Ellis Family of Chatham County NC

Allen Ellis appears in the Chatham Co. census in 1850, age 70, with wife Thena age 60, and two children, Lucinda and Sugar (?), still living at home. Son Allen Ellis age 27 is nearby, with his wife Nancy Mariah Herndon.

Update, April 15, 2009: Previously I stated that Sugar was a daughter. On looking at the census again, I see that this person is male, listed as a labourer, and that it's not at all clear that the name is in fact Sugar.

I don't have a full reconstruction of Allen and Theney's family yet. I begin here with Allen Jr. and Nancy.

First Generation

Children of Allen Ellis and Nancy Herndon
Nathaniel Ellis (ca. 1848-?)
Ann E. Ellis (ca. 1850-?)
Cassandra Ellis (ca. 1855-?) [Catherina in the 1870 census]
Louisa Ellis (ca. 1858-?)
Alexander G. Ellis (1861-1934) m. Julia Goodwin (1875-1971), d/o Henry M. Goodwin and Joanna Davis
Arzelia Ellis (1869-?)

Second Generation

Children of Alexander Ellis and Julia Goodwin
Donnie Jackson Ellis (1892-1971) m. Carrie Mae Dickens (1895-1981)
William Garland Ellis (1894-1965)
Glennie Lula Ellis (1896-1982) m. E.R. Cotten
Rosa M. Ellis (1899-1976) m. L.W Cotten
Minnie M. Ellis (1901-1987) m. Elmer Peele
Henry A. Ellis (ca. 1905-?)
Alexander J. Ellis (ca. 1907-?)
J. Clyde Ellis
Thelma L. Ellis (ca. 1914-?) m. Garland L. Mansfield (1906-1973)
Charlie N. Ellis (1915-2001?)

Raleigh News and Observer, December 9, 1971
MONCURE - Mrs. Julia G. Ellis, 96, widow of Alexander Ellis of Rt. 1, Moncure, died Wednesday. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, New Elam Christian Church, the Revs. Emerson Woodall, Jim Redding and Gene Tally. Burial, church cemetery. Surviving: four daughters, Mrs. E.R. Cotten of Fuquay-Varina, Mrs. L.W. Cotten of Sanford, Mrs. W.E. Peele and Mrs. G.L. Mansfield of Moncure; four sons, H.A. of Sanford, A.J. of Concord J.C. of Lumberton and C.N. Ellis of Pleasant Gardens; a half-brother, Macon Goodwin of Moncure; three half-sisters, Mrs. Cecil Morris of New Hill, Mrs. Wesley Fidler of Raleigh and Mrs. Paul Jones of West Palm Beach, Fla; 39 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren.


This page was compiled from census, marriage, and death records, and Julia's obituary as quoted above.

This page was created on May 24, 2008.


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Elizabeth Harris, ncgen@mindspring.com