Sally (Sarah) B. Ellms (Bryant)
|Birthplace:||Lexington, MA, USA|
|Death:||Died in MA, USA|
|Cause of death:||Paralysis|
|Managed by:||Jessica Marie German|
About Sally (Sarah) B. Ellms
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Mrs. Sally Bryant Ellms, mother of Charles O. Ellms, was born in Lexington, Mass., in 1809, and came from a family who have borne a prominent part in the affairs of that historic town. She was one of the young ladies selected to welcome Lafayette on the Lexing- ton battle-ground when he visited this country in 1824, and made the tour of the States. Jonathan Harrington, the last survivor of the Battle of Lexington, was accustomed to give his young lady friends as a wedding present, a rolling-pin of his own make. Mrs. Ellms, who received one, gave it long after to the Historic Society of Lexington, in whose rooms it is now on exhibition, among other relics of ye olden time. Mrs. Ellms was connected with prominent Boston families. The brother of the late Mayor Shurtleff married her sister; and Parker H. Pierce, a prominent Boston merchant, was her uncle. He commanded the Ancient and Honorable Artillery in 1830, at the two hundredth anniversary of the settle- ment of Boston, and has left a sealed letter to be handed down and read before that company in 1930, at the three hundredth anniversary of that event. Mrs. Sally Bryant Ellms died in 1893.