The Shemwell Family

Martha E CrouchAge: 73 years18241898

Name
Martha E Crouch
Given names
Martha E
Surname
Crouch
Married name
Martha E Ellis
Birth July 7, 1824 33 23
Birth of a sisterSara E Crouch
estimated 1826 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a brotherLt. John Hardin Crouch
estimated 1828 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterLucy Crouch
estimated 1830 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterAnne Crouch
1832 (Age 7 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Crouch
before October 15, 1832 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 7 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
Birth of a sisterMelvina Crouch
1834 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 11 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 sisterMary R Crouch
1837 (Age 12 years)
Death of a motherMartha Wales Smith
September 9, 1839 (Age 15 years)
Marriage of a parentEdward CrouchRachel MillerView this family
before 1842 (Age 17 years)
MarriageJohn Thadeus EllisView this family
March 9, 1842 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a half-brotherGeorge Crouch
1842 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#1Jesse Edward Ellis
October 22, 1845 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 21 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 daughter
#2Lucy A Ellis
estimated 1848 (Age 23 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3William A Ellis
estimated 1852 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#4Joseph C Ellis
estimated 1854 (Age 29 years)
Death of a fatherEdward Crouch
June 4, 1854 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#5Henry Summerset Ellis
June 29, 1856 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#6John Pinkney Ellis
December 21, 1858 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 32 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 husbandJohn Thadeus Ellis
February 14, 1860 (Age 35 years)
Census September 17, 1860 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 36 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 42 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 42 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 44 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 August 11, 1870 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childJesse Edward EllisTennessee Mahala “Tenny” CarterView this family
estimated 1875 (Age 50 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Ernest Burton Ellis
January 22, 1877 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2David Alvin Ellis
November 30, 1878 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 7, 1880 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Hugh Hart Ellis
January 15, 1881 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Jesse Everet Ellis
May 23, 1881 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherLt. John Hardin Crouch
1881 (Age 56 years)
Death of a sonHenry Summerset Ellis
August 27, 1882 (Age 58 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#5Rosa Lillian Ellis
January 9, 1887 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Robert Sidney Ellis
October 2, 1890 (Age 66 years)
Death January 12, 1898 (Age 73 years)
Additional Info
Family
September 9, 2018

by: Barry Shemwell
Last change February 13, 202019:07:55

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 16, 1817Goochland, Virginia, United States
11 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
7 years
herself
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Lt. John Hardin Crouch
Birth: estimated 1828 36 26Limestone, Alabama, United States
Death: 1881Tipton, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Lucy Crouch
Birth: estimated 1830 38 28Limestone, Alabama, United States
Death:
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Rachel Miller - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: before 1842Tipton, Tennessee, United States
1 year
half-brother
Family with John Thadeus Ellis - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: March 9, 1842Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
son
3 years
daughter
5 years
son
3 years
son
Joseph C Ellis
Birth: estimated 1854 35 29Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death:
3 years
son
3 years
son
John Pinkney Ellis
Birth: December 21, 1858 40 34Cordova, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 14, 1898Cordova, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

Martha E Crouch has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - John T. Ellis - Household

Civil District 8 Shelby, Tennessee, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
John T. Ellis33MWBrickmasonVA
Martha Ellis26FWAL
Jessee Ellis4MWTN
Lucy Ellis2FWTN

Notes: Next door to mother

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Martha E. Ellis - Household

9th Dist. Shelby, Tennessee, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Martha J. Ellis38FWNC
Jessee Ellis12MWTN
Lucy Ellis10FWTN
William Ellis8MWTN
Joseph Ellis6MWTN
Summesault Ellis4MWTN
John Ellis1MWTN

Notes: Martha is a widow

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Martha E. Ellis - Household

9th Dist. Shelby, Tennessee, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
M. E. 46FWAL
J. E. Ellis24MWFarmerTN
L. A. Ellis22FWTN
W. A. Ellis19MWTN
J. C. Ellis17MWTN
H. S. Ellis15MWTN
P. J. Ellis12MWTN
A. B. Crouch18MWTN
E. C. Cato2FWTN
M. M. Crouch34FWAL

Notes: Other Crouch's next door

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Martha E. Crouch - Household

Civil District 9 Shelby, Tennessee, USA

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
M. E. WF51headWdFarmerVAVAVA
Joseph C. EllisWM24sonS-FarmingTNVAVA
John P. EllisWM21sonS-TNVAVA
Millie EllisWF21boarderS-TNVAVA
Emma CatoWF15boarderS-TNNCTN

Notes: More Ellis's on same page. Wm. next door

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