Bethunia Ellis

26 March 1752–25 February 1780 (Age 27)
Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Bethunia

When Bethunia Ellis was born on 26 March 1752, in Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Charles Ellis, was 33 and her mother, Susannah Harding, was 31. She married Thomas Leftwich on 2 April 1771, in Amherst, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 25 February 1780, in Mount Airy, Bedford, Virginia, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Mount Airy, Bedford, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Leftwich
Bethunia Ellis
Marriage: 2 April 1771
Charlotte Leftwich
James Leftwich
William Leftwich
Reverend William R Leftwich
Susannah Leftwich
Elizabeth "Betsy" Leftwich

Spouse and Children

2 April 1771
Amherst, Virginia, British Colonial America



    James Leftwich


    William Leftwich


    Reverend William R Leftwich



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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 6

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 23

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Bethunia Ellis Leftwich, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gissage and Bickley Families, pg. 130
  • Legacy NFS Source: Bethunia Ellis -

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