The Shemwell Family

Mary Suit

Mary Suit
Given names
Married name
Mary Shemwell

Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas Suit
Birth of a sisterBarbara Suit
about 1775

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics -
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America -
MarriageZachariah ShemwellView this family
July 23, 1794
Note: The Bondsmen for Zach & Mary are Z. and George Shemwell
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Birth of a son
#1Thomas W Shemwell
July 1800
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Death of a sisterBarbara Suit
before 1808
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
Death of a husbandZachariah Shemwell
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Marriage of a childThomas W ShemwellMartha CherryView this family
February 5, 1835
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Georgia Ann Shemwell
October 23, 1835

Death of a granddaughterGeorgia Ann Shemwell
October 26, 1835

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836
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 grandson
#2William H Shemwell
August 10, 1836
Note: Believe birth date on military headstone is incorrect (1832). Believe he was born in 1836.
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Clerinda Maletha Shemwell
December 14, 1838
Birth of a grandson
#4Zachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840

Death of a grandsonZachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840

Birth of a granddaughter
#5Mary Ann Narcissus “May” Shemwell
June 23, 1842
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 -
Marriage of a childThomas W ShemwellMildred Elizabeth “Millie” ArmstrongView this family
January 11, 1853
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Elizabeth Ann Demaris “Bette” Shemwell
December 31, 1854
Birth of a grandson
#7John A Shemwell
December 3, 1855
Birth of a grandson
#8Thomas Allen Shemwell
December 20, 1857
Birth of a grandson
#9Joseph Mason Shemwell
July 17, 1859
Note: or Tennessee
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Alice M Shemwell
April 25, 1862
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell
May 24, 1864
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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
#12Henry Isaac Shamwell
October 14, 1867
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Ann C Shemwell
January 15, 1869
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed

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
#14Susan Shemwell
May 12, 1871
Death of a granddaughterClerinda Maletha Shemwell

Last change January 4, 201813:47:45

by: Barry Shemwell
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Family with Zachariah Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: July 23, 1794Granville, North Carolina, United States
Zachariah Shemwell + Susan Jemimah Whatley - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: September 6, 1802Logan, Kentucky, United States
12 years
2 years
4 years
5 years
Joseph Shemwell
Birth: about 1822 52 40
Death: February 19, 1847Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
4 years

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The Bondsmen for Zach & Mary are Z. and George Shemwell