The Shemwell Family

Uradice “Dicey” ShemwellAge: 71 years17981869

Name
Uradice “Dicey” Shemwell
Given names
Uradice
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Uradice Long
Nickname
Dicey
Birth June 5, 1798 42 29
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Birth of a sisterMary Shemwell
August 29, 1801 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 4 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 13 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
MarriageThomas S LongView this family
February 9, 1826 (Age 27 years)
Death of a fatherElisha Shemwell
about 1826 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Malinda Long
January 18, 1830 (Age 31 years)

Death of a motherMary Merritt
1831 (Age 32 years)

Birth of a son
#2William Nevins Long
February 12, 1832 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 33 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Birth of a son
#3Elisha W Long
1835 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 37 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a daughter
#4Nancy Jane Long
June 13, 1836 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Dicey Catherine “Katie” Long
January 7, 1838 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Martha L “Mat” Long
June 22, 1841 (Age 43 years)
Associate: Elizabeth L “Liz” Long
Birth of a daughter
#7Elizabeth L “Liz” Long
June 22, 1841 (Age 43 years)
Associate: Martha L “Mat” Long
Marriage of a childJoseph CowanMary Malinda LongView this family
December 9, 1845 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Susan Cowan
1846 (Age 47 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 47 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a grandson
#2John Cowan
1848 (Age 49 years)

Birth of a grandson
#3Thomas Cowan
1849 (Age 50 years)

Census September 21, 1850 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childElisha W LongCynthia BaberView this family
January 19, 1854 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Wiiliam Cowan
1855 (Age 56 years)

Birth of a grandson
#5James “Jim” Long
April 13, 1855 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Shemwell
before 1856 (Age 57 years)
Death of a sisterMary Shemwell
September 8, 1856 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childJames Graham FreemanNancy Jane LongView this family
October 1, 1856 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6John Baxter Long
April 25, 1857 (Age 58 years)
Death of a daughterMary Malinda Long
July 19, 1857 (Age 59 years)

Burial of a daughterMary Malinda Long
1857 (Age 58 years)
Cemetery: Cane Creek Baptist Cemetery
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 58 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 12, 1860 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Nevins LongClara O MeltonView this family
December 25, 1860 (Age 62 years)
Death of a sonElisha W Long
January 26, 1865 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 62 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 68 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 68 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a grandson
#7Samuel Walter Long
February 2, 1868 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 70 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Death July 26, 1869 (Age 71 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Brittain Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: before 1795
-3 years
elder brother
7 years
herself
3 years
younger sister
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 Thomas S Long - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: February 9, 1826Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
4 years
daughter
2 years
son
William Nevins Long
Birth: February 12, 1832 34 33North Carolina, United States
Death: January 8, 1907North Carolina, United States
4 years
son
Elisha W Long
Birth: 1835 36 36North Carolina, United States
Death: January 26, 1865Camp Douglas Prison, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
17 months
daughter
Nancy Jane Long
Birth: June 13, 1836 38 38North Carolina, United States
Death: December 8, 1901Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
19 months
daughter
Dicey Catherine “Katie” Long
Birth: January 7, 1838 39 39Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 3, 1917Logans Store, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
3 years
daughter
Martha L “Mat” Long
Birth: June 22, 1841 43 43Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 14, 1921Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
daughter
Elizabeth L “Liz” Long
Birth: June 22, 1841 43 43Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 9, 1918Logans Store, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

Uradice “Dicey” Shemwell has 10 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Thomas S Long - Household

Roberson Creek, Rutherford, North Carolina

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Thomas Longhead57MWFarmerNC
Dicia Longwife50FWNC
William Longson18MWNCX
Elisha Longson15MWNCX
Jane Longdaughter14FWNCX
Catherine Longdaughter12FWNCX
Marsha Longdaughter10FWNCX
Elizabeth Longdaughter10FWNCX

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Thomas S Long - Household

Flint Hill, Rutherford, North Carolina

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Thomas Longhead62MWFarmerNC
Dicy Longwife62FWNC
William Longson27MWNC
Catherine Longdaughter20FWNC
Elizabeth Longdaughter17FWNC
Martha Longdaughter17FWNC
Susan Long13FWNC
William Guffy5MWNC

Who are Susan Long & William Guffey? -b