Albert Harley Ellis

21 November 1819–12 June 1865 (Age 45)
Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of Albert Harley

When Albert Harley Ellis was born on 21 November 1819, in Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, Lyman Ellis, was 22 and his mother, Waity Randall, was 18. He married Cleona Eliza Colton on 31 December 1840, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Hector, Tompkins, New York, United States in 1850 and Hastings, Barry, Michigan, United States in 1860. He died on 12 June 1865, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Hastings, Barry, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Harley Ellis
Cleona Eliza Colton
Marriage: 31 December 1840
Laura C. Ellis
Mary J Ellis
Emily C. Ellis
Amelia Cleon Ellis
Harriet 'Hattie' Florence ELLIS

Spouse and Children

31 December 1840
New York City, New York, United States


    Laura C. Ellis



    Emily C. Ellis



    Harriet 'Hattie' Florence ELLIS


Parents and Siblings


    Waity Randall




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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 8

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 13

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Albert H Ellis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Albert H Ellis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Albert Ellis in entry for Harvey Williams and Millie C Frances, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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