The Shemwell Family

William ShemwellAge: 62 years17121774

Name
William Shemwell
Given names
William
Surname
Shemwell
Birth about 1712 19 1
Birth of a brotherJohnathan Shemwell
estimated 1725 (Age 13 years)

Marriage of parentsIsaac ShemwellElizabeth ThorneView this family
before 1727 (Age 15 years)
Note: Some research indicates wife may have been Mary or another daughter of William
Birth of a brotherJames Shemwell Sr.
1727 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Shemwell
before 1731 (Age 19 years)

MarriagePriscilla LockeView this family
about 1732 (Age 20 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Thorne Sr.
November 15, 1737 (Age 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Gilliam
November 22, 1737 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#1Joseph Shemwell
before 1749 (Age 37 years)

Birth of a son
#2William Shemwell
before 1755 (Age 43 years)

Death of a fatherIsaac Shemwell
after 1760 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763 (Age 42 years)

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France - http://goo.gl/SiIuNc
Birth of a son
#3Elisha Shemwell
between 1756 and 1765 (Age 44 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Shemwell
July 17, 1766 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Priscilla Shemwell
before 1767 (Age 55 years)

Birth of a daughter
#5Rebeckah Hannah Shemwell
before 1767 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Mary Shemwell
before 1767 (Age 55 years)

Church Registry - St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA
Listed as member of All Faith Church
1769 (Age 57 years)

Will 1774 (Age 62 years)
Note: Will states that Derbyshire (130 acres) as his land and manor. Also owns land called Clark's Hope(202 acres) . Priscilla inherits all land that is Derbyshire and Clark's Hope, bed & furniture upon her death Joseph gets choice of land and rest to be divided between William and Elisha.
Death December 1774 (Age 62 years)
Note: Probate 02 JAN 1775
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: before 1727St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
-14 years
himself
14 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
brother
Family with Priscilla Locke - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1732St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
18 years
son
7 years
son
11 years
son
12 years
daughter
1 year
daughter
1 year
daughter

  1. Generation 1
    1. William Shemwell, son of Isaac Shemwell and Elizabeth Thorne, was born about 1712 in Maryland, United States and died in December 1774 in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States. He married Priscilla Locke, daughter of Philip Locke and Mary Hulse, about 1732 in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States. She was born before 1716 in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States.

      Children of William Shemwell and Priscilla Locke:

      1. Joseph Shemwell (17491823)
      2. William Shemwell (17551824)
      3. Elisha Shemwell (17561826)
      4. Priscilla Shemwell (17671774)
      5. Rebeckah Hannah Shemwell (17671774)
      6. Mary Shemwell (17671774)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Joseph Shemwell, son of William Shemwell and Priscilla Locke, was born before 1749 and died on December 12, 1823. He married Ann “Nancy” Billingsley, daughter of Charles Billingsley and Ann Barton, on November 20, 1783 in All Faiths Episcopal Church, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States. She was born about 1762 and died in September 1830 in Maryland, United States.

      Children of Joseph Shemwell and Ann “Nancy” Billingsley:

      1. William Shemwell (17851862)
      2. Mary Shemwell (17851840)
      3. James Shemwell (17881869)
      4. Elizabeth Shemwell (17921867)
      5. Dr. Joseph Shemwell Jr. (17961858)
    2. William Shemwell, son of William Shemwell and Priscilla Locke, was born before 1755 and died in 1824.

    3. Elisha Shemwell, son of William Shemwell and Priscilla Locke, was born between 1756 and 1765 in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States and died about 1826. He married Mary Merritt, daughter of Richard Merritt and Sarah Merritt, in 1795. She was born about 1769 and died in 1831.

      Children of Elisha Shemwell and Mary Merritt:

      1. William Shemwell (17911856)
      2. Uradice “Dicey” Shemwell (17981869)
      3. Mary Shemwell (18011856)
      4. Nancy Shemwell (17951875)
    4. Priscilla Shemwell, daughter of William Shemwell and Priscilla Locke, was born before 1767 and died after 1774.

    5. Rebeckah Hannah Shemwell, daughter of William Shemwell and Priscilla Locke, was born before 1767 in Maryland, United States and died after 1774. She married Edward Burrage Jr.

      Children of Rebeckah Hannah Shemwell and Edward Burrage Jr:

      1. William Burrage (17771832)
      2. Hannah Burrage (1779)
      3. James Burrage
      4. Edward Burrage
    6. Mary Shemwell, daughter of William Shemwell and Priscilla Locke, was born before 1767 and died after 1774.

  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. William Shemwell, son of Joseph Shemwell and Ann “Nancy” Billingsley, was born on January 23, 1785 in Chaptico, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States and died on January 10, 1862 in Chaptico, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States at the age of 76. He married Ann Schultz, daughter of Henry Schultz and Ann , estimated 1812. She was born on April 12, 1793 and died in April 1850 in Chaptico, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States at the age of 56.

      Children of William Shemwell and Ann Schultz:

      1. Elizabeth Julianna Shemwell (18131850)
      2. Joseph Henry Shemwell (18151881)
      3. Mary Eliza Shemwell (18171900)
      4. Ann Dove Shemwell (18251907)
      5. William S Shemwell (18261907)
      6. Jane Shemwell (18271907)
      7. John Wesley Shemwell (18321903)
      8. Caroline Henrietta “Carrie” Shemwell (18351914)
    2. Mary Shemwell, daughter of Joseph Shemwell and Ann “Nancy” Billingsley, was born between 1785 and 1790 and died on December 20, 1840 in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States. She married Nicholas Travers on March 4, 1812 in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States.

      Children of Mary Shemwell and Nicholas Travers:

      1. Joseph H Travers
    3. James Shemwell, farmer (in 1860), son of Joseph Shemwell and Ann “Nancy” Billingsley, was born on October 9, 1788 in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States and died on April 5, 1869 in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States at the age of 80. He married Caroline Briscoe, daughter of John H Briscoe and Mary Jane Llewellyn, on June 15, 1829. She was born on February 28, 1788 in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States and died on June 28, 1862 in Chaptico, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States at the age of 74.

      Children of James Shemwell and Caroline Briscoe:

      1. Jane Eleanor Shemwell (18311901)
    4. Elizabeth Shemwell, daughter of Joseph Shemwell and Ann “Nancy” Billingsley, was born in 1792 in Maryland, United States and died on July 11, 1867 in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States at the age of 75. She married John Hatch Dent Posey, son of Harrison Posey and Ann Dent, on March 20, 1824 in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States. He was born on July 1, 1798 in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States and died on February 20, 1830 in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States at the age of 31.

      Children of Elizabeth Shemwell and John Hatch Dent Posey:

      1. Elizabeth J Posey (18301836)
    5. Dr. Joseph Shemwell Jr., son of Joseph Shemwell and Ann “Nancy” Billingsley, was born in 1796 in Maryland, United States and died on June 15, 1858 in Maryland, United States at the age of 62. He married 2 times. The first time he married Henrietta Briscoe on December 17, 1821. The second time he married Mary Barber, daughter of Dr. Luke Phillip Barber, on April 26, 1847. She was born estimated 1812 in Maryland, United States and died on December 4, 1890 in Kent, Maryland, United States.

      Children of Dr. Joseph Shemwell Jr. and Mary Barber:

      1. Jane Barber Yates “Jennie” Shemwell (18511935)
    6. William Shemwell, son of Elisha Shemwell and Mary Merritt, was born in 1791 and died before 1856 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. He married Elizabeth Painter, daughter of George Painter and Eva Tanner, on January 5, 1836 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. She was born in 1795 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States and died in 1882 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States at the age of 87.

      Children of William Shemwell and Elizabeth Painter:

      1. Elisha M Shemwell (18371863)
      2. Nancy Emaline Shemwell (18411908)
    7. Uradice “Dicey” Shemwell, daughter of Elisha Shemwell and Mary Merritt, was born on June 5, 1798 in North Carolina, United States and died on July 26, 1869 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States at the age of 71. She married Thomas S Long, son of William Long Jr. and Jane Smart, on February 9, 1826 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. He was born on February 3, 1798 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States and died on June 21, 1887 in North Carolina, United States at the age of 89.

      Children of Uradice “Dicey” Shemwell and Thomas S Long:

      1. Mary Malinda Long (18301857)
      2. William Nevins Long (18321907)
      3. Elisha W Long (18351865)
      4. Nancy Jane Long (18361901)
      5. Dicey Catherine “Katie” Long (18381917)
      6. Martha L “Mat” Long (18411921)
      7. Elizabeth L “Liz” Long (18411918)
    8. Mary Shemwell, daughter of Elisha Shemwell and Mary Merritt, was born on August 29, 1801 and died on September 8, 1856 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States at the age of 55. She married Michael B Freeman, son of John Freeman and Barbara Painter, on November 25, 1835 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. He was born on November 11, 1813 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States and died on August 6, 1886 at the age of 72.

      Children of Mary Shemwell and Michael B Freeman:

      1. John M Freeman (1861)
      2. Lousia E Freeman (18391905)
      3. Elisha Freeman
    9. Nancy Shemwell, daughter of Elisha Shemwell and Mary Merritt, was born in 1795 and died on November 20, 1875 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States at the age of 80. She married Dugger Freeman, son of John Freeman and Barbara Painter, on September 3, 1834 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. He was born on September 26, 1807 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States and died on January 12, 1897 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States at the age of 89.

      Children of Nancy Shemwell and Dugger Freeman:

      1. John Freeman (1838)
    10. William Burrage, son of Edward Burrage Jr and Rebeckah Hannah Shemwell, was born on March 24, 1777 in North Carolina, United States and died on December 26, 1832 at the age of 55.

    11. Hannah Burrage, daughter of Edward Burrage Jr and Rebeckah Hannah Shemwell, was born in 1779 in North Carolina, United States.

    12. James Burrage, son of Edward Burrage Jr and Rebeckah Hannah Shemwell.

    13. Edward Burrage, son of Edward Burrage Jr and Rebeckah Hannah Shemwell.