Edmond Ellis Wheat

12 August 1847–16 April 1905 (Age 57)
Kingston, Roane, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Edmond Ellis

When Edmond Ellis Wheat was born on 12 August 1847, in Kingston, Roane, Tennessee, United States, his father, Levi Henderson Wheat, was 67 and his mother, Catherine Dillion, was 33. He married Eliza Jane Dillion on 14 August 1870, in Webster, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Roane, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Benton Township, Webster, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 16 April 1905, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 57.

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Edmond Ellis Wheat
Eliza Jane Dillion
Marriage: 14 August 1870
Phemelia Elizabeth Wheat
Edward Wheat
Effie C Wheat
Eva Catherine Wheat
Louvisa Etta Wheat
John Levi Wheat

Spouse and Children

14 August 1870
Webster, Missouri, United States


    Phemelia Elizabeth Wheat


    Effie C Wheat



    Edward Wheat



+1 More Child

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+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 13

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 15

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of wheat, from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ (a derivative of hwīt ‘white’, because of its use in making white flour).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edmund Wheat in household of Catharine Wheat, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edmund Wheat in household of John Dillion, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edmund Wheat, "United States Census, 1880"

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