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Daniel Eells was born between 1765-1770 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT. He was the son of Lenthal Eells & Mary Smith
Polly Thomas was born between 1765-1770 in Waterbury Township, New Haven County, CT. She was the daughter of Joseph Thomas & unknown

THE FAMILY OF DANIEL EELLS & POLLY THOMAS

Daniel Eells & Polly Thomas

Daniel Eells & Polly Thomas were married about 1803 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, and they had 13 or 14 children, 8 of whom I have names for. Based on birthplaces of their children they lived in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT at least through 1810. They are listed on the 1810 census of Salem Society, Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT and had children born there through 1813. They moved about 1814 to Cortland, Co., NY. Daniel Eells of Solon Township, Westchester (later Cortland) Co., NY purchased for $434 from Phillip Van Cortland, 100 acres of land in Lot 090 Solon Township Military Tract, June 7, 1814. Daniel & Polly had children born in Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY in 1815, 1818 & 1820, and the family is listed there on the 1820 census. They moved to Ohio in 1828 and are listed on the 1830 census of Denmark Twp., Ashtabula, OH. They moved to Pennsylvania in 1834 and are listed on the 1840 census of Greenwood Twp., Crawford Co. PA. The households in both 1830 & 1840 included families of several of their married children. Daniel Eells died in August 1842 in Crawford, Co., PA. Polly died about 1843 in Crawford Co., PA.
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The children of Daniel Eells & Polly Thomas:

Edward EellsEdward Eells was born on January 07, 1804 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT. His parents are listed on the 1810 census of Waterbury, CT when he was about age 6. The family moved to New York about 1814, and they are listed on the 1820 census of Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY when he was about age 16. Edward married Anna Howell/Hull in 1823 in Cortland Co., NY & they had 10 children. The family moved to Ashtabula Co., Ohio in 1828. The numbers in the household of Daniel Eells on the 1830 census of Denmark, Ashtabula Co., OH indicate that several of their grown children spouses, and grandchildren were living with them at that time, including Edward & Anna. They moved to Crawford Co., Pennsylvania in 1834. The family is listed on the 1840 & 1850 censuses of Greenwood, Crawford Co., PA. The settlement of Daniel EELLS estate (August 1842) lists Edward as a son of Daniel. Edward & Anna moved to Allamakee Co., IA about 1851. Anna died in 1852 in Allamkee co., IA. Edward was appointed Postmaster of Union Prairie, Allamakee County in 1852 and held that position until his death. Edward is listed on the 1854 & 1856 censuses of Union Prairie, Allamakee, Iowa. Edward remarried Elizabeth Goforth on December 06, 1857 in Waukon, Allamakee Co., IA. Edward Eells died in 1859 in Allamakee Co., IA. Edward and Anna are buried in the City Cemetery, near the south side of Waukon, Iowa.
The Family of Edward Eells & Anna Howell/Hull
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Lewis EellsLewis Eells was born on October 08, 1805 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT. His parents are listed on the 1810 census of Waterbury, CT when he was about age 5. The family moved to New York about 1814, and they are listed on the 1820 census of Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY when he was about age 15. Lewis married Nancy Crandall about 1825 and they had 13 children. His parents moved from New York to Ohio in 1828 and I believe Lewis & Nancy went with them. The numbers in the household of Daniel Eells on the 1830 census of Denmark, Ashtabula Co., OH indicate that several of their grown children spouses, and grandchildren were living with them at that time, including Lewis & Nancy. They moved from Ohio to Pennsylvania in 1834, and the numbers indicate they were living in the household of Daniel Eells on the 1840 census of Greenwood Twp., Crawford Co., PA. The settlement of Daniel Eells estate in August 1842 lists Lewis as a son of Daniel. I have not been able to find Lewis and family on the 1850 census at this time. Lewis Eells died in 1853 in Crawford Co., PA. His widow Nancy & several of his children are listed on the 1860 census of Greenwood Twp., Crawford Co., PA
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Maria EellsMaria Eells was born on October 23, 1807 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT. Her parents are listed on the 1810 census of Waterbury, New Haven Co.,CT when she was about age 3. The family moved to New York about 1814, and they are listed on the 1820 census of Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY when she was about age 13. Maria married David Orson Hickox about 1827 and they had 3 children. David & Maria moved to Ohio, in 1828. The numbers in the household of Daniel Eells on the 1830 census of Denmark, Ashtabula Co., OH indicate that several of their grown children spouses, and grandchildren were living with them at that time, including David & Maria. David died in 1833 in Sheffield, Ashtabula Co., OH. I believe Maria moved with her parents from Ohio to Pennsylvania, and there are persons in the household of Daniel Eells on the 1840 census of Greenwood Twp., Crawford Co. ,PA who are the right ages to be Maria and her children. The settlement of Daniel Eells estate in August 1842 lists "Maria intermarried with Orson Hitchcup (sic), now dec'd " as a daughter of Daniel. At some time between 1840 to 1850 Maria returned to Ohio. Maria remarried William James Wiley on March 02, 1845 (where?). William & Maria are listed on the 1850 census Sheffield, Ashtabula Co., OH with no children listed in the household at that time. Maria Eells Hickox Wiley died in Dec 1852 in Sheffield, Ashtabula Co., OH.
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Minerva EellsMinerva Eells was born on September 10, 1810 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT. Her parents moved from Connecticut to New York about 1814, and they are listed on the 1820 census of Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY when she was about age 10. Her parents moved from New York to Ohio in 1828, and they are listed on the 1830 census of Denmark, Ashtabula Co., OH. Minerva married Otis Wait/Waite about 1830 and there are persons in the household of Daniel Eells that are the right ages to be Minerva and Otis. The family moved from Ohio to Pennsylvania sometime between 1830 to 1834. Otis & Minerva had 5 children, born between 1831 to 1841. The family is listed on the 1840 census of Greenwood, Crawford Co., PA. The settlement of Daniel Eells estate in August 1842 lists "Minerva, intermarried with Otis Wait" as a daughter of Daniel.. Minerva Eells Waite died sometime between 1842 to 1849 in Crawford Co., PA. Otis remarried Sarah Randolph on April 30, 1849 in Meadville, Crawford Co., PA. Otis, Sarah, and his children from his marriage to Minerva are listed on the 1850 census of Greenwood, Crawford Co., PA. The 1850 census lists all of the children of Otis & Minerva as born in Pennsylvania, but this may be an error. Note on Otis Waite - Warren Reid lists his name as Byron Waite, and a tree posted on www.Familysearch.com lists his name as Byron Otis Waite. He is listed as Otis on the census records I have found, and the 1842 estate papers of Daniel Eells list "Minerva, intermarried with Otis Wait" as a daughter of Daniel.
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Loren EellsLoren Eells was born about 1813 in Waterbury, CT. His parents moved from Connecticut to New York about 1814, and they are listed on the 1820 census of Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY when he was about age 7. His parents moved from Connecticut to Ohio in 1828, and they are listed on the 1830 census of Denmark, Ashtabula Co., OH. Loren married Lucretia Tiffany, probably about 1833. His parents moved from Ohio to Pennsylvania in 1834. Loren remarried Mary Elizabeth Kilpatrick in 1838 in Crawford Co., PA and they had 6 children. The family is listed on the 1840 census of Fallowfield Twp., Crawford Co., PA. The settlement of Daniel Eells estate in August 1842 lists "Lorin" as a son of Daniel. I have not found Loren & family on the 1850 census at this time. Loren and his family moved to Iowa in 1851 and owned a farm close to the farm of his brother Edward. Both families are listed on the 1854 state census of Union Prairie, Allamakee, Iowa. Following the death of Edward, Loren was appointed Postmaster of Union Prairie in 1859, a position he held until the post office was discontinued in 1868. The family is listed on the 1860 census of Marion Prairie, Allamakee Co., IA. Warren Reid's book states that Loren died in Allamakee County, Iowa in 1870, but there is a record listed on www.ancestry.com for a Loren Eells whose will was probated on Aug. 24, 1868 in Jasper Co., MO that seems to be this Loren. Loren Eells died in 1868 or 1870, in Jasper Co., MO or Allamakee Co., IA.
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Samuel EellsSamuel Eells was born on January 15, 1815 in Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY. I believe he died young - before 1820. The numbers do not fit for him to be on any census records 1820 or later, and I do not have any further information on him. Samuel Eells died sometime after 1815, and probably before 1820 in Cortland Co., New York.
Daniel Eells Jr.Daniel Eells Jr. was born on October 15, 1818 in Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY. There is a male the right age to be him in the household of Daniel Eells on the 1820 census of Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY. His parents moved from Connecticut to Ohio in 1828, and they are listed on the 1830 census of Denmark, Ashtabula Co., OH. They moved to Pennsylvania in 1834 and are listed on the 1840 census of Greenwood Twp., Crawford Co. PA. The households in both 1830 & 1840 included a male in the age group the could be Daniel Jr. Daniel married Eliza Jane Turner on August 24, 1842, probably in Crawford Co., PA, and they had 5 children. I have not found them on the 1850 census at this time, but the family is listed on the 1860 census of East Fallowfield, Crawford Co., PA with all of their children listed as being born in PA beginning in 1848. They are listed on the 1870 census of Greenwood, Crawford Co., PA. Daniel died on Jan. 28, 1877 in Greenwood Township, Crawford County, PA. Eliza is listed as widowed with some of the children on the 1880 census of Greenwood Twp., Crawford Co., PA, and she died in 1884.
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Ezra EellsEzra Eells was born on December 19, 1820 in Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY. He was baptised February 22, 1822 in the First Congregational Church of Cincinatus and Solon Townships, Cortland County, N.Y. There is a male in the household of Daniel Eells in 1830 & 1840 that is the right age to be Ezra. I have not found him on any other census records at this time and do not have any further information on him. Ezra Eells died sometime after 1820, and probably before 1850 in Pennsylvania.
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