Mordecai Ellis is listed among the early Quaker pioneers of Green County, Tennessee, and helped found the, "New Hope Monthly Meeting in Greene County, Tennessee, outside of Rheatown." According to Goodspeed's History, this group began flocking to the area, from Pennsylvania and North Carolina, around 1790 A.D.
Goodspeed: "The first religions services were held on the eleventh day of the ninth month, 1791 (11 Sep 1791). Other meetings were held from time to time, and on the twenty-eighth day of the second month, 1795, New Hope monthly meeting was organized about one mile west of Rheatown where a house of worship was erected. A church house was also erected on Lick Creek at an early day."
Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Individual Records Ancestry.com 2000 & 2001; Find A Grave Index, 1796-2011; Jacqueline Sabharwal for creating WikiTree profile Ellis-4442 through the import of Parkinsancestors.ged on Nov 19, 2013.b. 23 JUL 1723 Gwynedd, Oley Twp., Berks, Pa, Oley Valley Mm
Alias Pugh?; m. 31 Aug or 31 Oct 1712 MM, Montgomery CO, PA Ellis | Owens Families.FTW Jacqueline Sabharwal for creating WikiTree profile Ellis-4442 through the import of Parkinsancestors.ged on Nov 19, 2013.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Mordecai by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's 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 Mordecai: