The Shemwell Family

Nancy Jane ShemwellAge: 51 years18111862

Nancy Jane Shemwell
Given names
Nancy Jane
Married name
Nancy Jane Christian
Birth October 29, 1811 35 31
Birth of a son
#1John Christian

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 2 months)

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 brotherWilliam G Shemwell
January 27, 1819 (Age 7 years)
Census 1820 (Age 8 years)
Religious marriageAlexander McEwing ChristianView this family
December 14, 1830 (Age 19 years)
Census 1830 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 20 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a daughter
#2Sarah Melvina Christian
April 18, 1833 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Nancy Benevolence Christian
about 1835 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 23 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
#4William Lemuel Christian
September 21, 1837 (Age 25 years)
Census 1840 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#5Allen W Christian
1841 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Mary H J Christian
1844 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Adelia Harris Christian
April 25, 1848 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 34 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 brotherJames G Shemwell
June 1849 (Age 37 years)
Cause: Typhoid Fever
Birth of a son
#8Albion R Christian
April 21, 1850 (Age 38 years)
Death of a motherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 38 years)
Census November 8, 1850 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a childThomas Notley RogersSarah Melvina ChristianView this family
March 11, 1852 (Age 40 years)
Death of a brotherThomas James Shemwell
before April 19, 1854 (Age 42 years)

Marriage of a childJohn T DobynsNancy Benevolence ChristianView this family
December 19, 1854 (Age 43 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 44 years)
Burial of a sisterNancy Shemwell
1855 (Age 43 years)
Address: Three miles south of Wheatland . On private property.
Cemetery: Holland Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Bettie V Rogers
May 30, 1856 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ella Jane Rogers
May 5, 1859 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 45 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 25, 1860 (Age 48 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Nancy L “Nannie” Rogers
July 21, 1862 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 49 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 December 4, 1862 (Age 51 years)
Burial 1862 (Age 50 years)
Cemetery: Gay Street Cemetery
Last change July 2, 201911:11:22

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 14, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
6 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
23 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
8 years
elder brother
15 months
elder brother
7 years
younger brother
Family with Alexander McEwing Christian - View this family
Marriage: December 14, 1830Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
3 years
3 years
4 years
Allen W Christian
Birth: 1841 29 29Missouri, United States
Death: October 23, 1864Battle of Byram's Ford, Jackson, Missouri, United States
4 years
Adelia Harris Christian
Birth: April 25, 1848 36 36Missouri, United States
Death: March 29, 1886Missouri, United States
2 years

Nancy Jane Shemwell has 42 first cousins recorded

Father's family (42)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen Parham17981871
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Susan Jemimah Whatley
2Jemima Shemwell18141857
3John Paul Shemwell18151880
4Maletha Shemwell18181894
5Joseph Shemwell18221847
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Mary Suit
1Thomas W Shemwell18001877
Parents Joseph Hudspeth + Anna Margaret Shemwell
Parents Osborn McGehee + Sarah Rebecca Shemwell
1Anna McGehee17981884
2John McGehee18001875
4Nancy McGehee18121908
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Barbara Suit
2William Shemwell18001870
3Ann Shemwell18021889
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Elizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
Parents Samuel Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
8Mary Ann Shemwell18261890

Mother's family (0)

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Alexander McEwing Christian - Household

Saline, Missouri

Alexander M Christianhead38MWMerchantNC
Jane Christianwife37FWKY
Sarah M Christiandaughter17FWMO
Nancy B Christiandaughter15FWMO
William L Christianson13MWMO
Allen W Christianson9MWMO
Mary H J Christiandaughter6FWMO
Adelia Christiandaughter2FWMO
Albion Christianson1-mMWMO
Shandy W Holland17MWClerkKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Alexander McEwing Christian - Household

Jackson, Johnson, Missouri

A M Christianhead49MWFarmerKY
Jane Christianwife48FWKY
William L Christianson22MWMO
A W Christianson18MWMO
Mary H J Christiandaughter15FWMO
Adelia H Christiandaughter12FWMO
Albion Christianson9MWMO
Nannie D Dobynsdaughter?23FWKY
M D Davasheir26MWTeacher C SKY

Not sure Nannie Dobyns is daughter, last name right but age and bplace off. -b