The Shemwell Family

Joseph M ShemwellAge: 54 years17831838

Name
Joseph M Shemwell
Given names
Joseph M
Surname
Shemwell
Birth April 25, 1783 56 28
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Death of a fatherJames Shemwell Sr.
February 18, 1797 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 9 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
MarriageMariam Jones “Milly” WhatleyView this family
October 26, 1803 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 19 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Birth of a son
#1Allen James “A J” Shemwell
November 26, 1804 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#2Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
April 22, 1807 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Eleanor Kittrell Shemwell
August 15, 1809 (Age 26 years)
Death of a motherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 26 years)
Residence 1810 (Age 26 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Clarke
after 1810 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Mary Lucinda Shemwell
March 14, 1812 (Age 28 years)
Military service
Tennessee Militia-War 1812
November 2, 1813 (Age 30 years)

Note: Lt., 50th Reg.
Birth of a son
#5Zachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell
December 25, 1814 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 28 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Birth of a son
#6Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell
1816 (Age 32 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherCapt. Zachariah Higgs
1816 (Age 32 years)
Census 1820 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Emily Ellen Shemwell
July 24, 1823 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Mary Ann Shemwell
1826 (Age 42 years)

Marriage of a childThomas Charles HewellMary Lucinda ShemwellView this family
about 1826 (Age 42 years)
Death of a brotherZachariah Shemwell
1826 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Edmund Garner Hester
March 25, 1827 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Henry James Hester
about 1829 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a grandson
#3Howel Hester
about 1830 (Age 46 years)
Census 1830 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Robert A Hester
February 1831 (Age 47 years)

Death of a brotherJames Shemwell Jr.
July 10, 1831 (Age 48 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 48 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
Birth of a son
#9Joseph Theodore Shemwell
about 1834 (Age 50 years)

Marriage of a childHarrison Higgs “Harry” ShemwellMartha SinnotView this family
February 1836 (Age 52 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 52 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 grandson
#5Joseph Anderson “Anse” Hester
May 25, 1837 (Age 54 years)
Will August 17, 1837 (Age 54 years)
Note: See Album: Joseph Shemwell Will Transcribed 17 AUG 1837-1&2
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Elizabeth Shemwell
1838 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childZachariah Thomas “Z T” ShemwellElizabeth “Betsey” EvansView this family
February 22, 1838 (Age 54 years)
Death March 6, 1838 (Age 54 years)
Note: or Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Probate May 7, 1838 (2 months after death)
Will March 1847 (8 years after death)
Note: See Album: Joseph Shemwell Executors Bond March 1887 -1&2
Burial
Cemetery: T. C. Hewell Cemetery
Note: According to findagrave.com, Joseph and his wife (Mariam) were both buried at the T.C. Hewell Cemetery. However, on Mariam's findagrave page, it stated she was buried at T.C. Hewell #2 Cemetery. Joseph may have also been buried at the #2 Cemetery. He died in 1838 and Mariam died in 1858. It is possible that the main cemetery filled up causing Mariam to be buried at the #2 cemetery. More research is needed.
Last change October 21, 201920:02:48

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: before 1765St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
1 year
elder sister
6 years
elder brother
22 months
elder sister
Anna Margaret Shemwell
Birth: about October 1771 44 16St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: February 11, 1856Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
13 months
elder brother
sister
elder sister
3 years
himself
Family with Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 26, 1803Logan, Kentucky, United States
13 months
son
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
2 years
son
8 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
9 years
son

Joseph M Shemwell has 9 first cousins recorded

Mother's family (0)

Military service
Lt., 50th Reg. Lt., 2 Regiment w. Tennessee Milita (Colonel Lowry, Lt. Colonel Hammons), War 1812 Captain Mastins Company Tennessee Militia
Will
See Album: Joseph Shemwell Will Transcribed 17 AUG 1837-1&2
Death
or Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Will
See Album: Joseph Shemwell Executors Bond March 1887 -1&2
Burial
According to findagrave.com, Joseph and his wife (Mariam) were both buried at the T.C. Hewell Cemetery. However, on Mariam's findagrave page, it stated she was buried at T.C. Hewell #2 Cemetery. Joseph may have also been buried at the #2 Cemetery. He died in 1838 and Mariam died in 1858. It is possible that the main cemetery filled up causing Mariam to be buried at the #2 cemetery. More research is needed.
Note
Will: Montgomery Co. Tennessee, USA youngest son - deformed lunatic listed in father's will In 1813 Joseph was named a Lt. in the 50th Reg.of the TN militia as the War of 1812 spread westward. 415 John Shemwell, Thomas W. Shemwell, Z. T. Shemwell, James J. Shemwell, executor’s bond for the will of Joseph Shemwell; 1 Mar 1847
Shared note
Kentucky Court of Appeals (See Media - Kentucky Court of Appeals) Indicates Mariam and Jemima were sisters and were married to Zachariah and Joseph, and Samuel and James were their brothers. http://books.google.com/books?id=P8YGAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA576&lpg=PA576&dq=shemwell+obituary&source=bl&ots=2YJEv90SVF&sig=KPbItqdcEz-ljYwN6OewE7sONwI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UWpsUv--Ko7qkQfD8IGAAQ&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBDha#v=snippet&q=shem-%20well&f=false