The Shemwell Family

Ellen Lancaster1863

Name
Ellen Lancaster
Given names
Ellen
Surname
Lancaster
Married name
Ellen Davis
Birth 1863 33 32
MarriageDavisView this family
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Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 3 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 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 4 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 6 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 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 7 years)
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterEva Lee Lancaster
November 1874 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 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 17 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 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
Birth of a daughter
#1Ophelia Davis
1901 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ida Davis
1903 (Age 40 years)
Death of a fatherElijah Lancaster
October 5, 1908 (Age 45 years)
Cause: Asthma
Census May 2, 1910 (Age 47 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Ann Lancaster
June 7, 1911 (Age 48 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Clauson
July 8, 1916 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 53 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 54 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 55 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 66 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 73 years)
Cause: Asthma
Burial of a brotherWilliam Clauson Lancaster
February 2, 1936 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery: Mount View Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 78 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 87 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 83 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
Deathunknown

Last change September 10, 201912:04:46

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: April 22, 1846Stewart, Tennessee, United States
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elder brother
5 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
5 years
herself
4 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
Eva Lee Lancaster
Birth: November 1874 45 44Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death:
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Marriage:
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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

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Elizabeth Clauson - Household

District 7, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

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