The Shemwell Family

Hiram Rice ShemwellAge: 39 years18461885

Name
Hiram Rice Shemwell
Given names
Hiram Rice
Surname
Shemwell
Also known as
Henry Rice Shemwell
Birth July 7, 1846 21 19
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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
Birth of a brotherJohn Thomas Shemwell
May 1849 (Age 2 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Ann Shemwell
March 5, 1851 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSusan Jemimah Whatley
about 1853 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Shemwell
1858 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 10 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 14 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 20 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 20 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherWilliam Francis Marian “Will” Shemwell
October 9, 1868 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 22 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 23 years)
MarriageAdell D “Dellie” RougemontView this family
March 19, 1872 (Age 25 years)
Note: 03 Feb 1872
Birth of a daughter
#1Nellie A Shemwell
March 1874 (Age 27 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
between 1870 and 1875 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Daisy Shemwell
1876 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 31 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 son
#3Charles Hiram “Charley” Shemwell
January 10, 1879 (Age 32 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Sarah Marie Shemwell
March 7, 1881 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Florence Lee Shemwell
January 13, 1883 (Age 36 years)
Note: See Notes.
Death of a sisterSarah Shemwell
before 1884 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Ivie Beula Shemwell
June 1885 (Age 38 years)
Death August 11, 1885 (Age 39 years)
Will September 7, 1885 (27 days after death)
Burial
Cemetery: Ralls Cemetery
Last change January 26, 201818:20:43

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 8, 1844Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
20 months
himself
3 years
younger brother
22 months
younger sister
8 years
younger sister
11 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Nancy Ann Rice - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage:
Family with Adell D “Dellie” Rougemont - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: March 19, 1872Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
Sarah Marie Shemwell
Birth: March 7, 1881 34 31Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 10, 1885Stewart, Tennessee, United States
22 months
daughter
3 years
daughter

Hiram Rice Shemwell has 17 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Jemimah Whatley Household

14 Sept 1850 Stewart County

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Jemimah Shemwell68FWFarmerGA
William Shemwell25MWTN
Mary Shemwell20FWTN
Rice Shemwell4MWTN
John Shemwell11MWTN
John Shemwell38MWTN

We think John 11 is only 1. -b & d Notes: William Ellis-Asst. Marshall P-389

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William Shemwell - Household

District 7, Dover P. O. Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
William Shemwell34MFarmerIL
Mary Shemwell33FTN
Hiram Shemwell14MTN
John Shemwell11MTN
Nancy Shemwell9FTN
Sarah Shemwell3FTN
Henderson Winter33MDay laborerTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - William Shemwell - Household

District 12, Danville P. O. Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Shemwell, William43MWLaborerTN
Shemwell, Mary42FWKeeping houseTN
Shemwell, Hiram23MWLaborerTN
Shemwell, Sarah13FWAt homeTN
Shemwell, Francis4MWTN
Connell, Frank21MWLaborerTN
Connell, Nancy18FWTN

Notes: Will is "Francis"

Marriage
03 Feb 1872
Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Hiram Rice Shemwell - Household

Spring Street Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
Shemwell, RiceWM32headM8TNTNTN
Shemwell, DellieWF30wifeM8Keeping HouseTNFRATN
Shemwell, NellieWF7daughterS-TNTNTN
Shemwell, DaisyWF4daughterS-TNTNTN
Shemwell, CharlesWM1sonS-TNTNTN
Clark, ClassyWF19S-servantTNTNTN