The Shemwell Family

Robert L Ellis1825

Robert L Ellis
Given names
Robert L
Birth February 25, 1825 31 26
Birth of a sisterMildred Ellis
estimated 1831 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 6 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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 -
Birth of a sisterLucy Ellis
estimated 1836 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterColumbia A Ellis
1842 (Age 16 years)
Death of a fatherJesse Ellis
August 31, 1843 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 20 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 -
MarriageMary E CrossView this family
January 6, 1849 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Margaret Ellis
estimated 1850 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Thaddeus Ellis
April 27, 1851 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3Charles V “Charlie” Ellis
1853 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#4Robert L Ellis Jr.
1855 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Mildred F “Millie” Ellis
November 1, 1858 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 31 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a brotherJohn Thadeus Ellis
February 14, 1860 (Age 34 years)
Census September 10, 1860 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#6Beverly Belmont Ellis
October 17, 1863 (Age 38 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 -
Birth of a son
#7Edgar DeWitt Ellis
September 15, 1865 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#8Willie Ellis
1867 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 41 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 41 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#9Clara Vashti Ellis
December 27, 1869 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 43 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 -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 45 years)

Death of a motherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 44 years)

Marriage of a childJohn Thaddeus EllisIda C CrenshawView this family
November 13, 1872 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Bessie E Ellis
December 1874 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2John Florian Ellis
September 16, 1876 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3William Everett Ellis
May 20, 1878 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 52 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#4Newton B Ellis
November 14, 1879 (Age 54 years)
Death of a grandsonWilliam Everett Ellis
July 3, 1880 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Ida Inez Ellis
November 15, 1882 (Age 57 years)
Death of a grandsonJohn Florian Ellis
August 25, 1883 (Age 58 years)
Death of a granddaughterIda Inez Ellis
November 19, 1883 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6John T Ellis Jr.
January 1885 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Grace Louise Ellis
May 1887 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childW N BondClara Vashti EllisView this family
November 21, 1888 (Age 63 years)
Marriage of a childEdgar DeWitt EllisSarah “Sallie” BalckView this family
about 1890 (Age 64 years)

Marriage of a childJames Sterling LockridgeClara Vashti EllisView this family
April 15, 1890 (Age 65 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Thaddeus EllisGrace M CrenshawView this family
October 19, 1892 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Clara Virginia “Daisy” Lockridge
September 12, 1893 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Robbie Ellis
April 29, 1894 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Carey Ellis
August 18, 1895 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 73 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 -
Marriage of a childJohn Thaddeus EllisLucy JusticeView this family
July 8, 1900 (Age 75 years)
Death of a brotherPembroke Somerset “Pem” Ellis
February 16, 1901 (Age 75 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Marietta Ellis
October 3, 1902 (Age 77 years)
Death of a grandsonJohn T Ellis Jr.
December 8, 1904 (Age 79 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12John Thelma “Johnie” Ellis
October 29, 1908 (Age 83 years)

Death of a granddaughterBessie E Ellis
April 21, 1909 (Age 84 years)
Marriage of a childBeverly Belmont EllisRosella “Rose” BlackView this family
December 9, 1909 (Age 84 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Robert DeckerClara Vashti EllisView this family
after 1911 (Age 85 years)

Birth of a grandson
#13Robert L Ellis
August 17, 1915 (Age 90 years)
Death of a grandsonRobert L Ellis
December 27, 1915 (Age 90 years)
Address: 1161 Peabody Ave
Cause: Congenitial heart disease
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 90 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 91 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 92 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 -
Death of a sonJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 16, 1919 (Age 94 years)
Cause: hemiplegia
Burial of a sonJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 17, 1919 (Age 94 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Forest Hill Cemetery
Death of a sisterColumbia A Ellis
March 7, 1920 (Age 95 years)

Death of a grandsonNewton B Ellis
April 6, 1928 (Age 103 years)
Death of a sonEdgar DeWitt Ellis
September 10, 1928 (Age 103 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 104 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -

Identification number
Type: FamilySearch

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: May 17, 1817Goochland, Virginia, United States
14 months
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
2 years
7 years
younger sister
Mildred Ellis
Birth: estimated 1831 37 32Virginia, United States
6 years
younger sister
7 years
younger sister
Columbia A Ellis
Birth: 1842 48 43Tennessee, United States
Death: March 7, 1920
Family with Mary E Cross - View this family
Marriage: January 6, 1849Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Margaret Ellis
Birth: estimated 1850 24 15Shelby, Tennessee, United States
16 months
3 years
3 years
4 years
Mildred F “Millie” Ellis
Birth: November 1, 1858 33 23Tennessee, United States
Death: December 17, 1944Shelby, Tennessee, United States
5 years
Beverly Belmont Ellis
Birth: October 17, 1863 38 28Tennessee, United States
Death: December 12, 1944Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
23 months
Edgar DeWitt Ellis
Birth: September 15, 1865 40 30Tennessee, United States
Death: September 10, 1928Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
3 years

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