Captain John Ellis

Brief Life History of John

When Captain John Ellis was born on 15 August 1787, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Barnabas Ellis, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Spencer, was 38. He married Marcia M. Tyler in 1810, in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 26 December 1842, in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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Captain John Ellis
Marcia M. Tyler
Marriage: 1810
John Ellis Jr
Charles P. Ellis
Sarah Jane Ellis
Reuben Barnabus Ellis
William Ellis

Sources (3)

  • John Ellis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Ellis in entry for Reuben B. Ellis, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • John Ellis in entry for Charles P Ellis, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Elis, an Old French vernacular form of Elias, the Latin and New Testament Greek form of Hebrew Eliyahu; see Elijah and compare Elias , Lias , Ely .

English: possibly in some instances from the Middle English female personal name Elice, a pet form of Elizabeth .

Welsh: from Elis, a shortened form of the Welsh personal name Elisse (earlier Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly, benevolent’). As usual in Welsh, the stress in Elisse is on the penultimate syllable -li-, which shifts to initial El- when the name is shortened to Elis. It later became confused with Ellis in 1 above.

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

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