The Shemwell Family

Henry Summerset EllisAge: 26 years18561882

Name
Henry Summerset Ellis
Given names
Henry Summerset
Surname
Ellis
Birth June 29, 1856 37 31
MarriageMargaret P “Maggie” JonesView this family
unknown

Birth of a brotherJohn Pinkney Ellis
December 21, 1858 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 months)

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 3 years)
Census September 17, 1860 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 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 10 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 10 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 12 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 14 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 13 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 21 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 son
#1Hugh Hart Ellis
January 15, 1881 (Age 24 years)
Death August 27, 1882 (Age 26 years)

Burial
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Sangie Cemetery
Last change January 27, 201815:00:41

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 9, 1842Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
Lucy A Ellis
Birth: estimated 1848 29 23Tennessee, United States
Death:
5 years
elder brother
William A Ellis
Birth: estimated 1852 33 27Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death:
3 years
elder brother
Joseph C Ellis
Birth: estimated 1854 35 29Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death:
3 years
himself
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 Margaret P “Maggie” Jones - View this family
himself
wife
Margaret P “Maggie” Jones
Birth: October 4, 1862Tennessee, United States
Death: June 30, 1934Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage:
son

Henry Summerset Ellis has 16 first cousins recorded