The Shemwell Family

John Thaddeus EllisAge: 68 years18511919

John Thaddeus Ellis
Given names
John Thaddeus
Birth April 27, 1851 26 16
Birth of a brotherCharles V “Charlie” Ellis
1853 (Age 20 months)
Birth of a brotherRobert L Ellis Jr.
1855 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMildred F “Millie” Ellis
November 1, 1858 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census September 10, 1860 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherBeverly Belmont Ellis
October 17, 1863 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 9 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 brotherEdgar DeWitt Ellis
September 15, 1865 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a brotherWillie Ellis
1867 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 15 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 15 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
December 27, 1869 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 17 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 19 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 18 years)

MarriageIda C CrenshawView this family
November 13, 1872 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Bessie E Ellis
December 1874 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Florian Ellis
September 16, 1876 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3William Everett Ellis
May 20, 1878 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#4Newton B Ellis
November 14, 1879 (Age 28 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 29 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Everett Ellis
July 3, 1880 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Ida Inez Ellis
November 15, 1882 (Age 31 years)
Death of a sonJohn Florian Ellis
August 25, 1883 (Age 32 years)
Death of a daughterIda Inez Ellis
November 19, 1883 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#6John T Ellis Jr.
January 1885 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Grace Louise Ellis
May 1887 (Age 36 years)
Death of a wifeIda C Crenshaw
August 20, 1891 (Age 40 years)
MarriageGrace M CrenshawView this family
October 19, 1892 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Alice Ida Deeson
November 22, 1895 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 46 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 -
Death of a wifeGrace M Crenshaw
September 4, 1898 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Elizabeth Deeson
August 14, 1899 (Age 48 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 49 years)
MarriageLucy JusticeView this family
July 8, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Marietta Ellis
October 3, 1902 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sonJohn T Ellis Jr.
December 8, 1904 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Louise Deeson
April 5, 1905 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9John Thelma “Johnie” Ellis
October 29, 1908 (Age 57 years)
Death of a daughterBessie E Ellis
April 21, 1909 (Age 57 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a son
#10Robert L Ellis
August 17, 1915 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sonRobert L Ellis
December 27, 1915 (Age 64 years)
Address: 1161 Peabody Ave
Cause: Congenitial heart disease
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 64 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 65 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 66 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 October 16, 1919 (Age 68 years)
Cause of death: hemiplegia
Burial October 17, 1919 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Forest Hill Cemetery
Identification number

Last change December 17, 201712:49:28

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 6, 1849Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
Margaret Ellis
Birth: estimated 1850 24 15Shelby, Tennessee, United States
16 months
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Mildred F “Millie” Ellis
Birth: November 1, 1858 33 23Tennessee, United States
Death: December 17, 1944Shelby, Tennessee, United States
5 years
younger brother
Beverly Belmont Ellis
Birth: October 17, 1863 38 28Tennessee, United States
Death: December 12, 1944Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
23 months
younger brother
Edgar DeWitt Ellis
Birth: September 15, 1865 40 30Tennessee, United States
Death: September 10, 1928Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Family with Ida C Crenshaw - View this family
Marriage: November 13, 1872Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Bessie E Ellis
Birth: December 1874 23 21Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 21, 1909Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
22 months
John Florian Ellis
Birth: September 16, 1876 25 23Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 25, 1883Shelby, Tennessee, United States
20 months
William Everett Ellis
Birth: May 20, 1878 27 25Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 3, 1880Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
18 months
Newton B Ellis
Birth: November 14, 1879 28 26Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 6, 1928Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Ida Inez Ellis
Birth: November 15, 1882 31 29Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 19, 1883Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
John T Ellis Jr.
Birth: January 1885 33 31Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 8, 1904Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Family with Grace M Crenshaw - View this family
Grace M Crenshaw
Birth: 1851 23 18Tennessee, United States
Death: September 4, 1898Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: October 19, 1892Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Family with Lucy Justice - View this family
Marriage: July 8, 1900Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Marietta Ellis
Birth: October 3, 1902 51 27Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 11, 1935Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
6 years
John Thelma “Johnie” Ellis
Birth: October 29, 1908 57 33Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 26, 1974Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
7 years
Robert L Ellis
Birth: August 17, 1915 64 39Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 27, 1915Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

John Thaddeus Ellis has 13 first cousins recorded

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

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John T. Ellis - Household

Bartlett township Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, USA

J. T. EllisWM29headS-Dry Goods MerchantTNTNTN
J. E. EllisWF27wifeS-TNVATN
D. E. EllisWF5daughterS-TNTNTN
J. F. EllisWM3sonS-TNTNTN
W. E. EllisWM2sonS-TNTNTN
N. B. EllisWM6msonS-TNTNTN
Clara EllisWF10younger sisterS-TNVATN

Notes: Wife is different or mistake

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - John T. Ellis - Household

Ward 8 Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA

John T. EllisheadWMApr 185149SWd--TNTNVAContractor
Newton B. EllissonMNov 187821S---TNTNTNClerk
J. T. Ellis Jr.sonWMJan 188515S---TNTNTNAt School
Louise EllisdaughterWFMay 188713S---TNTNTNAt School

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John T. Ellis - Household

Ward 19 Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA

John T. EllisheadMW58S10--TNTNVAContractorGeneral Hauling
Lucy J. ElliswifeFW35S1032TNTNTN
Newton B. EllissonMW34S---TNTNTN
Grace L. EllisdaughterFW22S---TNTNTN
Marietta EllisdaughterFW7S---TNTNTN
Thelma EllisdaughterFW1y6mS---TNTNTN
Erma Justicesister in lawFW37S---TNTNTN

Notes: Next to married John has M2. Lucy 2nd wife 2 living children