The Shemwell Family

Nancy ShemwellAge: 80 years17951875

Nancy Shemwell
Given names
Married name
Nancy Freeman
Birth 1795 39 26

Birth of a sisterUradice “Dicey” Shemwell
June 5, 1798 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Birth of a sisterMary Shemwell
August 29, 1801 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 8 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 17 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 -
Death of a fatherElisha Shemwell
about 1826 (Age 31 years)

Death of a motherMary Merritt
1831 (Age 36 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 37 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
MarriageDugger FreemanView this family
September 3, 1834 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 40 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
#1John Freeman
1838 (Age 43 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 51 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 August 24, 1850 (Age 55 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Shemwell
before 1856 (Age 61 years)
Death of a sisterMary Shemwell
September 8, 1856 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 62 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 22, 1860 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 66 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 72 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 72 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death of a sisterUradice “Dicey” Shemwell
July 26, 1869 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 74 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 -
Census August 29, 1870 (Age 75 years)
Death November 20, 1875 (Age 80 years)
Burial after November 20, 1875
Cemetery: Brittain Presbytain Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: before 1795
-3 years
elder brother
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
Family with Dugger Freeman - View this family
Dugger Freeman
Birth: September 26, 1807 27 23Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 12, 1897Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: September 3, 1834Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
4 years

Nancy Shemwell has 10 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Nancy Shemwell - Household

Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

Dugger Freemanhead43FWfarmerNC
Nancy Freemanhead50FWNC
John Freemanson12MWNC

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Dugger Freeman - Household

Dugger Freemanhead53MWfarmerNC
Nancy Freemanwife60FWNC
John Freemanson23MWfarm handNC

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Dugger Freeman - Household

Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

Freeman, Duggerhead62MWNC
Freeman, Nancywife66FW