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Ellett, Robert Thaddeus, 1836-1904


Biographical Note

Robert Thadeus Ellett, son of Robert and Susan Gilman Ellett, was born in Hanover County, Virginia on April 29, 1836. After graduating from the Medical College of Virginia in 1859, Ellett practiced medicine in New Kent and Hanover counties. Early in the Civil War, Ellett raised a company of artillery for the Confederate Army. Ellett served as captain of the unit, known as the Pamunkey Artillery. Ellett resigned his commission in September, 1862, and in January, 1863, was appointed assistant surgeon in the Confederate Army and assigned to the hospital at Montgomery White Sulphur Springs, Virginia. He seems to have continued to serve at the hospital through the remainder of the war and was paroled at Charleston, West Virginia in June, 1865. In 1867, Ellett married Sue Virginia French (1847-1920), daughter of Guy D. and Aramenta D. French. The Elletts would have 11 children. The family lived in Radford, Virginia for several years, then moved to Blacksburg. In 1890, they moved to Christiansburg, where Ellett continued to practice medicine. Robert Thadeus Ellett died on May 29, 1904, and is buried in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg, Virginia.

Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:

Application, DAR Membership, [190?] (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_DAR_MembershipApplication_190x_002_

Application, DAR Membership, [191?] (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_DAR_MembershipApplication_191x_001_

Card, Birthday Note to J. [Joe?] H. Hoge from Clara and Harry, February 28, 1945 (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_birthdaycard_1945_0228

Card, DAR Acceptance Letter to Sue Ellett, January 11, 1911 (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_DAR_Acceptance_1911_0111

Certificate, Pardon for Joseph H. Hoge by Andrew Johnson, Washington D. C., August, 1865 (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_PardonCopy_HogeJamesH_1865_0529

Certificate, Virginia State Library, Robert T. Ellett, October 14, 1949 (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_VAStateLibraryCertif_1949_1014

Contract, Copy from Mr Baylor, February 18, 1896 (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_1896_0218_

Deed, Copy to Daddaw, n.d. (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_DeedCopy_1875_1109_

Ellett Family Papers

Identifier: Ms-1988-047
Abstract The Ellett Family Papers consist of 35 letters written by Dr. Robert Thaddeus Ellett (1826-1904), who served as assistant surgeon in White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, for the Confederate States during the American Civil War. His letters are written to Sue French of Pearisburg, who would later become Ellett's wife. Other items include biographical and family history information, photos, clippings, a 1961 dedication to Col. W. H. French marker program, DAR applications, and "The Family Album,"...
Dates: 1865 - 1961

Robert Ellett Account Book

Identifier: Ms-1940-006

This collection contains an account book of Dr. Robert Thadeus Ellett, a physician residing and practicing in Montgomery County, Virginia during the latter 19th century. The account book includes patient names, dates of visits, and fees.

Dates: 1867 - 1873