The Shemwell Family

Pembroke Somerset “Pem” EllisAge: 78 years18221901

Name
Pembroke Somerset “Pem” Ellis
Given names
Pembroke Somerset
Surname
Ellis
Nickname
Pem
Birth December 16, 1822 29 24
Birth of a brotherRobert L Ellis
1825 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMildred Ellis
estimated 1831 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 9 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 12 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 sisterLucy Ellis
estimated 1836 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterColumbia A Ellis
1842 (Age 19 years)
Death of a fatherJesse Ellis
August 31, 1843 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 23 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 27 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 34 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 37 years)
Census September 10, 1860 (Age 37 years)
MarriageLucy J BeloateView this family
October 6, 1864 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 38 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 son
#1Dhalma Beloate Ellis
January 5, 1867 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 44 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 44 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 46 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
Birth of a daughter
#2Pemetta “Etta” Ellis
July 16, 1870 (Age 47 years)
Census August 23, 1870 (Age 47 years)
Death of a motherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 47 years)

Birth of a son
#3George Walter Ellis
estimated 1873 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a son
#4Dodie Ellis
estimated 1876 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a daughter
#5Lucy Irene Ellis
March 1, 1880 (Age 57 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a son
#6Edward E Ellis
March 2, 1882 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a son
#7Willie Ellis
January 12, 1885 (Age 62 years)
Death of a wifeLucy J Beloate
January 15, 1885 (Age 62 years)
Death of a sonWillie Ellis
July 8, 1885 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Hershal F Riggins
December 20, 1894 (Age 72 years)
Marriage of a childBenjamin Franklin Riggins Sr.Pemetta “Etta” EllisView this family
estimated 1894 (Age 71 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Carrie Belle Ellis
September 23, 1895 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Lucy Claude Riggins
September 1897 (Age 74 years)
Death of a grandsonHershal F Riggins
December 10, 1897 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Lola W Ellis
July 1898 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 75 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
Marriage of a childEdward Lewis RigginsLucy Irene EllisView this family
January 11, 1899 (Age 76 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Elgin Riggins
March 1899 (Age 76 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Benjamin Franklin Riggins Jr.
June 22, 1899 (Age 76 years)
Census June 9, 1900 (Age 77 years)
Death February 16, 1901 (Age 78 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Toll Gate Cemetery
Last change December 17, 201711:17:54

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: May 17, 1817Goochland, Virginia, United States
14 months
elder brother
4 years
himself
3 years
younger brother
7 years
younger sister
6 years
younger sister
7 years
younger sister
Family with Lucy J Beloate - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 6, 1864Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
son
Dhalma Beloate Ellis
Birth: January 5, 1867 44 24Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 17, 1955Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
daughter
4 years
son
4 years
son
Dodie Ellis
Birth: estimated 1876 53 33Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death:
4 years
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
son
Willie Ellis
Birth: January 12, 1885 62 42Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 8, 1885Shelby, Tennessee, United States

Pembroke Somerset “Pem” Ellis has 0 first cousins recorded

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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. Ellis38MWVA

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Pembroke Somerset “Pem” Ellis - Household

Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Ellis, P Shead48MWFarmerVA
Ellis, Lucywife27FWTN
Ellis, Dalmerson3MWTN

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Pembroke S. Ellis - Household

Dist. 8 Shelby, Tennessee, USA

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
Pem S. EllisWM57headM15FarmerVAUNKVA
Lucy J. EllisWF37wifeM15TN?NANC
David EllisWM13sonS-TNVATN
Pemetta EllisWF10daughterS-TNVATN
Geo Walter EllisWM7sonS-TNVATN
Dodie EllisWM4sonS-TNVATN
Lucy I. EllisWF3 modaughterS-TNVATN
Willie EllisWM12nephewS-Works on farmTNVATN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Edward Lewis Riggins - Household

Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Riggins, EdheadWMJan187624M111TNTNTNFarmer
Riggins, IrenewifeWFJun187920M1TNTNTN
Riggins, ElgindaughterWFMar18992mSTNTNTN
Ellis, Pemfather in lawWMMay182179WdVAVAVA