The Shemwell Family

Samuel J ShemwellAge: 84 years17761860

Name
Samuel J Shemwell
Given names
Samuel J
Surname
Shemwell
Birth February 1, 1776 49 26
Note: BORN: Old date: 19 FEB 1775
Early settler
Sharon Grove

Caves
Sharon Grove

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Birth of a sisterEllender “Nellie” Shemwell
September 20, 1780 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph M Shemwell
April 25, 1783 (Age 7 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Death of a fatherJames Shemwell Sr.
February 18, 1797 (Age 21 years)
MarriageJane “Jenny” DickersonView this family
July 14, 1798 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 16 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 son
#1James G Shemwell
about 1798 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#2Thomas James Shemwell
about 1799 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Nancy Shemwell
November 20, 1800 (Age 24 years)
Census 1800 (Age 23 years)
1 Slave 1800 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Sarah “Sally” Shemwell
about 1802 (Age 25 years)
Note: Fayette Tennessee
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 26 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
Birth of a son
#5Samuel Shemwell
September 17, 1809 (Age 33 years)
Buy Land 1809 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#6Jonathan P Shemwell
about 1810 (Age 33 years)

Death of a motherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 33 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Clarke
after 1810 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Nancy Jane Shemwell
October 29, 1811 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 35 years)

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Death of a maternal grandfatherCapt. Zachariah Higgs
1816 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#8William G Shemwell
January 27, 1819 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childJames G ShemwellNancy GreenView this family
November 18, 1819 (Age 43 years)
Note: James mispelled as James Shammel
Marriage of a childThomas HollandNancy ShemwellView this family
December 28, 1819 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childNicholas ChristianSarah “Sally” ShemwellView this family
December 4, 1820 (Age 44 years)
Census 1820 (Age 43 years)
Note: 1820 Todd, Kentucky - Sam Shemwell Household
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Orva Adaline Holland
January 14, 1823 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Benjamin Franklin Shemwell
March 7, 1823 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3William Parham Christian
1824 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Phillip Kenly Christian
1825 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Harriet Miranda “Mary” Shemwell
January 20, 1826 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Henry Ward Holland
September 20, 1826 (Age 50 years)
Death of a brotherZachariah Shemwell
1826 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Phada Jane Christian
1830 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childAlexander McEwing ChristianNancy Jane ShemwellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 14, 1830 (Age 54 years)
Census 1830 (Age 53 years)
Note: 1830 Todd, Kentucky - Sam Shemwell Household
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Carolina Isabelle Holland
December 31, 1830 (Age 54 years)
Note: maybe 1832
Death of a brotherJames Shemwell Jr.
July 10, 1831 (Age 55 years)
Note: James may have passed prior to 1831. Elizabeth is listed as head of the household in the 1830 US Federal Census in Todd, Kentucky, United States. This census was taken June 1, 1830 - August 1, 1830.
Birth of a grandson
#9Shandy Walker Holland
April 21, 1832 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 55 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 granddaughter
#10Sarah Melvina Christian
April 18, 1833 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11John Samuel Christian
May 3, 1834 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Mary Jane “Nancy” Shemwell
September 16, 1835 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Samuel F Holland
1835 (Age 58 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#14Nancy Benevolence Christian
about 1835 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childThomas James ShemwellNancy BoneView this family
January 6, 1835 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 59 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
Birth of a grandson
#15Samuel Thomas Shemwell
May 15, 1836 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#16Nathaniel L Holland
1837 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17William Lemuel Christian
September 21, 1837 (Age 61 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph M Shemwell
March 6, 1838 (Age 62 years)
Note: or Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Birth of a grandson
#18Thomas James Holland
January 30, 1840 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#19William L Holland
1840 (Age 63 years)

Marriage of a childWilliam G ShemwellSusan Kerna TabbView this family
Type: Civil marriage
January 15, 1840 (Age 63 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#20Allen W Christian
1841 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#21Joseph A Shemwell
June 6, 1841 (Age 65 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel ShemwellPermelia Belinda RickmanView this family
August 17, 1841 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#22James Marcus Shemwell
August 14, 1842 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#23George Ann Shemwell
April 8, 1843 (Age 67 years)
Death of a sisterMary “Molly” Shemwell
1843 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#24Mary H J Christian
1844 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#25Samuel Vanmeter Shemwell
March 24, 1845 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#26William Alexander Shemwell
July 26, 1845 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#27Columbia Jane Shemwell
May 7, 1847 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#28Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Shemwell
October 27, 1847 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#29Adelia Harris Christian
April 25, 1848 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 69 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
Death of a sonJames G Shemwell
June 1849 (Age 73 years)
Cause: Typhoid Fever
Birth of a grandson
#30Albion R Christian
April 21, 1850 (Age 74 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 74 years)
Address: Dist. 2
Birth of a granddaughter
#31Mary Ann Shemwell
June 5, 1850 (Age 74 years)
Death of a wifeJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 73 years)
Death of a sisterEllender “Nellie” Shemwell
1850 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#32Susan Shemwell
1852 (Age 75 years)
Birth of a grandson
#33William Luther Shemwell
April 22, 1853 (Age 77 years)
Death of a granddaughterSarah Shemwell
before April 19, 1854 (Age 78 years)

Death of a granddaughterNancy Shemwell
before April 19, 1854 (Age 78 years)

Death of a granddaughterShemwell
before April 19, 1854 (Age 78 years)

Death of a sonThomas James Shemwell
before April 19, 1854 (Age 78 years)

Will April 19, 1854 (Age 78 years)
Note: date will written
Birth of a granddaughter
#34Sarah Permelia Shemwell
March 10, 1855 (Age 79 years)
Death of a daughterNancy Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 79 years)
Burial of a daughterNancy Shemwell
1855 (Age 78 years)
Address: Three miles south of Wheatland . On private property.
Cemetery: Holland Cemetery
Death of a sisterAnna Margaret Shemwell
February 11, 1856 (Age 80 years)
Burial of a sisterAnna Margaret Shemwell
1856 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Pilot Knob Cemetery
Death of a sisterSarah Rebecca Shemwell
about 1857 (Age 80 years)
Note: Daughter Anna McGehee Hood Johnson had "boarded and clothed" both Rebecca and Osburn from March 27, 1857 to June 25, 1857. She was paid $55.35 for this service from the estate (Conway Co., Arkansas, Probate Book C, page 317) These records give us an approximate date of death for both Osborn and Rebecca.
Burial of a sisterSarah Rebecca Shemwell
June 1857 (Age 81 years)
Cemetery: Kilgore Cemetery
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 80 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Religion
Methodist
before 1860 (Age 83 years)

Birth of a grandson
#35Louis T Shemwell
February 10, 1860 (Age 84 years)
Death August 17, 1860 (Age 84 years)
Probate August 24, 1860 (7 days after death)
Last change March 5, 202013:02:11

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: before 1765St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
1 year
elder sister
6 years
elder brother
22 months
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
13 months
himself
sister
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Family with Jane “Jenny” Dickerson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 14, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
6 months
son
2 years
son
23 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
8 years
son
15 months
son
son
daughter
7 years
son

Samuel J Shemwell has 9 first cousins recorded

Mother's family (0)

Birth
BORN: Old date: 19 FEB 1775
Census
1820 Todd, Kentucky - Sam Shemwell Household
Census
1830 Todd, Kentucky - Sam Shemwell Household
Census1840 United States - Census transcript - Samuel J Shemwell - Household

Todd Ky

NameRelationAgeSexSlavesFree coloredInfirmFNROther Infirm
Samuel J Shemwellhead65M
Zacariah Shemwellson29M

With Male bet. 20-30 Zach ?.

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Samuel J. Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Samuel J. Shemwell76MFarmerMD

Notes: , Next door to son William G.

Will
date will written
Shared note
Kentucky Court of Appeals (See Media - Kentucky Court of Appeals) Indicates Mariam and Jemima were sisters and were married to Zachariah and Joseph, and Samuel and James were their brothers. http://books.google.com/books?id=P8YGAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA576&lpg=PA576&dq=shemwell+obituary&source=bl&ots=2YJEv90SVF&sig=KPbItqdcEz-ljYwN6OewE7sONwI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UWpsUv--Ko7qkQfD8IGAAQ&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBDha#v=snippet&q=shem-%20well&f=false