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William Ellis Family of Wilkes County

Below are references made to Evan Ellis that are found in Carolina Cradle, Settlement of the Northwest Frontier, 1747-1762, Robert W. Ramsey:

  • "Evan Ellis also migrated from Chester County (East-Town or Haverfor Township)." page 80, Chapter - In the Forks of the Yadkin, 1752-1762.

  • Either of Baptist or Quaker origin were ......Evan Ellis; ..... Stephen Riddle; .....Samuel Shinn. page 130, Chapter - Quaker and Baptists of the Northwest Frontier,

  • A partial listing of "Quakers Appearing (1675-1747) in the Records of the Monthly Meeting at New Garden (Chester County PA)" has: Sarah Ellis, Rowland Ellis, Rebecca Evans, Abigail Shinn, Samuel Shinn and several other Shinns.

  • Rowland Ellis and Thomas Ellis are also mentioned in the Middletown Meeting (Bucks County PA)

  • The will of Evan Ellis was probated 1793, Rowan County, NC and mentions "Cusin: William Ellis."

    If you have information on this family please contact Faye Moran or Sylvia Anderson who contributed the information below.

    First Generation
    Children of William Ellis and Anna (Martin), d/o Benjamin Martin who died about 1810)

    Charlotte Ellis m. William Hendren Jr. (1804/05-?)
    Joel Ellis m. Mary Ellis (believed to have moved to Cumberland Co KY)
    Benjamin Ellis m. Mary Anderson (14 Jan 1817 NC)
    John Ellis
    Anna Ellis (1794, NC) m. Daniel Call (1794)
    Sarah Ellis (1796-1871) m. 1) John Anderson; 2) William Trotter (ca. 1825 KY)
    Jesse Ellis
    Evan Ellis m. Dicy Cook (23 Nov 1825 NC)
    Assenath Ellis (1800-?) m. William Combs (1802-1869), s/o Thomas Hicks/Hix Combs and Kizziah Hayes
    William Ellis (1802-after 1860) m. 1) Nancy Rhoades (1812-bef. 1857); 2) Mary Martha Ellis m. George Horton

    Second Generation:
    Children of Charlotte Ellis and William Hendren Jr.

    Jebez Hendren (1805-1888) m. Nancy Combs
    Elise/Alicy Hendren (1807 NC)
    Jehu Hendren (1809)
    John Hendren (1811) m. Mary Davis
    Joel Hendren (1815)
    Annie Hendren (1817)
    Josiah Hendren (1820)
    William Hendren III (1824)
    Jesse Hendren (1826) m. Rebecca E.
    (living with Jesse and Rebecca E. in 1860, Wilkes County is William Hendren, 80, born in Rowan County, NC) Maria Hendren (1828 NC)


    Children of Benjamin Ellis and Mary Anderson

    Sarah C. Ellis (1822) m. Wm. R. Parker (m. 1844)
    Evan Ellis
    Charlotte M. Ellis
    Enoch Ellis
    Annis Mariah Ellis
    Mary Emmaline Ellis
    Benjamin F. Ellis
    William Anderson Ellis (1837) m. Susannah Fewget (1837) (m. in 1856, NC)
    Dr. John Harlen Ellis (1840-1914) m. Rebecca Ellen Harrington


    Children of Anna Ellis and Daniel Call

    Anna Call
    William W. Call
    Sarah Call
    Mary Call
    Mary Call
    Emily Call
    Elizabeth Call
    Margaret/Petty Call
    Pinkney Call
    Cardwell Call


    Children of Sarah Ellis and 1) John Anderson

    Osborn Anderson (1816-1859 MO) m. Sarah Davis
    Jesse Anderson (1819-1888 MO) m. 1) Unity Johnson; 2) Martha (Goodson) Cook, in 1846, MO;
    3) Margaret Dooly in 1860, MO
    John Anderson Jr. (c1821/22-1895, MO) m. Elizabeth Faris


    Children of Sarah Ellis and 2) William Trotter
    Caroline Trotter (1826-1899 MO) m. James Madison Farris
    James Newton Trotter (1828-1892 MO) did not marry
    William Hamilton Trotter (1830-1861 MO) m. Mary Jane Hill
    Mary Ann Trotter (1833-1910 MO) m. Henry Birch Cary
    Joel Ellis Trotter (1833-1906 MO) did not marry
    Martin Alexander Trotter (1841-1916 CA) m. 1) Melissa Sherwood (29 Nov 1860 MO), 2) Sarah Jane Shinn (14 Apr 1863 MO), 3) Phoebe (Goodwin) Meagher (26 Mar 1879 MO)

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