The Shemwell Family

William Alexander ShemwellAge: 45 years18251870

Name
William Alexander Shemwell
Given names
William Alexander
Surname
Shemwell
Birth about 1825 55 43
MarriageNancy Ann RiceView this family
unknown

Death of a fatherZachariah Shemwell
1826 (Age 12 months)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 7 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
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
MarriageMary Demarius GrayView this family
November 8, 1844 (Age 19 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn
March 18, 1845 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Hiram Rice Shemwell
July 7, 1846 (Age 21 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Shemwell
February 19, 1847 (Age 22 years)
Cause: Fever
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a son
#2John Thomas Shemwell
May 1849 (Age 24 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Nancy Ann Shemwell
March 5, 1851 (Age 26 years)
Death of a motherSusan Jemimah Whatley
about 1853 (Age 28 years)
Death of a sisterJemima Shemwell
June 1, 1857 (Age 32 years) Age: 42
Cause: Congestive chills
Birth of a daughter
#4Sarah Shemwell
1858 (Age 33 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 - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 35 years)
Military
Civil War
Type: Oath of Amnesty
March 24, 1864 (Age 39 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 42 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a son
#5William Francis Marian “Will” Shemwell
October 9, 1868 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Thomas ShemwellAngie Elizabeth “Bettie” McElroyView this family
November 1, 1868 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Franklin ConnellNancy Ann ShemwellView this family
June 25, 1869 (Age 44 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Luella “Ella” Shemwell
January 1871 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Alice Connell
July 1871 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childHiram Rice ShemwellAdell D “Dellie” RougemontView this family
February 3, 1872 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Nellie A Shemwell
March 1874 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Luther Edgar Shemwell
September 24, 1874 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childFranklin BellSarah ShemwellView this family
December 23, 1874 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5William Washington Bell
October 8, 1875 (Age 50 years)
Death between 1870 and 1875 (Age 45 years)

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 6, 1802Logan, Kentucky, United States
13 years
elder brother
elder sister
9 years
elder brother
Joseph Shemwell
Birth: about 1822 52 40
Death: February 19, 1847Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
-3 years
elder sister
8 years
himself
Father’s family with Mary Suit - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: July 23, 1794Granville, North Carolina, United States
half-sister
half-sister
half-brother
Family with Nancy Ann Rice - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:
Family with Mary Demarius Gray - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 8, 1844Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
20 months
son
3 years
son
22 months
daughter
8 years
daughter
Sarah Shemwell
Birth: 1858 33 31Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: before 1884Stewart, Tennessee, United States
11 years
son

William Alexander Shemwell has 52 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
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Jemimah Whatley Household

14 Sept 1850 Stewart County

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Jemimah Shemwell68FWFarmerGA
William Shemwell25MWTN
Mary Shemwell20FWTN
Rice Shemwell4MWTN
John Shemwell11MWTN
John Shemwell38MWTN

We think John 11 is only 1. -b & d Notes: William Ellis-Asst. Marshall P-389

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William Shemwell - Household

District 7, Dover P. O. Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
William Shemwell34MFarmerIL
Mary Shemwell33FTN
Hiram Shemwell14MTN
John Shemwell11MTN
Nancy Shemwell9FTN
Sarah Shemwell3FTN
Henderson Winter33MDay laborerTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - William Shemwell - Household

District 12, Danville P. O. Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Shemwell, William43MWLaborerTN
Shemwell, Mary42FWKeeping houseTN
Shemwell, Hiram23MWLaborerTN
Shemwell, Sarah13FWAt homeTN
Shemwell, Francis4MWTN
Connell, Frank21MWLaborerTN
Connell, Nancy18FWTN

Notes: Will is "Francis"