Laura Ellsworth

1795–1858 (Age 62)
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Ellsworth was born on 29 November 1795, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Hezekiah Ellsworth, was 40 and her mother, Laurana Loomis, was 24. She married Ralph Russell on 8 January 1818, in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 8 April 1858, in Chagrin Falls Township, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Russell Cemetery, Bentleyville, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Laura Ellsworth
Ralph Russell
Marriage: 8 January 1818
Ralph Ellsworth Russell
J. Hoffman Russell
Hezekiah Loomis Russell
Andrew Jackson Russell
Gersham Sheldon Russell
Joseph Pelton Russell
Laura Josephine Russell

Spouse & Children

8 January 1818
Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


  • Ralph Ellsworth Russell


  • J. Hoffman Russell


  • Hezekiah Loomis Russell


  • Andrew Jackson Russell


  • Gersham Sheldon Russell


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Hezekiah Ellsworth


  • Female1795–1858Female

  • Nathan Ellsworth


  • Eunice Ellsworth


  • Levi Ellsworth


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 7

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 17

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire named Elsworth, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Elli ( see Ellington ) + Old English worð ‘enclosure’ ( see Worth ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Laura Russell in household of Ralph Russell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Laura Ellsworth, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Laura Ellsworth, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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