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ELLIS William Bolling

Male 1856 - 1933  (77 years)


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  • Name ELLIS William Bolling  [1
    Born 18 Jan 1856  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Living In 1900  Brandon, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Bolling Ellis lived in Brandon, Virginia, in 1900
    Living In 1930  Brandon, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Mar 1933  Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Burrowsville, Prince George, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ELLIS PREACHING HOUSE According to Carsley United Methodist Church Records:


      The Ellis Preaching House was the seventh Methodist meeting house in Virginia.

      Frances Asbury was one of eight official missionaries sent to America by John Wesley between 1769 and 1775. Asbury came to Virginia in 1775.

      Asbury visited the William Ellis family for the first time on August 20, 1775.

      The Methodist Conference met at the Ellis Preaching House on April 27, 1782.

      The exact date the Ellis Preaching House was constructed is uncertain. It was built no later than 1781, since Asbury preached there January 15, 1782. A date earlier than 1781 is suggested by the 1794 Will of William Nicholson, which provided for repairs in the preaching house. The deed for the property was recorded at Sussex Court House on May 15, 1783. Trustees named in the deed (William Nicholson, Caleb Ellis, Emanuel James, Stephen Andrews, Daniel Rogers, Stephen Pepper, Issac Ellis, Benjamin Ellis, and William Ellis, Jr.). They were neighbors. They and their children were registered in the Parish Registrar of the established church (Albemarle Parish). The trustees were plantation owners, many of whom freed their slaves as requested by John Wesley.

      At William Ellis' death in 1795, he left his property to his wife Elizabeth Wright Ellis and then to their son Wright Ellis after her death. Wright Ellis was Deputy Clerk of Sussex County. At Wright Ellis' death, he did not have a Will but settlement in court gave the partial of land where the Ellis Preaching House was located to his daughter, Mary W. Ellis. It is not known when the Ellis Preaching House ceased to exist.

      Nearby churches attribute their beginnings to the Ellis Preaching House: Carsley , Rocky Hock, Owen's Grove, Ellis Chapel, Oak Grove, and Coker's Well Methodist Churches.
    Person ID I11421  Booth Family
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2016 

    Father ELLIS John Thomas,   b. 1824, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother CLEMENTS Emma,   b. Abt 1840, Ware Neck, Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1902, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1854  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • John T. Ellis in the Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
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      Name:      John T. Ellis
      Gender:      Male
      Marital Status:      Single
      Age:      30
      Birth Date:      1824
      Birth Place:      Surry
      Marriage Date:      20 Dec 1854
      Marriage Place:      Surry, Virginia
      Father:      Bolling Ellis
      Mother:      Elizh. Ellis
      Spouse:      Emma Clements
      FHL Film Number:      34153
      Reference ID:      Pg.1, 34
      Bolling Ellis
      mentioned in the record of John T. Ellis and Emma Clements
      Name:      Bolling Ellis
      Gender:      Male
      Wife:      Elizh. Ellis
      Son:      John T. Ellis
      Other information in the record of John T. Ellis and Emma Clements
      from Virginia, Marriages
      Name:      John T. Ellis
      Birth Date:      1824
      Birthplace:      Surry
      Age:      30
      Spouse's Name:      Emma Clements
      Spouse's Birth Date:      1837
      Spouse's Birthplace:      Surry
      Spouse's Age:      17
      Event Date:      20 Dec 1854
      Event Place:      Surry, Virginia
      Father's Name:      Bolling Ellis
      Mother's Name:      Elizh. Ellis
      Spouse's Father's Name:      Wm. Clements
      Spouse's Mother's Name:      Martha Clements
      Marital Status:      Single
      Spouse's Marital Status:      Single
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86868-4 , System Origin: Virginia-EASy , GS Film number: 34153 , Reference ID: Pg.1, 34

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      "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR7J-2K3 : accessed 25 April 2015), Bolling Ellis in entry for John T. Ellis and Emma Clements, 20 Dec 1854; citing Surry, Virginia, reference Pg.1, 34; FHL microfilm 34,153.
    Family ID F3832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family COX Emma Jane,   b. 10 Apr 1860, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1941, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1876  Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. ELLIS Claude Harold,   b. 4 Mar 1884, Brandon, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1972, Spring Grove, Surry County, Va Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. ELLIS Roy,   b. 5 Apr 1894,   d. 1 Aug 1918, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     3. ELLIS John William, Sr.,   b. 18 Oct 1877, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1941, Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. ELLIS Howard,   b. 2 Feb 1880, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. ELLIS Lilly Mayson,   b. 14 Sep 1886, Brandon, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1941  (Age 54 years)
     6. ELLIS Emma,   b. 15 Oct 1889, Brandon, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1964  (Age 74 years)
     7. ELLIS Willie Bolling,   b. 8 Jan 1904,   d. 3 Nov 1978  (Age 74 years)
     8. ELLIS Clyde Dewey,   b. 1904, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. ELLIS --FNU--,   b. 12 Aug 1892, Templeton, Prince George, Va Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F3829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Dec 1876 - Surry County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving In - 1900 - Brandon, Prince George County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving In - 1930 - Brandon, Prince George County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Mar 1933 - Prince George County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Burrowsville, Prince George, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1170] Hatch/Ellis Family Bible, Hatch Family Bible (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1172] Agnes Lumsden&Andrew Nicol2010update, John Franklin Lumsden (Reliability: 3).