Ellis Family - descended from John Ellis b. 1772

The 4 pedigrees shown below are not completely proven.
These are the most common pedigrees given for our family.
A discussion of these 4 versions can be found here.

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Update

Through DNA testing, it has been determined that our direct ancestor on the male side of the family is Thomas Neely b. 1695 in Ireland. This has been confirmed with the 111 marker DNA test.

What we know at this time is that Thomas had the following children:

  • Samuel Neely was born about 1722 in Ulster, Ireland and lived in York County, Pennsylvania.
  • Thomas Neely II was born in County Tyrone, Ireland and lived in Mecklenberg County, North Carolina.
  • Jackson Neely was born in County Tyrone, Ireland and lived in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
  • John Neely was born about 1729 in County Tyrone, Ireland and lived in Adams County, Pensylvania.
  • Mary Jane Neely was born about 1731 in County Tyrone, Ireland
  • Matthew Neely was born about 1733 in Pennsylvania and lived in York County, South Carolina.

  • There seems to be a high probability that John Ellis b.1772 was in fact a Neely that may have been adopted by the John Ellis (b. 1750) family. As Nancy Ellis points out in her genealogy of the Ellis Family, our grandfather John Ellis, (b.1772) kept meticulous notes in his family bible regarding all births, deaths, and marriages of our family but absolutely no mention is made of his father or mother.

    Nancy Ellis also points out that the custom of the times was to name the first son after the paternal grandfather. John Ellis (b.1772) named his first son William Neal Ellis. It is also worth noting that the first child of Ida Margaret Ellis and John Hiram Bollinger was named James Neely Bollinger.

    Prior to DNA testing, the following alternative genealogies were considered:

    Version 1

    David Ellis, Jr. - 1590
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    John Ellis, Sr - 1661
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    John H Ellis - 1685
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    John Ellis III - 1712
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    Isaac Ellis - 1731
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    John E Ellis, Sr - 1750
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    John E Ellis, II - 1772
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    William Neal Ellis - 1808
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    James K Polk Ellis - 1840
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    James Franklin Ellis - 1865
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    Kerry Lee Ellis - 1888
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    James Edward Ellis, Sr - 1916
    |
    James Edward Ellis, Jr.
    Version 2

    David Ellis, Sr - 1558
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    David Ellis, Jr. - 1590
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    John of Tuckahoe Ellis - about 1630
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    John Ellis, Sr (from England) - 1661
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    John H Ellis - 1685
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    John Ellis III - 1712
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    Isaac Ellis - 1731
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    John E Ellis, Sr - 1750
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    John E Ellis, II - 1772
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    William Neal Ellis - 1808
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    James K Polk Ellis - 1840
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    James Franklin Ellis - 1865
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    Kerry Lee Ellis - 1888
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    James Edward Ellis, Sr - 1916
    |
    James Edward Ellis, Jr.
    Version 3

    David Ellis - 1590
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    John Ellis - 1607
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    John Clarin Ellis, Sr - about 1626
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    John Clarin Ellis - 1661
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    John H Ellis - 1685
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    John Ellis - 1712
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    Isaac Ellis - 1731
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    John E Ellis, Sr - 1750
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    John E Ellis, II - 1772
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    William Neal Ellis - 1808
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    James K Polk Ellis - 1840
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    James Franklin Ellis - 1865
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    Kerry Lee Ellis - 1888
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    James Edward Ellis, Sr - 1916
    |
    James Edward Ellis, Jr.
    Version 4

    Zacheus Ellis - about 1635
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    John Ellis (from Wales) - 1661
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    John H Ellis - 1685
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    John Ellis - 1712
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    Isaac Ellis - 1731
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    John E Ellis, Sr - 1750
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    John E Ellis, II - 1772
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    William Neal Ellis - 1808
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    James K Polk Ellis - 1840
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    James Franklin Ellis - 1865
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    Kerry Lee Ellis - 1888
    |
    James Edward Ellis, Sr - 1916
    |
    James Edward Ellis, Jr.


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