The Shemwell Family

Rebecca Ann ShamelAge: 96 years17901887

Rebecca Ann Shamel
Given names
Rebecca Ann
Birth December 13, 1790 35 30
MarriageView this family

Birth of a brotherAlexander Shemwell Sr.
about 1790
Birth of a brotherHenry Shemwell
July 23, 1792 (Age 19 months)
Birth of a sisterSarah “Sallie” Shemwell
January 24, 1798 (Age 7 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 2 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Birth of a sisterNancy Shemwell
June 26, 1803 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 12 years)

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 14 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 21 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 -
Birth of a son
#1John Calvin Shamel
July 16, 1822 (Age 31 years)
Death of a motherNancy
between 1820 and 1830 (Age 29 years)

Son was illegitmate 1822 (Age 31 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 41 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Marriage of a childJohn Calvin ShamelMalinda View this family
between 1833 and 1834 (Age 42 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 44 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 -
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 49 years)
Death of a brotherAlexander Shemwell Sr.
1841 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Rebecca Elizabeth Shamel
February 14, 1845 (Age 54 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Shemwell
October 28, 1845 (Age 54 years)
Census between 1844 and 1845 (Age 53 years)
Address: Tax List
Birth of a grandchild
1846 (Age 55 years)

Death of a grandchildShamel
1846 (Age 55 years)

Marriage of a childJohn Calvin ShamelVirlinda NelsonView this family
April 8, 1847 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 55 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#3Thomas William Shamel
March 11, 1849 (Age 58 years)
Census August 29, 1850 (Age 59 years)
Note: Unusual that daughter-in-law is listed before son. -b
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Amelia Priscillia Shamel
February 14, 1852 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5John Calvin Shamel Jr.
August 25, 1854 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Nancy Verlinda Shamel
September 6, 1857 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 66 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a grandson
#7James Albert Shamel
November 13, 1860 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Izora Vinena Shamel
February 27, 1863 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 70 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 granddaughter
#9Lillian Leona Shamel
August 26, 1865 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 76 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 76 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a grandson
#10Robert E Lee Shamel
June 13, 1868 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 78 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 87 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a sisterNancy Shemwell
February 22, 1879 (Age 88 years)
Census August 25, 1880 (Age 89 years)
Death of a sisterSarah “Sallie” Shemwell
April 17, 1882 (Age 91 years)

Death of a granddaughterRebecca Elizabeth Shamel
after 1884 (Age 93 years)

Death September 13, 1887 (Age 96 years)
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Cemetery: Competition Cemetery
Last change May 29, 201913:21:31

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
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Rebecca Ann Shamel
Birth: December 13, 1790 35 30Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 13, 1887Plato, Texas, Missouri, United States
19 months
younger brother
6 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
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Rebecca Ann Shamel
Birth: December 13, 1790 35 30Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 13, 1887Plato, Texas, Missouri, United States

Rebecca Ann Shamel has 6 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Rebecca Ann Shamel - Household

Graves, Kentucky

Rebeccah Shamellhead54FWNC
Virlinda Shamell24FWTN
John Shamellson27MWFarmerNC
Elizabeth Shamellgrand daughter5FWKY
Thomas Shamellgrand son1MWKY

Unusual that daughter-in-law is listed before son. -b
Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Rebecca Ann Shamel - Household

Laclede, Missouri, United States

Shamel, Rebecca AWF82boarderWdMDNC