The Shemwell Family

Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” ThompsonAge: 77 years18381916

Name
Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson
Given names
Sarah Elizabeth
Surname
Thompson
Married name
Sarah Elizabeth Shemwell
Nickname
Sally
Also known as
Mary Elizabeth
Birth June 30, 1838 28 38
Birth of a brotherWilliam Lewis Thompson
December 14, 1841 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a brotherCapt. Charles M Thompson
about 1844 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Hiram Thompson Jr.
August 20, 1845 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterHarriett Thompson
before 1847 (Age 8 years)

Death of a motherCynthia Suretha Ratts
1847 (Age 8 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 7 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a sisterLouisa V Thompson
after 1850 (Age 11 years)

Death of a sisterMary H Thompson
after 1850 (Age 11 years)

Death of a brotherJohn Frederick Thompson
after 1850 (Age 11 years)

MarriageDr. Obediah Marcellus ShemwellView this family
April 7, 1857 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1Baxter Shemwell
March 12, 1858 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Louisa Shemwell
July 14, 1859 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 18 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a daughterMary Louisa Shemwell
April 7, 1860 (Age 21 years)
Burial of a daughterMary Louisa Shemwell
after April 7, 1860 (Age 21 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Census July 26, 1860 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#3William Whitehead Shemwell
December 2, 1860 (Age 22 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Whitehead Shemwell
December 26, 1861 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#4Edward Marcellus Shemwell
October 28, 1862 (Age 24 years)
Death of a sonEdward Marcellus Shemwell
March 13, 1864 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Cora B Shemwell
August 21, 1864 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 22 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a son
#6Frederick Shemwell
October 13, 1866 (Age 28 years)
Death of a sonFrederick Shemwell
June 23, 1867 (Age 28 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 28 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 28 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a daughter
#7Della Shemwell
March 17, 1868 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 30 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Birth of a daughter
#8Etta Shemwell
June 30, 1870 (Age 32 years)
Census August 19, 1870 (Age 32 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph Hiram Thompson
July 23, 1872 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a daughter
#9Sara Frances Shemwell
September 11, 1872 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Alice Shemwell
August 1874 (Age 36 years)
Death of a daughterSara Frances Shemwell
September 13, 1875 (Age 37 years)
Burial of a daughterSara Frances Shemwell
after September 13, 1875 (Age 37 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Birth of a son
#11Harold Shemwell
August 17, 1876 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#12Mary “May” Shemwell
April 12, 1877 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 39 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 4, 1880 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#13Odell Shemwell
August 5, 1880 (Age 42 years)
Death of a husbandDr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell
October 25, 1880 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childBaxter ShemwellLaura E BernheimView this family
June 8, 1882 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Dermot Shemwell
May 25, 1884 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childLouis Burnis WheelerCora B ShemwellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 23, 1886 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Fannie Elizabeth Wheeler
October 7, 1888 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Jesse Louise Wheeler
January 27, 1890 (Age 51 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Lewis Thompson
December 17, 1892 (Age 54 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#4Irma L Shemwell
December 31, 1892 (Age 54 years)

Birth of a grandson
#5Col. Druid Emmett Wheeler
January 31, 1894 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childTheodore Earl McCraryEtta ShemwellView this family
February 21, 1894 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childDr. Willis Jasper VestalMary “May” ShemwellView this family
December 11, 1894 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Etta E Vestal
1896 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Willis Jasper Vestal Jr.
July 17, 1897 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Theodore Earl “Teddy” McCrary Jr.
estimated October 15, 1897 (Age 59 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 59 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a grandsonTheodore Earl “Teddy” McCrary Jr.
April 15, 1899 (Age 60 years)

Census June 21, 1900 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Helen McCrary
July 20, 1900 (Age 62 years)
Death of a daughterEtta Shemwell
January 2, 1901 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childHarold ShemwellElla May DoyleView this family
July 5, 1901 (Age 63 years)
Burial of a daughterEtta Shemwell
1901 (Age 62 years)
Cemetery: Lexington City Cemetery
Marriage of a childCapt. George P ShacklefordAlice ShemwellView this family
June 21, 1904 (Age 65 years)
Death of a sonOdell Shemwell
July 13, 1904 (Age 66 years)
Address: Shemwell Home
Cause: Typhoid
Burial of a sonOdell Shemwell
after July 13, 1904 (Age 66 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Birth of a grandson
#10Dr. Odell Shemwell Vestal Sr.
September 30, 1907 (Age 69 years)
Marriage of a childHarold ShemwellSallie Borum DeyView this family
November 27, 1907 (Age 69 years)
Death of a granddaughterIrma L Shemwell
July 1, 1908 (Age 70 years)

Burial of a granddaughterIrma L Shemwell
1908 (Age 69 years)
Cemetery: Lexington City Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Margaret Dey Shemwell
January 28, 1909 (Age 70 years)
Census May 2, 1910 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12LTC Everard Baxter Shemwell
November 22, 1911 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Sarah F Vestal
calculated 1911 (Age 72 years)
Will February 15, 1912 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Alice Mae Vestal
March 27, 1915 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 77 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death February 21, 1916 (Age 77 years)
Burial after February 21, 1916
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Last change December 20, 201609:57:55

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
18 months
herself
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
20 months
younger brother
Joseph Hiram Thompson Jr.
Birth: August 20, 1845 35 45Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 25, 1925
2 years
younger sister
Family with Dr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: April 7, 1857Davidson, North Carolina, United States
11 months
son
16 months
daughter
Mary Louisa Shemwell
Birth: July 14, 1859 29 21Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 7, 1860Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
17 months
son
William Whitehead Shemwell
Birth: December 2, 1860 30 22Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 26, 1861Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
23 months
son
Edward Marcellus Shemwell
Birth: October 28, 1862 32 24Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 13, 1864Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
22 months
daughter
Cora B Shemwell
Birth: August 21, 1864 34 26Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 7, 1950Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
2 years
son
Frederick Shemwell
Birth: October 13, 1866 36 28Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 23, 1867
17 months
daughter
Della Shemwell
Birth: March 17, 1868 38 29North Carolina, United States
Death: April 7, 1923Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
2 years
daughter
Etta Shemwell
Birth: June 30, 1870 40 32Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 2, 1901Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
2 years
daughter
Sara Frances Shemwell
Birth: September 11, 1872 42 34Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 13, 1875Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
2 years
daughter
Alice Shemwell
Birth: August 1874 44 36North Carolina, United States
Death: 1946Richmond, Virginia, United States
2 years
son
Harold Shemwell
Birth: August 17, 1876 46 38Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 4, 1936Washington, District of Columbia, United States
8 months
daughter
3 years
son
Odell Shemwell
Birth: August 5, 1880 50 42Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 13, 1904Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

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Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell - Household

Tyro, Davidson, NC

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirm
Obediah M Shemwellhead37MWPhysicianNC
Sarah El Shemwellwife31FWKeeping HouseNC
Baxter Shemwellson12MWFarm HandNC
Cora Shemwelldaughter6FWNC
Della Shemwelldaughter2FWNC

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell - Household

Tyro, Davidson, NC

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
O M ShemwellWM49headMMedical DoctorNCNC
Sarah ShemwellWF42wifeMKeeping houseNCNCNC
Baxter ShemwellWM22sonMAt SchoolNCNCNC
Cora ShemwellWF15daughterSAt SchoolNCNCNC
Della ShemwellWF12daughterSAt SchoolNCNCNC
Etta ShemwellWF10daughterSAt SchoolNCNCNC
Alice ShemwellWF6daughterSNCNCNC
Harold ShemwellWM4sonSNCNCNC
Mary ShemwellWF2daughterSNCNCNC
Bid ShikesBF16servantNCNCNC
Bab IvensBM18servantNCNCNC
James HountBM22servantNCNCNC
Lizzie WaltBF17servantNCNCNC

Note: At school

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson - Household

Tyro Township, Davidson, NC

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Sarah Elizabeth ShemwellheadWFJun183862Wd138NCNCNCFarmer
Della ShemwelldaughterWFMar186931SNCNCNC
Odell ShemwellsonWMAug188019SNCNCNCSalesman Drug

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson - Household

Tyro Township, Davidson, NC

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Sarah E ShemwellheadFW71Wd53136NCNCNCFarmer
Della ShemwelldaughterFW42SNCNCNC