The Shemwell Family

Joseph Elijah LancasterAge: 75 years18561931

Name
Joseph Elijah Lancaster
Given names
Joseph Elijah
Surname
Lancaster
Birth January 16, 1856 26 24
MarriageSusan BuckinghamView this family
unknown

Birth of a brotherFranklin Marion “Frank” Lancaster
April 30, 1859 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 11 months)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census July 31, 1860 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterEllen Lancaster
January 28, 1862 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 5 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 9 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 10 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 10 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 12 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 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 13 years)
Census August 1, 1870 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterEva Lee Lancaster
November 1874 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#1Robert Lancaster
1880 (Age 23 years)
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Lancaster
July 1883 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#3Fred Lancaster
1885 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#4Merton Clauson Lancaster
December 14, 1889 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 42 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 19, 1900 (Age 44 years)
Civil marriageNancy Ann BellView this family
October 18, 1900 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a son
#5Lester Lancaster
1903 (Age 46 years)

Death of a fatherElijah Lancaster
October 5, 1908 (Age 52 years)
Cause: Asthma
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Minnie Lancaster
1909 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Gracie Lancaster
1909 (Age 52 years)
Death of a wifeNancy Ann Bell
1911 (Age 54 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Ann Lancaster
June 7, 1911 (Age 55 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Clauson
July 8, 1916 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 59 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Marriage of a childMerton Clauson LancasterLottie Whitford View this family
January 19, 1918 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 60 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 61 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/
Census January 28, 1920 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 73 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
Census April 9, 1930 (Age 74 years)
Death August 11, 1931 (Age 75 years)
Last change September 10, 201912:04:46

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: April 22, 1846Stewart, Tennessee, United States
-1 months
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
3 years
himself
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 Susan Buckingham - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:
son
4 years
son
3 years
son
5 years
son
Family with Nancy Ann Bell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 18, 1900Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
son
Frank H Rougemont + Nancy Ann Bell - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: December 19, 1877Houston, 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

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Elijah Lancaster - Household

District 8, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
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

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

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

District 7, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
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

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Elijah Lancaster - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Lancaster, Joseph EheadMW71Wd22TNTNTN
Lancaster, JohnsonMW44STNTNTNfarmerfather's farm
Lancaster, Merton sonMW41M30TNTNTNfilling stationon highway
Lancster, Lottiedaughter in lawFW31M20TNTNTN