The Shemwell Family

William H ShemwellAge: 76 years18361912

Name
William H Shemwell
Given names
William H
Surname
Shemwell
Birth August 10, 1836 36 23

Note: Believe birth date on military headstone is incorrect (1832). Believe he was born in 1836.
Birth of a sisterClerinda Maletha Shemwell
December 14, 1838 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherZachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840 (Age 4 years)

Death of a brotherZachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840 (Age 4 years)

Census 1840 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Narcissus “May” Shemwell
June 23, 1842 (Age 5 years)

Death of a motherMartha Cherry
February 21, 1845 (Age 8 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 9 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
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Cherry
May 7, 1849 (Age 12 years)
Census 1850 (Age 13 years)

Note: Living with Maletha
Marriage of a parentThomas W ShemwellMildred Elizabeth “Millie” ArmstrongView this family
January 11, 1853 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Ann Demaris “Bette” Shemwell
December 31, 1854 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJohn A Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 19 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherLydia Minerva Daniel
September 1856 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a half-brotherThomas Allen Shemwell
December 20, 1857 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJoseph Mason Shemwell
July 17, 1859 (Age 22 years)
Note: or Tennessee
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 20 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Military
Pvt. Forrest's Calvary CSA
1861 (Age 24 years)

Military
Civil War
February 19, 1862 (Age 25 years)
Agency: Confederate Army
Note: Captured as prisoner of war by Union Army. Transferred to Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois.
Birth of a half-sisterAlice M Shemwell
April 25, 1862 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMahala May “Ella” Shemwell
May 24, 1864 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 24 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 half-brotherHenry Isaac Shemwell
October 14, 1867 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 30 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 30 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a half-sisterAnn C Shemwell
January 15, 1869 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 32 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 33 years)
Birth of a half-sisterSusan Shemwell
May 12, 1871 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sisterClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 41 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 43 years)
Voter Enumeration 1891 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 61 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 half-sisterElizabeth Ann Demaris “Bette” Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 71 years)
Death of a half-sisterAlice M Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 71 years)
Death of a half-brotherJohn A Shemwell
before 1910 (Age 73 years)
Death of a half-sisterSusan Shemwell
before 1910 (Age 73 years)
Death of a half-sisterAnn C Shemwell
1910 (Age 73 years)

Census April 15, 1910 (Age 73 years)
Death December 25, 1912 (Age 76 years)

Burial after December 25, 1912
Cemetery: Lowry Cemetery
Last change March 7, 201815:20:40

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

William H Shemwell has 26 first cousins recorded

Voter EnumerationTennessee,Enumeration of Male Voters, 1891
Birth
Believe birth date on military headstone is incorrect (1832). Believe he was born in 1836.
Census
Living with Maletha
Military
Captured as prisoner of war by Union Army. Transferred to Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois.
Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Paul Shemwell - Household

Civil District 9 Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
John Shemwell58MWFarmerTN
Mahalia Shemwell35FWKeeping HouseTN
Georgeanna Shemwell12FWTN
William Shemwell6MWTN
Joseph Shemwell4MWTN
John Shemwell3MWTN
Thomas Shemwell1MWTN
William H. Shemwell37MWFarm HandTN
Thomas McVay18MWFarm HandTN

Notes: Adaline is Mahalia? John born in Tn. William H is John's uncle - father’s half-brother

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Paul Shemwell - Household

Houston, Tennessee, USA

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
J. P. ShemwellWM70headMLaborerILILIL
Adaline ShemwellWF45wifeMTNTNTN
William ShemwellWM15sonS-TNTNTN
Joseph ShemwellWM13sonS-TNTNTN
John Wesley ShemwellWM12sonS-TNTNTN
Thomas ShemwellWM10sonS-TNTNTN
James ShemwellWM8sonS-TNTNTN
William H. ShemwellWM42boarderS-TNTNTN
Lusindy MooreWF11boarderS-TNTNTN

Notes: William H is John's uncle - father’s half-brother

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Howell - Household

Stewart, Tn

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmployEmNWksUEduHomeVetInfirm
Thomas HowellheadMW63S15--MDWLSWLSWood chopperCoaling
Sarah A. HowellwifeFW52S1532TNTNNC
Mout R.sonMW13S---TNMDTNFarm laborerHome farm
William ShemwellboarderMW79S---TNUSUSWood chopperCoaling