Ellis Cemetery

Town of Aurelius - Cayuga County, NY
Cemetery # 13

This cemetery is located on the north side of West Genesee Street about 100 yrds west of Blanchard Road.  The cemetery is not visible from Genesee St.  It is located about 300 feet north of Genesee Street in a small patch of woods along the east border of a cleared field.  The headstone for Gideon Ellis was still partly legible on November 6, 1999, but was broken in half  lengthwise and lying on the ground.  The  remains of the top portion of the headstone for his wife "Zuillah" was also still evident.  A third, somewhat illegible, headstone may have been for their son "Walter".  The small broken remains of other stones were worn and illegible on November 6, 1999.

Information on the headstones in this small family cemetery were NOT contained within the original version 1960s DAR Cayuga County Cemetery Inventory.  A hand written note incorrectly cited the burial of Gideon & Zillah Ellis as possibley being in Fosterville Cemetery.  Subsequent  additions to this Cemetery Inventory found in the County Historian's Office and within their 'Family Genealogy Files' provide the following information.

Ellis, Gideon		1759 - 1841
Ellis, Zillah (Merrill)	1760 - 1840

Children of Gideon & Zillah
1 - Kimble	1779 - 1813 (2 Feb.)
2 - Samuel	1781 - 1830 (27 May)
3 - Gideon Jr.	1785 - 1813 (7 Jan.)
4 - Calvin	1788 - 1813 (8 Feb.)
5 - Walter	1792 - 1813 (2 Feb.)
6 - Reuben	1794 - 1830 (14 Apr.)
7 - Lyman	1797 - 1837
8 - Darius L.	1804 - 1804 (3 Jan.)


Bernie Corcoran, Cayuga County Coordinator
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