The Shemwell Family

John Pinkney EllisAge: 39 years18581898

Name
John Pinkney Ellis
Given names
John Pinkney
Surname
Ellis
Birth December 21, 1858 40 34
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

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 13 months)
Census September 17, 1860 (Age 20 months)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 2 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 8 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 8 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 10 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 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 11 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 19 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 21 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Summerset Ellis
August 27, 1882 (Age 23 years)

Death of a motherMartha E Crouch
January 12, 1898 (Age 39 years)
Death January 14, 1898 (Age 39 years)
Last change December 19, 201710:53:57

by: Barry Shemwell
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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
elder brother
3 years
himself
John Pinkney Ellis
Birth: December 21, 1858 40 34Cordova, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 14, 1898Cordova, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

John Pinkney 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