The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth “Betsey” EvansAge: 72 years18111884

Elizabeth “Betsey” Evans
Given names
Married name
Elizabeth Moore
Married name
Elizabeth Shemwell
Birth October 9, 1811
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 2 months)

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 -
MarriageGilman MooreView this family
July 23, 1828 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 20 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 23 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 -
MarriageZachariah Thomas “Z T” ShemwellView this family
February 22, 1838 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#1Joseph H Shemwell
1839 (Age 27 years)
Death of a husbandGilman Moore
before December 1839 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#2Thomas Henry “Tom” Shemwell
September 22, 1844 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#3John Elam Shemwell
August 6, 1846 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 34 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 June 1, 1850 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 45 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 49 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 55 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 55 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Marriage of a childThomas Henry “Tom” ShemwellSarah Margaret “Sally” ElamView this family
February 13, 1869 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 57 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 June 1, 1870 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Elizabeth Anne “Lizzie” Shemwell
February 11, 1871 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Samuel Allen Shemwell
December 9, 1874 (Age 63 years)
Death of a husbandZachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell
August 31, 1876 (Age 64 years)
Burial of a husbandZachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell
September 1876 (Age 64 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Mary Lelia Shemwell
October 11, 1878 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 66 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childJohn Elam ShemwellMarinda Arbelle “Lou” StackView this family
about 1879 (Age 67 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#4Emma Annie Shemwell
March 31, 1880 (Age 68 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Susan Evans “Sudie” Shemwell
June 3, 1881 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Willie Fossie Shemwell
January 20, 1884 (Age 72 years)

Death estimated January 25, 1884 (Age 72 years)

Note: Her death date is unknown, it was believed to be 25 Jan 1884 but her will was dated in 1889.
Burial after January 25, 1884
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Will January 22, 1889 (4 years after death)
Last change July 23, 201612:20:39

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Gilman Moore - View this family
Marriage: July 23, 1828Robertson, Tennessee, United States
Family with Zachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: February 22, 1838Stewart, Tennessee, United States
22 months
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22 months

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Zachariah Thomas Shemwell - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Thomas Shemwell35MWFarmerTN
Elizabeth Shemwell36FWTN
Joseph Shemwell11MWTN
Thomas Shemwell6MWTN
John Shemwell4MWTN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Zachariah Thomas Shemwell - Household

District 4, Tobacco Port P. O. Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Thomas Shemwell45MWFarmerTN
Betsy Shemwell47FWTN
Joseph Shemwell21MWTN
Thomas Shemwell16MWTN
John Shemwell14MWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Zachariah Thomas Shemwell - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Thomas Shemwell56MWFarmerTN
Elizabeth Shemwell56FWKeeping HouseTN
Mary Elam29FWDomestic ServantTN
Joseph Shemwell31MWFarm handTN
John E Shemwell25MWFarm handTN

Notes: Mary Elam? Sister-niece or cousin of Elizabeth?

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Elizabeth Shemwell - Household

Dist. 4 Saline/ Tobacco Port, Stewart, Tennessee,

Elizabeth ShemwellF69headW-Keeping houseTNENGENG
Joseph H. ShemwellM39sonS-FarmerTNTNTN
John E ShemwellM30sonM<1Marble AgentTNTNTN
- -F22daughter-in-lawM-KYTNTN
Emma ShemwellF2mdaughter-TNTNKY
John CaneM40S-LaborerTNKYTN

Notes: The Census states her parents were born in England.

Her death date is unknown, it was believed to be 25 Jan 1884 but her will was dated in 1889.
Note Message Board Post: Source: "The Dover Courier" Newspaper, a weekly newspaper of Stewart County, Tennessee Date of Newspaper: Friday, June 18, 1886 #1 Article Title: "Insolvent Notice" Having suggested to the Clerk of County Court, the insolvency of the estate of T. H. Shemwell, deceased. All persons having claims against said estate must file them properly authenticated with said Clerk on or before November 18, 1886 so they may be paid off prograta according to law. Signed A.C. Ellis, Administrator #2 Article Title: "For Sale" One-Third interest in Mrs. Elizabeth Shemwell's farm in District 4, Stewart County, on the Cumberland River. This is one of the best farms on the river and parties can have their choice of the two shares. For terms and further information, apply to or address. Dr. W. Brandon Bumpus Mills, Tennessee