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James,1 ELLIS c1735-1828 age 93yrs


Fourth Generation!
James,1 ELLIS, [SFA-ID# ELLIS 1.3.1.4]
(1st s/o...William Gordon & Mary (CLARK) ELLIS, of Kent Co., MD. to Rowan Dist. NC.
(1Gs/o.,,..John Clarn & Margarett Elizabeth (COFLIN) ELLIS, of Kent Co., MD.
(2Gs/o..,,.John,1 & Elizabeth (JOANES) ELLIS, of England, to Kent Co., MD. "The American Progenitor"
b. c1739 Kent Co., MD; d. c1828, age 89, in old Rutherford Co. (present-day Cleveland Co., NC.) He is buried on the "Homestead" Cemetery, near Ellis's Ferry (Old QUINN Ferry) along the Broad River. in Cleveland Co., NC. At the age of 22 (bfr1761) he married the 22 year old Miss Margaret "Peggy" HOPPER. (d/o M/M Thomas HOPPER) b. abt 1739; d. Unknown Buried: ELLIS Family Cemetery, next to husband (Headstone not found, by this Writer) They had 11 children born to this union: As per [REF: 155, Pg5] 1. 1st Dau: Mary, c1761-1817 a56yrs m. c1790 Ned CANTRELL, 1Ch 2. 2nd Dau: Nancy, c1766- m. c1791 Sarrat WILSON; 4Ch 3. 1st Son: Wm. G. II, c1767- m. c1792 Amy SMITH, 7Ch 4. 3rd Dau: Ann, c1769- Not Traced! 5. 4th Dau: Rebecca, c1771- m. c1790 John WILSON, C Unk 6. 2nd Son: James, Jr. c1773- m. c1795 M. Peggy HOPPER, 3Ch 7. 5th Dau: Elizabeth, c1776- m. c1800 Motz GILLIAM, 3Ch 8. 6th Dau: Lettie, *1781-1851 a70yrs m. c1799 Anthony SARRATT, 9Ch 9. 7th Dau: Jane, c1782-1833 a51yrs m. c1803 John,6 SARRATT, 8Ch 10. 3rd Son: Benjamin, *1782-1870 a87yrs m. c1804 Polly HOPPER, 11Ch 11. 4th Son: Absaloan, c1784- m. *1809 Hannah WEBBER, 10Ch 12. 8th Dau: Hannah, c1788-1844 a56yrs Never Married!
REF:#155  "Nobel Sarratt, Book Pub. c1897"
 (James & Peggy (Hopper) ELLIS Family Members)
 In [See Book REF:#155, Pg5] List:
Grandfather JAMES ELLIS married PEGGY HOPPER. He and his brother came from Massachusetts, his brother settling in Lincoln County, North Carolina. JAMES ELLIS settled near Ellis's Ferry, Cleveland County, on the Broad River. His children were born as follows:
     1. MARY ELLIS, b. 1761;
     2. WILLIAM, b. 1767;
     3. ANN, b. 1769;
     4. REBECCA, b. 1771;
     5. JAMES, b. 1773;
     6. ELIZABETH, b. 1776;
     7. BENJAMIN, b. 1782;
     8. LETTIE, b. 1785;
     9. ABSALOAN, and
     10. NANCY birth dates not on hand.

In [REF: # 155, Pg7] List:
JAMES ELLIS's brother, who settled in Lincoln County, North Carolina, married HENRY QUINN's daughter.

Source: from Personal Knowledge
  Possible Record Problem!
#1. The only record this writer has found for the ELLIS family in "Massachusetts" was a record dated 27 May 1663 a one Joseph ELLIS was listed as "Freeman." and no records found in Lincoln Co., NC. for Census 1790 to 1830..prs Other records indicate James ELLIS was born in Kent Co., Maryland NOT Massachusetts. ..prs
#2. See: SFA-FG Children
#3. James Sr. ELLIS brother (John ELLIS) settling in Lincoln Co., NC. married Mary QUINN, daughter of HENRY QUINN
REF:#146  "The William Gordon ELLIS Family"
 (James & Peggy (Hopper) ELLIS Family Members)
 In [REF:#146] List:
"The history of the ELLIS family in Cleveland Co., NC. began in the middle 1700's according to known records and deeds. Two sons of James ELLIS settled on the South side of the the Broad River near the ELLIS Ferry on land purchased from Edward DICKSON in 1773. Mr. DICKSON had owned the land since 1763 which he received from through a Grant."
James ELLIS married Peggy HOPPER. They had 11 Children
1. Mary, b. 1761
2. William, b. 1767
3. Rebecca, b. 1771
4. James, b. 1773
5. Elizabeth, b. 1776
6. Jane, b. 1778
7. Benjamin, b. 1782
8. Lettie, b. 1785
9. Absalon, b. No Dates
10. Nancy, b. No Dates
Rebekah ELLIS & Nancy GREENE, state their Source as:
Members of the William Gordon ELLIS Family, Family Bible, Cleveland Co. Census 1850, 1860, 1870
A "Taxroll" record of 1782 for Rutherford Co., NC. list a one James ELLIS. (Our James would be age 43. ..prs James, Sr. ELLIS wife Peggy (HOPPER) ELLIS and Family can be found in the 1790 Census for Rutherford Co., NC. [Rutherford Co., NC., M-637, Reel 7, Page 119, F.G. 03-02-05-00-00] H/H James ELLIS; b. 1739; Age 51 (16 Over Free White) Wife Peggy (HOPPER) b. 1739; Age 51 (Free White) 2. 1st Son: WILLIAM, b. 1767; Age 23 (16 Over) 5. 2nd Son: JAMES, Jr. b. 1773; Age 17 (16 Over) 6. 4th Dau: ELIZABETH, b. 1776; Age 14 (Free White) 7. 5th Dau: JANE, b. 1778; Age 12 (Free White) 8. 3rd Son: BENJAMIN, b. 1782; Age 08 (16 Under) 9. 6th Dau: LETTIE, b. 1785; Age 05 (Free White) 10. 4th Son: ABSALOAN, b. 1787; Age 03 (16 Under) 11. 7th Dau: NANCY, b. 1789; Age 01 (Free White) James, Sr. ELLIS wife Peggy (HOPPER) ELLIS and Family can be found in the 1800 Census for Rutherford Co., NC. [Rutherford Co., NC., M-32, Reel 33, Page 109, F.G. 01101-0301-00] H/H James ELLIS; b. 1739; Age 61 (45 Over) Wife Peggy (HOPPER) b. 1739; Age 61 (45 Over) 6. 4th Dau: ELIZABETH, b. 1776; Age 24 (No list; Mar prior 1800 7. 5th Dau: JANE, b. 1778; Age 22 (10 to 16 Note age dif.) 8. 3rd Son: BENJAMIN, b. 1782; Age 18 (16 to 26) 9. 6th Dau: LETTIE, b. 1785; Age 15 (10 to 16) 10. 4th Son: ABSALOAN, b. 1787; Age 13 (10 to 16) 11. 7th Dau: NANCY, b. 1789; Age 11 (10 to 16) 1st Son William ELLIS, married prior to 1800 Census (c1792) can be found living with his own family (Same page as his father and brother James. Jr. [Rutherford Co., NC., M-32, Reel 33, Page 109, F.G. 10010-20010-00] H/H William ELLIS b. 1767 Age 33 (26 to 45) Wife: Amy (SMITH) b. 1767 Age 33 (26 to 45) 1st Dau: Unknown b. 1792 Age 08 (Under 10) 2nd Dau: Unknown b. 1794 Age 06 (Under 10) 1st Son: Unknown b. 1796 Age 04 (Under 10) 2nd Son James, Jr. ELLIS, married prior to 1800 Census can be found living with his own family (Same page as his father and brother William ELLIS [Rutherford Co., NC., M-32, Reel 33, Page 109, F.G. 20201-01000-00] H/H James, Jr. ELLIS; b. c1773 Age 27 (45 Over, Note age dif.) Wife: M. Peggy (HOPPER) b. c1784 Age 16 (10 to 16) Male: Unknown; (16 to 26) Male: Unknown; (16 to 26) Male: Unknown; (Under 10) Male: Unknown; (Under 10)
  ELLIS Family Cemetery, nr Ellis Ferry, Cleveland Co., NC.
James ELLIS, age 93yrs
1735 - 1828
(No Marker)

(Need Photo of Headstone)
Peggy (Hopper) ELLIS, age ??yrs
178? - 18??
 
Fifth Generation! 1.3.1.4.01 Mary ELLIS (1st d/o James,1 Sr. ELLIS & Mother: "Peggy" HOPPER) b. __ ___ Old Rutherford Co., (Now Cleveland Co.), NC. d. 05 Mar 1817, age 56yrs, Cleceland Co., NC. Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) At age 22yrs she married in 1783, Southerland Rutherford Co., NC. to Ned CANTRELL, (s/o M/M CANTRELL Parents) Not Traced! They had at least 1 Son born to this Union: [REF:#155, Pg5] 1.3.1.4.01.1 Son: David CANTRELL, b. c1783- Not Traced! 1.3.1.4.03 Rebecca ELLIS (2nd d/o James,1 Sr. ELLIS & Mother: "Peggy" HOPPER) b. __ ___ 1771, Old Rutherford Co., (Now Cleveland Co.), NC. d. Unknown Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) At age 22yrs she married in 1793, Southerland Rutherford Co., NC. to John WILSON, Not Traced! They had Children born to this Union: Source: 1810 Census Rutherford Co., NC. (M-32, Reel 33, Morgan Twp, p153, Household # 01101-0301-00) H/H John Wilson, b. c1784, age 26 (16-26) Wife, Rebecca (Ellis) b. c1781, age 29 (26-45); 1 female (10-16) 1 Male (0-10); 3 females (0-10); [Note: James Ellis, father of Rebecca Ellis who married John Wilson, also lived in Morgan Twp.] ***************************** Possible Record Problem! Ch 8 In REF: #103 list Lititia ELLIS being b. 05 Aug. 1781 In REF: #155 Nobel SARRATT list being b. 1785 ..prs Ch12 8th Dau: Hannah, was NOT listed in REF #103 or #155, but was listed d/o James in Vol 2, Moss & Amos Cem Bk. Nobel SARRATT writes that "JAMES ELLIS, Jr. married WILLIAM HOPPER'S [Unknown] daughter." [other record indicate her name was Margaret "Peggy" HOPPER ..prs] Nobel goes on to list Children: HANNAH ELLIS, b. 1745; died in 1811, aged 66 years. MARY R. ELLIS, b. ; died Feb. 18, aged 25 years. ABSALOM ELLIS, b. 1826; died April 23, 1851, aged 25 years. All are buried at the homestead of JAMES, Sr., near Ellis's Ferry. [Source: REF: 155; THE SARRATT FAMILY: By Nobel Sarratt, Ed. c1897 b. c1809 - d. c1897; Page 5 ] Possible Record Problem! Nobel list Dau Hannah Ellis as being born in 1745 this is before her parents being born! ..prs In this 1800 Census for Rutherford Co., NC. their is a un-accounted "Francis ELLIS" (Male based on spelling) Female based on Family Group age 26 to 45 living with the following: Pg# 109, F.G. 20230-00110-02 1 Female (16 to 26) 3 Males (26 to 45) 2 Males (10 to 16) 2 Males (Under 10) 2 Slaves Source: REF: 155; THE SARRATT FAMILY: By Nobel Sarratt, Ed. c1897 b. c1809 - d. c1897; Page 5 6. 4th Dau: ELIZABETH ELLIS married MOTZ GILLIAM. They had three children: MARTIN GILLIAM, PEGGY GILLIAM and ELLIS GILLIAM. Source: REF: 155; THE SARRATT FAMILY: By Nobel Sarratt, Ed. c1897 b. c1809 - d. c1897; Page 6 3rd Son: BENJAMIN ELLIS; b. 28 Sep. 1782; d. June 21, 1870, aged 87 years, & 8 months and 29 days. Married Mary "Polly" HOPPER; b. 12 Sep 1777; d. June 23, 1871, aged 93 years, 9 months and 11 days. She was a daughter of JOSEPH HOPPER. They had six sons and five daughters: 1. 1st Son: CHARLES, 2. 2nd Son: J. R. ELLIS, 3. 3rd Son: ALONZO, 4. 4th Son: MARENS, 5. 5th Son: WILLIS, 6. 1st Dau: MAREILY, 7. 2nd Dau: AMELIA, 8. 3rd Dau: LOUISA, 9. 4th Dau: SALLIE, 10. 5th Dau: DORA; 11. 6th Son: DAVID; Nobel writes on page 6 "ABSALONE, ELLIS, son of BENJAMIN, Sr., died April 23, 1851, aged 25 years." Possible Record Problem! Nobel on page 5 list Absalone ELLIS was a son of James, Jr. Not Benjamin, Sr. also he did NOT list Absalone as one of the six sons on page 6. ..prs Source: REF: 155; THE SARRATT FAMILY: By Nobel Sarratt, Ed. c1897 b. c1809 - d. c1897; Page 6 4th Son: ABSALOM ELLIS'S children were named: BETSEY, ADALINE, POLLY, JAMES, SOLOMON, GREEN, BENJAMIN, JOHN, ABSALOM Jr. 3, and JOSEPH. Source: REF: 155; THE SARRATT FAMILY: By Nobel Sarratt, Ed. c1897 b. c1809 - d. c1897; Page 6 7th Dau: NANCY ELLIS married AUY/GUY WILSON. Her children were: NANCY WILSON, EPHRIAM WILSON, THOMAS WILSON and KIZZIE WILSON. Source: REF: 155; THE SARRATT FAMILY: By Nobel Sarratt, Ed. c1897 b. c1809 - d. c1897; Page 7 MARY MAREILLA ELLIS died March 26, 1817, aged 11 years and 11 days. Buried at the ELIJAH TURNER'S old place, north of Grassy Pond. DAVID ELLIS died in 1857, aged 17 years; MARY M. ELLIS, died May 5, 1847. Buried at the ELIJAH TURNER'S old place, north of Grassy Pond. Page 19 HARRIET C. ELLIS and DAVID H. GRAMBLING, were married in Sep. 2, 1856. JOHN SIMPSON BOBO, was married to JOSIA CHAPIN, May 4, 1890. Mrs. DAVID H. GRAMBLING, daughter of J. R. ELLIS, and are living at the JOHN ELLIS old place, near the ferry. She had [Pg 20 ] only one child, BENJAMIN BRECKENRIDGE ELLIS GRAMBLING who died June 1890, unmarried. MELVINA NARCISA ELLIS, third daughter of J. R. ELLIS, married J. C. CARTER, a Baptist Minister.
  Source and Reference Notes
 [REF:#001]  Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.   prsjr@aol.com
Sarratt/Sarrett/Surratt Families of America (SFA)©
Bibliography County Histories
 [REF:#103]  Samuel S. Wood   See: SFA-REF: #103. Lineage Chart - 1977, Prepared by Lt. Col., Ret. Samuel Sidney Wood 2352 Bruce Ave., Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302 (Pickney District Chapter Linage Chart No. 89, 15 Jul. 1977]
 [REF:#155]  Nobel J. Sarratt Nobel J. Sarratts' Book 1897  See: [SFA-REF: # 155]
 See: Nobel J. Sarratt, Book 1897:
 [REF:#002]    

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