Samuel Ellingford Jr.

Male9 February 1853–September 1863

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Ellingford Jr. was born on 9 February 1853, in East Ham, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Ellingford, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Smith, was 24. He died in September 1863, in Utah, United States, at the age of 10.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Ellingford
Elizabeth Smith
Samuel Ellingford Jr.
Mary Elizabeth Ellingford

Sources (2)

  • Samuel Ellingford in household of Samuel Ellingford, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Samuel Ellingford, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (2)

World Events (3)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 1

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.


Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 10

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English (Essex): possibly an altered form of the Yorkshire name Illingworth .

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

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Story Highlight

Samuel, Jr. went first of family to Utah, but died on the way

Samuel Jr emigrated to America with relatives when he was ten years old. He was a passenger on the ship “Amazon” with Captain H. K. Hovey in charge. It left the London docks 4 June 1863. There were 89 …

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