The Shemwell Family

Mary ShemwellAge: 55 years17851840

Mary Shemwell
Given names
Married name
Mary Travers
Birth between 1785 and 1790 36 23

Birth of a brotherWilliam Shemwell
January 23, 1785
Birth of a brotherJames Shemwell
October 9, 1788
Census August 2, 1790
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Shemwell
1792 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherDr. Joseph Shemwell Jr.
1796 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 8 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 18 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
MarriageNicholas TraversView this family
March 4, 1812 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1Elias Travers
1812 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 27 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Travers
about 1815 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3Joseph H Travers
1820 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph Shemwell
December 12, 1823 (Age 38 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Elizabeth Travers
about 1826 (Age 41 years)
Death of a motherAnn “Nancy” Billingsley
September 1830 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Sidney Virginia Travers
October 5, 1830 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a son
#6James Travers
about 1832 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 47 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 50 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 December 20, 1840 (Age 55 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: November 20, 1783All Faiths Episcopal Church, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
14 months
6 years
4 years
James Shemwell
Birth: October 9, 1788 39 26St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: April 5, 1869St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
4 years
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
Family with Nicholas Travers - View this family
Marriage: March 4, 1812St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
10 months
9 years
Joseph H Travers
Birth: 1820 51 35Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Death: September 13, 1882Piney Point, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
12 years
Elizabeth Travers
Birth: about 1826 57 41Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Death: October 15, 1897Washington, District of Columbia, United States
5 years
2 years
James Travers
Birth: about 1832 63 47Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Mary Shemwell has 9 first cousins recorded

1790 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Shemwell - Household 1790 Census St. Mary's County Joseph Shemwell Ann "Nancy" Billingsley William Shemwell Mary Shemwell James Shemwell Notes: FWM>16=1, FWM<16=2, FWF=2, Slaves 8