Emily Ellis

1853–29 January 1954 (Age 101)
Scott, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Emily

When Emily Ellis was born in 1853, in Scott, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Ellis Jr., was 29 and her mother, Mahulda Lucy Buttram, was 24. She married General Phillips on 22 February 1872, in Scott, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Huntsville, Scott, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died on 29 January 1954, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 101.

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Family Time Line

General Phillips
Emily Ellis
Marriage: 22 February 1872
Sylvania Phillips
Lula Phillips
Hettie Phillips
William Phillips
Rachel Phillips
Hulda Bell Phillips
Sarah Phillips

Spouse and Children

22 February 1872
Scott, Tennessee, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Ellis Jr.


    Mahulda Lucy Buttram





    Clarissa Ellis


    Lucy Ellis


    Rhoda Ellis



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 9

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 28

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah ( see Elias ). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Emily Phillips in household of General Phillips, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emely Elis in household of James Elis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emily Ellis in household of James Ellis, "United States Census, 1870"

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