The Shemwell Family

Edgar DeWitt EllisAge: 62 years18651928

Edgar DeWitt Ellis
Given names
Edgar DeWitt
Birth September 15, 1865 40 30
Birth of a brotherWillie Ellis
1867 (Age 15 months)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 15 months)
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 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
December 27, 1869 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 3 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 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 4 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 12 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 7, 1880 (Age 14 years)
MarriageSarah “Sallie” BalckView this family
about 1890 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Robbie Ellis
April 29, 1894 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Carey Ellis
August 18, 1895 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 32 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 -
Census June 5, 1900 (Age 34 years)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Charles Henry Schwam Jr.
September 16, 1915 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 50 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a wifeSarah “Sallie” Balck
April 5, 1917 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 51 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 52 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 brotherJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 16, 1919 (Age 54 years)
Cause: hemiplegia
Burial of a brotherJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 17, 1919 (Age 54 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Forest Hill Cemetery
Census January 13, 1920 (Age 54 years)
Death September 10, 1928 (Age 62 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Identification number

Last change December 22, 201717:31:09

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
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
Mildred F “Millie” Ellis
Birth: November 1, 1858 33 23Tennessee, United States
Death: December 17, 1944Shelby, Tennessee, United States
5 years
elder brother
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
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Family with Sarah “Sallie” Balck - View this family
Edgar DeWitt Ellis
Birth: September 15, 1865 40 30Tennessee, United States
Death: September 10, 1928Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Sarah “Sallie” Balck
Birth: May 22, 1865Tennessee, United States
Death: April 5, 1917Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: about 1890
4 years
Robbie Ellis
Birth: April 29, 1894 28 28Tennessee, United States
Death: January 31, 1979Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
16 months
Carey Ellis
Birth: August 18, 1895 29 30Tennessee, United States
Death: December 1977Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

Edgar DeWitt Ellis has 13 first cousins recorded

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

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Edgar DeWitt Ellis - Household

Dexter & Bartlett Road Shelby, Tennessee

Ellis, DeWittheadWMSep186534M10TNVATNFarmer
Ellis, Sallie BwifeWFMay186535M1022TNTNTN
Ellis, RobbiedaughterWFApr18946STNTNTN
Ellis, CareydaughterWFAug18954STNTNTN
Ellis, Millie Felder sisterWFNov185841STNVATN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Edgar DeWitt Ellis - Household

Stage Road Shelby, Tennessee

Ellis, Edgar DheadMW45M120TNVATNFarmer
Ellis, Sarah VwifeFW44M12022TNTNTNHouse keeper
Ellis, RobbiedaughterFW15STNTNTN
Ellis, CareydaughterFW14STNTNTN
Wright, FreemanlaborerMB20STNTNTNLaborer

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Charles Henry Schwam Sr. - Household

Memphis & Summerville Road Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Schwam, CharlesheadMW26MTNTNTNFarmerCattle Farm
Ellis, CareywifeFW24MTNTNTN
Schwam, Chrles JrsonMW4STNTNTN
Ellis, E Dfather in lawMW52WdTNVATNRetail MerchantDry goods, groceries