Elizabeth Ellis

–1782
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ellis was born in North Carolina, United States as the daughter of Nimrod Ellis and Martha Shipley. She died on 21 April 1782, in her hometown.

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Nimrod Ellis
1750–1810
Martha Shipley
1745–1794
Elijah S. Ellis
1768–1856
Elizabeth Ellis
–1782
John Ellis
Stephen Ellis
Mary O. Ellis
1775–1850

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World Events (3)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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.

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