The Shemwell Family

Dr. Joseph Shemwell Jr.Age: 62 years17961858

Dr. Joseph Shemwell Jr.
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Birth 1796 47 34
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
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The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 7 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
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War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 16 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 -
MarriageHenrietta BriscoeView this family
December 17, 1821 (Age 25 years)

Death of a fatherJoseph Shemwell
December 12, 1823 (Age 27 years)

Death of a motherAnn “Nancy” Billingsley
September 1830 (Age 34 years)
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Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 36 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 39 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 -
Death of a sisterMary Shemwell
December 20, 1840 (Age 44 years)
MarriageMary BarberView this family
April 26, 1847 (Age 51 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 50 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 -
Census October 15, 1850 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Jane Barber Yates “Jennie” Shemwell
December 6, 1851 (Age 55 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 61 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death June 15, 1858 (Age 62 years)
Family with parents - View this family
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
elder sister
5 years
Family with Henrietta Briscoe - View this family
Marriage: December 17, 1821
Family with Mary Barber - View this family
Marriage: April 26, 1847
5 years

Dr. Joseph Shemwell Jr. has 9 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Joseph Shemwell Jr. - Household

St. Marys, Maryland

Joseph Shemwellhead50MWFarmer
Mary Shemwellwife35FW
Jesse Gatton50MWLaborer

next door to James