Mary Dulcena Ellis

23 January 1840–23 September 1867 (Age 27)
Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Dulcena

When Mary Dulcena Ellis was born on 23 January 1840, in Texas, United States, her father, Benjamin B. Ellis, was 26 and her mother, Henrietta “Arrita” Carson, was 17. She lived in Trinity, Texas, United States in 1860. She died on 23 September 1867, at the age of 27, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Benjamin B. Ellis
Henrietta “Arrita” Carson
Mary Dulcena Ellis
Solomon Athena Ellis
Jane Felina Ellis
Montreville Ellis
Memucan Van Renneler Ellis
Frances Generva Ellis
Savri Abariah Vazell "S. A. V." Ellis
M. O. Octavia Ellis

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World Events (6)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 4

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 10

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary D Ellis in household of Benjamin B Ellis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary D Ellis in household of B B Ellis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Dulcena Ellis Morgan, "Find A Grave Index"

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