The Shemwell Family

William ShemwellAge: 76 years17851862

Name
William Shemwell
Given names
William
Surname
Shemwell
Birth January 23, 1785 36 23
Birth of a sisterMary Shemwell
between 1785 and 1790

Birth of a brotherJames Shemwell
October 9, 1788 (Age 3 years)
Census August 2, 1790 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Shemwell
1792 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherDr. Joseph Shemwell Jr.
1796 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 7 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 17 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
Census August 6, 1810 (Age 25 years)
Note: 1 Male 16<25
MarriageAnn SchultzView this family
estimated 1812 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth Julianna Shemwell
1813 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#2Joseph Henry Shemwell
February 23, 1815 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 26 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
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary Eliza Shemwell
December 25, 1817 (Age 32 years)
Census January 1, 1820 (Age 34 years)
Note: 1 Male < 10
Death of a fatherJoseph Shemwell
December 12, 1823 (Age 38 years)

Birth of a son
#4William S Shemwell
October 1826 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Ann Dove Shemwell
June 1827 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Jane Shemwell
1827 (Age 41 years)
Death of a motherAnn “Nancy” Billingsley
September 1830 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a son
#7John Wesley Shemwell
January 9, 1832 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 46 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 daughter
#8Caroline Henrietta “Carrie” Shemwell
April 1, 1835 (Age 50 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 55 years)
Note: Males
Death of a sisterMary Shemwell
December 20, 1840 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childJames Harvey GriffinElizabeth Julianna ShemwellView this family
January 11, 1841 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childJoshua Marsden GrandinAnn Dove ShemwellView this family
February 19, 1841 (Age 56 years)
Deed April 9, 1845 (Age 60 years)
Note: Tobias & Samuel Nixdorff to William Shamwell
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 60 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
Death of a wifeAnn Schultz
April 1850 (Age 65 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 65 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Washington Dowell Sr.Mary Eliza ShemwellView this family
June 6, 1850 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Letha Griffin
1851 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Annie Schultz Dowell
October 9, 1851 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3William Henry Dowell
March 1, 1853 (Age 68 years)
Marriage of a childRev Job Wesley LambethJane ShemwellView this family
March 6, 1853 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Joseph Griffin
1854 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5George Washington Dowell Jr.
December 26, 1854 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Ida Lambeth
December 1855 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Mary Seabury Grandin
May 1857 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Elizabeth J Lambeth
1858 (Age 72 years)
Death of a brotherDr. Joseph Shemwell Jr.
June 15, 1858 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Edith Virginia Dowell
April 12, 1859 (Age 74 years)
Death of a daughterElizabeth Julianna Shemwell
between 1850 and 1860 (Age 64 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 71 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Sarah Lambeth
1860 (Age 74 years)
Census August 4, 1860 (Age 75 years)

Marriage of a childRichard Snowden DareCaroline Henrietta “Carrie” ShemwellView this family
December 17, 1861 (Age 76 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11William Shemwell Lambeth
1862 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 76 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
Death January 10, 1862 (Age 76 years)
Owned 15 slaves about 1867 (4 years after death)

Burial
Cemetery: Bethel Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 20, 1783All Faiths Episcopal Church, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
14 months
himself
6 years
sister
4 years
younger 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
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
Family with Ann Schultz - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: estimated 1812
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
Joseph Henry Shemwell
Birth: February 23, 1815 30 21St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: June 6, 1881St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
3 years
daughter
10 years
daughter
-7 months
son
William S Shemwell
Birth: October 1826 41 33Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: March 3, 1907Washington, District of Columbia, United States
15 months
daughter
Jane Shemwell
Birth: 1827 41 33St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: March 14, 1907Washington City, District Of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
5 years
son
3 years
daughter

William Shemwell has 9 first cousins recorded

Census
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
Census
1 Male 16<25 1 Male 45+ 1 Female 16<25 1 Female 45+
Census
1 Male < 10 1 Male 26<45 3 Female <10 1 Female 16<26
Census
Males 5<10 -1 10<15 -1 20<30 -1 50<60 -1 Females 5<10 -1 10<15 -2 15<20 -1 20<30 -1 30<40 -1 40<50 -1
Deed
Tobias & Samuel Nixdorff to William Shamwell
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - William Shemwell - Household

4th District, St. Mary's, Maryland

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
William Shemwell65MWFarmerSt Mary's, Maryland
Joseph H. Shemwell35MWManagerSt Mary's, Maryland
Jane Shemwell22FWSt Mary's, Maryland
John W. Shemwell18MWCarpenterSt Mary's, Maryland
Caroline Shemwell15FWSt Mary's, Maryland
Mary L. King62FSt Mary's, Maryland

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William Shemwell - Household

Household ID: 1106 , GS Film Number: 803479 , Digital Folder Number: 004231339 , Image Number: 00445 4th E District, St. Mary's, Maryland

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
William Shemwell75MWFarmerMD
John W. Shemwell28MWFarmerMD
Carrie Shemwell22FWHouse KeeperMD
Dory Wheatly45MBFarm handMD