The Shemwell Family

Alexander Shemwell Sr.Age: 51 years17901841

Alexander Shemwell Sr.
Given names
Name suffix
Birth about 1790 35 30
MarriageNancy Jane DanielView this family

Birth of a sisterRebecca Ann Shamel
December 13, 1790
Birth of a brotherHenry Shemwell
July 23, 1792 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah “Sallie” Shemwell
January 24, 1798 (Age 8 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 3 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Birth of a sisterNancy Shemwell
June 26, 1803 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 13 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 15 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 22 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
#1James Isaac Shemwell
1815 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2William Travis Shemwell
September 7, 1818 (Age 28 years)
Census August 7, 1820 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3Thomas F Shemwell
October 18, 1820 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a son
#4Poindexter Shemwell
1822 (Age 32 years)
Appointed 1822 (Age 32 years)
Note: Justice of Peace -helped organize County
Birth of a son
#5Alexander “Alex” Shemwell Jr.
April 17, 1824 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#6Whitson Berry Shemwell
1828 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Louisa Shemwell
about 1828 (Age 38 years)
Death of a sonThomas F Shemwell
October 30, 1829 (Age 39 years)

Burial of a sonThomas F Shemwell
1829 (Age 39 years)
Cemetery: Daniel Famly Cemetery
Birth of a son
#8Dr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell
February 27, 1830 (Age 40 years)
Death of a motherNancy
between 1820 and 1830 (Age 30 years)

Census June 1, 1830 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Charlotte Jane Shemwell
January 1, 1832 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 42 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a daughter
#10Margaret Shemwell
August 1834 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 45 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
#11Thomas Franklin Shemwell
about 1836 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a son
#12Lorenzo D Shemwell
1839 (Age 49 years)
Census 1840 (Age 50 years)
Death 1841 (Age 51 years)
Will May 1842 (16 months after death)
Family with parents - View this family
11 months
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
Family with Nancy Jane Daniel - View this family
4 years
William Travis Shemwell
Birth: September 7, 1818 28 16North Carolina, United States
Death: August 20, 1852Rowan, North Carolina, United States
2 years
2 years
2 years
5 years
1 year
2 years
22 months
3 years
2 years
Thomas Franklin Shemwell
Birth: about 1836 46 33North Carolina, United States
Death: December 11, 1862Charlottesville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
4 years
Lorenzo D Shemwell
Birth: 1839 49 36Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: between 1870 and 1873

Alexander Shemwell Sr. has 6 first cousins recorded

Census1820 United States - Census transcript - Alexander Shemwell Sr. - Household

Rowan NC

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Justice of Peace -helped organize County
Census1830 United States - Census transcript - Alexander Shemwell Sr. - Household

Davidson, North Carolina

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