Margaret Jane Elliott

1868–1925 (Age 56)
Accomack, Virginia, United States

The Life of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Elliott was born in October 1868, in Accomack, Virginia, United States, her father, John William Elliott Jr, was 33 and her mother, Margaret Sarah Lewis, was 22. She married John Thaddeus Abrams on 6 June 1888, in Keller, Accomack, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Pungoteague Magisterial District, Accomack, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Pungoteague, Accomack, Virginia, United States in 1900. She died in 1925, in United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Margaret Jane Elliott
John Thaddeus Abrams
Marriage: 6 June 1888
Mary Elizabeth Abrams
Rufus Melvin Abrams
Leonard Abrams
Charles Thomas Abrams
Augustus Duval Abrams

Spouse & Children

6 June 1888
Keller, Accomack, Virginia, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • John William Elliott Jr


  • Margaret Sarah Lewis




  • Female1868–1925Female

  • John W Elliott


  • Reese Casabianza Elliott


  • Male1878–1946Male

  • Ida Lee Elliott


World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

Age 18

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name, Elyat, Elyt. This represents at least two Old English personal names which have fallen together: the male name Aðelgēat (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + Gēat, a tribal name; see Jocelyn ), and the female personal name Aðelgȳð (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + gȳð ‘battle’). The Middle English name seems also to have absorbed various other personal names of Old English or Continental Germanic origin, as for example Old English Ælfweald ( see Ellwood ).2 English: from a pet form of Ellis .3 Scottish: Anglicized form of the originally distinct Gaelic surname Elloch, Eloth, a topographic name from Gaelic eileach ‘dam’, ‘mound’, ‘bank’. Compare Eliot .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Margaret J Abrams in household of John T Abrams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret Eilott in household of John W Eilott, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret Jane Elliott in entry for Augustus Duval Abrams, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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