Reuben Ellis

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

The Life 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

10 July 1818
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    William Albert Ellis



    Bathsheba Ellis


    Malachi Ellis


Parents and Siblings



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 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)

  • Ruben Ellis in entry for Bathsheba Sturtifant, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Reuben in entry for William Ellis, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Reuben Ellis in entry for Mercy H. Spooner, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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