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Capt. Calvin Eller

Capt. Calvin Eller[1]

Male 1844 - 1920  (76 years)

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  • Name Calvin Eller 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 30 Jan 1844  Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Millitary Captain, Col 58, NC State Troops, Confederate States Army 
    Died 18 Oct 1920  Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9364  George Michael Eller
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2020 

    Father Peter Eller,   b. 1828, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1898  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Nancy Elizabeth Brooks,   b. Apr 1826, Iredell County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 08 Mar 1845  Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Celia Jane HEATH,   b. 12 Oct 1854, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1916, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1869 
    Notes 
    • The list of the Children of Calvin and Celia Eller is in dispute. In addition to the names here, there is data on Ancestry.com with names James (1869-), Pettis J. (1880- ), John W. (1878- ), George Washington (1886-1953), Elizabeth/Betty (1887-1918) and Martha J. (1889- ). There are, in fact, 30 Ancestry trees with various combinations of these names (some nicknames, too). One listing has 23 children (with some obvious duplicates). Based on Census Data, this is our best guess.
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    Children 
    +1. William Sheridan Eller,   b. 12 Aug 1870, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1936, Chilhowie, Smyth County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. John Quincy Eller,   b. 22 Jun 1873, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1944, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +3. Caroline Emma "Emm" Eller,   b. 23 Apr 1875, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1961, Abingdon, Washington County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +4. Peter Jefferson Eller,   b. 30 Jan 1880, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1966, Abingdon, Washington County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Nancy Roxie "Rox" Eller
     6. Luke Eller,   b. 15 Jul 1874,   d. 19 Mar 1952  (Age 77 years)
     7. George Washington Eller,   b. 2 Jun 1887,   d. 3 Mar 1953, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +8. Robert E. Lee "Bob" Eller,   b. 1 Jan 1877, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1960, Jefferson, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +9. Benjamin Harrison "Ben" Eller,   b. 3 Apr 1891,   d. 28 Apr 1968, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +10. Rosa Ella "Ellie" Eller,   b. 26 Sep 1895, Walnut Hill, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1969, Mullens, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     11. Mary Catherine "Doane" Eller,   b. 23 Dec 1884, Jefferson, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1959  (Age 75 years)
     12. Cenith Ann "Cennie" Eller,   b. Sep 1889, Jefferson, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1945, Ashe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2020 
    Family ID F4145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Eller, Calvin (1844-1920)
    Eller, Calvin (1844-1920)
    Calvin Eller, Captain in the Confederate Army; Justice of the Peace in Walnut Hill, Ashe County, NC

    Headstones
    Eller, Calvin (1844-1920)
    Eller, Calvin (1844-1920)
    Captain in the Confederate Army. Son of Peter Eller & Nancy Brooks.

    EFA Research - People
    Cpt Calvin Eller (1844-1916)
    Cpt Calvin Eller (1844-1916)
    Calvin Eller's service in the Confederate Army as recounted by Peter Lynn Eller & Byron Eller

  • Notes 
    • Calvin Eller served as a Captain in the Confederate Army and was wounded twice. In the 1890's he served as a Justice of the Peace in Walnut Hill, Ashe County, NC.

  • Sources 
    1. [S97] "Eller Family in America", Reese, Michael Alan, (Donning Company, 184 Business Park Drive, Suite 206, VA Beach, VA), ISBN: 978-1-57864-1., p.97.

    2. [S119] Parsons, Jen; "Parson's Family Tree;" Ancestry.com.

    3. [S120] Simmons, Ralph; "Simmons Family Tree" - Ancestry.com.