7, 1875 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Ada Pearl Harris
1875 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Joseph Lee “Joe” Shemwell
March 9, 1876 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12William Hedger Shemwell
October 2, 1876 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Mary Cordelia Gilliam
October 5, 1876 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Mattie Shemwell
October 10, 1876 (Age 57 years)
Note: October 11, 1876
Marriage of a childWilliam Luther ShemwellLucy M GilliamView this family
January 25, 1877 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15Jonathan Rue Harris
February 18, 1877 (Age 58 years)
Death of a sisterSarah “Sally” Shemwell
October 1877 (Age 58 years)
Cause: Died of Dropsy
Birth of a grandson
#16Rasmus Elden Gilliam
March 7, 1878 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#17Leah Leota Shemwell
March 7, 1878 (Age 59 years)

Birth of a grandson
#18Elvis Lote Harris
August 31, 1878 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#19Ethel Shemwell
September 1, 1878 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 58 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 grandson
#20Ellis Kerney Harris
June 17, 1879 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#21Lula Shemwell
August 1879 (Age 60 years)
Death of a granddaughterMattie Shemwell
before 1880 (Age 60 years)
Death of a granddaughterEthel Shemwell
before 1880 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#22Effie E Shemwell
March 24, 1880 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a grandson
#23Infant Shemwell
May 1880 (Age 61 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 61 years)
Occupation
Miller
1880 (Age 60 years)

Death of a brotherSamuel Shemwell
August 28, 1881 (Age 62 years)
Burial of a brotherSamuel Shemwell
1881 (Age 61 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#24Pruda C “Prudie” Gilliam
June 26, 1882 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#25Zillia Ann Shemwell
August 27, 1882 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#26Zelpha Blanche Harris
August 29, 1882 (Age 63 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel Vanmeter ShemwellMary S TrouttView this family
February 22, 1883 (Age 64 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#27Ada Dell Shemwell
October 4, 1883 (Age 64 years)
Death after May 1884 (Age 65 years)

Last change September 23, 201711:54:03

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 14, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
6 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
23 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
8 years
elder brother
15 months
elder brother
brother
elder sister
7 years
himself
Family with Susan Kerna Tabb - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: January 15, 1840Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
17 months
son
22 months
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
16 months
son
23 months
daughter
5 years
son
Louis T Shemwell
Birth: February 10, 1860 41 37Kentucky, United States
Death: April 16, 1934Nashville, Washington, Illinois, United States

William G 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)

Census1840 United States - Census transcript - William G Shemwell - Household

Todd, KY

NameRelationAgeSexM0M5M10M15M20M30M40M50M60M70M80M90M100F0F5F10F15F20F30F40F50F60F70F80F90F100M0M10M24M36M55M100F0F10F24F36F55F100
William G Shemwellhead21MXX

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?

Military
Civil War Draft Registration Probably did not serve since over Class I age classification
Census1870 United States - Census transcript - William G. Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
William G Shemwell51MFarmerKY
Columbia J Shemwell22FKeeping HouseKY
Mary Shemwell19FAt homeKY
William L Shemwell18MFarm laborKY
Sarah P Shemwell15FAt homeKY
Louis L Shemwell11MFarm laborKY

Notes: Susan is Not listed

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - William G. Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
William G. ShemwellWM61headMMillerKYMDMD

Notes: Living Alone

Note
Todd County KY 1850 census father's will