The Shemwell Family

Joseph C Ellis1854

Name
Joseph C Ellis
Given names
Joseph C
Surname
Ellis
Birth estimated 1854 35 29
Death of a maternal grandfatherEdward Crouch
June 4, 1854
Birth of a brotherHenry Summerset Ellis
June 29, 1856 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Pinkney Ellis
December 21, 1858 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 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 6 years)
Census September 17, 1860 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 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 13 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 13 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 15 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 16 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 16 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 24 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 1, 1880 (Age 26 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Summerset Ellis
August 27, 1882 (Age 28 years)

Death of a motherMartha E Crouch
January 12, 1898 (Age 44 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Pinkney Ellis
January 14, 1898 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 62 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 63 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 64 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 brotherJesse Edward Ellis
January 3, 1923 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 75 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 87 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 96 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 92 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
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Last change December 19, 201710:53:23

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: March 9, 1842Shelby, Tennessee, United States
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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

Joseph C Ellis has 16 first cousins recorded

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