Barbara Tope

26 February 1825–31 August 1910 (Age 85)
Carroll, Ohio, United States

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Tope was born on 26 February 1825, in Carroll, Ohio, United States, her father, Jacob John Tope, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Sally Everhart, was 32. She married James Ellington about 1845. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Salem Township, Jefferson, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Dover Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 31 August 1910, in West Union, Fayette, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in West Union, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ellington
Barbara Tope
Marriage: about 1845
Samantha Ellen Ellington

Spouse and Children

    James Ellington



about 1845


    Samantha Ellen Ellington


Parents and Siblings



    Lucinda Tope


    Mary Ann Tope


    Sarah Ann Tope



    Delilah Tope


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 11

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 35

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Barbary Hoover in household of John Hoover, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Barbara Tope in household of Jacob Tope, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Barbara Hoover in household of John L Hoover, "United States Census, 1880"

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