The Shemwell Family

Rev. Martin Luther ShemwellAge: 78 years18691947

Rev. Martin Luther Shemwell
Name prefix
Given names
Martin Luther
Birth April 17, 1869 61 38
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed

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 13 months)
Address: Dist. 4
Death of a half-sisterMary Alice Shemwell
May 24, 1874 (Age 5 years)
Burial of a half-sisterMary Alice Shemwell
after May 24, 1874 (Age 5 years)
Cemetery: Lafayette Cemetery #1
Death of a fatherHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
October 1, 1878 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 8 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 10, 1880 (Age 11 years)
Death of a half-brotherFrank H Shemwell
June 1, 1885 (Age 16 years)

Burial of a half-brotherFrank H Shemwell
after June 1, 1885 (Age 16 years)
Cemetery: Lafayette Cemetery #1
Death of a half-brotherAllen James Shemwell
January 12, 1892 (Age 22 years)
Cause: Chronic hepatitis
MarriageNannie CherryView this family
January 2, 1894 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1Bishop Wilson Shemwell
November 8, 1894 (Age 25 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth “Lizzie” Cheek
October 20, 1895 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 28 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 -
Census 1900 (Age 30 years)
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth Shemwell
May 25, 1901 (Age 32 years)
Witness at a marriage

Dr. William P HicksIowa ShemwellView this family
November 17, 1902 (Age 33 years)
Death of a sisterIowa Shemwell
September 1905 (Age 36 years)
Census April 10, 1910 (Age 40 years)
Death of a brotherDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
January 10, 1915 (Age 45 years)
Burial of a brotherDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
January 1915 (Age 45 years)
Cemetery: Lost Creek Missionary Baptist Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 46 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 47 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 48 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 -
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childBishop Wilson ShemwellGussie Lee FinnellView this family
August 21, 1920 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Billy Gene Shemwell
October 27, 1921 (Age 52 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Hall Shemwell
February 22, 1924 (Age 54 years)
Census 1924 (Age 54 years)
Address: Dist. 4, Buchanan and Clinton Counties
Pastor 1924 (Age 54 years)
Note: Mt. Moriah United Methodist
Death of a brotherRev. Roland W Shemwell
August 24, 1926 (Age 57 years)
Cause: Diabetes
Burial of a brotherRev. Roland W Shemwell
August 26, 1926 (Age 57 years)
Cemetery: Laurel Oak Cemetery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 60 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a grandson
#2Rev. James Martin “Jim” Shemwell
May 1, 1936 (Age 67 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
August 26, 1936 (Age 67 years)
Burial of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
1936 (Age 66 years)
Cemetery: McKinney Cemetery
Death of a wifeNannie Cherry
February 26, 1938 (Age 68 years)
Cause: Breast Cancer
Burial of a wifeNannie Cherry
1938 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery: Finnell Family Cemetery
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 72 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 76 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death July 20, 1947 (Age 78 years)
Cause of death: Coronary occlusion-tuberculosis
Burial July 22, 1947 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Finnell Family Cemetery
Last change January 25, 201912:23:42

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Not married: about 1860
-5 years
elder brother
6 years
elder sister
Iowa Shemwell
Birth: March 12, 1860 52 29Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 1905Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder brother
9 months
elder brother
23 months
elder sister
Mary Ann Shemwell
Birth: May 19, 1865 58 34Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 26, 1936Big Rock, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder brother
17 months
Father’s family with Martha Sinnot - View this family
Marriage: February 1836
3 years
Elizabeth Shemwell
Birth: 1838 30 28New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: May 25, 1901New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
3 years
5 years
3 years
Mary Alice Shemwell
Birth: December 17, 1846 39 36New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: May 24, 1874New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Family with Nannie Cherry - View this family
Marriage: January 2, 1894Cadiz, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
10 months

Rev. Martin Luther Shemwell has 44 first cousins recorded

Father's family (44)

Parents Allen James “A J” Shemwell + Elizabeth N Lassiter
Parents Samuel Hester + Eleanor Kittrell Shemwell
2Henry James Hester18291905
3Howel Hester1830
Parents Thomas Charles Hewell + Mary Lucinda Shemwell
3Edward Boyd Hewell18421900
Parents Zachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Betsey” Evans
1Joseph H Shemwell18391886
3John Elam Shemwell18461890
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolin
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Olivia “Ollie” McCauley
1James H Shemwell18491900
2Edward Shemwell18541917
7Emma Jane Shemwell18641944
Parents Joseph B Clardy + Emily Ellen Shemwell
2Athalia E Clardy18471923
4Ellen C Clardy18521855
6Elizabeth Clardy18641870
Parents David Mushet + Mary Ann Shemwell
1Richard Mushet18471849
2Kate Mushet18481932

Mother's family (0)

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Harrison Higgs Shemwell - Household

Harrison Shemwell63MWFarmerKY
Elizabeth Shemwell39FWKeeping houseTN
Henry Shemwell15MWFarm HandTN
Iowa Shemwell10FWat homeTN
Joseph Shemwell8MWTN
Thomas Shemwell7MWTN
Mary Shemwell5FWTN
Roland Shemwell3MWTN
Luther Shemwell4MWTN

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Elizabeth Shemwell - Household

Dist. 4 Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Liz ShemwellWF49HeadM26Keeping HouseTNNCNC
Henry H ShemwellMuM25sonS-FarmerTNTNTN
Iowa ShemwellMuF20daughterS-TNTNTN
Joseph ShemwellMuM19sonS-TNTNTN
Thomas ShemwellMuM17sonS-TNTNTN
Mary S ShemwellMuF15daughterS-TNTNTN
Roland ShemwellMuM12sonS-TNKYTN
Martin L ShemwellMuM11sonS-TNKYTN

Notes: Enum Dist. 155

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Rev. Martin Luther Shemwell - Household

Shelbina, Shelby, Missouri

Shemwell, LutherheadMW40M16TNTNTNMinisterCountry Church
Shemwell, NanniewifeFW35M1611TNTNTN
Shemwell, BishopsonMW15STNTNTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Rev. Martin Luther Shemwell - Household

Miller, Gentry, Missouri

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, Martin LheadMW50MTNKYTNPreachingMethodist
Shemwell, NelliewifeFW45MKYTNTN

Nannie is Nellie? -b

Mt. Moriah United Methodist