Surname: Ellis

Biographical Sketch of Charles Ellis

Charles Ellis, of Virginia, married his cousin, Nancy Ellis, and they had Thomas, Polly, Stephen, Elizabeth, Nancy, Charles, Joseph, Martha, James M., and Susan. Mr. Ellis removed from Richmond, Va., to Shelby Co., Ky., in 1815. Stephen married Mary Young, of Kentucky, and settled in Warren Co., Mo., in 1826. In 1847 he removed to St. Charles County, where he died. His children were James, Charles, Nancy, Sarah C., Martha F., Mary H., and William T. Joseph Ellis was married twice; first, to Nancy Netherton, by whom he had Henry C., Mildred C., Charles M., Ann E., Lucy B., Paulina, Joseph, Stephen E., John G., William S., and Martha L. After the death of his first wife Mr. Ellis married the widow of Benjamin Pitts, whose maiden name was Susan R. Simms. Martha Ellis married Thomas Moffitt, of Virginia, who settled in St. Charles Co., Mo., in 1830. Elizabeth married Edward R. Kelso, who settled in St. Charles Co., Mo., in 1831. Then most of their children moved to...

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Biography of R. T. Ellis

R. T. Ellis, a member of one of the old and prominent families of Oklahoma, is well known in agricultural circles of Washington county as the owner of a highly productive and well improved farm near Ochelata. A native of Kentucky, he was born in Rockcastle County and is a son of Thomas J. and Vera Ellen (Smith) Ellis, who were also born in the Blue Grass state, the father’s birth having occurred at Vernon on the 25th of January, 1842. The paternal grandparents were Thomas and Susan (Wadzle) Ellis, the former a native of North Carolina and the latter of Kentucky. Since 1882 Thomas J. Ellis has been a resident of Oklahoma, arriving here at an early period in the development of the state. For many years he devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits and subsequently assisted in laying out the town of Ochelata, where he engaged in merchandising. He was very successful in the management of his business affairs and is now living retired in Ochelata, at the age of seventy-nine years, being highly esteemed as one of the pioneer settlers of the state. When twelve years of age R. T. Ellis accompanied his parents on their removal to Indian Territory, their home first being established on Cotton creek. On starting out in life for himself he took up the occupation of farming, which he continued to...

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Biography of Paris Tilghman Ellis

Paris Tilghman Ellis, of Pittsburg, dealer in insurance, real estate, loans and rentals, is a native Kansan, and since entering business for himself had enjoyed a satisfactory success and at the same time had proved his worth and public spirit as a citizen. Mr. Ellis was born on a farm in Montgomery County, Kansas, June 17, 1878, a son of C. R. and Martha A. (Ferguson) Ellis. In early Colonial days three sailor brothers left England and immigrated to America, locating in the colony of Virginia. From there the family went across the mountains into Kentucky. Mr. Ellis’ grandfather, R. R. Ellis, was born in Kentucky in 1807, and later went as a pioneer into Crawford County, Indiana. There be cleared a farm from the wilderness, engaged in agricultural pursuits, and spent the rest of his life as a farmer. He was one of his community’s most highly respected citizens when he died in 1884 at Hardinsburg. C. R. Ellis was born in 1854, in Crawford County, Indiana, was educated there in the public schools and was reared on his father’s farm. Not long after his marriage he left his native community to seek the greater opportunities of the open West. Thus in 1875 he arrived in Montgomery County, Kansas, and was identified with the early settlement and development of that section. From farming he finally turned his attention...

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Biography of Thomas J. Ellis, Sr.

Since 1882 Thomas J. Ellis, Sr., has been a resident of Oklahoma, coming here in territorial days, and after many years of active connection with farming and mercantile interests he is now living retired at Ochelata at the age of seventy-nine years, having accumulated a substantial competence through the capable management of his business interests. He was born in Vernon, Kentucky, January 25, 1842, of the marriage of Thomas and Susan (Wadzle) Ellis, the former a native of North Carolina, while the latter was also a native of the Blue Grass state. Mr. Ellis acquired his education in the public schools of Kentucky and in 1877, when thirty-five years of age, went to Springfield, Missouri, but left that city in the same year and went to Chautauqua County, Kansas, where he engaged in farming and stock raising until 1882. He then came to Indian Territory, at first locating on Cotton creek, in the vicinity of Caney, Kansas. From there he removed to Bartlesville, where he leased a large ranch, on which he raised live stock, continuing to cultivate that place for six years. On the expiration of that period he took up his residence on a tract of land southeast of Bartlesville, on the Caney River, devoting his energies to the improvement and development of that property. He assisted in laying out the town of Ochelata and there engaged...

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Biography of Thomas Jefferson Ellis, Jr.

The Ellis family has figured conspicuously in connection with the pioneer development and later progress of Oklahoma, and Thomas Jefferson Ellis, Jr., is worthily sustaining the traditions of the name in this respect, being engaged in oil production work. He is also one of the leading agriculturists and stock raisers of northeastern Oklahoma and as President of the Ochelata State Bank is a dominant factor in financial circles here. He was born in Sedan, Kansas, December 16, 1881, and was but a year old when his parents, Thomas J. and Vera Allen (Smith) Ellis, came to Indian Territory. The father was for many years prominently identified with farming and mercantile interests in Washington County and is now living retired in Ochelata at the age of seventy-nine years, having large real estate holdings in the town. The mother was a native of Kentucky. Her remains are interred in a cemetery at Silver Lake, Oklahoma. Thomas Jefferson Ellis, Jr., acquired his education in the Hillside Mission School and when eighteen years of age entered the mercantile business at Ochelata, with which he was connected for six years. He then disposed of his interests along that line and embarked in the oil business as a producer, being still engaged in drilling on his own property. Although he has sold some of his holdings in western Oklahoma, he still owns over four thousand...

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Ellis, Jessica Ann – Obituary

Cpl. Jessica Ann Ellis, 24, was killed in action in Iraq on May 11. Her funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Baker City. Bishop Thomas J. Connolly of the cathedral will celebrate the Mass. Full military honors will follow. Inurnment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Jessica Ellis was born June 26, 1983, in Burley, Idaho. Jessica graduated from Lakeview High School in 2002. She was active in cross country, track and field and the swim team. She attended Central Oregon Community College for two years and worked for three summers as a Forest Service firefighter on the Fremont-Winema National Forest before joining the Army in 2004. A combat medic in the U.S. Army, Jessica served in the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) on her second tour of duty. During her military career, she earned the following awards and decorations: Bronze Star Medal, Posthumous; Purple Heart, Posthumous; Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Meritorious Unit Citation; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Combat Medical Badge; Combat Action Badge, Posthumous; and Weapons Qualifications, M4, expert. Jessica is remembered as an extraordinarily positive person, selfless and caring of everyone. She is survived by her parents, Steve and Linda;...

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Med Ellis

Private, Inf., Co. D, 30th Div., 119th Inf.; of Wilson County; son of Warren and Mrs. Gillie Ellis. Entered service June, 1916, at Wilson, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for Calais, France, June 7, 1918. Fought at Ypres July 27th to Aug. 2, 1918, at Bellicourt, Premont, Busigny, Ribeauville, Mazinghein and Hindenburg drive. Served on Mexican border eleven months. Arrived in USA from St. Nazaire, France, April 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7,...

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Eddie Ellis

Private, Engineers, Co. C, 30th Div., 105th Regt.; of Edgecombe County; son of Exom and Mrs. Mattie Ellis. Husband of Mrs. Bessie (Goff) Ellis. Entered service March 23, 1918, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for Calais, France, June 6, 1918. Was in all engagements of 105th Engineers. Arrived in USA from St. Nazaire, France April 14, 1919, at Charleston, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 22,...

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Condry Ellis

Private 1st Class, Co. B, 30th Div., 120th Reg.; of Johnson County; son of Henry and C. Ellis. Entered service Sept. 18, 1917, at Pine Level, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Was in all engagements until wounded at St. Quentin, October 11, 1918, by gas and shrapnel. Sent to British Hospital, France, transferred to British Hospital No. 17 at Rouen, France. Returned to USA April 11, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 18,...

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Lucinda Todd Mighill of Aurora IL

MIGHILL, Lucinda Todd6, (Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born 1801, at East Wallingford, Vt., died 1876, at Aurora, Ill., married Ezekiel Mighill, who was born 1798, at East Wallingford, Vt., died 1878, at Aurora, Ill. Children: I. Lewis, d. at Waterman, Ill., m. Amanda(???). II. Silas, d. at Jericho, (Ill.?) 1906, m. at the same town, Delany Calkins who was living in 1912. III. Mary, b. in New York State, m. at Jericho, (Ill.?), John Ellis who was b. in Wales. IV. Albert, d. at Aurora, Ill., m. Ellen Curry who was living in 1912. V. Ruel, d. at Morris, Ill., m. Sarah Whitaker who was also living in 1912. VI. Franklin, b. 1838, at Jericho, (Ill.?), d. 1907, at Aurora, Ill., m. 1861, Viola Snell who was b. 1845, and was living in...

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Electa M. Todd Slocum of Purdy’s NY

SLOCUM, Electa M. Todd8, (Abraham7, Abraham6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 17, 1821, married Jackson Slocum, of Purdy’s, N. Y. Children: I. Mary, d. in 1900, m. Leonard Ellis. II. Horace, m. Mary O’Brien, and had issue: (1) Edith, m. Thurson Cuyler, of Purdy’s Station, N. Y., where she resides; (2) Mortimer; (3)...

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Ellis, Michael Hugh – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Michael Hugh Ellis, 58, of Pendleton died on Aug. 6, 2004, after a short stay at St. Alphonsus Critical Care Unit in Boise. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the services. Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave. Michael Hugh was born on June 17, 1946, to Charles E. and Nellie Mae Colton Ellis at Baker City. He worked as a superintendent of the Pendleton Flour Mill. He married Gail Van Sickle on March 4, 1987, at the Ioloni Palace in Oahu, Hawaii. Mike enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Gail, and their son, Jarrod, 14, of Pendleton; his sons, Michael and his wife, Tara, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Randal and his wife, Julie, of Bellingham, Wash.; daughter, Suzy, and her husband, Russel Poole of Louisville, Ky.; 14 grandchildren; his mother Nellie Mae Colton Owen of Baker City; his two brothers, Gregg “Pat” Flint of Baker City and Timothy J. Flint of San Francisco; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Baker County and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway...

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Biography of Nannie C. Ellis Mrs.

Mrs. Nannie C. Ellis. A member of a prominent old family of Butler County, Mrs. Ellis, who now lives in El Dorado, was left a widow more than thirty years ago and since then had not only reared and carefully trained her children but had successfully managed her business affairs. Mrs. Ellis owned a fine farm in the vicinity of Chelsea, Butler County, and is a type of the courageous and independent spirited Kansas woman. Nannie Catherine McDaniel was born five miles south of Decatur, Illinois, on a farm, June 1, 1864. Her McDaniel ancestors came across the Atlantic Ocean and landed at Savannah, Georgia, about 1771 and were early colonists in the South. Her grandfather was named Edwin Eldridge McDaniel, his mother’s maiden name having been Eldridge. He was born in Tennessee. When a boy of fifteen he ran away from home and joined a party of “squirrel hunters” to serve under the indomitable General Jackson in the War of 1812. He enlisted for that service under the name of Edwin Eldridge, and was present at the Battle of New Orleans. His home when he went to the war was in Eastern Tennessee. A few years after his marriage he removed to the vicinity of Decatur, Illinois, where he homesteaded a farm and where he spent the rest of his life. He was in Illinois before the Indians...

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Biography of John Ellis

John Ellis. Within the lifetime of John Ellis, El Dorado banker, stockman and farmer, had been unfolded practically the entire history of civilization in Butler County. He came here when a boy of five or six years. Kansas was still a territory, and his people located on the very fringe of settlement and in what was then and for a number of years afterward regarded as Southwestern Kansas. Few of the old timers can look back to a time in Butler County when its prairies supported herds of buffalo, but John Ellis recalls having seen as many as 150 in a single drove. Wherever the buffalo was found in the West there also was the Indian. John Ellis knew the wild and untamed redmen of the West when he was a boy, though he never met them when on hostile excursions, and so far as his experience goes Butler County was never a scene of violence on the part of the redmen. However, parties of them frequently went through Butler County on hunting trips, and with other boys of his time he shared in the fright caused by Indian scares, though reports of the coming of hostile Indians were almost universally unfounded in real danger. For several years after the buffalo disappeared from the prairies the wild deer were still numerous, and John Ellis was old enough to carry...

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Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of...

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