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William Ellis

Male 1818 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name William Ellis 
    Born 14 Apr 1818  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-36129 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I36129  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father Rev. David Ellis,   b. 1787, Killashandra, Cavan, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1845, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Margaret Jones,   b. Abt 1790, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1866, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Family ID F40559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WILLIAM ELLIS, farmer, Township of South Dumfries, is a native of Waterloo County, Ontario, and was born 14th April, 1818. His father was one of the first settlers in this section of Canada, having emigrated from his native land, Ireland, at a very early day. He died in South Dumfries Township about the year 1845, and his wife, who was from Pennsylvania, died also in South Dumfries, February, 1866. They were married in Canada, and settled in Waterloo County originally, but finally moved to South Dumfries. William Ellis, our subject, married in 1839, Hannah Howell, born in Dumfries Township, 19th June, 1821, died 12th December, 1853 ; she was a daughter of Jonah Howell. Mr. Ellis again married, taking for his second wife Jane Cushnughan, born in Ireland, 20th September, 1831, and a daughter of Edward Cushnaghan. She was only two years of age when she left Ireland for Canada with her parents ; her father died, 8th November, 1881. Mr. Ellis, and both his first and second wife were members of the Baptist Church, and he himself has acted as School Trustee for several terms. By his first wife he had a family of eight children, of whom five survive, viz., Jonah, Mary, Sarah J., Alice M. and Hannah. The deceased are Margaret, Catharine and an infant. By his second marriage were born five, all living\emdash James H., Edward, Judson, William S. and Frank L Success has closely attended Mr. Ellis' perseverance and industrial habits, for from nothing comparatively he has become owner of 198 acres improved land, with fine buildings, and this he has acquired since coming into the County of Brant.


      The history of the county of Brant, Ontario: containing a history of the county: its township, cities, towns, schools, J. H. Beers & Co. Warner, Beers & Co.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1533] Book - The History of the County of Brant, Ontario, Biography of William Ellis Jr.: 660-1.

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