Christopher Columbus Ellis

1809–1887 (Age 77)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Christopher Columbus

When Christopher Columbus Ellis was born on 25 November 1809, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Ellis, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Dickerson McHenry, was 35. He had at least 4 sons and 5 daughters with Elizabeth Caroline Alexander. He lived in Harrison, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 3, Harrison, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 January 1887, in Marshall, Harrison, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Ewing Chapel Hall Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Columbus Ellis
Elizabeth Caroline Alexander
Montraville Washington Ellis
Sarah Almira Ellis
Arthusa A Ellis
Francis Maranda Ellis
Tennessee Arthusa Ellis
Christopher C. Ellis
Henrietta Ellis
Adaliza Carolina Ellis
Arthur Granderson Ellis

Spouse & Children



  • Montraville Washington Ellis


  • Sarah Almira Ellis


  • Arthusa A Ellis


  • Francis Maranda Ellis


  • Tennessee Arthusa Ellis


+4 More Children

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+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 3

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 21

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Christopher Ellis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • C Ellis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • C Ellis, "United States Census, 1860"

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