The Shemwell Family

Nelson Lancaster1853

Name
Nelson Lancaster
Given names
Nelson
Surname
Lancaster
Birth 1853 23 22
Birth of a brotherJoseph Elijah Lancaster
1856 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 4 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a brotherFranklin Lancaster
1859 (Age 6 years)
Census July 31, 1860 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterEllen Lancaster
1863 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 8 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
Birth of a brotherRobert Lancaster
1866 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 14 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 14 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a sisterSallie Lancaster
1869 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 16 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
Birth of a sisterLillie Lancaster
1870 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a sisterEva Lee Lancaster
November 1874 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 25 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 15, 1880 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 45 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
Death of a fatherElijah Lancaster
October 5, 1908 (Age 55 years)
Cause: Asthma
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 63 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 64 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 65 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/
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a brotherWilliam Clauson Lancaster
February 1, 1936 (Age 83 years)
Cause: Asthma
Burial of a brotherWilliam Clauson Lancaster
February 2, 1936 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery: Mount View Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 88 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 97 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 93 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
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by: Barry Shemwell
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Eva Lee Lancaster
Birth: November 1874 45 44Stewart, Tennessee, United States
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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Elijah Lancaster - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

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

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Elijah Lancaster - Household

District 7, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
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