Elijah S. Ellis

1768–1856 (Age 88)
Orange, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elijah S.

When Elijah S. Ellis was born on 25 November 1768, in Orange, North Carolina, United States, his father, Nimrod Ellis, was 18 and his mother, Martha Shipley, was 23. He married Patience Collins on 20 July 1791, in Johnston, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died on 4 December 1856, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ellis Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States.

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Elijah S. Ellis
Patience Collins
Marriage: 20 July 1791

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  • Male1768–1856Male

  • Patience Collins


20 July 1791
Johnston, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 8

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

Age 8

North Carolina is the 12th state.

Age 23

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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)

  • Elijah Ellis, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Elijah Ellis, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Elijah Ellis, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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