William Ellery Channing

Brief Life History of William Ellery

When William Ellery Channing was born on 29 November 1818, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Dr Walter Channing M D, was 32 and his mother, Eliza Wainwright, was -2. He married Ellen Kilshaw Fuller on 24 September 1841, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1850 and United States in 1901. He died on 23 December 1901, at the age of 83, and was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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William Ellery Channing
Ellen Kilshaw Fuller
Marriage: 24 September 1841
Margaret Fuller Channing
Caroline Sturges Channing
Dr. Walter Channing
Giovanni Eugene Channing
Edward Perkins Channing
Henry Fuller Channing

Sources (39)

  • William E Channing, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Elery Channing, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • William Ellery Channing, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1819 · State Capital moves to Vandalia

Vandalia was founded in 1819 as a new capital because Kaskaskia was under the threat of floods. The history of the name Vandalia is uncertain. Under the law which Vandalia was founded states that the title of capital would not be moved from there for twenty years. Even though it was the capital it was never the most populous area in Illinois.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (Devon and Somerset): variant of Channon , see Cannon .

History: The earliest American Channing was John, who came from Dorset, England, in 1711 with his wife. Their son John became a prosperous merchant of Newport, RI, and their grandson William Ellery was born there in 1780. William Ellery Channing (1780–1842) was a Unitarian clergyman who founded the Massachusetts Peace Society, a precursor of the modern anti-war movement.

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

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