Reuben Ellis

9 April 1793–
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Reuben

When Reuben Ellis was born on 9 April 1793, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Raymond Ellis, was 27 and his mother, Judith Whippy, was 23. He married Harriet Taber on 10 July 1818, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Reuben Ellis
Harriet Taber
Marriage: 10 July 1818
William Albert Ellis
Mercy Hathaway Ellis
Bathsheba Ellis
Malachi Ellis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 July 1818Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 1
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 7
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 32
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Elis, an Old French vernacular form of Elias, the Latin and New Testament Greek form of Hebrew Eliyahu; see Elijah and compare Elias , Lias , Ely .English: possibly in some instances from the Middle English female personal name Elice, a pet form of Elizabeth .Welsh: from Elis, a shortened form of the Welsh personal name Elisse (earlier Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly, benevolent’). As usual in Welsh, the stress in Elisse is on the penultimate syllable -li-, which shifts to initial El- when the name is shortened to Elis. It later became confused with Ellis in 1 above.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Ruben Ellis in entry for Bathsheba Sturtifant, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • Reuben Ellis, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Reuben Ellis, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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