Arvilla Ellis

9 November 1808–30 September 1881 (Age 72)
Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of Arvilla

When Arvilla Ellis was born on 9 November 1808, in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Caleb Ellis, was 26 and her mother, Hannah Weston, was 23. She married Elisha Bentley Tanner in September 1828, in Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 30 September 1881, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Bentley Tanner
Arvilla Ellis
Marriage: September 1828
Mary Hermoine Tanner
Miriam Tanner
Myron Ellis Tanner
Emily Arvilla Tanner

Spouse and Children

September 1828
Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Caleb Ellis


    Hannah Weston




    Frances Ellis



    Adelaide Ellis


World Events (8)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1819 · 67 Streets in Brooklyn By 1819

Age 11

A village map dated April 8, 1819 shows sixty seven streets. The widest streets measured 60 feet wide while the narrowest street, Doughty Street, measured 20 feet wide.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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Story Highlight

Elisha Bently Tanner and Family, Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York

by Amy Tanner Thiriot, February 7, 2013, TheAncestorFiles. (See link to article in Sources.) Several of John Tanner's sons spent most of their lives in the northeastern United States. The oldest wa …

Sources (3)

  • Irvilla A Tanner in household of Myron E Tanner, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Arvilla Tanner in household of Myron Tanner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • A Tanner, "New York, State Census, 1875"

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