The Shemwell Family

William ShemwellAge: 65 years17911856

William Shemwell
Given names
Birth 1791 35 22

Marriage of parentsElisha ShemwellMary MerrittView this family
before 1795 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a sisterNancy Shemwell
1795 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a sisterUradice “Dicey” Shemwell
June 5, 1798 (Age 7 years)
172 acres, 25 improved

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 2 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Birth of a sisterMary Shemwell
August 29, 1801 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 12 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
War of 1812
1812 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 21 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 -
Census August 7, 1820 (Age 29 years)
Death of a fatherElisha Shemwell
about 1826 (Age 35 years)

Census June 1, 1830 (Age 39 years)
Note: "Tick" marks - believe that mother, Mary Merritt Shemwell, and sisters, Mary and Nancy living with William
Death of a motherMary Merritt
1831 (Age 40 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 41 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
MarriageElizabeth PainterView this family
January 5, 1836 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 44 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
#1Elisha M Shemwell
1837 (Age 46 years)
Land Grant Warrant 23
January 22, 1839 (Age 48 years)

Address: Rutherford County, North Carolina
Birth of a daughter
#2Nancy Emaline Shemwell
1841 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 55 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 September 25, 1850 (Age 59 years)
Death before 1856 (Age 65 years)
Will 1856
Last change July 29, 201915:37:29

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: before 1795
-3 years
7 years
younger sister
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
younger sister
Family with Elizabeth Painter - View this family
Marriage: January 5, 1836Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
2 years
Elisha M Shemwell
Birth: 1837 46 42North Carolina, United States
Death: June 23, 1863Greenville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
5 years

William Shemwell has 10 first cousins recorded

"Tick" marks - believe that mother, Mary Merritt Shemwell, and sisters, Mary and Nancy living with William
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - William Shemwell - Household

Cain Creek, Rutherford, North Carolina

William Shemwellhead59MWFarmerNC
Elizabeth Shemwellwife55FWNC
Elisha Shemwellson13MWNC
Elmina Shemwelldaughter9FWNC