John Ellis Family 1750

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John E Ellis was born in 1750 in Goochland County, Virginia.
He is the son of Isaac Ellis and Eliza Smith

He died in 1815 in Hamlen County, Tennessee and is buried in the Ellis Family cemetery in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

He married Mary Jane Rhodes in 1770 in Goochland County, Virginia.
John E Ellis appears to have adopted a son who was to become John E Ellis.
This is our direct ancestor

Other children of John Ellis and Mary Jane Rhodes are:
  • A son, Isaac Ellis was born in 1771.
  • A daughter, Polly Ellis was born in about 1774.
  • A son, William Ellis was born about 1776.
  • A son, Thomas Ellis was born in 1778.
  • He also married Jemima Lane about 1783.

    John Ellis also had a son with Jemima Lane
  • A son, Ezekiel Ellis was born in 1784.
  • According to other records John Ellis enlisted in the Revelutionary war 22 Jan 1777 and served as a Corporal in the 10th Virginia Regiment. In researching this item, I find that there was a John Ellis, corporal, whose DAR envelope is listed as #484 in the 10th Virginia Regiment as seen here. A note at the bottom of the DAR envelope says "See also 6th VA Rgt". (The 10th VA Regiment was combined with the 6th at a later date.) I did not find John in the 6th Regiment.

    valleyforgemusterroll.org says John Ellis was in the 5th Division, 10th Virginia Regiment, Weedon's Brigade, Capt Hughes Woodson and Capt John Mountjoy's Company. There is also a note that (Weedon's Brigade was) "Part Of 10th Virginia Regiment During the Valley Forge Encampment, But Transferred To The 6th Virginia Regiment In September 1778. Complete Record Of Both Regiments Filed With The Records Of The 6th.

    There was also a Private William Ellis in the same Regiment. The bottom of William's DAR envelope seems to indicate that he may have served in the 1st and the 10th Regiments.

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