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William Ellis, immigrant from Cornwall, and son William Henry Ellis

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Where: Probably Hanover Township, Morris County, New Jersey map

When: After 1890.

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William Ellis, his mother Elizabeth and his siblings immigrated from St. Just-in-Penwith, Penzance, Cornwall, England after 1851. John and Elizabeth, with her husband Peter Matthews, settled in the area of Rockaway and Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey, and worked in nearby iron mines. William went west to Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee, thence to north Alabama, where he worked in coal mines. Some of his cousins left Cornwall in the latter 1800’s and came to Morris County, NJ, or went to Nova Scotia, Michigan, Montana, Colorado and California. Other cousins went to Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

William’s son William Henry ended up in the mining country of Alabama, or Birmingham, where many descendants still live.

posted by Jerry Ellis
From my grandmother Mintie Texanna Myrick Ellis, who gave her photo collection to niece Mary Charles Shipp Stensrud. Probably taken during a family visit to New Jersey around 1890.
posted by Jerry Ellis