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Elizabeth Eagan Ellis

Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
Death 30 Sep 1868 (aged 82)
Daviess County, Missouri, USA
Burial Pattonsburg, Daviess County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 100454171 · View Source
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Elizabeth Eagan was the first wife of Owen Evan Ellis, Jr. According to "West Virginia Marriages Index, 1785-1971", they were married 4 Feb 1813, a Thursday, in Monroe County, West Virginia. However, "Virginia Marriages 1740-1850" states they were married in Monroe County, Virginia, 2 Feb 1813, a Tuesday.

NOTE per Jim Stout of "Green Hills Pioneers": About the time that Virginia seceded from the union, several counties in western Virginia seceded from Virginia, forming the new Union state of West Virginia. Monroe County was in Virginia, not West Virginia, in 1813. All professional genealogists insist on accurately identifying these locations.

Over the next 25 years, the family grew to include the following children, all born in (West) Virginia: John Eagan, Philip R., Harvey, Elijah, Hannah, Virginia, Franklin Knox and Mary E. Ellis. Although the family has seen mention of two other children, Thomas and Elizabeth E., we've found no definitive proof of their lives.

In 1838, the entire family moved to Missouri, arriving in November of that same year. About 1841, they moved to a section of land known as Virginia Ridge. In 1843, after Daviess became a county, Owen was able to file his claim on this land.

Elizabeth died on 30 Sep 1868. The family believes she is buried near her husband in Ellis Cemetery, Daviess Co., Missouri; however, this cemetery is so overgrown, it's difficult to locate many of the stones, some of which have toppled over; others are almost illegible.

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  • Created by: Shelby OBrien
  • Added: 9 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100454171
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Eagan Ellis (28 Nov 1785–30 Sep 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100454171, citing Ellis Cemetery, Pattonsburg, Daviess County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Shelby OBrien (contributor 47737682) .