The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth J McClennan1828

Elizabeth J McClennan
Given names
Elizabeth J
Married name
Elizabeth J Shemwell
Birth about 1828
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 4 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 7 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 -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 18 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 -
MarriagePoindexter ShemwellView this family
August 26, 1851 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1William M Shemwell
1852 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2Allen Shemwell
1854 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3Walter P Shemwell
1858 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 29 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a son
#4Edgar James Shemwell
July 6, 1860 (Age 32 years)
Census August 1, 1860 (Age 32 years)
Note: Owner "Shemwell House"
Death of a sonEdgar James Shemwell
February 26, 1862 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#5John E Shemwell
1864 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 33 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 39 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 39 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 41 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 42 years)
Death of a sonAllen Shemwell
August 1870 (Age 42 years)
Death of a husbandPoindexter Shemwell
1873 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 50 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 16, 1880 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 70 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 88 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 89 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 90 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Death of a sonWilliam M Shemwell
August 24, 1920 (Age 92 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 101 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -

Last change November 5, 201911:20:20

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Poindexter Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: August 26, 1851Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States
16 months
William M Shemwell
Birth: 1852 30 24North Carolina, United States
Death: August 24, 1920Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States
3 years
Allen Shemwell
Birth: 1854 32 26North Carolina, United States
Death: August 1870Alachua, Florida, United States
5 years
3 years
Edgar James Shemwell
Birth: July 6, 1860 38 32Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 26, 1862Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States
5 years
Poindexter Shemwell + Elizabeth L McDonald - View this family
husband’s wife
Elizabeth L McDonald
Birth: December 3, 1830 30North Carolina, United States
Death: July 31, 1850Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: November 28, 1849Cumberland, North Carolina, United States

No family available

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Poindexter Shemwell - Household

Fayetteville, Cumberland, NC

Poindexter Shemwellhead35MWLandlordNC
Elizabeth Shemwellwife32FWNC
William Shemwellson7MWNC
Allen Shemwellson6MWNC
Walter Shemwellson2MWNC
Whitfield Shemwell32MWClerkNC
Margaret Shemwellwife22FWNC

There are 27 people living in the "Shemwell House"

Owner "Shemwell House"
Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Elizabeth L McDonald - Household

Gainesville, Alachua, FL,

Poindexter Shemwell48MWHotel KeeperNC
Elizabeth Shemwell38FW? keeperNC
William Shemwell18MWNC
Walter Shemwell12MWNC
John Shemwell6MWNC
Geo L Barnes32MW-
Sarah C Barnes30FW-
Emma A Wentworth39FW-
Richard L Wilson45MWFarmer-
T A McDonell29MWLawyerNC

Notes: Difficult to read

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Elizabeth L McDonald - Household

Levy Florida

Elizabeth J SWF50headDKeeping houseNCScotNC
W ShemwellWM25sonSMerchantNCScotNC
Jn ShemwellWM16sonSClerk in storeNCScotNC

Not sure if this correct, says Elizabeth is Divorced, and W Shemwell could be William or Walter as age is in between both.