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Family: William ELLIS, Jr. / Sarah TOWNS (F1582)

m. 5 Aug 1806


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  • Father | Male
    William ELLIS, Jr.

    Born  Abt 1788  , , Warren County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1859  , , Stewart County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  5 Aug 1806  [1, 2]  , , Warren County, North Carolina, USA  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Anne Jane FINLAY\FINLEY | F1940 
    Married  20 Apr 1838  , , Stewart County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Mother | Female
    Sarah TOWNS

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Father  David TOWNS, Jr. | F1936 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Hanna FOX | F1936 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Jane ELLIS

    Born  Abt 1807   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mr. COLLIER | F1939 
    Married     

    Mahala Fox ELLISChild 2 | Female
    + Mahala Fox ELLIS

    Born  1809  , , Sumner County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Abt 1867  , Cave Springs Twp., Laclede County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Jesse COLLIER, I | F602 
    Married  1825  , , Stewart County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    Harriet T. ELLIS

    Born  1813   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  John W. MATHIS | F1943 
    Married  1837   

    Child 4 | Female
    Martha ELLIS

    Born  Between 1810 and 1815   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  John J. HAGLER | F1944 
    Married     

    Child 5 | Female
    + Sarah L. ELLIS

    Born  1817   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mr. WEEKS | F1945 
    Married     
    Spouse  Elisha CROSSWELL | F1946 
    Married  4 Oct 1849  , Stewart, Stewart County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Male
    + Edward J. ELLIS

    Born  1819   
    Died  1865   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Caroline Cyntha DICK | F1947 
    Married  6 Apr 1848   


  • Notes 
    • source: http://www.familytreelegends.com/trees/edsallcar/1/data/105

      While Wiliam Ellis Jr. was in Stewart County as early a 1816, first record of purchase of land by him in that county is in Deed Book 9, pg 343, March 19, 1823. From Martin Bingham to William Ellis, 250 acres on Elk Creek. He may have acquired other land earlier, but, if so, deed was not recorded or record was lost. 1836 Tax List, Stewart county Dist. 6 shows:"William Ellis, no lands;" 1838 list shows William Ellis, Dist. 6, taxed on 250 acres. Others on 1836 list in Dist. 6 no land: William E Ellis, Duncan H. Ellis and Jesse Collier.

      For many years William Ellis Jr., was an active Justice of the Peace, performing many marriage ceremonies; also an active juror, a tax collector and in 1850, census taker for Stewart County.

      After removal to Tennessee, William and Sarah lived for a few years in Robertson County. Court minutes of that county for May 1810 name Isaac Winters as overseer of road from Milton Creek up to Caleb's Creek, with William Ellis, Sr., William Ellis, Jr., Sims Ellis and others as hands; a similar order in Minutes for Aug., 1810 names Reuben Bowers as overseer of the Iron Works road from th said Bowers to the Ford of Sulphur Creek, and directs him, with the tithes of William Ellis, Sr., William Ellis, Jr and others to keep the road in repair. Dixie L McCrary, "The Ellis Line from Surry," (1978, pg 198-207)

      Research by a descendant Mr. Paul H Arnot of Palo Alto, California, establishes that William and Sarah were in Stewart County., Tennessee by December 1816. Entry in Stewart County Minutes, 1815-19, p. 178 shows: May 7, 1817 The last will of Lemuel Smith, dec'd, was proved in open court by oath of William Ellis one of the subscribing witnesses thereto who also made statement that he saw James Milam, Sally Ellis Subscribe their names, ect.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1180] "North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011," database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 June 2016 : citing North Carolina County Registers of Deeds, microfilm, Record Group 048, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.. (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S902] Broughton, Carrie L., compiler, Marriage and death notices in Raleigh register and North Carolina State gazette, 1799-1825 (v1) and 1846-1867 (v2), (Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1975), p. 22. (Reliability: 1).