Electa Annable1

#5207, (15 October 1792 - 8 October 1852)
Father*Barnabas Annable2 (1767 - 1835)
Mother*Ruth Moon2 (c 1771 - 1828)


Elisha Phillips b. 1786, d. 1845
Children 1.Ransom Phillips+1 (c 1816 - a 1880)
 2.Abilena Phillips+18 (c 1817 - 1887)
 3.Beldon Phillips19 (c 1823 - 1895)
 4.__d2 Phillips18 (s 1827 - )
 5.Moses Phillips+1 (c 1828 - 1902)
 6.Daphne Phillips+18 (c 1830 - b 1880)
Leffel calls him "Elisha Phillips, Sr." as the son of Irad and Eunice, though the marriage record with Volley Burlison has Elisha Phillips, Jr., The best evidence is that Elisha Phillips [10640] (designated "Jr" in early Posey Count census lists) is not the son of Elisha and Electa. Elisha and Electa prob. had at least one other son.3,4 
Her married name was Phillips.1 
Birth*15 October 1792She was born on 15 October 1792 at Ashfield, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.5 
1800She appeared on the census of 1800 in the household of Barnabas Annable and Ruth Moon at Ashfield, Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MassachusettsG; 2 sons and 2 daus.6 
before 20 October 1801She removed with Barnabas Annable and Ruth Moon to Sempronius, Cayuga Co., New YorkG, before 20 October 1801.7,8 
Marriage*before 1816She married Elisha Phillips, son of Vespasian Phillips and Abilene Belding, before 1816 at New YorkG.9,10 
1818She and Elisha Phillips removed to Farmersville, Posey Co., IndianaG, in 1818.10,9,11 
1820She and Elisha Phillips appeared on the census of 1820 at Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IndianaG; (also unidentified male, age <10; nei. Ebenezer Phillips.)12 
1830She and Elisha Phillips appeared on the census of 1830 at Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG.13 
1840She and Elisha Phillips appeared on the census of 1840 at Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; (neis. son Ransom; Rebecca Duckworth.)14 
Probate4 September 1845She was the administrator of Elisha Phillips's estate on 4 September 1845 at Posey Co., IndianaG.15 
9 August 1850She appeared on the census of 9 August 1850 at Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG.16 
Death*8 October 1852She died on 8 October 1852 at Posey Co., IndianaG, at age 59.17 
Burial*circa 11 October 1852She was buried circa 11 October 1852 at Moore Cemetery, Posey Co., IndianaG.17 


  1. [S265] E.R. Ellis, editor, Biographical Sketches of Richard Ellis (Detroit, Michigan: W. Graham Printing Co., 1888), p. 367.
  2. [S265] E.R. Ellis, Richard Ellis, p. 366-7.
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S46] John C. Leffel, History of Posey County (Leffel) (Chicago IL: Standard Publishing Company, 1913), pp. 383-384.
  5. [S726] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Ashfield Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1942), Births:12, Electa, ch. Barnbas and Ruth, b. 15 Oct 1792.
  6. [S269] 1800 U.S. Federal Census. Barnabus (26-44), F (16-25) [Ruth]; 2 m (<10) [Samuel and Daniel/Bromley]; 2 f (<10) [Electa and Nancy].
  7. [S1248] Cayuga County, New York, Deed Records, 1794-1901, manuscript/manuscript on film, Cayuga County Courthouse, Auburn, New York, Deeds 1799-1802, vols. A-C, Book C, pp. 238–239, FHC film 0851930, images 660,661/862. Samuel Sharp and Mary Sharp, of Scipio, NY, to Barnabas Annable of Sempronius, 100 acres in the Town of Sempronius, being the northeast part of Lot number 44, for consideration of "three hundred Dollars Current money of New York ". Dated 5 Jun 1804, recorded 6 Jun 1804, by Seth Phelps, first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Cayuga.
  8. [S265] E.R. Ellis, Richard Ellis, p. 366-8.
  9. [S265] E.R. Ellis, Richard Ellis, p. 367 and p. 156–57 "When a youth of thirteen years he [Elisha Ellis] went with his uncle, Elisha Phillips, when the latter with his family removed to Mt. Vernon, Posey Co., Indiana, on the Ohio river, in the extreme southwestern part of the State. They went down the Alleghany and Ohio rivers, on rafts and flat-boats with their household goods, and settled in what was then a very wild country."
  10. [S265] E.R. Ellis, Richard Ellis, p. 366-8; 429, letter from Samuel Annable to his Aunt Polly (Annable) Ellis, dated Sempronius, 27 Sep 1818: "Last Thursday, Electa and Nancy, Bartlet and Enos, two ever dear and affectionate sisters, with two beloved brothers, took their leave at Sempronius for the long contemplated journey to the wilds of Indiana. The rest of the family remain till next spring." Electa was married to Elisha Phillips; Nancy would marry Ebenezer Phillips soon after they arr. in Posey Co.
  11. [S737] History of Posey County (Goodspeed) (Chicago: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1886), p. 410, entry on Farmersville.
  12. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. Elisha (26-44); F (26-44) [Electa]; 2 m (<10) [____, ____] m (10-15) [Elisha Jr]; f (<10) [__d1].
  13. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. Elisha Sen. (40-49); F (30-39) [Electa]; M (30-39) [____]; m (10-14) [Ransom], m (5-9) [Belden], m (<5) [Moses]; f (10-14) [Abilena]; f (<5) [__d2] or Daphne.
  14. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. Elisha (50-59), F (50-59) [Electa]; m (10-14) [Moses]; f (15-19) [__d2], f (10-14) [Daphne].
  15. [S997] [Unknown author], Posey County Indiana Probate Docket 1840–1845, reproduced from original records (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), img 53; Estate of Elisha Phillips; Electa Phillips and Ransom Phillips, admin.; granted 4 Sep 1845, $600 security by Ebenezer Ellis; inventory and sale record filed 24 Nov 1845.
  16. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Electa Philips (67), b. MA.
  17. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, grave marker, Moore Cemetery, Posey Co., IN. Narrative: b. 2 Oct 1792, d. 8 Oct 1852. Memorial 11649486, by Darlene Kingsbury and Jayne, photo added by Debbie Howes.
  18. [S265] E.R. Ellis, Richard Ellis, 447–48, letter from Samuel Annable, son of Barnabas, to Deacon Dimick Ellis of Ashfield, MA, dated Yankee Settlement, Posey County, Ind., Dec. 15, 1839: "Sister Electa, Elisha Phillips' wife, is still living; her eldest son and daughter are married and have children. She has four other children living, two sons and two daughters."
  19. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.