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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Family Time Line

Henry Simpson Ebersole
1820–1894
Amelia Pontius
1823–1888
Marriage: about 1843
Elizabeth Cecilia Ebersole
1845–1934
Jacob Randolph Ebersole
1846–1922
William Henry Ebersole
1848–1932
David Wilson Ebersole
1850–1920
Jane Catherine Ebersole
1852–1935
Mary Margaret Ebersole
1854–1880
M. L. Ebersole
1856–1936
Joseph Lewis Ebersole
1858–1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1843
Pennsylvania, United States
children

(8)

    Elizabeth Cecilia Ebersole

    Female1845–1934Female

    Male1846–1922Male

    William Henry Ebersole

    Male1848–1932Male

    David Wilson Ebersole

    Male1850–1920Male

    Jane Catherine Ebersole

    Female1852–1935Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Henry Pontius

    Male1787–1845Male

    Female1789–1848Female

siblings

(13)

    Margaret Pontius

    Female1810–Female

    Catharine Pontius

    Female1812–1880Female

    William B. Pontius

    Male1815–1850Male

    Margaret Pontius

    Female1815–1850Female

    Mary Pontius

    Female1817–Female

+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.
1846

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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