The Shemwell Family

Joseph Henry ShemwellAge: 66 years18151881

Joseph Henry Shemwell
Given names
Joseph Henry
Birth February 23, 1815 30 21
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 -
Birth of a sisterMary Eliza Shemwell
December 25, 1817 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJoseph Shemwell
December 12, 1823 (Age 8 years)

Birth of a brotherWilliam Shemwell
October 1826 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterAnn Dove Shemwell
June 1827 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterJane Shemwell
1827 (Age 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnn “Nancy” Billingsley
September 1830 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Wesley Shemwell
January 9, 1832 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 16 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 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 -
Birth of a sisterCaroline Henrietta “Carrie” Shemwell
April 1, 1837 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 30 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 -
Death of a sisterElizabeth Julianna Shemwell
between 1850 and 1860 (Age 34 years)

Death of a motherAnn Schultz
April 1850 (Age 35 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 41 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census August 1, 1860 (Age 45 years)
1860 (Age 44 years)

Death of a fatherWilliam Shemwell
January 10, 1862 (Age 46 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 51 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 51 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 53 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 62 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 8, 1880 (Age 65 years)
Death June 6, 1881 (Age 66 years)
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Marriage: estimated 1812
2 years
elder sister
2 years
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
younger sister
10 years
younger sister
-7 months
younger brother
William Shemwell
Birth: October 1826 41 33Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: March 3, 1907Washington, District of Columbia, United States
15 months
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister

Joseph Henry Shemwell has 12 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - William Shemwell - Household

4th District, St. Mary's, Maryland

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 - Joseph Henry Shemwell - Household

St. Marys, Maryland

Joseph Henry Shemwellhead45MWFarmerMD
M Burroughs50FWHouse KeeperMD
Rich Burroughs20MWFarm HandMD
Katherine Burroughs16FWFarm HandMD

Next door to brother William

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Henry Shemwell - Household

St. Marys, Maryland

Shemwell, Joseph HWM66headSFarmerMDMDMD
Mary BurchWF38SKeeping HouseMDMDMD
Geo. BurchWM18sonSLaborerMDMDMD
Jane BurchWF6daughterSMDMDMD
Margaret BurchWF3daughterSMDMDMD
Edward BurchWM6msonSMDMDMD

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