Can we use adverb phrase with conjunction plus noun phrase?

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I could not remember him; but I knew that he was my own uncle—my mother’s brother—that he had taken me when a parentless infant to his house; and that in his last moments he had required a promise of Mrs. Reed that she would rear and maintain me as one of her own children. (Jane Eyre)

Can we use adverb phrase like the highlighted: conjunction plus noun phrase?

Is Ellipsis and implicit words are same? – Mistu4u – 2013-02-11T14:01:20.997