The Shemwell Family

William Clauson LancasterAge: 89 years18461936

William Clauson Lancaster
Given names
William Clauson
Birth March 21, 1846 17 14
MarriageMartha Ann CarneyView this family

Marriage of parentsElijah LancasterElizabeth ClausonView this family
April 22, 1846 (Age 32 days)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Birth of a sisterNancy Ann Lancaster
September 15, 1850 (Age 4 years)
Census October 9, 1850 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherNelson Alexander Lancaster
April 10, 1853 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Elijah Lancaster
January 16, 1856 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherFranklin Marion “Frank” Lancaster
April 30, 1859 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 10 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 31, 1860 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterEllen Lancaster
January 28, 1862 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 15 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 -
Birth of a brotherRobert Lancaster
1866 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 20 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 20 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterSallie Lancaster
1869 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 22 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 -
Birth of a sisterLillie Lancaster
1870 (Age 23 years)
Census August 1, 1870 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a sisterEva Lee Lancaster
November 1874 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 31 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1William E Lancaster
May 10, 1880 (Age 34 years)
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Thedus Sarah Lancaster
January 28, 1883 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Janey M Lancaster
November 1884 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Melba Lancaster
October 1886 (Age 40 years)
Death of a wifeMartha Ann Carney
January 10, 1893 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 52 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 -
Census June 19, 1900 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1George Franklin “Frank” Olive
November 21, 1904 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Henry Olive
1908 (Age 61 years)

Death of a fatherElijah Lancaster
October 5, 1908 (Age 62 years)
Cause: Asthma
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Allie Olive
1910 (Age 63 years)

Census May 2, 1910 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Ann Lancaster
June 7, 1911 (Age 65 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Clauson
July 8, 1916 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 69 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 70 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 71 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 -
Census January 28, 1920 (Age 73 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 83 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherJoseph Elijah Lancaster
August 11, 1931 (Age 85 years)
Death February 1, 1936 (Age 89 years)
Cause of death: Asthma
Burial February 2, 1936 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Mount View Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery
Last change September 2, 201917:47:47

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 22, 1846Stewart, Tennessee, United States
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younger sister
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younger brother
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younger brother
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younger brother
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Ellen Lancaster
Birth: January 28, 1862 32 30Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 26, 1952Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
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younger sister
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younger sister
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Family with Martha Ann Carney - View this family
William E Lancaster
Birth: May 10, 1880 34 17Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 7, 1946Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
3 years
22 months
2 years

William Clauson Lancaster has 8 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Elijah Lancaster - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Elijah Lancasterhead22MWfarmerTN
Elizabeth Lancasterwife20FWTN
William Lancasterson4MWTN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Elijah Lancaster - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Elijah Lancasterhead31MWfarmerTN
Elizabeth Clausonwife30FWTN
William Lancasterson13MWTN
Nancy Lancasterdaughter10FWTN
Nelson Lancasterson7MWTN
Joseph Lancasterson4MWTN
Franklin Lancasterson1MWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Elijah Lancaster - Household

District 8, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Lancaster, Elijahhead40MWblacksmithTN
Lancaster, Elizabethwife39FWkeeping houseTN
Lancaster, Williamson23MWfarm handTN
Lancaster, Alex17MWfarm handTN
Lancaster, Josephson14MWfarm handTN
Lancaster, Francisson10MWTN
Lancaster, Ellindaughter7FWTN
Lancaster, Robertson4MWTN
Lancaster, Salliedaughter1FWTN
Lancaster, Mary60FWTN

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Elijah Lancaster - Household

District 7, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Lancaster, ElijahWM51headMfarmerTNNCNC
Lancaster, BettieWF50wifeMkeeping houseTNILIL
Lancaster, FrankWM21sonSworking farmTNTNTN
Lancaster, EllenWF18daughterSTNTNTN
Lancaster, RobertWM13sonSworks on farmTennesseTNTN
Lancaster, LillieWF10daughterSTNTNTN
Lancaster, Eva LeeWF7daughterSTNTNTN
Lancaster, WilliamWM32headMfarmerTNTNTN
Lancaster, MarthaWF17wifeMTNTNTN
Lancaster, JoeWM23headMfarmerTNTNTN
Lancaster, SusanWF18wifeMkeeping houseTNTNTN
Lancaster, NelsonWM27headMlaborer on farmTNTNTN
Lancaster, AnnaWF17wifeMkeeping houseTNTNTN
Lancaster, NettieWF8 monthsOctdaughterSTNTNTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Clauson Lancaster - Household

District 7, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Lancaster, William CheadWMMar184654WdTNTNTNfarmer
Lancaster, William EsonWMMay188119STNTNTNfarm laborer
Lancaster, Thadus SdaughterWFJun188317STNTNTN
Lancaster, Janey MdaughterWFNov188415STNTNTN
Lancaster, MelbadaughterWFOct188613STNTNTN
Lancaster, JosephheadWMUnk185545WdTNTNTNfarmer
Lancaster, JohnsonWMJul188316STNTNTNfarm labor
Lancaster, FredsonWMUnk188514STNTNTNfarm laborer
Lancaster, MyrtonsonWMUnk188911STNTNTNfarm laborer

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Elizabeth Clauson - Household

District 7, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Lankester, ElizabethheadFW79Wd108OHOHOHown account
Lankester, William sonMW63WdTNTNOHfarmer
Davis, EllendaughterFW47Wd22TNTNOH
Davis, OpheliagranddaughterFW9STNKYTN
Davis, IdagranddaughterFW7STNKYTN
Lankester, FreddieheadMW23M13TNTNTNfarmer
Lankester, EmmawifeFW30M1322TNTNTN
Lankester, MinniedaughterFW1STNTNTN
Lankester, GraciedaughterFW1STNTNTN