The Shemwell Family

Mary E Cross1835

Mary E Cross
Given names
Mary E
Married name
Mary E Ellis
Birth 1835
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836
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 -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 11 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 -
MarriageRobert L EllisView this family
January 6, 1849 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Margaret Ellis
estimated 1850 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Thaddeus Ellis
April 27, 1851 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a son
#3Charles V “Charlie” Ellis
1853 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#4Robert L Ellis Jr.
1855 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Mildred F “Millie” Ellis
November 1, 1858 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 22 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census September 10, 1860 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#6Beverly Belmont Ellis
October 17, 1863 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 26 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 30 years)
Birth of a son
#8Willie Ellis
1867 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 32 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 32 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#9Clara Vashti Ellis
December 27, 1869 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 34 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 35 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Thaddeus EllisIda C CrenshawView this family
November 13, 1872 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Bessie E Ellis
December 1874 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2John Florian Ellis
September 16, 1876 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3William Everett Ellis
May 20, 1878 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 43 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 44 years)
Death of a grandsonWilliam Everett Ellis
July 3, 1880 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Ida Inez Ellis
November 15, 1882 (Age 47 years)
Death of a grandsonJohn Florian Ellis
August 25, 1883 (Age 48 years)
Death of a granddaughterIda Inez Ellis
November 19, 1883 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6John T Ellis Jr.
January 1885 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Grace Louise Ellis
May 1887 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childW N BondClara Vashti EllisView this family
November 21, 1888 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childEdgar DeWitt EllisSarah “Sallie” BalckView this family
about 1890 (Age 55 years)

Marriage of a childJames Sterling LockridgeClara Vashti EllisView this family
April 15, 1890 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Thaddeus EllisGrace M CrenshawView this family
October 19, 1892 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Clara Virginia “Daisy” Lockridge
September 12, 1893 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Robbie Ellis
April 29, 1894 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Carey Ellis
August 18, 1895 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 63 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 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Marietta Ellis
October 3, 1902 (Age 67 years)
Death of a grandsonJohn T Ellis Jr.
December 8, 1904 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12John Thelma “Johnie” Ellis
October 29, 1908 (Age 73 years)
Death of a granddaughterBessie E Ellis
April 21, 1909 (Age 74 years)
Marriage of a childBeverly Belmont EllisRosella “Rose” BlackView this family
December 9, 1909 (Age 74 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Robert DeckerClara Vashti EllisView this family
after 1911 (Age 76 years)

Birth of a grandson
#13Robert L Ellis
August 17, 1915 (Age 80 years)
Death of a grandsonRobert L Ellis
December 27, 1915 (Age 80 years)
Address: 1161 Peabody Ave
Cause: Congenitial heart disease
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 81 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 82 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 83 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 84 years)
Cause: hemiplegia
Burial of a sonJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 17, 1919 (Age 84 years)
Cemetery: Forest Hill Cemetery
Death of a grandsonNewton B Ellis
April 6, 1928 (Age 93 years)
Death of a sonEdgar DeWitt Ellis
September 10, 1928 (Age 93 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 94 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a granddaughterMarietta Ellis
February 11, 1935 (Age 100 years)
Cause: suicide - carbolic acid poisoning
Death of a daughterClara Vashti Ellis
1938 (Age 103 years)
Address: 2602 Autumn
Burial of a daughterClara Vashti Ellis
April 4, 1938 (Age 103 years)
Address: Plot: Section B Single (West part of Section B)
Cemetery: Forest Hill Cemetery
Death of a sonBeverly Belmont Ellis
December 12, 1944 (Age 109 years)
Cause: Carcinoma of the throat
Death of a daughterMildred F “Millie” Ellis
December 17, 1944 (Age 109 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 106 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -

Identification number

Last change December 17, 201711:13:01

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Robert L Ellis - 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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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Robert L. Ellis - Household

9th Dist. Shelby, Tennessee, USA

Robt Ellis35MWFarmerVA
Mary E. Ellis25FWTN
Margaret Ellis10FWTN
John T. Ellis9MWTN
Charles V. Ellis7MWTN
Robert Ellis5MWTN
Mildred Ellis1FWTN
Lucy C. Ellis63FWVA
C. A. Ellis21FWTN
P. S. Ellis38MWFarmerVA

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Robtert L. Ellis - Household

District No. 9

Ellis, Robert Sr.45MWFarmerVA
Ellis, Mary C35FWTN
Ellis, John T19MWTN
Ellis, Charlie V17MWTN
Ellis, Robert Le15MWTN
Ellis, Millie11FWTN
Ellis, Beverly9MWTN
Ellis, Edgar5MWTN
Ellis, Willie3MWTN
Ellis, Clara V7mFWTN
Ellis, Lucy C72FWTN
Ellis, Columbia28FWTN