He served in the Revolution for eight months in 1775 in Roxbury near Boston. In 1776, he reenlisted for a year and marched to New York. On 30 December 1776, he received a promotion to sergeant due to his “courage and good conduct.” Afterwards, he served in a few short campaigns in Rhode Island and West Point.
Dunn, Victor S., Identifying the Children of Ebenezer and Hannah (Wood) Ellis of Middleborough and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, The New England Historical & Genealogical Register (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 2017) Vol. 171, WN 682, Page 93, 96-7.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Ebenezer by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Ebenezer: