The Shemwell Family

Martha SinnotAge: 73 years18101883

Name
Martha Sinnot
Given names
Martha
Surname
Sinnot
Married name
Martha Shemwell
Birth about 1810
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 2 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
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 22 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
MarriageHarrison Higgs “Harry” ShemwellView this family
February 1836 (Age 26 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 25 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 daughter
#1Elizabeth Shemwell
1838 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#2Allen James Shemwell
1840 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3Frank H Shemwell
1844 (Age 34 years)
Note: Frank was born in 1844 in Louisiana most likely in New Orleans. We do not know alot of details about…
Birth of a daughter
#4Mary Alice Shemwell
December 17, 1846 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 36 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
Marriage of a childThomas Hansell MurrayElizabeth ShemwellView this family
before 1858 (Age 48 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 47 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 23, 1860 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 51 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 57 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 57 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 59 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Marriage of a childRene Henry Brunet Jr.Mary Alice ShemwellView this family
February 6, 1873 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1William Allen Brunet
March 13, 1874 (Age 64 years)
Death of a daughterMary Alice Shemwell
May 24, 1874 (Age 64 years)
Burial of a daughterMary Alice Shemwell
after May 24, 1874 (Age 64 years)
Cemetery: Lafayette Cemetery #1
Death of a husbandHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
October 1, 1878 (Age 68 years)
Burial of a husbandHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
1878 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery: McKinney Cemetery
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 68 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 11, 1880 (Age 70 years)
Note: Father from Texas and mother from Alabama. There is a Annie Sinnot living with her, not much younger than Martha, possibly a sister or sister in law. -b
Marriage of a childAllen James ShemwellLouise H WoodView this family
Type: Religious marriage
February 3, 1883 (Age 73 years)
Death September 14, 1883 (Age 73 years)
Burial after September 14, 1883
Cemetery: Lafayette Cemetery #1
Last change August 26, 201710:15:59

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: February 1836
3 years
daughter
Elizabeth Shemwell
Birth: 1838 30 28New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: May 25, 1901New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
3 years
son
Allen James Shemwell
Birth: 1840 32 30Louisiana, United States
Death: January 12, 1892Louisiana, United States
5 years
son
Frank H Shemwell
Birth: 1844 36 34New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: June 1, 1885
3 years
daughter
Mary Alice Shemwell
Birth: December 17, 1846 39 36New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: May 24, 1874New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cheek - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Not married: about 1860
-5 years
step-son
6 years
step-daughter
Iowa Shemwell
Birth: March 12, 1860 52 29Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 1905Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
step-son
9 months
step-son
Thomas Dalin Shemwell
Birth: June 10, 1863 56 32Tennessee, United States
Death: February 13, 1948Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
23 months
step-daughter
Mary Ann Shemwell
Birth: May 19, 1865 58 34Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 26, 1936Big Rock, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
step-son
17 months
step-son
Rev. Martin Luther Shemwell
Birth: April 17, 1869 61 38Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 20, 1947Fulton, Callaway, Missouri, United States

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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Martha Sinnot - Household

New Orleans, LA

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Martha Shemwellhead50FW?LA
Elizabeth Murraydaughter21FWLAY
Allen Shemwellson19MWLA
Frank Shemwellson16MWClerkLA
Alice Shemwelldaughter13FWLA

others in census

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Martha Sinnot - Household

New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Shemwell, MarthaWF70headWdKeeping houseLATXAL
Shemwell, ElizaWF41daughterWdat homeLATXAL
Shemwell, Allen JWM40sonSCotton WeigherLATXAL
Shemwell, Frank HWM36sonS?Cotton WeigherLATXAL
Ryan, MaggieWF45ServantWdServant
Carodell, MaryWF60BoarderS
Sinott, AnnieWF67BoarderSLALALA
O'brian, EdmondWM36BoarderMCotton Clerk

Census
Father from Texas and mother from Alabama. There is a Annie Sinnot living with her, not much younger than Martha, possibly a sister or sister in law. -b