The Shemwell Family

Tennessee Mahala “Tenny” CarterAge: 65 years18531919

Name
Tennessee Mahala “Tenny” Carter
Given names
Tennessee Mahala
Surname
Carter
Married name
Tennessee Mahala Ellis
Nickname
Tenny
Birth November 18, 1853
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
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
MarriageJesse Edward EllisView this family
estimated 1875 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a son
#1Ernest Burton Ellis
January 22, 1877 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2David Alvin Ellis
November 30, 1878 (Age 25 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 7, 1880 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3Jesse Everet Ellis
May 23, 1881 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Rosa Lillian Ellis
January 9, 1887 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#5Robert Sidney Ellis
October 2, 1890 (Age 36 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
Census June 21, 1900 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childDavid Alvin EllisOra Melissa WilsonView this family
about 1901 (Age 47 years)

Death of a sonJesse Everet Ellis
October 14, 1901 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Evelyn Ellis
1902 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Judson Ellis
about 1905 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Francis Ellis
about 1906 (Age 52 years)
Census May 1, 1910 (Age 56 years)
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
Death of a grandsonJudson Ellis
1917 (Age 63 years)

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 August 2, 1919 (Age 65 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Sangie Cemetery
Last change January 27, 201810:30:48

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Jesse Edward Ellis - View this family
husband
herself
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

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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