The Shemwell Family

Henry ShemwellAge: 53 years17921845

Henry Shemwell
Given names
Birth July 23, 1792 37 32
Birth of a sisterSarah “Sallie” Shemwell
January 24, 1798 (Age 5 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 5 months)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Birth of a sisterNancy Shemwell
June 26, 1803 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 10 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Death of a fatherIsaac Shemwell Jr.
1805 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 19 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 -
MarriageSusannah W “Susie” CoxView this family
January 5, 1818 (Age 25 years)
Note: Best Man Mark Cox, Milo A. Giles-wit.
Birth of a son
#1Isaac Shemwell
July 27, 1818 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#2David Alexander Shemwell
February 14, 1820 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#3Lovelace Wellington Shemwell
September 11, 1822 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#4Pinkney H Shemwell
March 28, 1825 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#5Henry Cox Shemwell
December 11, 1828 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherNancy
between 1820 and 1830 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a daughter
#6Nancy Shemwell
July 8, 1831 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 39 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a daughter
#7Polly Shemwell
after 1832 (Age 39 years)

Birth of a son
#8James Shemwell
after 1833 (Age 40 years)

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 -
Birth of a son
#9Milous R “Miles” Shemwell
1839 (Age 46 years)
Death of a wifeSusannah W “Susie” Cox
August 3, 1839 (Age 47 years)
Census 1840 (Age 47 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 47 years)
Death of a brotherAlexander Shemwell Sr.
1841 (Age 48 years)
Immigration November 1844 (Age 52 years)

Note: Family left Davidson County, North Carolina in wagon train in Nov. 1844. Tradition has it that wouldn't leave until Henry could vote for Polk for Pres.
Arrived December 25, 1844 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childDavid Alexander ShemwellPermelia J RoachView this family
about 1845 (Age 52 years)
Note: One of first constables
Death October 28, 1845 (Age 53 years)
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
11 months
elder sister
Rebecca Ann Shamel
Birth: December 13, 1790 35 30Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 13, 1887Plato, Texas, Missouri, United States
19 months
6 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
Family with Susannah W “Susie” Cox - View this family
Marriage: January 5, 1818Rowan, North Carolina, United States
7 months
19 months
3 years
3 years
4 years
3 years
18 months
2 years
7 years

Henry Shemwell has 6 first cousins recorded

Best Man Mark Cox, Milo A. Giles-wit.
Family left Davidson County, North Carolina in wagon train in Nov. 1844. Tradition has it that wouldn't leave until Henry could vote for Polk for Pres.
One of first constables