The Shemwell Family

Lucy C DownerAge: 71 years17981870

Name
Lucy C Downer
Given names
Lucy C
Surname
Downer
Married name
Lucy C Ellis
Birth August 31, 1798
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 4 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 13 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
MarriageJesse EllisView this family
May 17, 1817 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1John Thadeus Ellis
July 24, 1818 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#2Pembroke Somerset “Pem” Ellis
December 16, 1822 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3Robert L Ellis
1825 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Mildred Ellis
estimated 1831 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 33 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 37 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a daughter
#5Lucy Ellis
estimated 1836 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Columbia A Ellis
1842 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Thadeus EllisMartha E CrouchView this family
March 9, 1842 (Age 43 years)
Death of a husbandJesse Ellis
August 31, 1843 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Jesse Edward Ellis
October 22, 1845 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 47 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Lucy A Ellis
estimated 1848 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childRobert L EllisMary E CrossView this family
January 6, 1849 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Margaret Ellis
estimated 1850 (Age 51 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4John Thaddeus Ellis
April 1851 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5William A Ellis
estimated 1852 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Charles V “Charlie” Ellis
1853 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Joseph C Ellis
estimated 1854 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Robert L Ellis Jr.
1855 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Henry Summerset Ellis
June 29, 1856 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Mildred F “Millie” Ellis
November 1, 1858 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11John Pinkney Ellis
December 21, 1858 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childJ D CrossLucy EllisView this family
September 5, 1859 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 58 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 sonJohn Thadeus Ellis
February 14, 1860 (Age 61 years)
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12Beverly Belmont Ellis
October 17, 1861 (Age 63 years)
Marriage of a childPembroke Somerset “Pem” EllisLucy J BeloateView this family
October 6, 1864 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 62 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
Birth of a grandson
#13Edgar DeWitt Ellis
September 15, 1865 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14Dhalma Beloate Ellis
January 5, 1867 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15Willie Ellis
1867 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 68 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 68 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Clara Vashti Ellis
December 27, 1869 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 70 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 71 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#17Pemetta “Etta” Ellis
July 16, 1870 (Age 71 years)
Death after 1870 (Age 71 years)