Clarissa Jane Ellis

1821–16 July 1869 (Age 48)
Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Clarissa Jane

When Clarissa Jane Ellis was born in 1821, in Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Ellis, was 24 and her mother, Ruth Weeks, was 22. She married Samuel Brainard Thayer on 23 July 1841, in Stamford, Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years and Massachusetts, United States in 1870. She died on 16 July 1869, in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 48.

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Samuel Brainard Thayer
Clarissa Jane Ellis
Marriage: 23 July 1841
John Newton Thayer
Clarissa E. Thayer
Martha Josephine Thayer
Charles Eugene Thayer

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Brainard Thayer



23 July 1841
Stamford, Bennington, Vermont, United States


    John Newton Thayer


    Clarissa E. Thayer


    Martha Josephine Thayer



Parents and Siblings

    John Ellis





    Levi Ellis


    George N. Ellis



    Martha Ann Ellis


    Mary Elizabeth Ellis


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World Events (6)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 15

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarissa Thayer in household of Braman Thayer, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1855"
  • Clarrisa Thayer in household of Samuel R Thayer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Clarrissa Thayer in household of Brainerd Thayer, "United States Census, 1860"

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