Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis

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Robert W Ellis
Born in Smithfield, Somerset, Mainemap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Rome, Kennebec, Mainemap
Died in Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowamap
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Biography

Robert was born 31 July 1821. (1, 9)

The death certificate of Robert's son, Oscar Ellis gives his father, Robert's, and mother's, Eleanor Rankins birthplaces as Smithfield, Maine. (4)

Robert married Eleanor Ruth Rankins in Rome, Kennebec County, Maine on 30 Apr 1840. This information is from the Elbel family tree on Ancestry.com. (7). Harris-837 19:06, 21 January 2014 (EST) This needs verification.

With the recording of the 1850 U.S. Census, an interesting thing happens. The family gets recorded twice, with some variations. The first record, taken by census taker Wm. H. Ellis on 24 July 1850, shows Robert and his family living in Smithfield, Somerset, Maine. Robert is a farmer. (8)

Robert W Ellis 29

Elenor Ellis 28

Isaac Ellis 6

J Edward Ellis 9

Thomas Ellis 2

Ann Ellis 42

I suspect that "Ann Ellis [age] 42" is a transcription error, and that this is is Anna J[osephene], age shown as "4/12." She is listed as "Anna J.," age 10, in the 1860 U.S. Census. (2)

Six days later, the family is recorded a second time in the 1850 U.S. Census on July 30, 1850 by census taker Thos. Eldred for Rome, Kennebec, Maine. (1) They are living next to Joseph and Joanna Rankins', Elenor's parents, and their family. This second record for Robert and Elenor's family shows:

Robert W Ellis M 29 Maine

Elenor Ellis F 28 Maine

Edward Ellis M 8 Maine

Isaac Ellis M 7 Maine

Thomas Ellis M 4 Maine

Josaphene Ellis F 0 Maine


The 1860 U.S. Federal Census shows Robert and his family living in Rome, Maine.

Robert W Ellis, farmer, 39

Ellanor Ellis 38

Thos R Ellis 12

Anna J Ellis 10

Deasco J Ellis 8

Hellen M Ellis 5

Henry H Ellis 3

I am making the assumption that "Deasco" is some variation/misspelling of Ellis-4473 Oscar J. Ellis, born about 1852. (2)

Robert appeared in Kennebec County Supreme Judicial Court in Aug. of 1854 due to "debt." (5)

The 1870 U.S. Federal Census shows Robert, his wife, and five of their children living in Willow, Cherokee, Iowa:

Robert Ellis (farmer) 50,

Elenore Ellis 48,

Hellen Ellis 15,

Henry H Ellis 12,

Corris B Ellis 8,

Elsworth Ellis 6,

Robert Ellis 2. (6)

Robert died 31 July 1876 in Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa. (7) He is buried, together with his wife, Eleanor Ruth Rankins, at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa. (9)

Sources

1. Year: 1850; Census Place: Rome, Kennebec, Maine; Roll: M432_256; Page: 138A; Image: 278. Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

2. Year: 1860; Census Place: Rome, Kennebec, Maine; Roll: M653_439; Page: 320; Image: 321; Family History Library Film: 803439. Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

3. Year: 1870; Census Place: Willow, Cherokee, Iowa; Roll: M593_381; Page: 478B; Image: 182; Family History Library Film: 545880. Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

4. Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

5. Ancestry.com. Maine Court Records, 1696-1854 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003. Original data: York County Court of Common Pleas (1696-1760), Kennebec County Supreme Court (1799-1854), and Washington County District Court (1839-46). Index obtained from Maine Department of the Secretary of State, Maine State Archives, http://www.state.me.us/sos/arc/files/dbinfo.htm.

6. Year: 1870; Census Place: Willow, Cherokee, Iowa; Roll: M593_381; Page: 478B; Image: 182; Family History Library Film: 545880. Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

7. Elbel Family Tree, Ancestry.com: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/7294535/person/-1124707372. Accessed 21 Jan 2014.

8. Year: 1850; Census Place: Smithfield, Somerset, Maine; Roll: M432_269; Page: 76A; Image: 154. Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

9. Robert and Eleanor Rankins Ellis gravestone, in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa. From Our Iowa Family: Robert W. Ellis and Eleanor R. Rankins at http://www.elbel.org/family/goff/oif-files/ellis-rankins.htm. Accessed 1 Mar 2014.







Memories: 1

On March 1, 2014 Clair Zarges wrote:

From Our Iowa Ancestors: Robert W. Ellis and Eleanor R. Rankins: Eleanor and Robert Ellis already had all of their eleven children by the time they left Maine along with Eleanor's parents and some of her brothers and sisters and their families, in about 1867, soon after the Civil War ended. Their seventh child, Helen M. Ellis, was born in 1855 (in Rome, Maine) and so she was about twelve years old when they set off for Iowa. (Less than five years later she would marry Stephen Goff in Cherokee, Iowa.) Website: http://www.elbel.org/family/goff/oif-files/ellis-rankins.htm. Accessed 1 Mar 2014.



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