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
1809–1887
Elizabeth Caroline Alexander
1809–1884
Montraville Washington Ellis
1832–1902
Sarah Almira Ellis
1835–1914
Arthusa A Ellis
1837–1837
Francis Maranda Ellis
1838–1922
Tennessee Arthusa Ellis
1840–1924
Christopher C. Ellis
1842–1862
Henrietta Ellis
1845–1919
Adaliza Carolina Ellis
1848–
Arthur Granderson Ellis
1850–

Spouse & Children

children

(9)

  • Montraville Washington Ellis

    Male1832–1902Male

  • Sarah Almira Ellis

    Female1835–1914Female

  • Arthusa A Ellis

    Female1837–1837Female

  • Francis Maranda Ellis

    Male1838–1922Male

  • Tennessee Arthusa Ellis

    Female1840–1924Female

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

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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