The Shemwell Family

Jonathan P Shemwell1810

Jonathan P Shemwell
Given names
Jonathan P
Birth about 1810 33 30

MarriageArian EpersonView this family

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
Birth of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
October 29, 1811 (Age 21 months)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 2 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 -
Birth of a brotherWilliam G Shemwell
January 27, 1819 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 22 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Deed 1834 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 25 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 -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 36 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 brotherJames G Shemwell
June 1849 (Age 39 years)
Cause: Typhoid Fever
Death of a motherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 40 years)
Death of a brotherThomas James Shemwell
before April 19, 1854 (Age 44 years)

Death of a sisterNancy Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 45 years)
Burial of a sisterNancy Shemwell
1855 (Age 45 years)
Address: Three miles south of Wheatland . On private property.
Cemetery: Holland Cemetery
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 47 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a fatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 50 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
December 4, 1862 (Age 52 years)
Burial of a sisterNancy Jane Shemwell
1862 (Age 52 years)
Cemetery: Gay Street Cemetery
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 51 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 57 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 57 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 59 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 -
Death of a sisterSarah “Sally” Shemwell
October 1877 (Age 67 years)
Cause: Died of Dropsy
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 68 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherSamuel Shemwell
August 28, 1881 (Age 71 years)
Burial of a brotherSamuel Shemwell
1881 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Sharon Cemetery
Death of a brotherWilliam G Shemwell
after May 1884 (Age 74 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 88 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 106 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 107 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 108 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -

Note: database had BEF 1851 -b
Last change December 21, 201508:57:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 14, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
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elder brother
2 years
elder brother
23 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
8 years
elder brother
15 months
younger sister
7 years
younger brother
Family with Arian Eperson - View this family

Jonathan P Shemwell has 42 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 Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
8Mary Ann Shemwell18261890

Mother's family (0)

database had BEF 1851 -b
files/Jean Young Kent - parents of 1 child