Thomas Henry Ellis

1801–1879 (Age 78)
Shelby, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Thomas Henry

When Thomas Henry Ellis was born on 18 July 1801, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Ellis, was 36 and his mother, Mildred Lee, was 32. He married Nancy Cheatham on 7 April 1823, in Henry, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Harrison Township, Howard, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Monroe Township, Howard, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 29 September 1879, in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Henry Ellis
Nancy Cheatham
Marriage: 7 April 1823
Harriett Katherine Ellis
Sarah Ellis
Martha Jane Ellis
Seaton Lee Ellis
Henry Robert Ellis

Spouse & Children

7 April 1823
Henry, Kentucky, United States


  • Female1824–1888Female

  • Martha Jane Ellis


  • Male1833–1917Male

  • Sarah Ellis


  • Henry Robert Ellis


Parents & Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 11

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.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Thomas Ellis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Ellis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Ellis, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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