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: 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
5 years
elder brother
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

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