Elisha T. Lemon

6 March 1840–8 May 1863 (Age 23)
Ritchie, Virginia, United States

The Life 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 47. He died on 8 May 1863, at the age of 23.

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

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World Events (5)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

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.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 7

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

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Lefman, Old English Lēofman, composed of the elements lēof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + mann ‘man’, ‘person’. This came to be used as a nickname for a lover or sweetheart, from Middle English lem(m)an. There is no connection with the word denoting the citrus fruit (which is of Persian origin).2 Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Lamont .

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

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  • 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"

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