The Shemwell Family

Maria E “Mary” LeisterAge: 72 years18251897

Maria E “Mary” Leister
Given names
Maria E
Married name
Maria E Theobald
Birth 1825
MarriageJohn TheobaldView this family

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 7 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 10 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 21 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Amelia C “Mele” Theobald
October 1, 1849 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2Henry Theobald
February 27, 1851 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Lucy Theobald Theobald
October 25, 1857 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 32 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 36 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 42 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 42 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a grandson
#1Joseph Henry Finley
August 14, 1868 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 44 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mintie Idella Theobald
August 1872 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Jesse L Atwood
August 31, 1877 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Nettie Leray Atwood Atwood
December 22, 1878 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Lillie Dale Atwood
September 8, 1880 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Felix F Atwood
June 12, 1886 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Bettie Atwood
September 4, 1890 (Age 65 years)
Death of a granddaughterBettie Atwood
March 11, 1893 (Age 68 years)
Death of a grandsonJoseph Henry Finley
December 24, 1894 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Accidental Shooting
Death of a husbandJohn Theobald
March 20, 1896 (Age 71 years)
Death June 2, 1897 (Age 72 years)
Cemetery: Maplewood Cemetery
Note: Note: Mary is buried in an unmarked grave in the Joseph Finley plot.
Family with John Theobald - View this family
Amelia C “Mele” Theobald
Birth: October 1, 1849 29 24New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: February 2, 1925Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
17 months
Henry Theobald
Birth: February 27, 1851 31 26New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: September 17, 1922Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
7 years

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Note: Mary is buried in an unmarked grave in the Joseph Finley plot.
John Theobald was born in Prussia & immigrated to the US at New Orleans in the late 1840's. He moved his family to Trigg Co. KY by the mid-1850's and set up business as a boot & shoemaker. Some years later he moved again to Mayfield and ran the same business with his son Henry on the courthouse square in Mayfield. He was living on Water St. in Mayfield at the time of his death.