Samuel Ellis, the revolutionary ancestor, born May 27, 1762, settled in Victor about 1827. His brothers Eleazer and Stephen were among the early settlers in Ontario county. Dr. Eleazer Ellis was the first physician in West Bloomfield. Stephen Ellis was a surveyor and conveyancer in Victor. Samuel Ellis was a Free Mason and his membership certificate is in the possession of his grandson, Bolivar Ellis, of Victor. Samuel came to Victor from Florida, Montgomery county, his former residence, and where he had served as deputy sheriff and tax collector for sixteen years in succession. Stephen was a surveyor in Victor.