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ELLIS Bolling

Male Est 1797 - 1872  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name ELLIS Bolling  [1
    Alt. Death 1790 
    Born Est 1797 
    • Estimated from census information: 53 years old in 1850 census
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 22 Nov 1819  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850
      about Elizabeth Ann Vilvin

      Groom Name:
      Boling Ellis
      Bride Name:
      Elizabeth Ann Vilvin
      Marriage Date:
      22 Nov 1819
      County:
      Surry
      State:
      Virginia
    Census 1820  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bolling Ellis in the 1820 United States Federal Census

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      Name:      Bolling Ellis
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State):      Sussex, Virginia
      Enumeration Date:      August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18:      1
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:      1
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:      1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:      1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:      1
      Slaves - Males - Under 14:      2
      Slaves - Males - 45 and over:      1
      Slaves - Females - Under 14:      1
      Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25:      3
      Slaves - Females - 26 thru 44:      1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:      3
      Free White Persons - Over 25:      2
      Total Free White Persons:      4
      Total Slaves:      8
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:      12
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      1820 U S Census; Census Place: Sussex, Virginia; Page: 221; NARA Roll: M33_135; Image: 111
    Census 1840  Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bolling Ellis in the 1840 United States Federal Census

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      Name:      Bolling Ellis
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State):      Surry, Virginia
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:      2
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:      1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:      1
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:      1
      Free Colored Persons - Females - 10 thru 23:      2
      Free Colored Persons - Females - 36 thru 54:      1
      Slaves - Males - Under 10:      2
      Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23:      3
      Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54:      2
      Slaves - Males - 55 thru 99:      1
      Slaves - Females - Under 10:      2
      Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:      3
      Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35:      1
      Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54:      2
      Persons Employed in Agriculture:      9
      Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade:      1
      Free White Persons - Under 20:      3
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:      2
      Total Free White Persons:      5
      Total Free Colored Persons:      3
      Total Slaves:      16
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:      24
    Census 1850  Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bolling Ellis
      United States Census, 1850
      Name:      Bolling Ellis
      Event Type:      Census
      Event Year:      1850
      Event Place:      Surry county, Surry, Virginia, United States
      Gender:      Male
      Age:      53
      Race:      White
      Birth Year (Estimated):      1797
      Birthplace:      Virginia
      House Number:      128
      Household      Role      Gender      Age      Birthplace
      Bolling Ellis\\\\tab      M      53      Virginia
      Elizabeth A Ellis\\\\tab      F      48      Virginia
      Benj W Ellis\\\\tab      M      17      Virginia
      James Ellis\\\\tab      M      16      Virginia
      Jos Barber\\\\tab      M      18      Virginia
      Rebecca Bailey\\\\tab      F      18      Virginia
      Household ID: 128 , Line Number: 31 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M432 , Affiliate Film Number: 978 , GS Film Number: 444968 , Digital Folder Number: 004206468 , Image Number: 00135
    Military 1861-1865 
    • Boling Ellis
      United States Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses
      Name:      Boling Ellis
      Event Place:      Virginia
      Document Type:      Citizen
      Document Number:      72
      Affiliate Publication Title: Confederate Papers Relating to Citizens or Business Firms , Affiliate Publication Number: M346 , Affiliate Film Number: 281
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      United States Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses, 1861-1865
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      "United States Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses, 1861-1865," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VWBS-4J5 : accessed 25 April 2015), Boling Ellis, 1861-1865; from "Confederate Papers Relating to Citizens or Business Firms, 1861-1865," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing NARA microfilm publication M346 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 281.
    Census 11 Aug 1870  Blackwater, Surry, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name:      Bolling Ellis
      Age in 1870:      73
      Birth Year:      abt 1797
      Birthplace:      Virginia
      Home in 1870:      Guilford, Surry, Virginia
      Race:      Black
      Gender:      Male
      Post Office:      Surry Court House
      Value of real estate:     
      Household Members:     
      Name      Age
      Bolling Ellis      73
      Henrietta Ellis      69
      James Ellis      35
      Mary Harrison      40
      William Harrison      16
      Cornelia Harrison      11
      Adelia Harrison      9

      Bolling Ellis in the Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880
      Name:      Bolling Ellis
      Location:      Blackwater, Surry, Virginia, USA
      Enumeration Date:      11 Aug 1870
      Schedule Type:      Agriculture
      OS Page:      1
      Line Number:      09
    Died 1872  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Will 24 Sep 1872 
    • 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?
    Notes 
    • from Brenda Duckwall:

      The Harrison Home is at 3840 Otterdam Road in Surry County.

      The land where the home is located and about 1000 acres belonged to our Ellis ancestors from the early 1600's. The land and original home was given by Bolling Ellis to his daughter and our ancestor Ann Rebecca Ellis who married Joshua Simmons Harrison. It was passed down or purchased by sons and daughters: William Franklin Harrison, Joshua James Harrison, Julian R. Harrison, Julian R. Harrison, Jr., and presently to Julian R. Harrison III and his sister, Robin Harrison Mitchell.

      This is from the Surry County Historical Society:

      The Harrison Farm
      located at 3840 Otterdam Road
      Surry County, Virginia

      "The following information has been researched by Julian R. Harrison, Jr.
      The Harrison Farm was once owned by Bolling Ellis. The Ellises were in Surry County as early as 1667. The original farm consisted of 760 +/- acres. Ann Rebecca Ellis married Joshua Simmons Harrison April 1, 1848 in Surry, Virginia. She inherited the farm from her father, Bolling Ellis.

      Joshua James Harrison inherited his part of the farm from his father, William Franklin Harrison, in 1907, and bought the remaining shares from other family members….."

      I don't know where Julian received the information whether it was Court records, Wills, or passed down information. He seemed to check things carefully.

      I may have given you a copy of this information with a picture of the house and farm.

      Court Records or a Will might firm up the proof….
    Person ID I9797  Booth Family
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2015 

    Father ELLIS William, Sr.,   b. 25 Nov 1761, Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1808  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother ELLIS Martha --LNU--,   b. 1765,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 Nov 1783  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 VELVIN Elizabeth Ann,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Dec 1819  Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Witness was John Velvin

      Minister was Beverly Booth

      Marriage date shows 22 Nov 1819 in other records

      Boling Ellis mentioned in the record of Boling Ellis and Elizabeth Ann Velvin
      Name:      Boling Ellis
      Event Type:      Marriage
      Event Date:      22 Nov 1819
      Event Place:      Surry, Virginia, United States
      Spouse's Name:      Elizabeth Ann Velvin
      Digital Folder Number: 004129185 , Image Number: 00068
      Virginia, Surry County Marriage Records, 1735-1950
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      "Virginia, Surry County Marriage Records, 1735-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCHW-LMW : accessed 25 April 2015), Boling Ellis and Elizabeth Ann Velvin, 22 Nov 1819; citing Surry, Virginia, United States, Register of Deeds, Surry.
    Children 
     1. 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)
     2. ELLIS John,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. ELLIS Unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. ELLIS Ann Rebecca,   b. Cal 1829,   bur. Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. ELLIS Benjamin Wright,   b. Cal 1833,   d. 3 Nov 1863, Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     6. ELLIS James Bolling,   b. Cal 1834,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F3264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 HOLLEMAN Henrietta W.,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 9 Dec 1852 
    • Robin Lecia Harrison Mitchell April 26 at 9:10am     
          
      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?     
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F4170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1099] Brenda Johnson Duckwall Notes, Brenda Johnson Duckwall Notes.

    2. [S1099] Brenda Johnson Duckwall Notes, Brenda Johnson Duckwall Notes (Reliability: 3).