Christopher Elya

1808–1884 (Age 76)
Richfield Springs, Richfield, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Christopher

When Christopher Elya was born in 1808, in Richfield Springs, Richfield, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Christian Elya, was 29 and his mother, Mary Clark, was 26. He married Cynthia Ann George on 20 February 1848, in Angola, Steuben, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Greenfield Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Indiana, United States in 1870. He died in 1884, in Wexford Township, Wexford, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mesick, Wexford, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Elya
1808–1884
Cynthia Ann George
1820–1904
Marriage: 20 February 1848
Charles Elya
1848–
Mary 'Alice' Elya
1855–1904
Cynthia J Elya
1855–1931
Wallace Edwin Elya
1858–1935

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 February 1848
Angola, Steuben, Indiana, United States
children

(4)

    Charles Elya

    Male1848–Male

    Mary 'Alice' Elya

    Female1855–1904Female

    Female1855–1931Female

    Male1858–1935Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Male1805–1885Male

    Male1808–1884Male

    Jane Eliza Elya

    Female1810–Female

    Abraham Elya

    Male1812–Male

    Ann Marie Elya

    Female1815–1901Female

World Events (8)

1808

Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1816

Age 8

Indiana is the 19th state.
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

From a short form of the personal name Elisabeth ( see Elizabeth ), though the language of origin is unidentified.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Christopher Elya, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Christopher Elya, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Christopher Elya, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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