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Captain Charles Ellis

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Henrico County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Death: May 04, 1759 (39-40)
Peddlar River, Amherst County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Peddlar River, Amherst County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of {Unknown} Ellis; John Ellis; Susannah Ellis and Susanna Ellis
Husband of Susannah Bickley and Susannah Beckley
Father of Hannah Haynes; Hannah Haynes; Bethena Leftwich; Susanna Wright; Major Josiah Ellis and 5 others
Brother of Joseph Ellis; John Ellis; Thomas Ellis; Martha Ann Hensley; Henry Ellis and 5 others
Half brother of John Bowman; Robert Bowman and Sarah Bowman

Occupation: Captain of Militia, French and Indian War 1758
Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
Last Updated:

About Captain Charles Ellis

He may be the son of John Ellis and Susannah Royall, but I doubt this due to the dates. More research is needed.

A roster of his company is shown in 23 Virginia Magazine, page 176. Captain of Militia, French and Indian (Dunmore's) War 1758

Reference: Moore, J. Stauton, ed. Richmond, VA 1904, History of Henrico Parrish and Old St. John's Church, Richmond, VA 1611-1904

p. 57 -March 26, 1740 - Land processioned by Thomas Ellic, Wm. Ellis, John Ellis, Wm. Ellis,Henry Ellis, Charles Ellis, Joseph Ellis they all present.

His will was dated June 8, 1760, and probated Aug. 14, 1760.


Charles was a son of John Ellis of Tuckahoe, in Henrico County, VA and his wife, Susanna Royall. Charles was married to Susannah Harding by the Reverend William Stith in the "hard winter" of 1739-40. They had issue; Hannah, Edith, Susanna, Josiah, Mary Ann, Charles, Sarah, Bethenia, Elizabeth and Rosanna, who born the year after the family moved from Henrico County to Amherst County, VA in 1754. Here, they settled the original seat of the Ellis family in that county, known as "Red Hill".

Note: The original grave of this Ellis family member was located in the Ellis Family Cemetery at Red Hill Plantation in Western Amherst County. In about 1930, Rev. Josiah Richard Ellis had all of the remains of the family members removed and re-interred at Amherst Cemetery.

Name: Charles ELLIS Sex: M Birth: 1719 in Tuckahoe River, Henrico, County Virginia Death: 4 May 1759 in Amherst, Virginia Note: Charles served in the Abemarle Militia under Colonel Peter Jefferson and attained the rank of Captain.

Charles moved his family to Amherst, Albermarle County, Virginia in the year 1754 and settled the original seat of Ellises in that County. They settled on the Pedlar River near Pedlar Mills, VA. Charles built a mansion and called it "Red Hill". The mansion was Georgian brick and monumental; Fifty-five free long with four huge rooms on each floor. It was described as "standing tall" with its four chimneys, its classic pediment and white columned entrance. The central hallway was over 13 feet wide with two rooms approximately twenty feet by twenty feet on each side. At the rear of the center hall, to the left a graceful, curving stairway swept to the second floor. The floor plan of the basement was similiar to that of the main floor. The brick partitions of each room started on the basement footings and carried all the way to the attic, where the roof structure was supported by giant beams which were apparently hewn and matched on the ground, as Roman numerals at each joint were matched. The mansion had 14 foot ceilings on the main floor and only slightly shorter ceilings upstairs. When Charles died in 1760 at the age of 40, his estate was valued at 419 pounds. His son Josiah Ellis inherited "Red Hill". Charles was buried at Red Hill but after the planatation left the family, a decendant, Rev. J. R. Ellis, had his remains moved to the cemetery in Amherst, Virginia.

Check birth date. Could have been born abt. 1698. However since he was 40 when he died, it looks like 1719 is the accurate birth date.

Father: John SR. , Ellis b: ABT. 1661 in Varina, Henrico County, Virginia Mother: Susannah ROYALL b: 1665 in Henrico County, Virginia

Marriage 1 Susannah HARDING b: 1721 in Herico, Virginia Married: 1739 in Herico, Virginia Children

  • Has No Children Richard Shelton ELLIS b: 1740 in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Has No Children Hannah ELLIS b: 5 Oct 1741 in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Has No Children Edith ELLIS b: 16 May 1743
  • Has Children Susannah ELLIS b: 9 Nov 1744 in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Has Children Josiah ELLIS b: 16 Feb 1745/46 in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Has No Children Mary Ann ELLIS b: 25 Dec 1747 in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Has No Children Charles ELLIS b: 28 Jan 1748/49 in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Has No Children Sarah ELLIS b: 25 Mar 1750 in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Has No Children Bethena ELLIS b: 28 Mar 1752 in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Has No Children Elizabeth ELLIS b: 5 Jan 1754 in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Has No Children Rosanna ELLIS b: 30 Nov 1755 in Pedlar Mills, Amherst, Virginia

Charles was a son of John Ellis of Tuckahoe, in Henrico County, VA and his wife, Susanna Royall. Charles was married to Susannah Harding by the Reverend William Stith in the "hard winter" of 1739-40. They had issue; Hannah, Edith, Susanna, Josiah, Mary Ann, Charles, Sarah, Bethenia, Elizabeth and Rosanna, who born the year after the family moved from Henrico County to Amherst County, VA in 1754. Here, they settled the original seat of the Ellis family in that county, known as "Red Hill".

Note: The original grave of this Ellis family member was located in the Ellis Family Cemetery at Red Hill Plantation in Western Amherst County. In about 1930, Rev. Josiah Richard Ellis had all of the remains of the family members removed and re-interred at Amherst Cemetery.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Jan 18 2020, 21:07:02 UTC

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Captain Charles Ellis's Timeline

1719
1719
Henrico County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
1741
October 5, 1741
Amherst County, VA, United States
1741
1742
March 28, 1742
Henrico County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
1744
November 9, 1744
Henrico County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
1745
February 27, 1745
Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America
1747
December 25, 1747
VA, Colonial America
1748
January 28, 1748
Tuckahoe Creek, Henrico County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America