The Shemwell Family

Dr. Jonathan Nolin ShemwellAge: 76 years18441920

Name
Dr. Jonathan Nolin Shemwell
Name prefix
Dr.
Given names
Jonathan Nolin
Surname
Shemwell
Birth April 9, 1844 28 23
Death of a motherElizabeth Nolin
March 17, 1846 (Age 23 months)
Marriage of a parentDr. James Jackson “J J” ShemwellOlivia “Ollie” McCauleyView this family
July 4, 1848 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 20 months)
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
Birth of a half-brotherJames H Shemwell
April 20, 1849 (Age 5 years)
Census October 12, 1850 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherCapt. Phillip B Nolin
December 4, 1853 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a half-brotherEdward Shemwell
November 1854 (Age 10 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 14 years)

Birth of a half-brotherAndrew Jackson Shemwell
November 1858 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 12 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a half-sisterMamie Shemwell
about 1859 (Age 14 years)
Census August 24, 1860 (Age 16 years)
Address: Breckenridge Post Office
Birth of a half-sisterLucinda Shemwell
1861 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMary A Shemwell
about 1863 (Age 18 years)
Death of a fatherDr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell
after 1863 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a half-sisterEmma Jane Shemwell
April 6, 1864 (Age 19 years)
MarriageHarriet A FreemanView this family
February 8, 1865 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 16 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 22 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 22 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 24 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
Census July 26, 1870 (Age 26 years)
Address: Shandsville
Occupation
Merchant
1870 (Age 25 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 33 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 7, 1880 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 53 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 half-brotherJames H Shemwell
April 5, 1900 (Age 55 years)

Burial of a half-brotherJames H Shemwell
April 5, 1900 (Age 55 years)
Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery
Note: Son of James J Shemwell and Olivia McCowley
Census May 10, 1910 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 71 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a half-brotherEdward Shemwell
May 19, 1917 (Age 73 years)
Cause: Cirrhosis of the liver
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 72 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 73 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 3, 1920 (Age 75 years)
Death April 16, 1920 (Age 76 years)
Burial April 1920 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery: Audubon Cemetery
Last change December 23, 201716:27:29

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 13, 1843Stewart, Tennessee, United States
9 months
himself
Dr. Jonathan Nolin Shemwell
Birth: April 9, 1844 28 23Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 16, 1920Brookport, Massac, Illinois, United States
Father’s family with Olivia “Ollie” McCauley - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: July 4, 1848Pope, Illinois, United States
10 months
half-brother
6 years
half-brother
4 years
half-brother
14 months
half-sister
3 years
half-sister
3 years
half-sister
15 months
half-sister
Family with Harriet A Freeman - View this family
himself
Dr. Jonathan Nolin Shemwell
Birth: April 9, 1844 28 23Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 16, 1920Brookport, Massac, Illinois, United States
wife
Marriage: February 8, 1865Pope, Illinois, United States

Dr. Jonathan Nolin Shemwell has 47 first cousins recorded

Father's family (47)

Parents Allen James “A J” Shemwell + Elizabeth N Lassiter
Parents Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cheek
2Iowa Shemwell18601905
5Mary Ann Shemwell18651936
Parents Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell + Martha Sinnot
1Elizabeth Shemwell18381901
3Frank H Shemwell18441885
Parents Samuel Hester + Eleanor Kittrell Shemwell
2Henry James Hester18291905
3Howel Hester1830
Parents Thomas Charles Hewell + Mary Lucinda Shemwell
3Edward Boyd Hewell18421900
Parents Zachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Betsey” Evans
1Joseph H Shemwell18391886
3John Elam Shemwell18461890
Parents Joseph B Clardy + Emily Ellen Shemwell
2Athalia E Clardy18471923
4Ellen C Clardy18521855
6Elizabeth Clardy18641870
Parents David Mushet + Mary Ann Shemwell
1Richard Mushet18471849
2Kate Mushet18481932

Mother's family (0)

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell - Household

Pope Illinois

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
J J Shemwellhead34MWPhysicianTN
Elvina Shemwellwife21FWKY
Jonathan Shemwellson6MWTN
James Shemwellson6moMWIL

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell - Household

Pope Illinois

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
J J Shemwellhead43MWPhysicianTN
Olivia Shemwellwife30FWKY
Jonathan Shemwellson17MWFarm LaborerTN
James Shemwellson10MWIL
Edward Shemwellson7MWIL
Mamie Shemwelldaughter3FWIL

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Jonathan Nolin Shemwell - Household

Pope, Illinois

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Shemwell, John??head26MWMerchantTN
Shemwell, Harrietwife26FWKeeping houseIL
Taylor, Eliza?16FWAt homeKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Jonathan Nolin Shemwell - Household

Dyers Hill, Livingston, KY

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Shemwell, JohnsonWM36headMMD & DruggistTNKYTN
Shemwell, Harriet AWF36wifeMILKYIL
London, JosephineWF15unadoptedSAt homeILFranceIL

2 doors down fron cousin Frank

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Jonathan Nolin Shemwell - Household

Ballard, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Shemwell, John MheadMW66M45KYTNTNPhysicianGen. Practice
Shemwell, HarrietwifeFW66M4500ILNCSC

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Jonathan Nolin Shemwell - Household

Brooklyn, Massac Ill.

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Jonathan N ShemwellheadMW74MKYKYKYDr.MD
Harriet A ShemwellwifeFW76MILNCSC