The Shemwell Family

James Marquis “Squire Jim” ShemwellAge: 70 years18101880

Name
James Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwell
Given names
James Marquis
Surname
Shemwell
Nickname
Squire Jim
Birth October 19, 1810 35 35
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810
Birth of a sisterLucinda Ashbourn Shemwell
May 5, 1815 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 14 months)

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 fatherJames Shemwell Jr.
July 10, 1831 (Age 20 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.
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 21 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
MarriageElizabeth FloydView this family
August 13, 1835 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 24 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
#1Armina M “Mina” Shemwell
February 9, 1839 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Amanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
February 23, 1840 (Age 29 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Almira Caroline “Carrie” Shemwell
March 31, 1842 (Age 31 years)
Note: or April 30, 1842
Birth of a daughter
#4Mary Francis “Fanny” Shemwell
April 13, 1844 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Augustine America “Gussie” Shemwell
August 9, 1846 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#6Christopher Columbus “Bud” Shemwell
September 2, 1848 (Age 37 years)
Note: or September 12, 1848
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 35 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
Census August 23, 1850 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Martha A “Mattie” Shemwell
December 4, 1851 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#8Charles Lafayette “Fate” Shemwell
May 17, 1853 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#9Marquis Delumuel “Mark” Shemwell
March 13, 1856 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Sara Elizabeth “Annie” Shemwell
1857 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel Thomas ShemwellArmina M “Mina” ShemwellView this family
February 19, 1857 (Age 46 years)
Note: ST Shemwell - Armenia Shemwell Marriage
Birth of a son
#10Thomas W Shemwell
October 20, 1858 (Age 48 years)
Note: 19 OCT 1858 ?
Death of a motherElizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
August 1859 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 46 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 1, 1860 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childThomas Ayres HudspethAmanda Elizabeth “Manda” ShemwellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 27, 1860 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James Shemwell Hudspeth
January 30, 1862 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Permelia Shemwell
1863 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4George U Hudspeth
September 23, 1864 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 50 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Mary Nancy “Mollie” Shemwell
October 26, 1865 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Wesley HesterAlmira Caroline “Carrie” ShemwellView this family
November 29, 1865 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Bruce “Ruse” Hester
April 27, 1867 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 56 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 56 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a grandson
#7Edgar D “Eddie” Hudspeth
June 17, 1868 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Katie Lofene Shemwell
February 27, 1869 (Age 58 years)
Death of a half-brotherJohn Patrick Shemwell
July 1869 (Age 58 years)
Cause: Inflammation of bowels
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 58 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
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 59 years)
Death of a half-brotherWilliam Shemwell
after July 1870 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Lush Hester
September 1870 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Boadecia T Hudspeth
April 25, 1871 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Arthur Clinton Hester
July 25, 1871 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childJames William HesterAugustine America “Gussie” ShemwellView this family
August 6, 1871 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12James Thomas “Bud” Shemwell
June 2, 1872 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Eber D Hester
August 26, 1872 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14Charles Emmet Shemwell
June 5, 1874 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15Maon Hester
July 18, 1874 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Flora Hester
January 17, 1875 (Age 64 years)

Death of a granddaughterFlora Hester
February 4, 1875 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childChristopher Columbus “Bud” ShemwellMalvina Elvina “Mollie” RickmanView this family
December 1, 1875 (Age 65 years)
Burial of a granddaughterFlora Hester
1875 (Age 64 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Birth of a grandson
#17Walter Denson Shemwell
March 3, 1876 (Age 65 years)
Death of a half-sisterMary “Polly” Shemwell
March 18, 1876 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#18Poppie Eleanor Hester
March 25, 1876 (Age 65 years)
Marriage of a childCharles Lafayette “Fate” ShemwellMary Hester SherrodView this family
November 23, 1876 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#19Ethert Bron Hester
January 6, 1877 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#20Mattie E Shemwell
October 11, 1877 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#21Lt. Abot Hester
July 28, 1878 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#22Alpha Shemwell
1878 (Age 67 years)
Death of a wifeElizabeth Floyd
August 21, 1878 (Age 67 years)
Cause: Rheumatic fever
Death of a grandsonWalter Denson Shemwell
December 20, 1878 (Age 68 years)
Burial of a wifeElizabeth Floyd
1878 (Age 67 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Burial of a grandsonWalter Denson Shemwell
1878 (Age 67 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 67 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a grandson
#23Samuel Edward Shemwell
April 11, 1879 (Age 68 years)
Marriage of a childJames McHenry ShuttMary Francis “Fanny” ShemwellView this family
May 27, 1879 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#24Alton Bell Hester
December 11, 1879 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#25Albert Bell Shemwell
December 23, 1879 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#26Bertie E Shemwell
March 15, 1880 (Age 69 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 69 years)
Note: 1880 census as having cancer on his nose.
Marriage of a childMarquis Delumuel “Mark” ShemwellSarah Frances “Ma Sissie” ScottView this family
June 9, 1880 (Age 69 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam M GantMartha A “Mattie” ShemwellView this family
after June 1880 (Age 69 years)
Death November 4, 1880 (Age 70 years)
Burial 1880 (Age 69 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201912:00:47

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 4, 1809Logan, Kentucky, United States
20 months
himself
5 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Barbara Suit - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: August 7, 1797Granville, North Carolina, United States
2 years
half-sister
16 months
half-brother
3 years
half-sister
4 years
half-brother
Family with Elizabeth Floyd - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: August 13, 1835Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
daughter
1 year
daughter
2 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
Martha A “Mattie” Shemwell
Birth: December 4, 1851 41 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 27, 1896Todd, Kentucky, United States
17 months
son
3 years
son
3 years
son
Thomas W Shemwell
Birth: October 20, 1858 48 41Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 19, 1916Walla Walla, Washington, United States

James Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwell has 45 first cousins recorded

Father's family (45)

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 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
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
8Mary Ann Shemwell18261890

Mother's family (0)

Census1840 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwell - Household

Todd, Ky

NameRelationAgeSexSlavesFree coloredInfirmFNROther Infirm
James Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwellhead29M
Elizabeth Shemwellwife23F
Armina M “Mina” Shemwelldaughter1F
Amanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwelldaughter0F
Elizabeth Shemwellmother65F
Lucinda Ashbourn Shemwellyounger sister25F

Best guess -B

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis Shemwell - Household

Page 264A Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
James Shemwell40MWfarmerKY
Elizabeth Shemwell32FWKY
Betsy Shemwell75FWVA
Armina M. Shemwell12FWKY
Amanda Shemwell10FWKY
Almira C Shemwell8FWKY
Mary Shemwell6FWKY
Augustine A Shemwell4FWKY
Christopher Shemwell2MWKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis Shemwell - Household

Todd, Ky.

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Jas. M. Shemwell48MWKentucky
Elizabeth Shemwell45FWKentucky
Amanda Shemwell22FWKentucky
Caroline Shemwell20FWKentucky
M F Shemwell18FWKentucky
Maricah Shemwell16FWKentucky
C C Shemwell14MWKentucky
M. R. Shemwell12FWKentucky
L. P. Shemwell10MWKentucky
M. D. Shemwell8MWKentucky
Tho. Shemwell6MWKentucky

Notes: The names are wrong and hard to read, dates are off by +/- 2 yrs. It has an LP Shemwell that I believe to be Fate, there was a Louis P b. 1850 in the database I deleted. -B

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis Shemwell - Household

Sharon Dist. Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplace
Jas M Shemwell60MWFarmerKY
Elizabeth Shemwell53FWKeeping HouseKY
May T P Shemwell24FWSchool TeacherKY
Augusta N Shemwell22FWKY
Martha A. Shemwell18FWKY
Charles Shemwell17MWFarm LaborKY
Marquis D L Shemwell14MWFarm LaborKY
Thomas W. Shemwell12MWFarm LaborKY

Notes: 2 doors down from William H.

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James Marquis Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove Dist. Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
James M ShemwellWM69headMNote:KYMDVA
Martha A M ShemwellWF28daughterS-Keeping HouseKYKYKY
Marquis D ShemwellWM23sonS-LaborerKYKYKY
Thomas W. ShemwellWM21sonS-LaborerKYKYKY

Notes: James is widowed and has cancer on nose

Census
1880 census as having cancer on his nose.