John E Ellis Family 1772

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John E Ellis was born March 16, 1772 in Virginia.
John died February 28, 1844 and is buried in the family cemetery in Church Hill, Hawkins County, Tennessee.

John grew up in the home of John Ellis and Mary Jane Rhodes of Goochland County, Virginia.

The parentage of John E Ellis is currently unknown. DNA testing is currently being done at this time on various members of the Ellis/Neely family. What is certain at this time is that John's father was NOT named Ellis. This John Ellis was most likely adopted at a young age.

DNA testing has determined that our lineage from John Ellis 1772 goes through Thomas Neely who was born about 1695 in Ballynasaggart by Clogher, Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland and died June 22, 1756 in York, Pennsylvania. There are probably two generations of Neely between Thomas Neely and John Ellis (b. 1772). We are working to identify the probabilities at this time. My thoughts on the father of John E Ellis may be read here.

John E Ellis married Nancy Jane Hale on September 30, 1805 in
Church Hill, Hawkins County, Tennessee
NOTE: the Hale family name has also been spelled Hail, Heale, or Haile

John's home was in Church Hill, TN where he farmed 929 acres in Hawkins County.
He and Nancy were members of the Old Union Methodist Church.

John E Ellis fathered a son who was born January 3, 1808.
This son was named William Neal Ellis. This is our direct ancestor

Other children of John E Ellis and Nancy Jane Hale are:
  • A daughter, Johannah S Ellis was born June 22, 1807.
  • A son, John H Ellis was born June 11, 1811.
  • A son, Guy Smith Hail Ellis was born April 21, 1814.
  • A daughter, Jane R S Ellis was born April 8, 1817.
  • A daughter, Nancy Jenkins Ellis was born March 8, 1820.
  • A daughter, Elizabeth Susannah Ellis was born June 30, 1824.

    Some are reporting IN ERROR that another daughter, Mary Ellis was born in 1829.

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