The Shemwell Family

Mary ShemwellAge: 55 years18011856

Mary Shemwell
Given names
Married name
Mary Freeman
Birth August 29, 1801 45 32
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 16 months)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 10 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 -
Death of a fatherElisha Shemwell
about 1826 (Age 24 years)

Death of a motherMary Merritt
1831 (Age 29 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 30 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
MarriageMichael B FreemanView this family
November 25, 1835 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 34 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
#1John M Freeman
1837 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Louisa Emaline Freeman
September 3, 1839 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 44 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 August 24, 1850 (Age 48 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Shemwell
before 1856 (Age 54 years)
Death September 8, 1856 (Age 55 years)
Cemetery: Brittain Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: before 1795
-3 years
elder brother
7 years
elder sister
3 years
Mary Shemwell
Birth: August 29, 1801 45 32North Carolina, United States
Death: September 8, 1856Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
-6 years
elder sister
Family with Michael B Freeman - View this family
Mary Shemwell
Birth: August 29, 1801 45 32North Carolina, United States
Death: September 8, 1856Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: November 25, 1835Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
2 years
John M Freeman
Birth: 1837 23 35North Carolina, United States
Death: between 1861 and 1865
3 years
Michael B Freeman + Dicy R Calton - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: April 14, 1858Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

Mary Shemwell has 10 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Michael B Freeman - Household

Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

Michal Freemanhead37MWfarmerNC
Mary Freemanwife50FWNC
John M Freemanson13MWNC
Lousia E Freemandaughter11FWNC
Elisha Freemanson10MWNC