Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge (1796 - 1876)

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Ellen Wayles (Randolph) Coolidge
1796 - 1876
October 30, 1796
Edgehill in Virginia
April 30, 1876
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge was born on October 30, 1796 at Edgehill, Virginia . Her maiden name is Randolph and she married into the Coolidge family. She died on April 30, 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts USA at 79 years old.
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Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge passed away on April 30, 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts USA at 79 years old. She was born on October 30, 1796 at Edgehill, Virginia . There is no information about Ellen 's surviving family.

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In 1802, by the time she was just 6 years old, on May 22, 1802, the first First Lady of the United States, Martha (Dandridge) Custis Washington died of a severe fever at age 70. Martha was buried next to her husband George Washington, at Mt. Vernon.

In 1819, when she was 23 years old, on January 2nd, the first major peacetime financial crisis in the United States began. Called The Panic of 1819, banks created a crisis when they began foreclosing on heavily mortgaged farms and businesses.

In 1832, when she was 36 years old, on October 20th, the Chickasaw nation signed the Pontotoc Creek Treaty with the United States. The Treaty ceded 6,283,804 million acres of Chickasaw land in Mississippi to the U.S. In return, the Chickasaw were supposed to receive all proceeds of sales of the land by the federal government to private owners, along with expenses for relocation and food and supplies for one year and an equal amount of land west of the Mississippi. The area ceded included the entire northern one-sixth of the state of Mississippi.

In 1849, by the time she was 53 years old, on April 22nd, Patrick Kennedy - great-grandfather of President John Kennedy - arrived in the United States. He was the 3rd born son of an Irish farmer and he knew that he wouldn't be given the chance to run the family farm. So he emigrated to Massachusetts and became a cooper. After only 10 years in the US, he died of cholera at age 35.

In 1876, in the year of Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge's passing, on February 14th, Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent for the telephone. So did Elisha Gray. A month later, on March 7th, Bell was granted the patent and on the 10th, he made his first successful telephone call - in which he said: "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."

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