Thomas R. Ellis


THOMAS R. ELLIS, is one of the prominent farmers of East Springfield, Ohio. May 28th, 1835 was the date oif his birth, which took place in Belmont county, Ohio. His father dying when he was but a year old, his mother moved to Jefferson county some two years after, at which time Thomas was three years old. Mr. Ellis' parents were William and Martha (Stone) Ellis. The father was born in Belmont county, Ohio and died in 1836; the mother was born in Morgan county, Ohio, her death occurring in 1863. Mrs. Ellis married a second time in 1840; her husband's name was Hugh Wallace; eight children were born of this union, all of them now living. The paternal grandfather was Reuben Ellis, the mother's father Richard Stone. Mr. T. R. Ellis had the advantage of a common school education. He has become a very successful farmer, and is noted for the great care he takes in setting out his crops. Rebecca Hamilton, who was born in the year 1840, March 22, near Springfield, became his wife October 2, 1862. Her parents were William and Katie (Savage) Hamilton to whom seven children were born, Mrs. Ellis and one sister being the only living ones. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ellis are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal church. No more staunch prohibitionist can be found anywhere than Thomas R. Ellis. He and his wife are much beloved by their neighbors and all with whom they came in contact.

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