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ELLIS Ephraim

Male 1765 - 1805  (40 years)


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  • Name ELLIS Ephraim  [1, 2
    Born 2 Aug 1765  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Dec 1805  Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Residence 1807  Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Ephraim died ca. 1807 in Prince George County, Va. where he was residing. His widow Jane appeared on the 1810 Census as head of a household in the same county with three daughters and five sons.
      By 1820 this family had moved to Dinwiddie County (Petersburg Township). This is where Augustin shows up in the 1820 Census.
    Notes 
    • EPHRAIM ELLIS - born August 2, 1765. Married Jane Heath on December 25, 1786 in Sussex County, Va. They had several children, including Augustin. Ephraim died ca.1807 in Prince George County, Va. where he was residing. His widow Jane appeared on the 1810 Census as head of a household in the same county with three daughters and five sons. By 1820 this family had moved to Dinwiddie County (Petersburg Township). This is where Augustin shows up in the 1820 Census.

      No further research included on this family

      On September 17, 1754 Benjamin bought 130 acres of land on Abram's Branch adjoining his brother Caleb Jr.'s land from their father Caleb. By 1768 he bought his bY'other Stephen's land (inherited from father) and in 1792 he bought his brother Dann's land (inherited from father.) To establish his marriage to Elizabeth Warren,
      Surry County Deed Book 7, page 473 states: On February 12, 1759, Mary Warren of Surry County, a widow, deeded the following, for love of my daughter Elizabeth and her husband Benjamin Ellis, planter, one Negro girl, Lidia." This was witnessed by John Cooper, Stephen Ellis, and Richard Cooper.
      Elizabeth was living in1764 when she and Benjamin were listed as plantiffs in a court suit in that year against Peter and Lucy Warren, also of Surry County. She
      lived until the late 1770s.

      Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth Warren Ellis:
      (1) JOSEPH ELLIS - born ca. 1763. Received a gift of 130
      acres of land from his father in 1791 on AbramTs Branch, in
      Surry County. He married September 28, 1785 to Susanna
      Atkins in Surry County by the Rev. Henry John Burges, rector
      of Southwark Parish Episcopal Church. Died ca. 180~. No
      further research included on this branch of the family.
      (2) EPrnAIM ELLIS - born August 2, 1765. Married Jane
      Heath on December 25, 1786 in Sussex County, Va. They had
      several children, including Augustin. Ephraim died ca.
      1807 in Prince George County, Va. 'l:vhere he was residing. His
      widow Jane appeared on the 1810 Census as head of a household
      in the same county 'l:vith three daughters and five sons.
      By 1820 this family had moved to Dinwiddie County (Petersburg
      Township). This is where Augustin shows up in the 1820
      Census. No further research included on this family.
      On September 10, 1780, some years after ElizabethTs
      death, Benjamin Ellis married Martha Caseley \\vith
      Michael Caseley as surety. Research thus far has shmvn no
      children were born from this marriage. Martha died before
      1791.
      On May 13, 1791 Benjamin Ellis married the third
      time to Sarah Jones, daughter of Thomas and Jane Jones. They
      were married by the rector of Southwark Parish Episcopal
      Church, the Rev. Samuel Butler.
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      Children of Benjamin and Sarah Jones Ellis:
      (1) ANN ELLIS - married John D. Bishop December 2S,lSlS.
      (2) MARY (POLLY) ELLIS - married William Carsley on December
      19, lSll.
      (3) SARAH (SALLY) ELLIS - married Samuel Boo-th on December
      26,lS16.
      These three daughters are named as heirs in their
      fatherTs will which reads as follows:
      Ttl Benjamin Ellis of Surry County, lend to my wife
      Sarah Ellis the use of all my land and plantation whereon I
      nmv live lying on the south side of the boIling alley road
      as als 0 seven Negroes as follmveth: Harry, his wife Sal and
      her five children Lucy, Darby, Beck, Jesse, and Bon, one
      sorrel mare named Jenny, two cows, and calves and three of
      my newest feather beds and furniture during her natural life
      or widowhood and at her death or marriage I give all the
      aforementioned property both real and personal to be equally
      divided among them to my three daughters Anne Ellis, Polly
      Ellis, and Sarah Ellis eight Negroes to be equally divided
      among them as followeth: Ned, Hal, fvlilly, Hannah, Jacob,
      Sook, Tempey, and Lendrick. n
      TTl desire that my old Negro woman Lydia may have
      the privilege of living with my wife or any of my children
      that she may make choice of.'~
      "I desire that all my swamp land known by the name
      of Indian Island and all the remainder of my estate be sold
      and out of the money arising therefrom pay all my just debts
      and funeral expenses. The remainder divided among my three
      children Anne, Polly, and Sarah Ellis. I appoint my friends
      John Velvin and James Hill as executors. This the 15 day of
      August in lSOS. Signed Benja Ellis.tt
      With 16 slaves in his estate, it can be assumed
      that Benjamin was fairly wealthy. His ~vill was proved at a
      court of quarterly sessions for Surry County on November 26,
      lSll, .which was probably the year of his death.
      SARAH Jones EllisTs will (See Surry County Wills,
      No.7, lS3S-1SL!-0, page 397) names daughters Anne Bishop, Sally
      Booth, and grand-daugh-ter Sally Cars ley . No death date
      available as to Sarah T s death.
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    Person ID I10064  Booth Family
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2013 

    Father ELLIS Benjamin,   b. Abt 1732,   d. 1811, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother WARREN Elizabeth,   d. 1774, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1750  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • To establish his marriage to Elizabeth Warren,
      Surry County Deed Book 7, page 473 states: On February
      12, 1759, Mary Warren of Surry County, a widow, deeded the
      following, for love of my daughter Elizabeth and her husband
      Benjamin Ellis, planter, one Negro girl, Lidia." This
      was witnessed by John Cooper, Stephen Ellis, and Richard
      Cooper.
    Family ID F3355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HEATH Jane,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 25 Dec 1786  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Married Jane Heath on December 25, 1786 in Sussex County, Va. [2]
    Children 
     1. ELLIS Augustine
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F3366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1786 - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1805 - Prince George County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1807 - Prince George County, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1127] Cox/Cocks/Cocke & Nicol ---Virginia & Maryland, USA, (Cox/Cocks/Cocke & Nicol ---Virginia & Maryland, USA; also Perthshire & Fifeshire, Scotland).

    2. [S1120] joann rice, joann rice, (Bishop-Ellis families) (Reliability: 2).