The Shemwell Family

Nancy ShemwellAge: 75 years18031879

Nancy Shemwell
Given names
Married name
Nancy Reed
Birth June 26, 1803 48 43
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Death of a fatherIsaac Shemwell Jr.
1805 (Age 18 months)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 8 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 -
MarriageNoah ReedView this family
January 14, 1823 (Age 19 years)
Note: Bondsman-Benjamin Carrel
Birth of a son
#1William M Reed
1825 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#2Miles G Reed
May 7, 1827 (Age 23 years)
Death of a motherNancy
between 1820 and 1830 (Age 16 years)

Migrated to Ky. 1832 (Age 28 years)

Note: According to E. Skerritt
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 28 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a son
#3James Wesley Reed
1834 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Rebecca Ann Reed
February 7, 1836 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 32 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 -
Birth of a son
#5Henry S Reed
1839 (Age 35 years)
Death of a brotherAlexander Shemwell Sr.
1841 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#6Andrew Jackson Reed
May 16, 1843 (Age 39 years)

Death of a brotherHenry Shemwell
October 28, 1845 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1William M. Reed Jr.
September 5, 1848 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 42 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 -
Death of a sonWilliam M Reed
1848 (Age 44 years)
Cause: Accident, Falling Tree
Marriage of a childMiles G ReedElizabeth Ann “Betty” OwenView this family
November 13, 1849 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James Winfred Reed
June 8, 1852 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childBenjamin OwensRebecca Ann ReedView this family
November 19, 1857 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 53 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Mary F Owens
1859 (Age 55 years)
Death of a husbandNoah Reed
1860 (Age 56 years)

Census August 11, 1860 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Charles B Owens
1861 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5William J Owens
1862 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Robert Edward Owens
May 9, 1864 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childMiles G ReedPolly RoachView this family
May 12, 1865 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 57 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#7Nelson Owens
September 10, 1867 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 63 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 63 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a grandson
#8Benjamin Owens
November 3, 1869 (Age 66 years)
Note: Headstone inscription:
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 65 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#9Noah Monroe Owens
March 25, 1872 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 74 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death February 22, 1879 (Age 75 years)
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
11 months
elder sister
Rebecca Ann Shamel
Birth: December 13, 1790 35 30Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 13, 1887Plato, Texas, Missouri, United States
19 months
elder brother
6 years
elder sister
5 years
Family with Noah Reed - View this family
Marriage: January 14, 1823Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
2 years
8 years
-7 years
4 years

Nancy Shemwell has 6 first cousins recorded

Bondsman-Benjamin Carrel Witness-Hy Giles
Migrated to Ky.
According to E. Skerritt
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Noah Reed - Household

Graves, Kentucky, United States

Noah Reedhead56MWfarmerNC
Nancy Reedwife56FWhousekeeperKY
Andrew Jackson Reedson17MWfarmerKY
James Wesley Reedson26MWfarmerKY