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John D. Ellis

Birthplace: Brown County, Ohio, United States
Death: June 04, 1852 (45)
Pike County, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Unknown
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Ellis and Mary Ellis
Husband of Anna Ellis
Father of Capt. Elias C. Ellis, (USA) and William C. Ellis
Brother of Elias Ellis

Occupation: Farmer
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About John D. Ellis

It appears that John D. Ellis and wife Elizabeth went to Illinois with his brother Elias Ellis, his son William C. Ellis, and his children by Elizabeth in early 1850s. Elias Ellis and family remained in Illinois. John D. Ellis probably died in Illinois (or en route) because Elizabeth returned from Illinois a widow and is listed living next door to her mother and brothers in 1860. However, a record of John D. Ellis was not found in the cemetery records of Pike county, Illinois. Palemon P. Ellis write this in his brother's Civil War Pension file: "I hereby certify that I am a half brother of William C. Ellis . . . My brother was previously married to Elizabeth Newman in Brown county, O. on the 6th day of April 1848 and moved to a farm near Griggsville, Ill. where his wife died on May 28th 1853 . . . I am about the only one living who can testify of her death as I lived with him. My widowed mother moved back to Ohio and after a few years my brother also returned to Dayton, O. where I lived." Palemon P. Ellis

From Beers' 1883 History of Brown County, Ohio, p. 415: "Isaac Ellis, a brother of Amos, also came to the township in the spring of 1798, and settled on a farm adjoining his brother's. He had two sons, Elias and John, and several daughters. Both sons moved to Illinois."

Information from grandson Roy Clifford Ellis' application to Sons of the American Revolution gives the death date and place for John D. Ellis.

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John D. Ellis's Timeline

January 17, 1807
Brown County, Ohio, United States
January 18, 1827
Brown County, Ohio, United States
November 28, 1828
Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, United States
June 4, 1852
Age 45
Pike County, Illinois, United States