Elisha T. Lemon

Brief Life History of Elisha T.

When Elisha T. Lemon was born on 6 March 1840, in Ritchie, Virginia, United States, his father, George Samuel Lemon, was 51 and his mother, Nancy Gilliland, was 48. He died on 8 May 1863, at the age of 23.

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Family Time Line

George Samuel Lemon
Nancy Gilliland
James G Lemon
Sallie Sarah Lemon
Jacob Lemmon
Almira J Lemmon
Kyle W Lemmon
Frederick John Lemon
Charlotte Lemmon
John Peter Lemmon
George M. Lemon
Harriet D. Lemon
George H Lemmon
Nancy L. Lemons
Albert S. Lemmon
Mary Jane Lemon
Elisha T. Lemon
Elisha T Lemmon

Sources (2)

  • Elisha T Lemmon in household of Geo H Lemmon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elisha T Lemmon in household of George S Lemmon, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (5)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

Name Meaning


nickname from Middle English lefman, lemman, leman ‘lover, sweetheart’. This is probably the chief source of the surname. There is no connection with the word denoting the citrus fruit (which is of Persian origin).

from the Middle English personal name Leman, Old English Lēofmann, from lēof ‘dear, beloved’ + mann ‘man’, the ultimate source of the name in 1 above.

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

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