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Ann Sherard

F
Marriage* Groom=Anthony Ellis 

Family

Anthony Ellis b. c 1509
Child

Cynthia Sherman

F, b. 1826
Marriage* Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York, USA; Groom=Thomas Ellis 
Birth*1826  

Family

Thomas Ellis b. 1817, d. 1876

Martha (Patsy) Shipley

F
Marriage* Groom=Isaac Spencer Ellis 

Family

Isaac Spencer Ellis b. 1780
Child

possibly Martha Shipley

F
Marriage* Groom=William Ellis Sr. 

Family

William Ellis Sr. b. 1745, d. 1809
Child

Alice Arizona Shirley

F, b. 7 July 1872, d. 21 January 1919
Birth*7 July 1872 Choctaw County, Mississippi, USA 
Marriage*26 December 1894 Attala County, Mississippi, USA; Groom=James Franklin Ellis 
Death*21 January 1919 Clay County, Mississippi, USA 

Family

James Franklin Ellis b. 11 Mar 1873, d. 26 Jul 1949
Child

Minnie Maybell Shuffield

F
Marriage* Groom=R. W. Chas Ellis 

Family

R. W. Chas Ellis b. c 1877

Martha Shuker

F
Marriage* Groom=John Ellis 

Family

John Ellis b. c 1753
Child

Eloise Anna Sidwell

F, b. 6 September 1915, d. 14 May 1989
Birth*6 September 1915  
Marriage*11 July 1936 Seymour, Texas, USA; Principal=Leonard Claude Ellis 
Death*14 May 1989  

Family

Leonard Claude Ellis b. 24 Jul 1916, d. 7 Apr 1989

Burter Grace Siler

F
Marriage* Groom=Earl Clarence Ellis 

Family

Earl Clarence Ellis b. 1909

George Quitman Simmons

M, b. 9 December 1894
Birth*9 December 1894  

Family

Ophelia Ellis b. Jun 1890

Mary Ann Simmons

F
Marriage* Groom=John Rayner 

Family

John Rayner
Child

Sarah Elizabeth Singletary

F
Marriage*28 September 1879 Saint Jo, Montague County, Texas, USA; Groom=James Wesley Ellis 

Family

James Wesley Ellis b. 16 Jul 1848, d. 2 Jun 1927
Child

Chava (Eva) Sirota

F
Birth* Butrimonys, Lithuania 
Marriage*1871 Groom=Abram (Avraham Yehudah) Ioels (Ellis) 

Family

Abram (Avraham Yehudah) Ioels (Ellis) b. 20 May 1852, d. 19 Sep 1923
Child

Mary Skinner

F
Marriage*1668 Principal=Jeremiah Ellis 

Family

Jeremiah Ellis b. 3 Jul 1644, d. 1722
Child

Prudence Marie Slade

F
Marriage* Groom=Leonard Vollney Ellis 

Family

Leonard Vollney Ellis b. 7 Nov 1915, d. 5 Feb 1970

Eliza Jane Sloan

F, b. 3 May 1876
Birth*3 May 1876 17 Northumberland Street, Belfast, Ireland 
Marriage*24 December 1896 Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Groom=Nathaniel Lewis Ellis 

Family

Nathaniel Lewis Ellis b. 18 Jan 1865, d. 8 Sep 1931
Children

Margaret Small

F
Marriage* Groom=Lemuel Joel Bynum Ellis 

Family

Lemuel Joel Bynum Ellis
Child

Rose Smalley

F
Marriage* Groom=Linsey Ellis 

Family

Linsey Ellis b. 1808
Child

(?) Smith

F
Marriage* Groom=John Riley Ellis 

Family

John Riley Ellis b. 1891
Child

Anne "Nancy" T. Smith

F, b. 1820, d. 1860
Birth*1820 Gallatin, Kentucky, USA 
Marriage* Groom=David Ellis 
Death*1860  

Family

David Ellis b. 1816, d. 1866
Child

Betsey Smith

F, b. circa 1803, d. 1837
Birth*circa 1803  
Marriage*circa 1821 Ellisburg, New York, USA; Groom=John Ellis 
Death*1837  

Family

John Ellis b. 3 Feb 1784, d. 7 Jul 1847

Dorcas Smith

F
Marriage* Groom=William C. Ellis 

Family

William C. Ellis b. 1840
Child

Ebenezer Smith

M, b. 4 October 1734, d. 6 July 1824
Note* [Working File.FTW]


From 'Richard Ellis and his Descendants, 1888'.

He was a Baptist minister, began to preach when 19 years of age, and wasordained August 20th, 1761.

When a young man he served in the Army in the French and Indian War, andassisted in building a fort around his father's house, which was a resortof the neighborhood against the Indians for about three years. After thedeath of Remember Ellis, his first wife, in 1795, Elder Smith marriedLucy Shepardson, June 15th, 1796. She died on October 5th, 1808, aged 68years. Jan 5th, 1809, he married Esther Harvey, and she died on October14th, 1814, aged 78.

Elder Smith was a pure and noble man and was held in high esteem by allwho knew him, and he was extensively known throughout New England and NewYork. Elder Supply Chase, of Detroit, Michigan, a Baptist minister nowover 86 years of age, says, 'Elder Ebenezer Smith's is one of thesanctified names in the Baptist denomination.' Both he and his father,Chileab Smith, were pioneers in the Baptist faith in WesternMassachusetts. The persecution they suffered on account of theirreligious belief was almost incredible. This extended over the course ofabout ten years and required them to make repeated journeys to theGeneral Court at Boston for redress of their grievances. Their orchardswere torn up and lands sold to pay tithes for the support of otherchurches than their own. Warrants for their arrest on fictitious chargeswere issued, but in each instance they were completely vindicated. Ayear before his death Elder Smith wrote quite a full account of hisministry and trials.

Elder Ebenezer Smith was a son of Chileab Smith, Sr. who was born inSouth Hadley, Massachusetts in 1708, and he, Chileab, was a son ofPreserved Smith, who was born in 1679, who was a son of Preserved Smith,born January 27, 1637 and the latter was a son of Reverend Henry Smith,of Wethersfield, Connecticut who emigrated from England in 1636. Incrossing the ocean they encountered such violent storms that all hopes oftheir reaching land was lost. However they were providentiallypreserved, and having a son born on the voyage, they gave him the name ofPreserved, which has been a frequent name in the Smith family in everygeneration since.

Mr. Chileab Smith, Sr. was a very positive character and the most notedman in Ashfield's history. On account of a schism in the church atWethersfield, Connecticut, a large portion of the congregation removed toHadley, Mass. Years afterwards another schism took place at Hadley, whenChileab moved to Ashfield in 1750 - then called Huntstown. At the age of80 years he was ordained a Baptist minister by his sons Elders Ebenezerand Enos Smith. At the age of 85 he married his second wife. He died inAshfield in 1800, aged 92 years. His first wife, and mother of hischildren, was Sarah Moody. One of his sons, Chileab, Jr. was born inHadley in 1742, and died in Ashfield in 1843, aged 100 years and sevenmonths.

Elder Ebenezer Smith was a minister of the gospel for 72 years, andpreached 10,920 sermons, and rode one horse over 25,000 miles. Hepreached in Ashfield nearly 40 years. When 76 years of age he made avisit to Cayuga County, New York, where several of his children hadsettled. He made the trip on horseback and was gone 120 days, andpreached as many sermons as he was days gone. At Throopsville, CayugaCounty, New York, he preached to the settlers there in the hollow of alarge buttonwood tree which held an audience of 32 persons. From this asa beginning the Baptist church there was founded.

His last sermon in Ashfield was 'delivered May 22, 1815, before a largeassembly.' He was then in this 81st year. The sermon was printed andreads like a good, old- fashioned strictly orthodox discourse. The nextyear he removed to Stockton, Chautauqua County, New York, where his sonEbenezer, Jr., had settled in 1815. Every Sabbath thereafter, until hisdeath, he rode his horse to the place of worship. He died at the houseof his son Ebenezer, Jr., July 6th, 1824, aged 89 years, 9 months, andtwo days, in the full vigor of his mental powers, and as full of honorsas of years. While he deplored his lack of educational privileges in hisyouth, he knew the advantages of early education and his eldest son,Preserved, and youngest son, Richard, went to Brown University, wherethey graduated. He raised seven children, and a year before his deathestimated his posterity then living at 100 souls. Personally Elder Smithwas about five feet eight inches tall, thick set and dark complexioned. 
Birth*4 October 1734 South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA 
Marriage*1 July 1756 Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA; Bride=Remember Ellis 
Death*6 July 1824 Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, USA 

Family

Remember Ellis b. 1 May 1735, d. 15 Sep 1795

Edith Mae Smith

F
Marriage* Groom=Charles Willard Ellis 

Family

Charles Willard Ellis b. 1880
Child

Ferne Grace Smith

F
Marriage* Groom=Donald Dean Ellis 

Family

Donald Dean Ellis b. 1915

Gladys Irene Smith

F, b. 8 January 1917, d. 11 January 2003
Occupation*  
Birth*8 January 1917 Wilmington, North Carolina, USA 
Marriage*12 June 1932 Marion, South Carolina, USA; Groom=Marshall Stenson Ellis 
Death*11 January 2003 Atrium Nursing Home, Jacksonville, Florida, USA 

Family

Marshall Stenson Ellis b. 8 Oct 1912, d. 13 May 1971
Children

Seaborn C. Smith

M, b. 22 November 1892
Birth*22 November 1892  

Catherine Snyder

F, b. 6 September 1856, d. 23 January 1939
Birth*6 September 1856 Spring Bay, Illinois, USA 
Marriage*23 July 1873 Spring Bay, Illinois, USA; Groom=Benjamin Ellis 
Death*23 January 1939 Cherryvale, Kansas, USA 

Family

Benjamin Ellis b. 27 Jul 1855, d. Nov 1929

Olivia Soper

F
Marriage* Groom=Orrin J. Ellis 

Family

Orrin J. Ellis b. c 1831
Child

John Walter Spann

M, b. 19 January 1905
Birth*19 January 1905 Jeff Davis County, Georgia, USA 

Family

Myrtle E. Ellis b. 4 Oct 1908, d. 2 Apr 1954