Ellen (Nellie) Wrenshall Jones

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Ellen (Nellie) Wrenshall Jones (Grant)

Also Known As: "sartoris"
Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: St Louis, MO, USA
Death: August 30, 1922 (67)
Chicago, IL, USA
Place of Burial: Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States and Julia Boggs Grant (Dent), First Lady
Wife of Frank Hatch Jones
Ex-wife of Algernon Charles Frederick Sartoris
Mother of Grant Grenville Edward Sartoris; Capt. Algernon Edward Sartoris; Vivian May Scovel and Rosemary Alice Woolston
Sister of Brigadier-General Frederick Dent Grant; Ulysses "Buck" Grant, Jr. and Jesse Root Grant

Managed by: Carlos F. Bunge
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About Ellen (Nellie) Wrenshall Jones


Nellie Grant (July 4, 1855 – August 30, 1922) was the third child and only daughter of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant and First Lady Julia Grant.


Born near St. Louis, Missouri, she was first named Julia, at the insistence of her father, but was christened Ellen Wrenshall Grant at eighteen months to honor her dying grandmother.

She died on August 30, 1922.

Marriage and children



American Social Figure. Nicknamed "Nellie", she was the third child and only daughter of President Ulysses S. Grant and First Lady Julia Dent Grant. She married English Army officer Algernon Charles Frederick Sartoris at the White House in Washington, DC on May 21, 1874 during President Grant's second administration. The couple lived in England and had four children before divorcing in 1893. When Algernon Sartoris died later that year, he left her a vast fortune. She returned to America, and eventually married Frank Hatch Jones, a Chicago, Illinois banker whose family was from Springfield, on July 4, 1912. She was immortalized in a poem titled "Nellie" written by Eugene Field at the time of her father's death.


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Ellen (Nellie) Wrenshall Jones's Timeline

July 4, 1855
St Louis, MO, USA
July 11, 1875
Age 20
Monmouth, NJ, USA
March 17, 1877
Age 21
Washington, DC, USA
April 7, 1879
Age 23
London, UK
November 30, 1880
Age 25
London, UK
August 30, 1922
Age 67
Chicago, IL, USA
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States