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Eleanor Hampton Ellis

Eleanor Hampton EllisAge: 75 years18061881

Name
Eleanor Hampton Ellis
Birth June 22, 1806 26 26
Death of a maternal grandfatherCadwallader Crabtree Slaughter
1816 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherPhillip Ellis
about 1821 (Age 14 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherEleanor Arnold
about 1825 (Age 18 years)
MarriageSamuel Emerson BeremanView this family
January 18, 1827 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Jonathan Slaughter “Jont” Bereman
1828 (Age 21 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah (Sallie) Hampton
November 1828 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Alva Hamilton Bereman
April 13, 1829 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Emeline Ramsey Bereman
1831 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Thomas Armstrong Bereman
March 4, 1833 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#5
William Allen Bereman
1835 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Caroline Marquis “Car” Bereman
October 13, 1837 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Tilghman Howard Bereman
September 16, 1839 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Samuel Oliver “Ol” Bereman
February 22, 1842 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Sarah E “Sallie” Bereman
about 1844 (Age 37 years)
Death of a motherMildred Slaughter
1849 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childJacob B. RitnerEmeline Ramsey BeremanView this family
April 3, 1851 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Evangeline Ritner
1852 (Age 45 years)

Death of a granddaughterEvangeline Ritner
1853 (Age 46 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Amanda Ellen Bereman
February 8, 1854 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Eulalie “Lulie” Ritner
April 8, 1854 (Age 47 years)

Death of a fatherAugustine Ellis
about 1854 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Maud Bereman
1855 (Age 48 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Lucetta Eleanor “Nellie” Ritner
November 27, 1856 (Age 50 years)

Marriage of a childJonathan Slaughter “Jont” BeremanSarah Elizabeth FlemingView this family
January 1, 1857 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6
Samuel Thomas Bereman
March 31, 1858 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childJames A FreemanCaroline Marquis “Car” BeremanView this family
1858 (Age 51 years)

Birth of a grandson
#7
Thomas Joseph Ritner
March 11, 1859 (Age 52 years)

Marriage of a childThomas Armstrong BeremanAnna Emily PaxsonView this family
May 17, 1860 (Age 53 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Katherine “Kittie” Ritner
February 16, 1861 (Age 54 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Stella Evelyn Bereman
April 5, 1861 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Edith Bereman
1862 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11
Fred Freeman
about 1862 (Age 55 years)

Birth of a grandson
#12
Harold Armstrong Bereman
1863 (Age 56 years)
Death of a sonJonathan Slaughter “Jont” Bereman
August 22, 1863 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13
Edward Wilson
1864 (Age 57 years)

Death of a husbandSamuel Emerson Bereman
July 7, 1864 (Age 58 years)
Cause: Bloody Flux
Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Agnes Bereman
1865 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#15
Nettie Bereman
July 1865 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Nettie Bereman
about 1866 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17
William Ritner
1867 (Age 60 years)

Birth of a grandson
#18
Howard Thomas Bereman
July 16, 1867 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#19
Herbert Wilson
1868 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#20
Frances J Bereman
about 1869 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#21
James Hulme Bereman
December 8, 1869 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#22
Theona Ellis Bereman
September 16, 1870 (Age 64 years)
Death of a grandsonWilliam Ritner
1870 (Age 63 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#23
Eleanor Hampton Bereman
November 8, 1871 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#24
Emeline Ritner
1872 (Age 65 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#25
Mildred A Bereman
about 1872 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#26
Jessie Knox Bereman
September 6, 1872 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#27
Seward Thomas Bereman
September 30, 1873 (Age 67 years)

Birth of a grandson
#28
Samuel Roy Bereman
November 20, 1876 (Age 70 years)
Death of a grandsonHoward Thomas Bereman
September 6, 1879 (Age 73 years)
Death of a daughterCaroline Marquis “Car” Bereman
1880 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#29
Millicent Fay Bereman
June 7, 1881 (Age 74 years)
Death August 7, 1881 (Age 75 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 20, 1804Culpeper County, VA
18 months
herself
Family with Samuel Emerson Bereman - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: January 18, 1827Mercer County, KY
23 months
son
15 months
son
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
23 months
son
2 years
son
3 years
daughter

Note
newspaper clipping without attribution: A Beautiful Life DIED Sunday morning, August 7th, 1881, Mrs. E.H. Bereman, nee Eleanor H. Ellis, aged 75 years, 1 month and 13 days. The death of Mrs. Bereman closed up the annals of a brave and beautiful life— more full of quiet heroism than many that find thair way into books, and call out public applause. Coming from Indiana to Jefferson Township, in this County, in 1845, with a family of nine young children, confronting all the privations and hardships of a new and sparsely settled country, Mr. and Mrs. Bereman had an opportunity to develop those sterling qualities of character which are never drawn out by a life of effeminate ease. The wild prairie farm was to be subdued. Nine sturdy boys and girls were to be reared and educated, to be fed and clothed, and moulded into useful men and women. An aged and invalid mother was to be cared for as only a loving daughter can. The brave little woman had no time to sigh for a mission or bemoan the lack of social advantages. For a long time there was but one pair of hands to cook the meals, keep the house tidy, and make and mend the clothes for the nine active children. There was no shrinking and no shirking. All was accepted as the work that was given her to do. With a heart aglow with mother love, she was ready for any sacrifice that promised advantages to her children. What a lesson to the in others of the present generation who so largely commit their maternal duties to hirelings, is this one reminiscence of one of the sons. He says: \"If we boys ever woke up any time before midnight we were sure to see mother with her light burning, mending our clothes. * * * If she could not get many new clothes, she always kept those we had well patched.\" Another teaching memory full of stimulus to ambitious mothers: \"To our mother's influence more than all else do we owe our determination to get an education and to do something in the world and to make that mother proud of us.\" In 1857, they removed to a small farm jut south of town that the children mIght have the advantages of the Mt. Pleasant schools. The older children had already found their way into Prof. Howe's Academy and had gone from him to Knox and Lombard colleges. Each of the nine children was at some time a pupil of Prof. Howe, and received from him that upward tendency which he knew so well how to give; a tendency still strongly marked, even in the grandchildren. Wiien the war came with its call for heroism in men and women, the brave little mother sent off her husband as one of the well remembered grey-beards and every one of her six boys. One became a Colonel, one a Lieutenant and Captain and all proved themselves worthy sons of such a mother and never turned a back to the enemy. In 1864 the husband and father came home to die. The devoted wife and three daughters followed him to the grave with the six sons still in the ranks. And when at last all was over and the boys came home to bless and comfort the lonely mother, the reunion was not for long. Jonathan S. the eldest son sickened and died, leaving behind him three fatherless children. One by one the sons and daughters had scattered to make homes of their own until but one devoted daughter was left. And now came the quiet afternoon of life with its repose and rewards. Each son was an honest man, a respected citizen; each daughter a true and useful woman. Her life work was accomplished. At last she had time for rest and reading, for visits with old friends, for a deep thorough enjoyment of her children. And so the last fifteen years have passed while the shadows lengthened. Eighteen hundred and eighty brought pain and grief in the long sickness and final death of the beloved daughter Caroline M. Wilson. The mother hardly rallied from this shock. During the winter a painful rheumatic fever introduced the shades of evening, and through all the spring and summer months it has been evident to her friends that the dear life was slowly ebbing away. No pain, no sudden change, but the gradual loss of vital power. The dear sons were all far away in Colorado. She was not quite ready to go. At last, Thos. A. returned. She had just asked her daughter, \"Aren't we almost ready to go home?\" The son came to her bed-side Saturday morning, She felt his warm kiss. She was ready then. ?Sunday morning at ___ the pulse fluttered for the last time, so gently that not a feature was stirred; and the Angel of Death wrote Finis. The record of a beautiful life was completed. The funeral rservices held at the house Monday afternoon were largely attended. Three of the seven surviving children were present. Thos. A. Bereman, Mrs. Emeline R. Ritner and Miss Sallie E. Bereman. A serrowing(?) group of grandchildren were there to take the last look of the form of one to whom they owed so much. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Sutton, assisted by Rev. W. B. Cole and Rev. E. Crane. A very large number of friends followed the hearse to the cemetery. The casket was deposited, the last hymn sung and all was over.
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