|Birthplace:||Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)|
|Death:||Died in Valley Forge, Philadelphia County (Present Montgomery County), PA, USA|
|Cause of death:||Illness|
|Managed by:||Ben M. Angel|
About Elias Ellis
Information from Lloyd D. Ellis:
- Name: Elias ELLIS
- RFN: 458
- Change Date: 5 FEB 2005
- Sex: M
- ALIA: Eli //
- Birth: ABT 1745 in Caernarvon twp
Note: First Son, probably born on the property in Caernarvon twp, Lancaster County, PA.
Note: His fathers Will tested in Berks Co., PA shows that all the children were minors in Aug. 1766, when the Will was written. In 1767 Elias bought land in Loudoun Co., VA. Therefore he was 21 at that time.
Event: war 1776 ,, PA
- Note: The Valley Forge (NPS) website shows:
- Elias Ellis Regt: 12th. VA Div. 3rd
- Brigade: Charles Scott Co. Andrew Wallace
- Monthly Status
- Dec. 1777
- March 1778: Sick present
- April 1778: Died April 3, 1778
At battle of Brandywine September 11, 1777
- 1ST DIVISION: NATHANAEL GREENE (1,754)
- 1st Virginia Brigade, Peter Muhlenberg (850)
- 1st Virginia 120
- 5th Virginia 127
- 9th Virginia 391
- 13th Virginia 200
Searches made from the National Archives Rev. War Records:
- Muster & Pay Rolls
- Rolls 33 is MD. (Robert Ellis)
- " 46,47,48 is NH. (Robert Ellis)
- " 106 12th CL of VA (to see) Re. Jesse & Samuel
- " 115 (no Ellis or Dehaven)
- " 111, 122 (12th & 13th CL of VA Muster & Pay rolls)
- " 114 has Ft. Pitt & 13th CL (has Robert Vance but not Elias Ellis). Note: Elias died before they went to Ft. Pitt.
- Rolls 132 has another Lee, but not Henry.
- " 15 1st Regt. Light Dragoons (only officers)
- " 34 2nd " " " " "
- " 52 13th Regt. (only officers)
- " 62 Armands Regt. of Light Dragoons (no Ellis)
From the Library of Virginia. (see multa media library for copy). Bounty Warrants, reel 28, flashes 11-12
"Captn Robert Vance certifies that John Parker*, William Ellott*, John Buckhannon deceased in the war William Latimore*, Elias Elles*, David Martin deceased.
William Murphy, George Fitsgerral & Samuel Gregg* - all serve in the revolutionary war between the United States & Great Britain & in the Virginia Line for and during a term of three years. Each of them in the army of the United States. Given under my hand this 21st Novr 1806. excepting that some one or more of them might have died in said service. Robt Vance"
- In Loudoun County, VA Tithtables during the war.
Robert Vance (from Gwathemy "Virginians in the Revolutionary War. p. 790). 1st Lt. 13 CL Dec. 1776; Capt. Aug. 9, 1778; Regt. designated 9 CL Sept. 14, 1778.
Resigned Dec. 31, 1780.
According to Robert K. Wright Jr.'s <The Continental Army> (Washington, DC: Center of Military History, 1983), p. 291, the 13th VA Regiment (Continental) served at
- Northern NJ (ca. 20 Nov1776-26 June 1777);
- Defense of Philadelphia (25 Aug. - 19 Dec. 1777);
- Philadelphia-Monmouth (20 Dec. 1777-10 July 1778). The dates are official engagement dates, NOT dates during which some/all of the 13th VA Regiment was present.
The 13th VA was authorized 16 Sept. 1776, assigned 27 Dec. 1776 to Main Army. Organized 12 Feb. 1777 at Fort Pitt consisting of 9 Companies from Yohogania, Monongalia and Ohio Counties (the former West Augusta District). Couldn
t find Elias on the Ft. Pitt muster rolls.
Death: 1 Quality: 0 3 APR 1778 in Valley Forge,, PA
Note: From the Valley Forge NPS Muster Roll. Died April 3, 1778.
Rarely was a building erected specifically to serve as a hospital during the war. An exception was the large building constructed some 10 or 12 miles west of Valley Forge at Yellow Springs that served as the principal hospital unit for the camp. Later called Washington Hall.
More commonly, the troops constructed huts for temporary use as hospitals in the field. In April 1777 Congress provided for a flying hospital to be attached to each army. By Washington's order the following January, the commanding generals of each division selected suitable ground near their respective brigades where hospitals, one for the sick of each brigade, were to be erected as soon as troops could be spared from work on their own huts.
Last date shown alive (see War) is February 1778.
- See War, wherein he served under Robert Vance from December 1776.
- Elias deed of land from Philip Noland dated November 11, 1767.
- Note: He bought land in Loudoun Co., VA (86 acres), 9th/10th October 1767.
- See Deed Book F, pp. 190-195. This land (bordered that of Abraham Dehaven) was on Clarks Run on the road from Logans Ferry to the town of Leesburg, VA. The money "£ 150 10s Pennsylvania currency" came from the sale of the 250 acres in Caernarvon twp, PA, willed to him by his father Robert Ellis, Sr.
- He is last listed on the tithe tables for 1777. Neither Elias nor Robert were listed as owning slaves in Loudoun County 1758-1786.
Father: Robert ELLIS Sr. b: ABT 1713
Mother: Mary HUGHES ? b: 24 MAR 1719/1720 in Gwynedd twp
Marriage 1 Rebecca DEHAVEN b: ABT 1751 in ,, PA
- Married: 1776 in Loudoun Co VA
Note: The Loudoun Co. Will Book B, p. 294-5 shows Rebecca -------- as the relict (widow) of Elias. June 14, 1779.
We believe that Elias married Rebecca Dehaven. If so it was after 23 March, 1776* and before June 8, 1778, when Rebecca is shown as the Administratrix of estate of Elias Ellis deceased. Ref. p. 26, of the "Abstracts of Wills for Loudoun Co., VA 1757-1800", by King.
"Beyland, David 8 June 1778 account presented by Rebecca Ellis, administrateratrix of Elias Ellis, dec'd. who was one of the executors of David Beyland (or Bayland), to which she made oath - which was approved by the court. (p.223)"
Calculations based upon the will of Abraham Dehaven, her father, of Sept. 13, 1770 states that she is to receive her part in two years (when she is 18?). 1772-18=1754 as date of birth.
Normally - (when she is 21). 1772-21=1751 as date of birth.
Harris, John 12 April, 1776 Inventory. Apprs. Jacob Dehaven, Abraham Dehaven, Elias Ellis. (p. 211).
This is additional circumstantial evidence that Jane Cadwalader Rowland (Ellis) Hugh was the mother of Gainor Hugh Harris. Also shows additional relationship of the Ellis and Dehaven families.
Note: In March 23, 1776, Elias was the exec. of the will of David Bayland. In June 8, 1778 the account of this will shows Elias as deceased.