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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:

Envelope, to Mrs. R. T. Ellett, Va, January 23, 1918 (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: MS1988_047_EllettFamily_SouthernCrossOfHonor_1918_0123env_

Envelope, to Sue V. Ellett, Va, January 3, 1911 (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_1911_0103_env

Letter, Edward F. Witsell [Department of the Army] to Emily Allen, November 16, 1949 (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_DepartmentOfTheArmy1949_1116

Letter, Eleanor A. Miles to Dr. Ellett, Va, June 5, [1900?] (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_1900_0605

Letter, Harriet to Sue French, August 29, 1891 (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_1891_0829_

Letter, Harriet to Sue French, June 1, 1892 (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_1892_0601_

Letter, John French to Boyd, July 27, 1905 (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_FrenchToBoyd_1905_0727_

Letter, [M. T. M.?] to sister [Sue French], Va, June 26, 1887 (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_1887_0626_

Letter, M. [T?] Mason to Sue French, Glade Spring, February 5, [18??] (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_18xx_0205_

Letter, Mother to Sue French, Va, March 22, [18??] (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_18xx_0322_