Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

James Shemwell

Male 1727 - Aft 1797  (> 70 years)


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  • Name James Shemwell 
    Born 1727  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 18 Feb 1797  Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I067375  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2020 

    Father Isaac Shemwell,   b. Bef 1693,   d. Aft 1755, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Thorn,   b. 1711, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1727  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane Higgs,   b. Bef 1749, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1810, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 61 years) 
    Married Bef 1765  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Shemwell,   b. 1765, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Zachariah Shemwell,   b. 1770, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Union County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Rebecca Shemwell,   b. 1774, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Birdtown, Conway, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. James Shemwell,   b. Abt 1775, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Todd County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     5. Samuel Shemwell,   b. 1 Feb 1776, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1860, Todd County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Eleanor Shemwell,   b. 20 Sep 1780, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Wayne, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     7. Anne Margaret Shemwell,   b. 1782, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1856, Simpson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Joseph Shemwell,   b. 25 Apr 1783, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1836, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F31423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Bonnie Treon

      Granville County NC Recorded (no book or page #) Office of the County Recorder, Court House (Granville County) Oxford, NC 37567.
      Will James Shemwell, Sr. In the name of God Amen I James Shemwell of Granville County being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God do this 18 day of February in the year of 1797 make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say First I give and bequath to my son James Shemwell half the land that I now live on likewise I give him the fourth part of my land on Neuse River I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Shemwell the other half of my land that I now live on after the death of my loving wife Mary Shemwell likewise I give to my son Samuel a fourth part of my land on Neuse Rive one feather bed & furnitude I Give and bequeth to daughter Anna Shemwell one feather bed & furnitude I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebekah Shemwell one feather bed & furnitude I give and bequeath to my daughter Ellender Shemwell one feather bed & furntude I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Shemwell one half of my land on Neuse rive & that the lower half next to the river on the _urekes & if sold by my Exe, rs also one feather bed and furnitude I give and Bequeath to my loveing wife the house & old plantation where I now live likewise all the rest of my property dureing her natural life after her death ___ moveable property to be equally devided among all my children I appoint James Shemwell & Samuel Shemwell executors of this my Last Will & Testament. James Shemwell SEAL Witness: Joshua Hutchinson W. Crowder Z Higgs State of N. Carolina) Granville County ) August Court AD 1797
      James Shemwell's will is in Will Bk 4 pg 133 , Granville Co NC court records. info from NC Wills: A Testator Index by Thornton W. Mitchell
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      Will of John Stephen JJ#1 f283 5/1784; 8/11/1784
      son, Thomas Reeder Stephens "The Forrest" which I bought from John Baptist Howe and land bought from James Shemwell pt 2 tracts "Trumania" and"Devonshire"
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      William Shamwell 122.146 SM 119.7.0 Jan 4 1775 Sep 10 1775
      Appraisers: Thomas Nicolls, John Mills.
      Next of kin: James Shamwell Isaac Shamwell.
      Executrix: Priscilla Shamwell.

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