The Shemwell Family

Thomas Henry “Tom” ShemwellAge: 41 years18441886

Thomas Henry “Tom” Shemwell
Given names
Thomas Henry
Birth September 22, 1844 29 32
Birth of a brotherJohn Elam Shemwell
August 6, 1846 (Age 22 months)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 15 months)
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 -
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 14 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 12 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 16 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 22 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 22 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
MarriageSarah Margaret “Sally” ElamView this family
February 13, 1869 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 24 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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherHugh Evans
before 1870 (Age 25 years)

Census June 1, 1870 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth Anne “Lizzie” Shemwell
February 11, 1871 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#2Samuel Allen Shemwell
December 9, 1874 (Age 30 years)
Death of a fatherZachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell
August 31, 1876 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary Lelia Shemwell
October 11, 1878 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 33 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Susan Evans “Sudie” Shemwell
June 3, 1881 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Willie Fossie Shemwell
January 20, 1884 (Age 39 years)

Death of a motherElizabeth “Betsey” Evans
estimated January 25, 1884 (Age 39 years)

Note: Her death date is unknown, it was believed to be 25 Jan 1884 but her will was dated in 1889.
Death of a brotherJoseph H Shemwell
February 7, 1886 (Age 41 years)

Death April 1, 1886 (Age 41 years)
Address: District 4
Birth of a daughter
#6Tommie Sarah Shemwell
July 10, 1886 (3 months after death)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Shemwell Cemetery
Last change February 13, 202018:03:13

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 22, 1838Stewart, Tennessee, United States
22 months
elder brother
J. H. Shemwell - POWJoseph H Shemwell
Birth: 1839 24 27Tennessee, United States
Death: February 7, 1886
6 years
22 months
younger brother
Mother’s family with Gilman Moore - View this family
Marriage: July 23, 1828Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Family with Sarah Margaret “Sally” Elam - View this family
Marriage: February 13, 1869Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
4 years
4 years
Lelia ShemwellMary Lelia Shemwell
Birth: October 11, 1878 34 32Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 29, 1973Pembroke, Christian, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Susan Evans “Sudie” Shemwell
Birth: June 3, 1881 36 35Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 19, 1953Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
3 years
3 years
Tommie Sarah Shemwell
Birth: July 10, 1886 41 40Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 23, 1913Lafayette, Christian, Kentucky, United States

Thomas Henry “Tom” Shemwell has 58 first cousins recorded

Father's family (52)

Parents Allen James “A J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolan Lassiter
Parents Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cheek
2Iowa Shemwell18601905
5Mary Ann Shemwell18651936
Parents Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell + Martha Sinnot
1Elizabeth Shemwell18381901
3Frank H Shemwell18441885
Parents Samuel Hester + Eleanor Kittrell “Ellen” Shemwell
2Henry James Hester18291905
3Howel Hester1830
Parents Thomas Charles Hewell + Mary Lucinda Shemwell
3Edward Boyd Hewell18421900
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolin
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Olivia “Ollie” McCauley
1James H Shemwell18491900
2Edward Shemwell18541917
7Emma Jane Shemwell18641944
Parents Joseph Daniel Clardy + Emily Ellen Shemwell
2Athalia E Clardy18471923
4Ellen C Clardy18521855
6Elizabeth Clardy18641870
Parents David Mushet + Mary Ann Shemwell
1Richard Mushet18471849
2Kate Mushet18481932