Nancy Jane Ellis

about 1836–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Ellis was born about 1836, in Illinois, United States, her father, James Ellis, was 66 and her mother, Mary Hunt, was 40. She married William L Frakes on 20 July 1856, in Gallatin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Shawneetown, Gallatin, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Sturgis, Union, Kentucky, United States in 1900.

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William L Frakes
1836–
Nancy Jane Ellis
1836–
Marriage: 20 July 1856
John William Frakes
1861–
Joseph Wesley Frakes
1865–1937
Nicholas Walter Frakes
1867–1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 July 1856
Gallatin, Illinois, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 3

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 31

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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)

  • Nancy Egbert in household of Nick Egbert, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy Frakes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy J Frakes in household of William Frakes, "United States Census, 1860"

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