The Shemwell Family

Pembroke Somerset “Pem” EllisAge: 78 years18221901

Pembroke Somerset “Pem” Ellis
Given names
Pembroke Somerset
Birth December 16, 1822 29 24
Birth of a brotherRobert L Ellis
February 25, 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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 44 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Marriage of a childEdward Lewis RigginsLucy Irene EllisView this family
January 11, 1899 (Age 76 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Benjamin Franklin Riggins Jr.
June 22, 1899 (Age 76 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Elgin Lyman Riggins
January 16, 1900 (Age 77 years)
Census June 9, 1900 (Age 77 years)
Death February 16, 1901 (Age 78 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Toll Gate Cemetery

Last change August 1, 202118:00:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: May 17, 1817Goochland, Virginia, United States
14 months
elder brother
4 years
2 years
younger brother
7 years
younger sister
Mildred Ellis
Birth: estimated 1831 37 32Virginia, United States
6 years
younger sister
7 years
younger sister
Columbia A Ellis
Birth: 1842 48 43Tennessee, United States
Death: March 7, 1920
Family with Lucy J Beloate - View this family
Marriage: October 6, 1864Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Dhalma Beloate Ellis
Birth: January 5, 1867 44 24Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 17, 1955Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
4 years
George Walter Ellis
Birth: estimated 1873 50 30Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
Dodie Ellis
Birth: estimated 1876 53 33Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
2 years
Edward E Ellis
Birth: March 2, 1882 59 39Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 22, 1964
3 years
Willie Ellis
Birth: January 12, 1885 62 42Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 8, 1885Shelby, Tennessee, United States

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