John Ellis

1712–1799 (Age 87)
Henrico, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Ellis was born in 1712, in Henrico, Virginia, United States, his father, John Clarn Ellis, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Smith Ware, was 16. He married Mary Magdalene Smith in 1730, in Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He registered for military service in 1779. He died in 1799, at the age of 87.

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John Ellis
Mary Magdalene Smith
Marriage: 1730
Issac Ellis
James Ellis
Ann Ellis
Frances Ellis
Elizabeth Ellis
John S. Ellis
Nimrod Ellis
Mary Jane Ellis

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Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 46

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 64

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 68

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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 (2)

  • John Ellis, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • John Ellis, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"

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