The Shemwell Family

Dr. James Jackson “J J” ShemwellAge: 47 years18161863

Name
Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell
Name prefix
Dr.
Given names
James Jackson
Surname
Shemwell
Nickname
J J
Birth 1816 32 27
Birth of a sisterEmily Ellen Shemwell
July 24, 1823 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
1826 (Age 10 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 16 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Birth of a brotherJoseph Theodore Shemwell
about 1834 (Age 18 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 19 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Death of a fatherJoseph M Shemwell
March 6, 1838 (Age 22 years)
Note: or Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Graduated 1842 (Age 26 years)

Note: University of Louisville Medical School
MarriageElizabeth NolinView this family
July 13, 1843 (Age 27 years)
Note: Justice of Peace-James T. Morris
Birth of a son
#1Dr. Jonathan Nolin Shemwell
April 9, 1844 (Age 28 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn
March 18, 1845 (Age 29 years)
Death of a wifeElizabeth Nolin
March 17, 1846 (Age 30 years)
MarriageOlivia “Ollie” McCauleyView this family
July 4, 1848 (Age 32 years)
Moved between 1846 and 1848 (Age 30 years)
Sold Slaves January 24, 1848 (Age 32 years)

Note: To Phillip Nolin, slaves Henry, Amy and Parlee before migrating to slave-free Illinois
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 30 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a son
#2James H Shemwell
April 20, 1849 (Age 33 years)
Census October 12, 1850 (Age 34 years)
Purchases 80 Acres January 13, 1853 (Age 37 years)
Purchases 40 acres February 17, 1853 (Age 37 years)
lawsuit 1853 (Age 37 years)

Note: JR Hooks vs John Shemwell Lawsuit
Birth of a son
#3Edward Shemwell
November 1854 (Age 38 years)
State Census 1855 (Age 39 years)

Death of a motherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 42 years)

Birth of a son
#4Andrew Jackson Shemwell
November 1858 (Age 42 years)
Purchases 80 acres 1858 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 41 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a daughter
#5Mamie Shemwell
about 1859 (Age 43 years)
Census August 24, 1860 (Age 44 years)
Address: Breckenridge Post Office
Birth of a daughter
#6Lucinda Shemwell
1861 (Age 45 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Theodore Shemwell
after 1860 (Age 44 years)

Birth of a daughter
#7Mary A Shemwell
about 1863 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 45 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
Death after 1863 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Emma Jane Shemwell
April 6, 1864 (15 months after death)
Last change January 22, 201915:48:10

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 26, 1803Logan, Kentucky, United States
13 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
2 years
himself
8 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
9 years
younger brother
Family with Elizabeth Nolin - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 13, 1843Stewart, Tennessee, United States
9 months
son
Dr. Jonathan Nolin Shemwell
Birth: April 9, 1844 28 23Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 16, 1920Brookport, Massac, Illinois, United States
Family with Olivia “Ollie” McCauley - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 4, 1848Pope, Illinois, United States
10 months
son
6 years
son
Edward Shemwell
Birth: November 1854 38 25Pope, Illinois, United States
Death: May 19, 1917Charleston, Mississippi, Missouri, United States
4 years
son
14 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
15 months
daughter
Emma Jane Shemwell
Birth: April 6, 1864 48 35Pope, Illinois, United States
Death: April 12, 1944Massac, Illinois, United States

Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell has 47 first cousins recorded

Father's family (42)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen Parham17981871
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Susan Jemimah Whatley
1Jemima Shemwell18141857
2John Paul Shemwell18151880
3Maletha Shemwell18181894
4Joseph Shemwell18221847
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Mary Suit
1Thomas W Shemwell18001877
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
Graduated
University of Louisville Medical School
Marriage
Justice of Peace-James T. Morris
Sold Slaves
To Phillip Nolin, slaves Henry, Amy and Parlee before migrating to slave-free Illinois
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell - Household

Pope Illinois

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
J J Shemwellhead34MWPhysicianTN
Elvina Shemwellwife21FWKY
Jonathan Shemwellson6MWTN
James Shemwellson6moMWIL

lawsuit
JR Hooks vs John Shemwell Lawsuit
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell - Household

Pope Illinois

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
J J Shemwellhead43MWPhysicianTN
Olivia Shemwellwife30FWKY
Jonathan Shemwellson17MWFarm LaborerTN
James Shemwellson10MWIL
Edward Shemwellson7MWIL
Mamie Shemwelldaughter3FWIL

Shared note
Joseph Shemwell Bond Know all men by this presents that we John Shemwell, Thomas Shemwell, Z.T. Shemwell and James J. Shemwell all of the state of Tennessee and County of Stewart are held and firmly bound unto the governor in and over the State aforesaid or his successors in office in the sum of One Thousand dollars to be paid to the governor or his successors in office or their assigns which payment will and truly be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, our executors, and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 1st day of March, 1847 the condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound in John Shemwell administrator with the will administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Joseph Shemwell, dec’d. do make a cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular goods and chattels rights and credits of the deceased which have as shall come into the hands, knowledge or possession of said John Shemwell or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him and the same do make (sic) as exhibit or cause to be exhibited unto our issuing County Court and the same (sic) and the same goods, chattels, rights and credits and all other goods, chattels, rights and credits of the deceased at the time of his death which at any time hereafter may come into the hands of any person or persons for him do will and truly administer according to the Law and further do make or cause to be made a True and just account of the administration within Two years after the date of these presents and all the rest and Residue of said goods, chattels and credits which may be found Remaining on the said administration account the same being first expensed and allowed agreeably to the Law shall deliver and payments such person or persons Respectfully or the same shall be due pursuant to the True Testament being first had and made in our said court then this obligation to be v???? E/ac???? To Remain in full force and Law. Taken and acknowledged)John Shemwell (Seal) In Open Court March Term 1847)T.W. Shemwell (Seal) Approved by the Court)J.J. Shemwell (Seal) James T. Morris)Z.T. Shemwell (Seal) Chairman Protem)
Shared note
Elizabeth Shemwell Bond Know all men by these presents that we J.J. Shemwell, Nathan G. Morris, and Z.T. Shemwell all of the State of Tennessee and County of Stewart are held and firmly bound unto the governor in and over the State aforesaid or his successors in office in the sum of six hundred dollars to be paid to the said Governor or his successors in office or their assigns which payment will and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 6th day of March 1848. The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bounder, J.J. Shemwell, administrator of all and singular the Goods and chattels Rights and credits of Elizabeth Shemwell deceased do make or cause to be made a True and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods and chattle rights and credits of the deceased which have or shall come unto the hands, knowledge or possession of said J.J. Shemwell or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited unto our ensuring County court and the same goods chattels rights and credits and all other goods, chattels rights and credits of the dead at the time of her death which at any time hereafter may come into the hands of any person or persons for him do will and truly administer according to Law and further do make or cause to be made a True and just account of the administration within Two years after the date of these presents and all the Rest and Residue of said Goods, chattels and credits which may be found Remaining on said administration account the same being first examined and allowed agreeably to Law shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the same shall be due pursuant to the true interest and meaning of this administration and if it shall appear that any will or testament was made by the deceased and an executor or executrix thereto named do exhibit the same unto Court making it allowed and apparent of accordingly if the said J.J. Shemwell thereunto be Requested do Render and deliver said Letters of Administration approbation of said Testament being first had and made in our said court; then this obligation to be void else to Remain in full force and Law. Taken and acknowledged)J.J. Shemwell (LS) In Open Court March Term 1848)Z.T. Shemwell (LS) Approved by the Court)N.G. Morris (LS) James Chambers, Chairman)