The Shemwell Family

Shamuel P “Sham” SelbyAge: 59 years18241883

Shamuel P “Sham” Selby
Given names
Shamuel P
Birth April 5, 1824 25 31
Birth of a daughter
#1Jemima Selby

Birth of a sisterCatherine Selby
about 1824
Birth of a brotherWilliam W Selby
October 4, 1825 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth J Selby
November 21, 1829 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 7 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 11 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 -
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary “Molly” Shemwell
1843 (Age 18 years)
MarriageElizabeth W KerleyView this family
about 1845 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a son
#2James Lloyd Selby
December 30, 1845 (Age 21 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn “Jack” Parham Jr.
October 18, 1846 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 21 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 daughterJemima Selby
after 1848 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a son
#3Daniel Johnson Selby
May 27, 1849 (Age 25 years)
Census October 14, 1850 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#4William Monroe Selby
April 10, 1851 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#5John Hoyle Selby
August 14, 1853 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Rebecca Ann Selby
March 25, 1856 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Mary Temperance Selby
September 21, 1858 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 32 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 22, 1860 (Age 36 years)
Death of a brotherSimeon Selby
after 1861 (Age 36 years)

Death of a sisterCatherine Selby
about 1863 (Age 38 years)

Death of a brotherWilliam W Selby
November 15, 1864 (Age 40 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 36 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 -
Marriage of a childJames Lloyd SelbySarah Elizabeth HyderView this family
about 1867 (Age 42 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 42 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 42 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Martha A Selby
April 1868 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Emily Selby
September 1869 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 44 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 -
Census July 11, 1870 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Nancy Elizabeth Selby
January 30, 1872 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4William Thomas Selby
March 7, 1874 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Arva Zena Selby
February 22, 1876 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6James Hendricks Selby
December 6, 1876 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childDaniel Johnson SelbyMary Agnes DavenportView this family
1877 (Age 52 years)

Birth of a grandson
#7John Wesley “Johnny” Selby
June 2, 1878 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Malinda Jemima Selby
June 12, 1878 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#9John Sherman Selby
September 16, 1880 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph David DortonRebecca Ann SelbyView this family
about 1880 (Age 55 years)

Census June 24, 1880 (Age 56 years)
Death of a fatherLloyd Selby
October 9, 1880 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10James Monroe Dorton
March 10, 1881 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Ernest Edison Dorton
October 27, 1882 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Ida A Selby
February 16, 1883 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Monroe SelbyMary Emily HyderView this family
about 1883 (Age 58 years)

Death July 30, 1883 (Age 59 years)
Cemetery: Selby-Davenport Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1820
1 year
elder brother
1 year
elder sister
1 year
elder brother
1 year
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
22 months
elder sister
2 years
3 months
18 months
younger brother
William W Selby
Birth: October 4, 1825 26 32Tennessee, United States
Death: November 15, 1864
4 years
younger sister
Elizabeth J Selby
Birth: November 21, 1829 31 36Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 4, 1887Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Family with Elizabeth W Kerley - View this family
Marriage: about 1845
1 year
22 months
2 years
John Hoyle Selby
Birth: August 14, 1853 29 26Tennessee, United States
Death: August 12, 1919Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
3 years
3 years
Mary Temperance Selby
Birth: September 21, 1858 34 31Burke, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 23, 1929Bearden, Knox, Tennessee, United States

Shamuel P “Sham” Selby has 36 first cousins recorded

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Samuel P “Sham” Selby - Household

Bledsoe, Tennessee

Shamuel Selbyhead26MWLaborerTN
Elizabeth Selbywife24FWTN
James L Selbyson4MWTN
Daniel Johnson Selbyson1MWTN
George W Kerleybrother in law16MWTN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Samuel P “Sham” Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

Shamuel Selbyhead35MWFarmerTN
Elizabeth Selbywife33FWHouse KeeperTN
James Selbyson14MWTN
Daniel J Selbyson11MWTN
William Selbyson9MWTN
John H Selbyson6MWTN
Rebecca A Selbydaughter4FWTN
Mary T Selbydaughter1FWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Samuel P “Sham” Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

Selby, Samuel Phead45MWFarmerTN
Selby, Elizabethwife44FWKeeping HouseTN
Selby, Daniel Json21MWHelps with FarmTN
Selby, William Mson18MWHelps with FarmTN
Selby, John Hson16MWHelps with FarmTN
Selby, Rebecca Adaughter14FWHelps with FarmTN
Selby, Mary Tdaughter14FWAt HomeTN

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Samuel P “Sham” Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

Selby, Samuel PWM56headMFarmerTNKYGA
Selby, ElizabethWF54wifeMKeeping HouseTNNCNC
Selby, WilliamWM28sonSWorks on FarmTNTNTN
Selby, John HWM26sonSWorks on FarmTNTNTN
Selby, MaryWF22daughterSAt HomeTNTNTN