The Shemwell Family

Jesse Edward EllisAge: 77 years18451923

Name
Jesse Edward Ellis
Given names
Jesse Edward
Surname
Ellis
Birth October 22, 1845 27 21
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 2 months)
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 sisterLucy A Ellis
estimated 1848 (Age 2 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam A Ellis
estimated 1852 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph C Ellis
estimated 1854 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherEdward Crouch
June 4, 1854 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherHenry Summerset Ellis
June 29, 1856 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Pinkney Ellis
December 21, 1858 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 11 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 fatherJohn Thadeus Ellis
February 14, 1860 (Age 14 years)
Census September 17, 1860 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 15 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 21 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 21 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 23 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 24 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 24 years)

MarriageTennessee Mahala “Tenny” CarterView this family
estimated 1875 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a son
#1Ernest Burton Ellis
January 22, 1877 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#2David Alvin Ellis
November 30, 1878 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 32 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 34 years)
Birth of a son
#3Jesse Everet Ellis
May 23, 1881 (Age 35 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Summerset Ellis
August 27, 1882 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Rosa Lillian Ellis
January 9, 1887 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#5Robert Sidney Ellis
October 2, 1890 (Age 44 years)
Death of a motherMartha E Crouch
January 12, 1898 (Age 52 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Pinkney Ellis
January 14, 1898 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 52 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
Census June 21, 1900 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childDavid Alvin EllisOra Melissa WilsonView this family
about 1901 (Age 55 years)

Death of a sonJesse Everet Ellis
October 14, 1901 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Evelyn Ellis
1902 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Judson Ellis
about 1905 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Francis Ellis
about 1906 (Age 60 years)
Census May 1, 1910 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 70 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a grandsonJudson Ellis
1917 (Age 71 years)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 71 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 72 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 of a wifeTennessee Mahala “Tenny” Carter
August 2, 1919 (Age 73 years)
Census January 28, 1920 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Keith Stanton Ellis
September 6, 1922 (Age 76 years)
Death January 3, 1923 (Age 77 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Sangie Cemetery
Last change January 27, 201814:50:57

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 9, 1842Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
himself
3 years
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Joseph C Ellis
Birth: estimated 1854 35 29Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death:
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
John Pinkney Ellis
Birth: December 21, 1858 40 34Cordova, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 14, 1898Cordova, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Family with Tennessee Mahala “Tenny” Carter - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: estimated 1875
2 years
son
22 months
son
David Alvin Ellis
Birth: November 30, 1878 33 25Tennessee, United States
Death: December 29, 1958Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
3 years
son
Jesse Everet Ellis
Birth: May 23, 1881 35 27Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 14, 1901Shelby, Tennessee, United States
6 years
daughter
Rosa Lillian Ellis
Birth: January 9, 1887 41 33Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 7, 1980Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
4 years
son
Robert Sidney Ellis
Birth: October 2, 1890 44 36Cordova, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 17, 1980Fresno, California, United States

Jesse Edward Ellis has 16 first cousins recorded

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 - Jesse Edward Ellis - Household

Shelby, Tennessee

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Ellis, J EWM34headMFarmerTNVAVA
Ellis, Tenny MWF26wifeMTNTNTN
Ellis, ErnestWM3sonSTNTNTN
Ellis, AlvinWM1sonSTNTNTN
Smith, WarrenBM30servantSServantGATNTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Jesse Edward Ellis - Household

Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Ellis, Jesse EheadWMOct184654M25TNVAVAFarmer
Ellis, TenniewifeWFNov185346M2555ARVATN
Ellis, Ernest BsonWMJan187723STNTNARSchool Teacher
Ellis, David AsonWMNov187821STNTNARMinister Gospel
Ellis, Jesse EsonWMMay188119STNTNARLawyer
Ellis, Rosa LdaughterWFJan188713STNTNARAt School
Ellis, Robert SsonWMOct18909STNTNAR

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Jesse Edward Ellis - Household

LaGrange Road Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Ellis, Jesse EheadMW64M34TNVAVAFarmer
Ellis, Tennessee MwifeFW56M3454ARVATNHouse keeper
Ellis, Ernest BsonMW34STNTNARSchool teacherPublic School
Ellis, Rosa LdaughterFW22STNTNARnone
Ellis, Robert SsonMW19STNTNARStudent

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Jesse Edward Ellis - Household

Main Road Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Ellis, Jesse EheadMW74WdTNVAVAnone
Ellis, RosadaughterFW33STNTNARnone