The Shemwell Family

William W SelbyAge: 39 years18251864

William W Selby
Given names
William W
Birth October 4, 1825 26 32
Birth of a sisterElizabeth J Selby
November 21, 1829 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 6 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 9 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 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn “Jack” Parham Jr.
October 18, 1846 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 20 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 -
Census October 14, 1850 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 31 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 26, 1860 (Age 34 years)
Death of a brotherSimeon Selby
after 1861 (Age 35 years)

Death of a sisterCatherine Selby
about 1863 (Age 37 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 35 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 -
Death November 15, 1864 (Age 39 years)

Cemetery: Houston Cemetery
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Marriage: about 1820
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elder brother
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elder sister
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elder brother
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elder sister
2 years
elder sister
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elder brother
18 months
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

William W Selby has 36 first cousins recorded

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Lloyd Selby - Household

Bledsoe, Tennessee

Lloyd Selbyhead53MWFarmerKY
Rebecca Selbywife57FWGA
William W Selbyson24MWLaborerTN
Elizabeth J Selbydaughter21FWTN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Lloyd Selby - Household

Bledsoe, Tennessee

Lloyd Selbyhead64MWFarmerKY
Rebecca Selbywife67FWHouse KeeperNC
William W Selbyson33MWTN
Rebecca C Orme??15FWTN