The following data is extracted from A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri - Montgomery County.
Benjamin Ellis settled on South Bear creek in 1815. He was a wheelwright and chair maker, and also had a hand-mill. He had ten children. James Ellis settled on Bear creek in 1819. He married Elizabeth Bowen, and they had six children Edmund, Benjamin, Leeper, William, Fanny, and Martha. Benjamin married Catharine McGarvin, and now lives in Callaway County.
Source: A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri - Montgomery County