The Shemwell Family

James ShemwellAge: 80 years17881869

James Shemwell
Given names
Birth October 9, 1788 39 26
Birth of a sisterMary Shemwell
between 1785 and 1790

Census August 2, 1790 (Age 21 months)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Shemwell
1792 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherDr. Joseph Shemwell Jr.
1796 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 4 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 14 years)

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 23 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 fatherJoseph Shemwell
December 12, 1823 (Age 35 years)

MarriageCaroline BriscoeView this family
June 15, 1829 (Age 40 years)

Death of a motherAnn “Nancy” Billingsley
September 1830 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Jane Eleanor Shemwell
July 22, 1831 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 43 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 46 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 52 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 57 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 62 years)
Marriage of a childRev. James BuntingJane Eleanor ShemwellView this family
April 8, 1851 (Age 62 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mary Alice Llewellyn Bunting
February 12, 1854 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ellen Rose S Bunting
March 3, 1856 (Age 67 years)
Death of a brotherDr. Joseph Shemwell Jr.
June 15, 1858 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Caroline Elizabeth Bunting
June 20, 1858 (Age 69 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 68 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census August 10, 1860 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4James Shemwell Bunting
September 5, 1860 (Age 71 years)

1860 (Age 71 years)

Death of a brotherWilliam Shemwell
January 10, 1862 (Age 73 years)
Death of a wifeCaroline Briscoe
June 28, 1862 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5John Briscoe Bunting
November 15, 1862 (Age 74 years)
Note: Family home: Oak Grove, near Budd's Creek
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 72 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 -
Death of a grandsonJames Shemwell Bunting
June 9, 1866 (Age 77 years)

Death of a sisterElizabeth Shemwell
July 11, 1867 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 78 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 78 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 80 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Death April 5, 1869 (Age 80 years)
Cemetery: Bethel Cemetery
Last change September 2, 201813:39:19

by: Barry Shemwell
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
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 Caroline Briscoe - View this family
James Shemwell
Birth: October 9, 1788 39 26St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: April 5, 1869St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Caroline Briscoe
Birth: February 28, 1788 47 37St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: June 28, 1862Chaptico, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Marriage: June 15, 1829
2 years

James 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
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James Shemwell - Household

St. Marys, Maryland

James Shemwellhead61MWFarmerMD
Caroline Shemwellwife62FWMD
Jane Eleanor Shemwelldaughter18FWMD
Appelonia Briscoe17FWMD

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - James Shemwell - Household

Chaptico, Saint Mary's, Maryland

James Shemwellhead72MWFarmerMD
Caroline Shemwellwife72FWMD
James Buntingson in law43MWM.E. MinisterMD
Jane E Buntingdaughter28FWMD
Mary A Buntinggrand daughter6FWMD
Rosa E Buntinggrand daughter4FWMD
Caroline E Buntinggrand daughter2FWMD