The Shemwell Family

Columbia A EllisAge: 78 years18421920

Name
Columbia A Ellis
Given names
Columbia A
Surname
Ellis
Birth 1842 48 43
Death of a fatherJesse Ellis
August 31, 1843 (Age 19 months)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 4 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 15 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a brotherJohn Thadeus Ellis
February 14, 1860 (Age 18 years)
Census September 10, 1860 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 19 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 25 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 25 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 27 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 28 years)
Death of a motherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 28 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 36 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 56 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a brotherPembroke Somerset “Pem” Ellis
February 16, 1901 (Age 59 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 68 years)
Address: Near Staga Rd.
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 74 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 75 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 76 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death March 7, 1920 (Age 78 years)

Identification number
LYLT-FG7

Last change December 17, 201711:17:12

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: May 17, 1817Goochland, Virginia, United States
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elder brother
4 years
elder brother
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elder brother
7 years
elder sister
6 years
elder sister
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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Lucy C. Ellis - Household

Civil District 8 Shelby, Tennessee, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Lucy Ellis52FWVA
Pembroke Ellis27MWFarmerVA
Mildred Ellis19FWVA
Lucy Ellis14FWVA
Columbia Ellis10FWTN

Notes: next door to son John

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Robert L. Ellis - Household

9th Dist. Shelby, Tennessee, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
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

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplace
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

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Benjamin Franklin Riggins - Household

Near Staga Rd. Shelby, Tennessee, USA

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmployEmNWksUEduHomeVetInfirm
B. F. RigginsheadMW42S16--VAVAVAFarmerPlantation
Pemetta RigginswifeFW39S1664TNVATN
Claud RigginsdaughterFW13S---TNVATN
B. F. Riggins Jr.sonMW11S---TNVATN
Alma RigginsdaughterFW7S---TNVATN
Carl RigginssonMW3S---TNVATN
Columbia EllisnieceFW70S---TNVAVA

Notes: Columbia is Etta's Aunt census says niece