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ELLIS William, Sr.

Male 1761 - 1808  (46 years)


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  • Name ELLIS William 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 25 Nov 1761  Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Christening 24 Jan 1763 
    • January 24, 1763, Godparents: Arthur Richardson, Frederick Andrews, Mary
    Living In Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Thank you for all the information. I found the answer to my question about Bolling Ellis. I found Bolling Ellis's parents in the research my Aunt Dorthea Harrison Nottingham had done. I am pretty sure you and Gene copied this information when we got together a little over a year ago. Bolling Ellis was the son of William Ellis, Jr. Of Sussex. Bolling Ellis first married Elizabeth Ann Velvin of Surry on December 30, 1819. Bolling Ellis second marriage was to Henrietta W. Holleman on 9 December 1852. Bolling Ellis will was probated 9/24/1872. In it he left property to his wife then Henrietta for her lifetime, son James Bolling Ellis after Henrietta's death, Ann R. Harrison was bequeathed land formerly belonging to Benjamin Ellis and to son John T. Ellis. Mill and Mill seat also bequeathed to John T. Does it make sense that the property belonged to the Velvin's before the Ellis's?
    Died 4 Feb 1808 
    Notes 
    • William Ellis and Martha Ellis were second cousins, once removed.

      From The Ellis Line From Surry-Sussex, Virginia (1978) by Dixie L.McCrary, page 163: "The will of William Ellis, Jr., dated 3 Jan. 1808,pr. 4 Feb. 1808 (Will Bk. G, p. 116), left his plantation (446 acres) tohis wife, Patty, for her lifetime or widowhood, and for the support oftheir children (not listed by name). Instructions were given for use orhire of his nine negroes (listed by name). His Brother, Wright Ellis,named as Excr., and guardian of 'all my children.' Following the deathof Wright Ellis (c. 1821), John Velvin became the guardian of the children, Thomas and Patsey Ellis. An account of Patsey Ellis, orphan ofWilliam Ellis, dec'd, shown on p. 71, Guardian Accounts, 1821-1834,mentions her brothers, James and Archer. The names of the children ofWilliam and Martha Ellis are established from deed of 30 Mar. 1829(Sussex Deed Bk. P)." Also from above source: "The will implies that all of the children wereunder age in 1808, and it is supposed none was born before 1788. Censusrecords indicating approximate years of birth have been found for allexcept Caleb, probably the eldest and possibly born in 1788."
    Person ID I12477  Booth Family
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2015 

    Father ELLIS Wright, I,   b. Abt 1725,   d. 1795  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother WRIGHT Elizabeth,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ELLIS Martha --LNU--,   b. 1765,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 Nov 1783  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. ELLIS Ira,   b. 1780,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. ELLIS Caleb,   b. 1787,   d. 1829  (Age 42 years)
     3. ELLIS Archibald,   b. 1794,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. ELLIS Susanna,   b. 1795,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. ELLIS Bolling,   b. Est 1797,   d. 1872, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     6. ELLIS James W.,   b. 1800,   d. 1851  (Age 51 years)
     7. ELLIS Martha A.,   b. 1803,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. ELLIS Thomas,   b. 1805,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F4171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Nov 1761 - Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving In - - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Nov 1783 - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1244] LDS Family Search, LDS Records, (https://familysearch.org) (Reliability: 3).
      The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:SPBX-TMT : accessed 2015-08-14), entry for William /Ellis/, Sr..

    2. [S1233] Robin Lecia Harrison Mitchell, Robin Lecia Harrison Mitchell (Reliability: 2).