The Shemwell Family

Nelson Alexander LancasterAge: 85 years18531938

Nelson Alexander Lancaster
Given names
Nelson Alexander
Birth April 10, 1853 24 21
Birth of a brotherJoseph Elijah Lancaster
January 16, 1856 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherFranklin Marion “Frank” Lancaster
April 30, 1859 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 31, 1860 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterEllen Lancaster
January 28, 1862 (Age 8 years)
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 -
Birth of a brotherRobert Lancaster
1866 (Age 12 years)
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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 13 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterSallie Lancaster
1869 (Age 15 years)
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 -
Birth of a sisterLillie Lancaster
1870 (Age 16 years)
Census August 1, 1870 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a sisterEva Lee Lancaster
November 1874 (Age 21 years)
Religious marriageAngeline “Annie” HenleyView this family
December 26, 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Nettie B Lancaster
October 1879 (Age 26 years)
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Hettie May Lancaster
May 1881 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#3George Walter Lancaster
December 1884 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#4Herschel Gerome Lancaster
November 1888 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#5Berlin Q Lancaster
March 1897 (Age 43 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 -
Census June 23, 1900 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Norman Franklin Lancaster
September 14, 1908 (Age 55 years)
Death of a fatherElijah Lancaster
October 5, 1908 (Age 55 years)
Cause: Asthma
Census May 4, 1910 (Age 57 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Ann Lancaster
June 7, 1911 (Age 58 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Clauson
July 8, 1916 (Age 63 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 -
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-
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 -
Census January 31, 1920 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 76 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Elijah Lancaster
August 11, 1931 (Age 78 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Clauson Lancaster
February 1, 1936 (Age 82 years)
Cause: Asthma
Burial of a brotherWilliam Clauson Lancaster
February 2, 1936 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: Mount View Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery
Death of a brotherFranklin Marion “Frank” Lancaster
December 9, 1936 (Age 83 years)
Death June 23, 1938 (Age 85 years)
Last change April 24, 202020:35:47

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 22, 1846Stewart, Tennessee, United States
-1 months
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
3 years
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Ellen Lancaster
Birth: January 28, 1862 32 30Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 26, 1952Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
5 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
Family with Angeline “Annie” Henley - View this family
Marriage: December 26, 1878Crockett, Tennessee, United States
10 months
20 months
4 years
4 years
8 years

Nelson Alexander Lancaster has 8 first cousins recorded

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 - Nelson Alexander Lancaster - Household

Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Lancaster, Nelson AheadWMApr185347M20TNTNTNfarmer
Lancaster, AnniewifeWFDec186138M2055TNTNTN
Lancaster, Nettie BdaughterWFOct187920STNTNTN
Lancaster, Hettie MdaughterWFMay188119STNTNTN
Lancaster, George WsonWMDec188514STNTNTNfarm laborer
Lancaster, Herschel GsonWMNov188811STNTNTNfarm laborer
Lancaster, Berlin QsonWMMar18973STNTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Nelson Alexander Lancaster - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Lankaster, Nelson AheadMW57M131TNTNTNfarmer
Lankcaster, AnniewifeFW49M13155TNTNTN
Lankaster, MaydaughterFW28STNTNTN
Lankaster, JeromesonMW21STNTNTNfarmer
Lankaster, BerlandsonMW13STNTNTNfarmer

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Nelson Alexander Lancaster - Household

Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Lancaster, NelsonheadMW67MTNTNTNfarmer
Lancaster, AnniewifeFW55MTNTNTN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Nelson Alexander Lancaster - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Lancaster, N AheadMW77M27TNTNTNfarmer
Lancaster, AnniewifeFW69M19TNTNTN
Lancaster, NormangrandsonMW21STNTNTNlaborerfarm