The Shemwell Family

Sarah “Sally” ShemwellAge: 75 years18021877

Sarah “Sally” Shemwell
Given names
Married name
Sarah Christian
Birth about 1802 25 22
Note: Fayette Tennessee
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 12 months)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Birth of a brotherSamuel Shemwell
September 17, 1809 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherJonathan P Shemwell
about 1810 (Age 8 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
October 29, 1811 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 10 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 brotherWilliam G Shemwell
January 27, 1819 (Age 17 years)
MarriageNicholas ChristianView this family
December 4, 1820 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1William Parham Christian
1824 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2Phillip Kenly Christian
1825 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Phada Jane Christian
1830 (Age 28 years)
Census June 1, 1830 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 30 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a son
#4John Samuel Christian
May 3, 1834 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 33 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 -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 44 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1William L Harris
1848 (Age 46 years)

Death of a brotherJames G Shemwell
June 1849 (Age 47 years)
Cause: Typhoid Fever
Death of a motherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 48 years)
Census August 28, 1850 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Parham ChristianMildred M SatterfieldView this family
April 17, 1852 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childPhillip Kenly ChristianMargaret LinebaughView this family
June 8, 1852 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Almorinda Jane “Alma” Christian
1853 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Mary S Christian
December 2, 1854 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Henrietta Harris
1854 (Age 52 years)

Death of a brotherThomas James Shemwell
before April 19, 1854 (Age 52 years)

Birth of a grandson
#5William Christian
July 19, 1855 (Age 53 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 53 years)
Burial of a sisterNancy Shemwell
1855 (Age 53 years)
Address: Three miles south of Wheatland . On private property.
Cemetery: Holland Cemetery
Birth of a grandson
#6Charles T Harris
1857 (Age 55 years)

Marriage of a childJohn Samuel ChristianElizabeth Ann FloydView this family
September 10, 1857 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Nancy Bell Christian
October 20, 1857 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Kennelly Kevil “Kenny” Christian
April 8, 1859 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 55 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a grandson
#9W A Harris
1860 (Age 58 years)

Death of a fatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 58 years)
Census September 7, 1860 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Sally Lue Christian
March 25, 1861 (Age 59 years)
Death of a granddaughterSally Lue Christian
October 26, 1861 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Annie Elizabeth Christian
May 28, 1862 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12Samuel Wiley Christian
August 1862 (Age 60 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
December 4, 1862 (Age 60 years)
Burial of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
1862 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery: Gay Street Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Cora Lee Christian
1864 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 59 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Eva Vick Christian
November 1, 1865 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15Penick P Christian
February 1867 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Susan Cordelia Christian
September 1867 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 65 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 65 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a grandson
#17Nicholas Edward “Nick” Christian
January 1, 1868 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#18Lillie Floyd Christian
July 18, 1869 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 67 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#19T Mc Christian
March 1870 (Age 68 years)
Census October 8, 1870 (Age 68 years)
Death of a granddaughterLillie Floyd Christian
February 4, 1871 (Age 69 years)
Death of a husbandNicholas Christian
March 15, 1872 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#20Minnie Bett Christian
January 13, 1874 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#21Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” Christian
September 7, 1876 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#22Hassie John Christian
May 15, 1877 (Age 75 years)
Death October 1877 (Age 75 years)
Cause of death: Died of Dropsy
Last change August 11, 201917:41:11

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 14, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
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elder brother
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elder sister
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younger brother
15 months
younger brother
younger sister
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Family with Nicholas Christian - View this family
Marriage: December 4, 1820Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
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Sarah “Sally” 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
1Jemima Shemwell18141857
2John Paul Shemwell18151880
3Maletha Shemwell18181894
4Joseph 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)

Fayette Tennessee
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Nicholas Christian - Household

Todd, Kentucky

Nicholas Christianhead45MWNC
Sarah Christianwife38FWKY
Samuel J Christianson15MWFarmerKY

Nicholas & Sarah ages off. -b

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Nicholas Christian - Household

Elkton, Todd, Kentucky

N Christianhead64MWFarmerNC
Sarah Christianwife57FWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Nicholas Christian - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States

Christian, Nicholashead74MWfarmerNC
Christian, Sarahwife66FWkeeping houseTN

father's will parents of 5 children, names Unknown marriage records