William Cox Ellis

1787–1871 (Age 84)
Muncy, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Cox

When William Cox Ellis was born on 5 May 1787, in Muncy, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Ellis, was 36 and his mother, Mercy Cox, was 26. He married Rebecca Morris on 11 July 1810, in Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 13 December 1871, in Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Muncy, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Cox Ellis
1787–1871
Rebecca Morris
1789–1871
Marriage: 11 July 1810
Mary Morris Ellis
1811–1831
Alder J. Ellis
1825–
William Ellis
1813–1881
Richard Wells Ellis
1815–1832
Mercy Ann Ellis
1817–1843
Joseph Elwood Ellis
1819–
Sarah Ellis Lightner
1822–1899
Anna Morris Ellis
1825–1900
Joshua Alder Ellis
1826–1896
Alfred Ellis
1828–1829
Benjamin Morris Ellis
1829–1881
Amos Evans Ellis
1830–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
11 July 1810
Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States
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Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

Age 4

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.
1812

Age 25

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

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.

Story Highlight

Death notice The Lycoming Gazette Williamsport, Pennsylvania

7 Oct. 1829 Alfred, infant son of W. C. ELLIS, Esq., died in Muncy, suddenly on Wednesday night last.

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Sources (3)

  • William Cox Ellis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Cox Ellis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Cox Ellis, "United States Census, 1870"

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