The Shemwell Family

John A ShemwellAge: 54 years18551910

Name
John A Shemwell
Given names
John A
Surname
Shemwell
Birth December 3, 1855 55 24
Birth of a brotherThomas Allen Shemwell
December 20, 1857 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Mason Shemwell
July 17, 1859 (Age 3 years)
Note: or Tennessee
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 12 months)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census October 5, 1860 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterAlice M Shemwell
April 25, 1862 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterMahala May “Ella” Shemwell
May 24, 1864 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 5 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a brotherHenry Isaac Shemwell
October 14, 1867 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 11 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 11 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a sisterAnn C Shemwell
January 15, 1869 (Age 13 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherAndrew Jackson Armstrong
before December 1869 (Age 13 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 13 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Shemwell
May 12, 1871 (Age 15 years)
Death of a half-sisterClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 16 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElmira A McCoy
1873 (Age 17 years)
Death of a fatherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 22 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageAnnie B WadlingtonView this family
March 7, 1894 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 42 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a sisterElizabeth Ann Demaris “Bette” Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sisterAlice M Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sisterSusan Shemwell
before 1910 (on the date of death)
Death before 1910 (Age 54 years)
Last change December 24, 201510:10:01

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 11, 1853Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
11 months
himself
John A Shemwell
Birth: December 3, 1855 55 24Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1910Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
Thomas Allen Shemwell
Birth: December 20, 1857 57 26Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 22, 1940McCracken, Kentucky, United States
19 months
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Alice M Shemwell
Birth: April 25, 1862 61 30Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 20, 1907Long Hollow, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: May 24, 1864 63 32Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 9, 1934Trigg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
15 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Martha Cherry - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: February 5, 1835Stewart, Tennessee, United States
9 months
half-sister
10 months
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
23 months
half-brother
20 months
half-sister
Family with Annie B Wadlington - View this family
himself
John A Shemwell
Birth: December 3, 1855 55 24Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1910Kentucky, United States
wife
Annie B Wadlington
Birth: January 27, 1855Princeton, Caldwell, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 23, 1946Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: March 7, 1894Henderson, Kentucky, United States

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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Thomas W. Shemwell - Household

Cadiz, Trigg, KY

NameAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
T W Shemwell60MWBrickmasonKentucky, USA
M Shemwell30FWKentucky, USA
E D Shemwell7FWKentucky, USA
J A Shemwell5MWKentucky, USA
T A Shemwell3MWKentucky, USA
J Shemwell1MWKentucky, USA

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Thomas W. Shemwell - Household

Roaring Springs, Trigg, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Shemwell, Thomas W68MWBrickmasonTN
Shemwell, Milly39FWKeeping houseKY
Shemwell, Elizabeth16FWTN
Shemwell, John A14MWWorks on farmKY
Shemwell, Thomas12MWWorks on farmKY
Shemwell, Joseph10MWWorks on farmKY
Shemwell, Alice8FWKY
Shemwell, Mahala6FWKY
Shemwell, Henry E3MWKY
Shemwell, Ann1FWKY