Amelia Pontius

16 December 1823–6 January 1888 (Age 64)
Union, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Amelia

When Amelia Pontius was born on 16 December 1823, in Union, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Henry Pontius, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Bause, was 34. She married Henry Simpson Ebersole about 1843, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Thompsontown, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Fulton, Callaway, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 6 January 1888, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Fulton, Callaway, Missouri, United States.

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Henry Simpson Ebersole
Amelia Pontius
Marriage: about 1843
Elizabeth Cecilia Ebersole
Jacob Randolph Ebersole
William Henry Ebersole
David Wilson Ebersole
Jane Catherine Ebersole
Mary Margaret Ebersole
M. L. Ebersole
Joseph Lewis Ebersole

Spouse and Children

about 1843
Pennsylvania, United States


    Elizabeth Cecilia Ebersole



    William Henry Ebersole


    David Wilson Ebersole


    Jane Catherine Ebersole


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Henry Pontius





    Margaret Pontius


    Catharine Pontius


    William B. Pontius


    Margaret Pontius


    Mary Pontius


+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 6

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

German: from the medieval personal name Potentinus, altered by association with Pontius Pilatus ( see Pilat ). Potentinus was the name of a 4th-century saint who lived in the valley of the Mosel, and it was in that area and around Schleiden, south of Aachen, that his cult developed and the name became popular.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amelia Eversale in household of Henry Eversale, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amelia Ebersole in household of Henry Ebersole, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amelia Ebersole in household of Henry Ebersole, "United States Census, 1880"

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