The Shemwell Family

Zachariah Thomas “Z T” ShemwellAge: 61 years18141876

Name
Zachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell
Given names
Zachariah Thomas
Surname
Shemwell
Nickname
Z T
Birth December 25, 1814 31 26
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

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 brotherDr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell
1816 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a sisterEmily Ellen Shemwell
July 24, 1823 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
1826 (Age 11 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 17 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 brotherJoseph Theodore Shemwell
about 1834 (Age 19 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 20 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
MarriageElizabeth “Betsey” EvansView this family
February 22, 1838 (Age 23 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph M Shemwell
March 6, 1838 (Age 23 years)
Note: or Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Birth of a son
#1Joseph H Shemwell
1839 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2Thomas Henry “Tom” Shemwell
September 22, 1844 (Age 29 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn
March 18, 1845 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3John Elam Shemwell
August 6, 1846 (Age 31 years)
Occupation
Circuit Court Clerk
between 1840 and 1848 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 31 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
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 35 years)
Death of a motherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 43 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 42 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 1, 1860 (Age 45 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Theodore Shemwell
after 1860 (Age 45 years)

Death of a brotherDr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell
after 1863 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 46 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 52 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 52 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Marriage of a childThomas Henry “Tom” ShemwellSarah Margaret “Sally” ElamView this family
February 13, 1869 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 54 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
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 55 years)
Note: I have Mary Elam as a daughter of John M. Elam & Ann V. Evans. I do believe that Ann and Elizabeth are sisters. Both born in Tennessee and 7 years apart. I have no trace of either one of their parents. I believe that Elizabeth's son John Elam Shemwell is named after Ann's husband, John M. Elam.
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Elizabeth Anne “Lizzie” Shemwell
February 11, 1871 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Samuel Allen Shemwell
December 9, 1874 (Age 59 years)
Death August 31, 1876 (Age 61 years)
Burial September 1876 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Last change August 9, 201610:28:29

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 26, 1803Logan, Kentucky, United States
13 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
3 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
8 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
9 years
younger brother
Family with Elizabeth “Betsey” Evans - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 22, 1838Stewart, Tennessee, United States
22 months
son
6 years
son
22 months
son
Gilman Moore + Elizabeth “Betsey” Evans - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: July 23, 1828Robertson, Tennessee, United States

Zachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell has 47 first cousins recorded

Father's family (42)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen Parham17981871
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Susan Jemimah Whatley
1Jemima Shemwell18141857
2John Paul Shemwell18151880
3Maletha Shemwell18181894
4Joseph Shemwell18221847
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Mary Suit
1Thomas W Shemwell18001877
Parents Joseph Hudspeth + Anna Margaret Shemwell
Parents Osborn McGehee + Sarah Rebecca Shemwell
1Anna McGehee17981884
2John McGehee18001875
4Nancy McGehee18121908
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Barbara Suit
2William Shemwell18001870
3Ann Shemwell18021889
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Elizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
Parents Samuel J Shemwell + Jane “Jenny” Dickerson
1James G Shemwell17981849
3Nancy Shemwell18001855
5Samuel Shemwell18091881
8William G Shemwell18191884
Parents Samuel Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Zachariah Thomas Shemwell - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Thomas Shemwell35MWFarmerTN
Elizabeth Shemwell36FWTN
Joseph Shemwell11MWTN
Thomas Shemwell6MWTN
John Shemwell4MWTN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Zachariah Thomas Shemwell - Household

District 4, Tobacco Port P. O. Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Thomas Shemwell45MWFarmerTN
Betsy Shemwell47FWTN
Joseph Shemwell21MWTN
Thomas Shemwell16MWTN
John Shemwell14MWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Zachariah Thomas Shemwell - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Thomas Shemwell56MWFarmerTN
Elizabeth Shemwell56FWKeeping HouseTN
Mary Elam29FWDomestic ServantTN
Joseph Shemwell31MWFarm handTN
John E Shemwell25MWFarm handTN

Notes: Mary Elam? Sister-niece or cousin of Elizabeth?

Census
I have Mary Elam as a daughter of John M. Elam & Ann V. Evans. I do believe that Ann and Elizabeth are sisters. Both born in Tennessee and 7 years apart. I have no trace of either one of their parents. I believe that Elizabeth's son John Elam Shemwell is named after Ann's husband, John M. Elam.
Shared note
Joseph Shemwell Bond Know all men by this presents that we John Shemwell, Thomas Shemwell, Z.T. Shemwell and James J. Shemwell all of the state of Tennessee and County of Stewart are held and firmly bound unto the governor in and over the State aforesaid or his successors in office in the sum of One Thousand dollars to be paid to the governor or his successors in office or their assigns which payment will and truly be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, our executors, and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 1st day of March, 1847 the condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound in John Shemwell administrator with the will administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Joseph Shemwell, dec’d. do make a cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular goods and chattels rights and credits of the deceased which have as shall come into the hands, knowledge or possession of said John Shemwell or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him and the same do make (sic) as exhibit or cause to be exhibited unto our issuing County Court and the same (sic) and the same goods, chattels, rights and credits and all other goods, chattels, rights and credits of the deceased at the time of his death which at any time hereafter may come into the hands of any person or persons for him do will and truly administer according to the Law and further do make or cause to be made a True and just account of the administration within Two years after the date of these presents and all the rest and Residue of said goods, chattels and credits which may be found Remaining on the said administration account the same being first expensed and allowed agreeably to the Law shall deliver and payments such person or persons Respectfully or the same shall be due pursuant to the True Testament being first had and made in our said court then this obligation to be v???? E/ac???? To Remain in full force and Law. Taken and acknowledged)John Shemwell (Seal) In Open Court March Term 1847)T.W. Shemwell (Seal) Approved by the Court)J.J. Shemwell (Seal) James T. Morris)Z.T. Shemwell (Seal) Chairman Protem)
Shared note
Elizabeth Shemwell Bond Know all men by these presents that we J.J. Shemwell, Nathan G. Morris, and Z.T. Shemwell all of the State of Tennessee and County of Stewart are held and firmly bound unto the governor in and over the State aforesaid or his successors in office in the sum of six hundred dollars to be paid to the said Governor or his successors in office or their assigns which payment will and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 6th day of March 1848. The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bounder, J.J. Shemwell, administrator of all and singular the Goods and chattels Rights and credits of Elizabeth Shemwell deceased do make or cause to be made a True and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods and chattle rights and credits of the deceased which have or shall come unto the hands, knowledge or possession of said J.J. Shemwell or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited unto our ensuring County court and the same goods chattels rights and credits and all other goods, chattels rights and credits of the dead at the time of her death which at any time hereafter may come into the hands of any person or persons for him do will and truly administer according to Law and further do make or cause to be made a True and just account of the administration within Two years after the date of these presents and all the Rest and Residue of said Goods, chattels and credits which may be found Remaining on said administration account the same being first examined and allowed agreeably to Law shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the same shall be due pursuant to the true interest and meaning of this administration and if it shall appear that any will or testament was made by the deceased and an executor or executrix thereto named do exhibit the same unto Court making it allowed and apparent of accordingly if the said J.J. Shemwell thereunto be Requested do Render and deliver said Letters of Administration approbation of said Testament being first had and made in our said court; then this obligation to be void else to Remain in full force and Law. Taken and acknowledged)J.J. Shemwell (LS) In Open Court March Term 1848)Z.T. Shemwell (LS) Approved by the Court)N.G. Morris (LS) James Chambers, Chairman)