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Submitted by: Nancy Davis, Nancy Elbertson, 
Brenda Heriford & Rebecca Taylor

John Samuel Ellis
Methodist Minister
b. May 21,  1822 d. 1906 Evansville Indiana
Interred in Oakwood Cemetery Mount Vernon IL.

He married 6 times and fathered 13 children. 

Married 1st May 1, 1844 in  Batavia  Clermont Co. OH
to Maria Leonard b. July 2, 1825 in Batavia she died Jan 5, 1850,
in Batavia Clermont Co. OH of cholera age 24. 
DAR records show she was buried at the Old Village Graveyard

  1. Henry Lealdas Ellis b. Dec. 14, 1846, Batavia IA 
     d. Oct. 27, 1896 in Mt Vernon) (age 50) 
     Interred Oakwood Cemetery, Mt Vernon, IL
  2. William Jesse Ellis b. April 5, 1845, Batavia IA 
     d. Mar. 19, 1898 in Mt. Vernon, IL. (age 53) 
     Interred West Salem Cemetery, Jefferson Co. IL.
Married 2nd in Feb. 28,1850 Ohio to 
Martha Pavey, b 1830 d.1861 (age 31) in Mt. Vernon, IL
  1. Nancy Ellis b. Nov. 27, 1850 Batavia Ohio, 
     d. Aug. 31, 1935 in Los Angeles CA (age 85)

  2. Edward Everett b. July 28, 1853 Levington, Ohio 
     d. Dec. 24, 1926 St. Louis, MO (age 73)

  3. John Albert Ellis b. Jan. 25, 1854 Batavia Ohio
     d. Oct. 28, 1939. Buhl Idaho, (age 85)

  4. Charles F. Ellis July 1855, Ohio 

Married 3rd June 14, 1863 Mt. Vernon,IL to
Harriet Heinemann (Elizabeth Moss) b. 1833 IL d.1866 Mt.Vernon IL.(age 39)  
She had two children from a previous marriage when they married a son and daughter.
  1. Jacob Taylor Ellis b. March 1864 in Mt. Vernon IL. 
     d. 1906 Carbondale IL.of Typhoid Fever.
     He was raised by his Uncle Capt.John R. Moss when his mother died,  
     who raised him as one of his own. He was well educated and became a 
     teacher in his own right. He was 42 when he died.
     See Obituary

  2. Annie Ellis, 1866 died as an infant

  3. Myra Ellis b. Nov. 10, 1869, Mt.Vernon IL. 
     m. Asa O. Collins July 3, 1886
     d. 3/21 1934 in Arthur IL.(age 83)

     Myra Collins Ogie (Asa), Leta and her husband and baby.
     It was a post card but never Posted  At the top it says 
     Leta and her Husband and Baby. On the side it says Ogie 
     and Myself on the porch. At the bottom it says ,
     (In my mom's handwriting) Mothers cousin Leta , Arthur IL. 
     See Obituary 
Married 4th Nov.20 1872 to Louisa M. Carpenter  No information

  1. George Ellis b.1874 Mount Vernon Il. d 1883 Mount Vernon IL. (age 9)
Married 5th in 1874 to Mrs. Trafton (no other information)
Family Story is they were divorced because she had two grown sons  
who didn't like John and they ran him off.

Married 6th September 19, 1891, Vanderburgh County, IN to
Fanny Lawry b. Abt. 1862 in Illinois 

  1. Morris Lawry Ellis Born 1886 Previous Marriage.

  2. Edna Ellis b. 1892, At some point she developed T.B. 
     and was sent to Buhl, Idaho for her health.

  3. Margaret Ellis b. 1895 (no info)

  4. Hobert Ellis, b.1897 (no info)
The Family Story is --- Fanny blew into John's yard during a Cyclone, 
They became friends and he made her his housekeeper and later married her. 
He was 67 and she was 27.  They lived in Evansville IN. the census 
has his occupation as Upholsterer He died of a stroke at the age of 82.

      Henry Lealdas Ellis
b. December 14, 1846 in Batavia, Clermont Co. OH
d. October 27, 1896 in Mount Vernon IL    
Interred in Oakwood Cemetery
Parents John T. Ellis & Maria Leonard

Married January 23, 1877 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH
Wife #1 Zella Mae Applegate b. May 17,1860 d. July 26, 1882 
Cincinnati OH Interred in Pleasant Hill, Miami County, OH (age 22) 
Parents Andrew Jackson Applegate & Mary Ann Chambers.
 1. Hattie Marie Ellis b. Nov. 12, 1877,in Batavia, Clermont Co. OH 
    d. Mar. 28, 1961, Interred-Oakwood Cemetery, Mount Vernon IL. 
    m. Elmer Frances Strattan Feb. 25, 1896

 2. Mabel Ellis b. Oct. 31, 1879 in Cincinnati Hamilton Co. OH, 
    d. Feb. 25, 1884 Mt.Vernon IL.(age 5 of Cholera)

 3. Elizabeth Ellis b.June 12, 1881 in Cincinnati ,Hamilton Co. OH, 
    d. Jan. 27, 1883 (age 2 of Cholera)
When Zella Mae died Henry moved to Mt. Vernon to be close to his Father, 
Shortly after he got there his daughter Elizabeth died and a year later 
Mabel died, cause unknown making Hattie as the only living child.
Married 2nd November 18, 1888 to Ida Mae Johnson b. 1865 Jackson Co. IL. 
d 1945 White Co. Ill. 
They may have been divorced when Henry died, she was not mentioned in 
Obituary. We found no children for them.
Henry was a printer by trade and worked at the Gazette in Cincinnati OH 
for 13 years and at the Register news in Mount Vernon IL.for 10 years. 
He was in the Civil War 136 IL. Unit.
Henry and his brother Charles were injured in the devastating Tornado of  
Feb. 1888 that nearly wiped out the city square

He married Ida Mae 9 months later.

Mt. Vernon Daily News May 19, 1894
For amateurs, several of whom Friday evening made their first appearance in public, the performance given by the Deac-- comedy company at Music Hall was a very credible one. A little more life and animation on the part of some of the principal actors would have made the performance much more acceptable, but there was an excellence in this particular by some of the others that was surprising. The impersonation of an old maid by Miss Hattie Ellis was worthy of a professional, in fact, numbers of professionals who have appeared here have failed to do nearly as well. It is not so likely that the handsome and intelligent young miss will ever enact the role in any other than an artificial manner, but there is no disputing that she know’s how to do so to perfection.
Hattie Marie Ellis Strattan 1877 - 1961 See Obituary

Hattie Marie Ellis Strattan

Hattie Marie 
taken in the late 1940's

Zella Mae Applegate
1860 - 1882
Hattie Strattan's mother

Andrew Jackson Applegate
1833 - 1880
Father of Zella Mae, Hatties Grandfather
1833 to 1880  Died (age 47?) 
Married Mary Ann Chambers 
1831 - 1869 (Died age 38.) 
  1. Susanna Applegate b. 1857
  2. Joseph Applegate, b. 1858
            3. Zella Mae Applegate b. May 7, 1860 
           d. August 26, 1882 age 22 years

Applegate Ladies Zella Mae and Mother? Can You Help Identify Please

Harriet Ellis 1928 Cousin to Henry Ellis Harriet's family is unknown Any Help Appreciated

Back of picture is written
Lurena to Henry Ellis 
Below it says (Cousins)

Samuel B. Crew
1822 - 1887
Samuel B Crew, surgeon  considered  Field and Staff not assigned 
to a company during the War He was 40 when he entered the service on Aug.15 1862 
he mustered out June 7, 1865. Born 1822  Died Oct 23,1887
Suffered from Spinal irritation and neuralgia. Dr Crew was a very rich man and at 
one time owned the Northeast corner of the Square in Mt Vernon. He died the year 
before the Tornado destroyed it, Stephen Thatcher Stratton rebuilt it we were told. 
He was married to Frances Leonard, Henry L Ellis's. Aunt.


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