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Notes for Lewis Eells

1810 census Waterbury, Salem Society, New Haven Co., CT page 652
Eels, Daniel
Males 20011
2 males under age 10 (Lewis, age 5, Edward, age 6)
1 male age 26 to 44 (Daniel, age 29)
1 male over 45 (Lenthall Eells?)
Females 10011
1 female under age 10 (Maria, age 3)
1 female age 26 to 44 (Polly, age 26-44)
1 female over 45 (Mary Smith Eells?)

1810 to 1815 - moved to New York - in Ashtabula OH in 1813???

1820 census, Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY page 582
EELLS, DANIEL
Males - 211101
1 male 45+ (Daniel, 45-50)
1 male 16-18 (Edward, age 16)
1 male 16-26 (Edward, age 16)
1 male 10-16 (Lewis, age 15)
2 males under 10 (Loren, age 7 & Daniel Jr, age 2)
Females - 11002 - 01
2 females 45+ (Polly age 45-50, Mary Smith Eells??)
1 female 10-16 (Maria, age 13)
1 female under 10 (Minerva, age 10)
1 person engaged in agriculture

Married Nancy Crandall in probably about 1825. 13 children

1830 census Denmark Twp, Ashtabula Co., OH, Page 118
Eells, Daniel
Males - 41124001
1 male 50-60 (Daniel, age 55-60)
4 males 20-30 (Edward, age 26, Lewis, age 25, David Hickox, age 20-30 & Otis Waite??)
2 males 15-20 (Loren, age 17 & Samuel, age 5)
1 male 10-15 (Daniel, age 12)
1 male 5-10 (Ezra, age 9)
4 males under 5 (Edward's son Giles, age 2, Edward's son Andrew, age baby, Lewis' son Nelson, age 2, Daniel Hickox, age 1)
Females - 51004001
1 female 50-60 (Polly, age 55-60)
4 females 20-30 (Edward's wife Anna, age 25, Lewis' wife Nancy, age 22, Maria, age 23 & Minerva, age 20)
1 female 5-10 (Edward's daughter Nancy, age 6)
5 females under 5 (Edward's daughter Polly, age 4, Lewis' daughter Nancy, age 2, Malina Hickox, age 3, & Louisa & Fidelia Hickox, both age 0-5,

1840 census Greenwood Twp., Crawford Co., PA page 323
DANIEL EELLS
11211101-123002001
1 male 50-60 (Daniel, age 65-70?)
1 male 30-40 (Lewis, age 35)
1 male 20-30 (Samuel, age 25)
1 male 15-20 (Ezra, age 19)
2 males 10-15 (Lewis' son Nelson, age 12, Daniel Hickox, age 11)
1 male 5-10 (Lewis' son Orson, age 6)
1 male under 5 (Lewis' son Harvey, age 5)
1 female 60-70 (Polly, age 65-70)
2 females 30-40 (Lewis' wife Nancy, age 32 & Maria, widowed, age 33)
3 females 10-15 (Lewis' daughter Nancy, age 12, Malina Hickox, age 13, & Louisa & Fidelia Hickox, both age 10-15,
2 females 5-10 (Eliza Hickox, age 8 & ??)
1 female under 5 (Lewis' daughter Sarah, age 1)
Also in same town are households of EDWARD EELLS & OTIS WAIT. In same county is LORIN EELLS

The settlement of Daniel EELLS estate (August 1842) says " Polly EELLS, Relick of Daniel EELLS late of Greenwood Township, Crawford county, aforesaid dec'd, presents her petition to the said court, setting forth that your petitioners said husband died late leaving a widow, to wit, your petitioner, with issue of 14 (sic) children (to wit:) Edward, Lewis, Lorin, Daniel, Maria intermarried with Orson Hitchcup (sic), now dec'd and Minerva, intermarried with Otis Wait, and that the said intestate died seized in his demise as of fee or deed in the following lands and tenements, to wit: ----" Note that the petition names 6 children but clearly states issue of 14 children, therefore, at least 8 must have died young, or moved away, and this needs further investigation.

1850 ?

Nancy is listed as widowed with some of the children on the 1860 census of Greenwood, Crawford Co., PA

Excerpt from "History and Genealogical Record of the REIDS, EELL'S, THOMPSON'S and Their Related Families of The United States of America" By WARREN E. REID. LtCol USAF (Retd), Everett, PA 15537, May 1998
104 Lewis Eells, born Oct 8, 1805 Waterbury, Conn., mar. Nancy Crandall, and lived in Crawford County, Pa., and died there in 1853. Thirteen children were born of this marriage. 72/73

----- Original Message -----
From: Charlene L Pinkowski drcharpink@suscom.net
To: karinorthup@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 1:39 PM
Subject: Hi Cousin!

Dear Kari

I have just visited your rootsweb page and your home page and am quite impressed. I call you cousin because you see, we both descend from Daniel Eells (1781-~1844) and Polly Thomas (dates not established in my research). I descend from Maria Eells and David Orson Hickox. I took notice of your establishment of birth places for the last three named children in the family group of Daniel and Polly and have some questions to which I would love to know the answer. I always knew it is important to establish Daniel Eells and Polly in the place in New York to which they emigrated, but had not yet pursued that information. I do have some information on them in Ohio, although not likely as much as you have.

My reason for wanting to establish them in New York is simple. The marriage of Maria Eells to David Orson Hickox had to have taken place in New York, because their eldest child, Malina was born in New York, whereas, my 2 great grandmother Eliza Jane Hickox was born in Ohio as was her brother David Daniel Hickox. That knowledge led me to determine that they migrated into Ohio about 1828 give or take under a year. Thus I found Daniel Eells in Denver Township, Ashtabula, Ohio in 1830 with a number of apparently-married young couples and numerous children under his leadership. I have not had the opportunity to follow up further on that in Ohio but will get to it as I can. I was always interested in determining where they had lived in New York to see if I could find out more regarding David Orson Hickox, or as he is designated in the settlement of estate of Daniel Eells: “Orson Hitchcup”. I was aware that there were some HICKOX families in Cortland County because my 3 great grandfather Nathaniel CALVERT had lived there with his immigrant father John CALVERT before moving on to Mercer County Pennsylvania and in researching in that locale I did see the name Hickox. I always had a question in my mind as to what brought Eliza Jane Hickox together with William Nathaniel Calvert, and feel that if there is a Cortland County connection in this family that could account for their meeting.

I cannot share a lot with you at this time, but will share with you what I know. I would definitely like to know your sources on this family group. Here is an extract from the estate settlement of Daniel Eells that I have in my notes:

The settlement of Daniel EELLS estate says " Polly EELLS, Relick of Daniel EELLS late of Greenwood Township, Crawford county, aforesaid dec'd, presents her petition to the said court, setting forth that your petitioners said husband died late leaving a widow, to wit, your petitioner, with issue of 14 (sic) children (to wit:) Edward, Lewis, Lorin, Daniel, Maria intermarried with Orson Hitchcup (sic), now dec'd and Minerva, intermarried with Otis Wait, and that the said intestate died seized in his demise as of fee or deed in the following lands and tenements, to wit: ----" Note that the petition names 6 children but clearly states issue of 14 children, therefore, at least 8 must have died young, or moved away, and this needs further investigation.

I look forward with great anticipation to your reply

Sincerely

Charlene Calvert Pinkowski

SEE/ELLS
Entries: 5752 Updated: Wed Nov 6 15:20:38 2002 Contact: LoDemie lindquist
ID: I86744118
Name: Lewis EELLS
Given Name: Lewis
Surname: Eells
Sex: M
Birth: 8 Oct 1805
Death: 1853
Change Date: 1 Nov 2000
Note: Eells FH/pg 130

Father: Daniel EELLS b: 1781 in Milford,,Ct
Mother: Polly THOMAS

Marriage 1 Nancy CRANDALL
Children
Nelson EELLS b: 1828
Orson EELLS b: 1833
Harvey EELLS b: 1835
Walter EELLS
Betsy EELLS
Julia EELLS b: 10 Aug 1842
Annabel EELLS b: 1844
Polly EELLS
Sarah EELLS b: Abt 1848
Louisa EELLS
Emily EELLS
Fidelia EELLS
John EELLS