The Shemwell Family

Thomas W ShemwellAge: 77 years18001877

Name
Thomas W Shemwell
Given names
Thomas W
Surname
Shemwell
Birth July 1800 30
Marriage of a parentZachariah ShemwellSusan Jemimah WhatleyView this family
September 6, 1802 (Age 2 years)
Occupation
Brickmason

Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 2 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
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a half-sisterJemima Shemwell
1814 (Age 13 years)

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 11 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 half-brotherJohn Paul Shemwell
about 1815 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMaletha Shemwell
1818 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJoseph Shemwell
about 1822 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a half-brotherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
about 1825 (Age 24 years)
Death of a fatherZachariah Shemwell
1826 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 31 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
MarriageMartha CherryView this family
February 5, 1835 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Georgia Ann Shemwell
October 23, 1835 (Age 35 years)

Death of a daughterGeorgia Ann Shemwell
October 26, 1835 (Age 35 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 35 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a son
#2William H Shemwell
August 10, 1836 (Age 36 years)

Note: Believe birth date on military headstone is incorrect (1832). Believe he was born in 1836.
Birth of a daughter
#3Clerinda Maletha Shemwell
December 14, 1838 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#4Zachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840 (Age 40 years)

Death of a sonZachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840 (Age 40 years)

Census 1840 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Mary Ann Narcissus “May” Shemwell
June 23, 1842 (Age 41 years)

Death of a wifeMartha Cherry
February 21, 1845 (Age 44 years)

Death of a half-brotherJoseph Shemwell
February 19, 1847 (Age 46 years)
Cause: Fever
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 45 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 49 years)
MarriageMildred Elizabeth “Millie” ArmstrongView this family
January 11, 1853 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam M Riggins Jr.Clerinda Maletha ShemwellView this family
December 22, 1853 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Elizabeth Ann Demaris “Bette” Shemwell
December 31, 1854 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a son
#7John A Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Walthen P Riggins
about 1855 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2A M Riggins
1856 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Annie E Riggins
January 31, 1857 (Age 56 years)
Death of a half-sisterJemima Shemwell
June 1, 1857 (Age 56 years) Age: 42
Cause: Congestive chills
Birth of a son
#8Thomas Allen Shemwell
December 20, 1857 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Martha Earl Riggins
June 30, 1858 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a son
#9Joseph Mason Shemwell
July 17, 1859 (Age 59 years)
Note: or Tennessee
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 56 years)

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 60 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Alice M Shemwell
April 25, 1862 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell
May 24, 1864 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 60 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 grandson
#5William Riggins
March 1, 1866 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a son
#12Henry Isaac Shemwell
October 14, 1867 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 66 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 66 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a grandson
#6Thomas Magus Riggins
August 28, 1868 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a daughter
#13Ann C Shemwell
January 15, 1869 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 68 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 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Fannie Bell Riggins
November 1870 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a daughter
#14Susan Shemwell
May 12, 1871 (Age 70 years)
Death of a daughterClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8William Sanford Shemwell
June 15, 1873 (Age 72 years)
Death of a half-brotherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
between 1870 and 1875 (Age 69 years)

1853
JR Hooks vs John Shemwell Lawsuit

Death July 20, 1877 (Age 77 years)
Last change January 22, 201915:48:42

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 23, 1794Granville, North Carolina, United States
sister
sister
himself
Father’s family with Susan Jemimah Whatley - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: September 6, 1802Logan, Kentucky, United States
13 years
half-brother
half-sister
9 years
half-brother
Joseph Shemwell
Birth: about 1822 52 40
Death: February 19, 1847Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
-3 years
half-sister
8 years
half-brother
Family with Martha Cherry - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 5, 1835Stewart, Tennessee, United States
9 months
daughter
10 months
son
2 years
daughter
23 months
son
20 months
daughter
Family with Mildred Elizabeth “Millie” Armstrong - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: January 11, 1853Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
daughter
11 months
son
John A Shemwell
Birth: December 3, 1855 55 24Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1910Kentucky, United States
2 years
son
Thomas Allen Shemwell
Birth: December 20, 1857 57 26Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 22, 1940McCracken, Kentucky, United States
19 months
son
3 years
daughter
Alice M Shemwell
Birth: April 25, 1862 61 30Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 20, 1907Long Hollow, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
daughter
Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: May 24, 1864 63 32Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 9, 1934Trigg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
15 months
daughter
2 years
daughter

Thomas W Shemwell has 47 first cousins recorded

Father's family (43)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen Parham17981871
5Anna Parham18011859
Parents Joseph Hudspeth + Anna Margaret Shemwell
Parents Osburn McGehee + Sarah Rebecca Shemwell
1Anna McGehee17981884
2John McGehee1800
4Sarah McGehee18121862
5Eleanor McGehee18151860
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Barbara Suit
2William Shemwell18001870
3Ann Shemwell18021889
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Elizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
Parents Samuel J Shemwell + Jane “Jenny” Dickerson
1James G Shemwell17981850
3Nancy Shemwell18001855
5Samuel Shemwell18091881
8William G Shemwell18191884
Parents Samuel Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley

Mother's family (4)

Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Barbara Suit
2William Shemwell18001870
3Ann Shemwell18021889
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Lemuel G. Cherry - Household

Montgomery, Tennessee

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Lemuel G. Cherry46MFarmerNC
Delilah Dodd35FTN
Elizabeth Cherry21FTN
William T. B. Cherry19MTN
Francis J. Cherry13FTN
James E. Cherry11MTN
Handwell Cherry8FTN
Andrew Cherry7MTN
Isabella T. Cherry6FTN
Valentine M. Cherry5MTN
George B. Cherry3MTN
Margaret Cherry1FTN
Thomas W. Shemwell50MTN
Thomas Wray17MTN
Matthew Barnes21MTN
Robert Jackson37MTN

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

Note
He was a brickmason by trade.
Note
Thomas W. and Martha Cherry's kids were living with Henry Cherry & Malitha in the 1850 census.