Thomas Harding Ellis

1814–1898 (Age 83)
Campbell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Thomas Harding

When Thomas Harding Ellis was born on 6 September 1814, in Campbell, Virginia, United States, his father, Charles Ellis, was 42 and his mother, Margaret Keeling Nimmo, was 24. He married Euphemia Clairborne "Fanny" Taylor on 27 April 1848. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 11 April 1898, at the age of 83, and was buried in Richmond, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Harding Ellis
Euphemia Clairborne "Fanny" Taylor
Marriage: 27 April 1848
Euphemia Ellis
Beverly R Harrison

Spouse & Children

27 April 1848
Clover Green,Cambell,Va


  • Euphemia Ellis


  • Beverly R Harrison


Parents & Siblings

  • Charles Ellis


  • Margaret Keeling Nimmo




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  • James Nimmo Ellis


  • Charles Ellis


  • Elizabeth Thoroughgood Ellis


  • Jane Shelton Ellis


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1833 · The Town of Chicago is Founded

Age 19

Chicago became an incorporated town after the Potawatomi Native Americans and the United States Government signed the Treaty of Chicago. The name comes from the indigenous word shikaakwa meaning onion, or something similar, because of the wild garlic that grew abundantly in the area.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

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.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Thomas H Ellis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Col Thomas Harding Ellis, "Find A Grave Index"

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