The Shemwell Family

Maletha ShemwellAge: 76 years18181894

Maletha Shemwell
Given names
Married name
Maletha Cherry
Birth 1818 48 36
Birth of a brotherJoseph Shemwell
about 1822 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a brotherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
about 1825 (Age 7 years)
Death of a fatherZachariah Shemwell
1826 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 14 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 17 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 -
MarriageHenry George Clay CherryView this family
about 1837 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a son
#1John Randolph Cherry
December 20, 1841 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Sarah Cherry
1842 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3William Zachariah Cherry
November 29, 1843 (Age 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn
March 18, 1845 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Mary Aliza Cherry
February 23, 1846 (Age 28 years)

Death of a brotherJoseph Shemwell
February 19, 1847 (Age 29 years)
Cause: Fever
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 28 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 -
Birth of a son
#5Thomas H “Tom” Cherry
1849 (Age 31 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#6Joseph Howard “Joe” Cherry
June 25, 1851 (Age 33 years)
Death of a motherSusan Jemimah Whatley
about 1853 (Age 35 years)
Death of a sisterJemima Shemwell
June 1, 1857 (Age 39 years)
Cause: Congestive chills
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 39 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Randolph CherryMary Jane SikesView this family
Type: Civil marriage
January 25, 1865 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 43 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1William H Cherry
February 4, 1866 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 49 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 49 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Estella Meletha “Mollie” Cherry
August 2, 1868 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 51 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Lucy McKinsey Cherry
June 17, 1870 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childThomas H “Tom” CherryMiranda C KelleyView this family
July 28, 1872 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Ada Lee Cherry
November 15, 1872 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph Howard “Joe” CherryLucinda Mohelen “Helen” McClishView this family
January 8, 1873 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5James Calvin Cherry
March 26, 1873 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Ethel Cherry
December 18, 1873 (Age 55 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
between 1870 and 1875 (Age 52 years)

Birth of a grandson
#7Zalmon “Zel” Cherry
1875 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Ida Maud Cherry
about 1876 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Joseph Parish Cherry
October 4, 1876 (Age 58 years)
Death of a grandsonWilliam H Cherry
May 28, 1877 (Age 59 years)
Death of a half-brotherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Mary Earl “Mollie” Cherry
February 8, 1878 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Cuca Cherry
August 14, 1878 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 60 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#12William Harley Cherry
December 31, 1878 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Lula Dude Cherry
October 16, 1879 (Age 61 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 62 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Paul Shemwell
after 1880 (Age 62 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#14Mattie Mae “Monni” Cherry
April 17, 1881 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#15Catherine Cherry
September 6, 1882 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Maggie A Cherry
January 1883 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17John Melvin Cherry
February 10, 1883 (Age 65 years)
Death of a granddaughterCatherine Cherry
February 21, 1883 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#18Moody Cherry
August 15, 1884 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#19Norman Franklin Cherry
January 28, 1885 (Age 67 years)
Death November 15, 1894 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery: Asbury Cemetery
Last change March 15, 201713:38:18

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 6, 1802Logan, Kentucky, United States
12 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
4 years
5 years
younger brother
Joseph Shemwell
Birth: about 1822 52 40
Death: February 19, 1847Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
4 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Mary Suit - View this family
Marriage: July 23, 1794Granville, North Carolina, United States
Family with Henry George Clay Cherry - View this family
Marriage: about 1837
5 years
1 year
23 months
William Zachariah Cherry
Birth: November 29, 1843 29 25Tennessee, United States
Death: March 1, 1909Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States
2 years
4 years
3 years

Maletha Shemwell has 52 first cousins recorded

Father's family (43)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen Parham17981871
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 J Shemwell + Jane “Jenny” Dickerson
1James G Shemwell17981849
3Nancy Shemwell18001855
5Samuel Shemwell18091881
8William G Shemwell18191884
Parents Samuel Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
8Mary Ann Shemwell18261890
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Henry G. Cherry - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Henry Cherry36MWFarmerTN
Maletha Cherry32FWKY
John Cherry11MWTN
William Cherry7MWTN
Thomas Cherry1MWTN
William Shemwell14MWTN
Adaline Shemwell3FWTN
May Shemwell8FWTN
Letha Ann Wise71FWNC

Notes: Who are William, Adaline,May & Letha Wise Shemwell

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Henry G. Cherry - Household

Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Henry Cherry45MWFarmerTN
Malethey Cherry50FWKY
Sarah Cherry18FWTN
William Cherry16MWTN
Thomas Cherry14MWTN
Joseph Cherry8MWTN
Adeline Thomas25FWTN
Will Shemwell24MWDay LaborerTN

Notes: District 7, Dover P. O.

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Henry G. Cherry - Household

Dist. 7 Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Cherry, HenryWM60headM42FarmerTNNCNC
Cherry, MalethaWF52wifeM42KYMDGA
Cherry, WilliamWM40sonS-LaborerTNTNKY

Notes: Maletha's age should be 62?