The Shemwell Family

Mary Jane HiggsAge: 55 years17551810

Name
Mary Jane Higgs
Given names
Mary Jane
Surname
Higgs
Married name
Mary Jane Shemwell
Birth before 1755 20 14
Note: 1800 Census shows a Mary Shemwell who is in the White Female over 45yr category. Without any other sources to establish her age, it is assumed that she was born before 1755.
Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth Shemwell

Marriage of parentsCapt. Zachariah HiggsElizabeth ClarkeView this family
1755
Birth of a brotherLeonard Clarke Higgs
September 13, 1756 (Age 20 months)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth “Eliza” Higgs
1757 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France - http://goo.gl/SiIuNc
Birth of a brotherJohn Higgs
January 1, 1764 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterCassandra Elizabeth Higgs
1764 (Age 9 years)
MarriageJames Shemwell Sr.View this family
before 1765 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1765 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherKenelm H Higgs
January 1, 1769 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a son
#3Zachariah Shemwell
1770 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Anna Margaret Shemwell
about October 1771 (Age 16 years)
Note: or Charles Co. Maryland
Birth of a sisterEleanor Higgs
1773 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Sarah Rebecca Shemwell
about 1774 (Age 19 years)
Note: abt 1778 - St. Mary's, Maryland, USA?
Birth of a son
#6James Shemwell Jr.
about 1775 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a brotherSothoron Higgs
1775 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#7Samuel J Shemwell
February 1, 1776 (Age 21 years)
Note: BORN: Old date: 19 FEB 1775
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 20 years)

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Birth of a brotherWilliam Higgs
1777 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
September 12, 1780 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a son
#9Joseph M Shemwell
April 25, 1783 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 20 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Death of a sisterElizabeth “Eliza” Higgs
after 1789 (Age 34 years)
Marriage of a childJohn “Jack” Parham Jr.Mary “Molly” ShemwellView this family
September 4, 1792 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Rebecca Parham
February 19, 1793 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childZachariah ShemwellMary SuitView this family
July 23, 1794 (Age 39 years)
Note: The Bondsmen for Zach & Mary are Z. and George Shemwell
Birth of a grandson
#2Johnson Parham
September 21, 1794 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Shemwell Parham
1796 (Age 41 years)
Death of a husbandJames Shemwell Sr.
February 18, 1797 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childJames Shemwell Jr.Barbara SuitView this family
August 7, 1797 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Allen Parham
September 14, 1798 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Anna McGehee
about 1798 (Age 43 years)
Note: Georgia, USA
Marriage of a childOsborn McGeheeSarah Rebecca ShemwellView this family
January 31, 1798 (Age 43 years)
Note: May have moved to Georgia after marriage.
Marriage of a childSamuel J ShemwellJane “Jenny” DickersonView this family
July 14, 1798 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 38 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Birth of a grandson
#6James G Shemwell
about 1798 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Thomas James Shemwell
about 1799 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childShadrick KirklandElizabeth ShemwellView this family
August 20, 1799 (Age 44 years)
Note: or August 1, 1799
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Mary “Polly” Shemwell
September 1, 1799 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9William Shemwell
before 1800 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Thomas W Shemwell
July 1800 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11John McGehee
1800 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Nancy Shemwell
November 20, 1800 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel KittrellEllender “Nellie” ShemwellView this family
December 30, 1800 (Age 45 years)
Note: Witness-Henry Yarborough
Census 1800 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Ann “Anna” Parham
July 10, 1801 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Elizabeth H Kittrell
October 4, 1801 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#15Ann Shemwell
September 22, 1802 (Age 47 years)
Note: Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, USA ?
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Sarah “Sally” Shemwell
about 1802 (Age 47 years)
Note: Fayette Tennessee
Marriage of a childZachariah ShemwellSusan Jemimah WhatleyView this family
September 6, 1802 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#17Elva “Elvey” Parham
1803 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#18Martha “Patsey” McGehee
between 1803 and 1809 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph M ShemwellMariam Jones “Milly” WhatleyView this family
October 26, 1803 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 48 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Marriage of a childJoseph HudspethAnna Margaret ShemwellView this family
May 14, 1804 (Age 49 years)
Citation details: page 46
Birth of a grandson
#19Allen James “A J” Shemwell
November 26, 1804 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#20Lemuel Carter Kittrell
March 16, 1805 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#21James Shemwell Hudspeth
March 17, 1806 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#22John Patrick Shemwell
1806 (Age 51 years)
Note: Name: John Patrick Shemwell
Birth of a grandson
#23Solomon Kittrell
January 7, 1807 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#24Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
April 22, 1807 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#25Samuel Shemwell
September 17, 1809 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#26Joseph Kittrell
1809 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childJames Shemwell Jr.Elizabeth “Betsey” AshbournView this family
March 4, 1809 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#27Eleanor Kittrell Shemwell
August 15, 1809 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#28James Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwell
October 19, 1810 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#29Jonathan P Shemwell
about 1810 (on the date of death)

Death 1810 (Age 55 years)
Last change November 9, 201919:28:27

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1755St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
20 months
younger brother
Leonard Clarke Higgs
Birth: September 13, 1756 21 15St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: December 17, 1850Granville, North Carolina, United States
16 months
younger sister
Elizabeth “Eliza” Higgs
Birth: 1757 22 16St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: after 1789Granville, North Carolina, United States
-1 years
herself
9 years
younger brother
John Higgs
Birth: January 1, 1764 29 23St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death:
1 year
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
Kenelm H Higgs
Birth: January 1, 1769 34 28St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: 1832Granville, North Carolina, United States
5 years
younger sister
Eleanor Higgs
Birth: 1773 38 32St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death:
3 years
younger brother
Sothoron Higgs
Birth: 1775 40 34St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death:
3 years
younger brother
William Higgs
Birth: 1777 42 36St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death:
Family with James Shemwell Sr. - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: before 1765St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
1 year
daughter
6 years
son
22 months
daughter
Anna Margaret Shemwell
Birth: about October 1771 44 16St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: February 11, 1856Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
13 months
son
daughter
daughter
3 years
son

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Birth
1800 Census shows a Mary Shemwell who is in the White Female over 45yr category. Without any other sources to establish her age, it is assumed that she was born before 1755.