Jane Ellis

30 June 1798–26 August 1863 (Age 65)
Mavemacullen, County Armagh, Ireland

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Ellis was born on 30 June 1798, in Mavemacullen, County Armagh, Ireland, her father, William Ellis, was 41 and her mother, Nancy Agnes Jones, was 25. She married Thomas Wilson in 1819, in Mavemacullen, County Armagh, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 26 August 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Wilson
Jane Ellis
Marriage: 1819
Thomas Wilson
John Wilson
William Walter Wilson
James Thomas Wilson
George Wilson
Mary Jane Wilson
Sarah Agnes Wilson
daughter Wilson
Richard Wilson
Rachel Wilson
Mary Jane Wilson

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  • Marriage
    1819Mavemacullen, County Armagh, Ireland
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
    Age 4
    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
    1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge
    Age 19
    Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Elis, an Old French vernacular form of Elias, the Latin and New Testament Greek form of Hebrew Eliyahu; see Elijah and compare Elias , Lias , Ely .English: possibly in some instances from the Middle English female personal name Elice, a pet form of Elizabeth .Welsh: from Elis, a shortened form of the Welsh personal name Elisse (earlier Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly, benevolent’). As usual in Welsh, the stress in Elisse is on the penultimate syllable -li-, which shifts to initial El- when the name is shortened to Elis. It later became confused with Ellis in 1 above.

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

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    History of William Walter Wilson

    Compiler Unknown . . . William Walter Wilson was the son of Thomas Wilson, who was born in 1788. His mother was Jane Elis, who was born in 1800. Both parents were born in Armagh, Ireland. Thomas Wil …

    Sources (10)

    • Jane Ellis in entry for Mary Jane Alder, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jane in entry for Mary Jane Wilson, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
    • Jane Wilson, "Scotland Census, 1841"

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