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.

Photos & Memories (2)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Cox Ellis
Rebecca Morris
Marriage: 11 July 1810
Mary Morris Ellis
Alder J. Ellis
William Ellis
Richard Wells Ellis
Mercy Ann Ellis
Joseph Elwood Ellis
Sarah Ellis Lightner
Anna Morris Ellis
Joshua Alder Ellis
Alfred Ellis
Benjamin Morris Ellis
Amos Evans Ellis

Spouse & Children

11 July 1810
Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States


+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+5 More Children

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.

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.

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Sources (3)

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

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.