The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth ShemwellAge: 75 years17921867

Name
Elizabeth Shemwell
Given names
Elizabeth
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Elizabeth Posey
Birth 1792 43 30
Birth of a brotherDr. Joseph Shemwell Jr.
1796 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 12 months)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 11 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
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 20 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
Death of a fatherJoseph Shemwell
December 12, 1823 (Age 31 years)

MarriageJohn Hatch Dent PoseyView this family
March 20, 1824 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth J Posey
1830 (Age 38 years)
Death of a husbandJohn Hatch Dent Posey
February 20, 1830 (Age 38 years)
Death of a motherAnn “Nancy” Billingsley
September 1830 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 40 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
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 43 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
Death of a daughterElizabeth J Posey
December 7, 1836 (Age 44 years)
Death of a sisterMary Shemwell
December 20, 1840 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 54 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
Census October 15, 1850 (Age 58 years)
Death of a brotherDr. Joseph Shemwell Jr.
June 15, 1858 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 65 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census August 10, 1860 (Age 68 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Shemwell
January 10, 1862 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 69 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 75 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 75 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Death July 11, 1867 (Age 75 years)
Will September 8, 1868 (13 months after death)
Note: 9/8/1868: Distribution of the estate of Elizabeth Posey by James Shemwell and Dr. James Bunting, Ad…
Burial
Cemetery: Bethel Cemetery
Note: Inscription
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 20, 1783All Faiths Episcopal Church, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
14 months
elder brother
6 years
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
James Shemwell
Birth: October 9, 1788 39 26St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: April 5, 1869St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
4 years
herself
5 years
younger brother
Family with John Hatch Dent Posey - View this family
husband
John Hatch Dent Posey
Birth: July 1, 1798 28 28St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: February 20, 1830St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
herself
Marriage: March 20, 1824St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
7 years
daughter
Elizabeth J Posey
Birth: 1830 31 38St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: December 7, 1836St. Mary's, Maryland, United States

Elizabeth Shemwell has 9 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Mary Barber - Household

Chapitico St. Mary's, Maryland

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Mary Shemwellhead45FWLady?MD
Jenny B Shemwelldaughter8FWMD
Elizabeth Poseysister-in-law62FWMD

Will
9/8/1868: Distribution of the estate of Elizabeth Posey by James Shemwell and Dr. James Bunting, Administrators. Amount to be distributed: $2,248.54. All payments to heirs were after each paying a 1 1/2% collectors tax. James Shemwell, brother, 1/4, $562.13 1/2 Jennie B. Y. Shemwell, niece, 1/4, $562.13 1/2 Henry Shemwell, nephew, 1/8 of 1/4, $70.24 1/4 William T. Shemwell, nephew, 1/8 of 1/4, $70.24 1/4 Jno. Wesley Shemwell, 1/8 of 1/4, $70.24 1/4 Mary E. Dowell, niece, 1/8 of 1/4, $70.24 1/4 Jane Lambeth, niece, 1/8 of 1/4, $70.24 1/4 Ann Dove Grandin, niece, 1/8 of 1/4, $70.24 1/4 Caroline H. Dare, niece, 1/8 of 1/4, $70.24 1/4 William Griffin, grand nephew, 1/24 of 1/4, $23.42 11/18 Annie Griffin, grand niece, 1/24 of 1/4, $23.42 11/18 Mary T. Griffin, grand niece, 1/24 of 1/4, $23.42 11/18 Elias Travers, nephew, 1/6 of 1/4, $93.68 11/12 Joseph Travers, nephew, 1/6 of 1/4, $93.68 11/12 James Travers, niece, 1/6 of 1/4, $93.68 11/12 Mary Wynne, niece, 1/6 of 1/4, $93.68 11/12 Virginia Mitchell, niece, 1/6 of 1/4, $93.68 11/12 Elizabeth Travers, niece, 1/6 of 1/4, $93.68 11/12 (St. Mary's County, MD Administration Accounts, 1860-1873, Vol. 2, p. 97, image 384-385, Family Search).
Burial
Inscription wife of the late John D Posey and daughter of the late Joseph Shemwell Died aged 75 years Blessed are the pure in heart...