The Shemwell Family

Joseph ShemwellAge: 74 years17491823

Name
Joseph Shemwell
Given names
Joseph
Surname
Shemwell
Birth before 1749 37 33

Birth of a brotherWilliam Shemwell
before 1755 (Age 6 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherIsaac Shemwell
after 1760 (Age 11 years)
Fact
yes this Joseph is ours too.

Note: Dent Suit is the father of Mary Suit who married James Shemwell. Mary Higgs who is the mother of our James Shemwell (who married the the Mary Suit) is kin to the Sothoron family.
Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763 (Age 5 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 brotherElisha Shemwell
between 1756 and 1765 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterPriscilla Shemwell
before 1767 (Age 18 years)

Birth of a sisterRebeckah Hannah Shemwell
before 1767 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Shemwell
before 1767 (Age 18 years)

Death of a fatherWilliam Shemwell
December 1774 (Age 25 years)
Note: Probate 02 JAN 1775
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 26 years)

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Military service
St. Mary's, Maryland Militia
1780 (Age 31 years)
MarriageAnn “Nancy” BillingsleyView this family
November 20, 1783 (Age 34 years)
Note: By Rev. John Stephen
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 26 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Birth of a son
#1William Shemwell
January 23, 1785 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Shemwell
between 1785 and 1790 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a son
#3James Shemwell
October 9, 1788 (Age 39 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Shemwell
before May 1790 (Age 41 years)
Census August 2, 1790 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Elizabeth Shemwell
1792 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a son
#5Dr. Joseph Shemwell Jr.
1796 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 44 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 54 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Marriage of a childWilliam ShemwellAnn SchultzView this family
estimated 1812 (Age 63 years)

Death of a sisterPriscilla Shemwell
after 1811 (Age 62 years)

Death of a sisterRebeckah Hannah Shemwell
after 1811 (Age 62 years)

Death of a sisterMary Shemwell
after 1811 (Age 62 years)

Marriage of a childNicholas TraversMary ShemwellView this family
March 4, 1812 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Elizabeth Julianna Shemwell
1813 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Joseph Henry Shemwell
February 23, 1815 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 63 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Mary Eliza Shemwell
December 25, 1817 (Age 68 years)
Marriage of a childDr. Joseph Shemwell Jr.Henrietta BriscoeView this family
December 17, 1821 (Age 72 years)

Death December 12, 1823 (Age 74 years)

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1732St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
18 years
himself
7 years
younger brother
William Shemwell
Birth: before 1755 43 39
Death: before May 1790North Carolina, United States
11 years
younger brother
12 years
younger sister
1 year
younger sister
1 year
younger sister
Family with Ann “Nancy” Billingsley - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 20, 1783All Faiths Episcopal Church, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
14 months
son
6 years
daughter
Mary Shemwell
Birth: between 1785 and 1790 36 23
Death: December 20, 1840St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
4 years
son
James Shemwell
Birth: October 9, 1788 39 26St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: April 5, 1869St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
4 years
daughter
Elizabeth Shemwell
Birth: 1792 43 30Maryland, United States
Death: July 11, 1867St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
5 years
son

Joseph Shemwell has 19 first cousins recorded

Marriage
By Rev. John Stephen
Census
1790 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Shemwell - Household 1790 Census St. Mary's County Joseph Shemwell Ann "Nancy" Billingsley William Shemwell Mary Shemwell James Shemwell Notes: FWM>16=1, FWM<16=2, FWF=2, Slaves 8
Fact
Dent Suit is the father of Mary Suit who married James Shemwell. Mary Higgs who is the mother of our James Shemwell (who married the the Mary Suit) is kin to the Sothoron family.