Nathan was the son of Jedediah Ells and Sarah Kinsman. Nathan married Esther Chase.
from The History of Kings County Nova Scotia page 660
THE ELLS FAMILY
The Ells family in King's County is descended from Joshua Ells, the Cornwallis grantee, and his wife Mary. The progenitor of this family in America was John Eells, who was made freeman at Dorchester, Mass., May 14, 1634. His son Samuel Eells bap. May 3, 1640, removed to Newbury, Mass. in 1645, m. Aug. 1, 1663, Ann, dau. of Robert Lenthall, of Newport, R. I., and had children: Samuel; John; Samuel; John; Mary Robert; Robert; Rev. Nathaniel (the 3rd ordained minister of Stonington, Conn., grad. at Harvard in 1728). The precise place of Joshua1 Ells of Cornwallis in the Ells family of Conn, has not been ascertained, nor has any record been found of his marriage, or of the births of all his children. His will was made in Cornwallis, Jan. 1, 1780, and registered Jan. 25, 1797. In it the testator mentions his wife Mary, and his children: Joshua, Jr.; Samuel; Jedediah; Daniel; Abigail; Mary.
Hannah, m. Oct. 21, 1764, by Rev. Joseph Bennett, to Joseph Chase. She d. Apr. 17, 1815.
Mary, b. May 25, 1745, m. Oct. 22, 1767, as his 2nd wife, to Perry Borden, b. Nov. 9, 1739, and had 9 children.
Joshua, Jr., m. (1) Mehitable Rand, (2) Mrs. Sarah (Rockwell) Stiles.
Abigail, m. Dec. 23, 1773, to Oliver, son of Hezekiah and Susanna (Bailey) Cogswell, and had 4 children.
Samuel, m. Dec. 2, 1784, Amelia, dau. of Benjamin and Amelia Borden, and had children: Perry Borden, b. July 11, 1785; John, b. Jan. 2, 1787; Mary, b. Apr. 22, 1788, and no doubt others.
Daniel, b. Apr. 2, 1765, in Cornwallis, m. Nov. 7, 1787, Elizabeth, dau. of Zadoc and Mary Bennett. Children: Olive, b. Jan. 14, 1788; John, b. Mar. 25, 1789, and perhaps others.
Experience, m. Jan. 8, 1788, to Prince Coffin, and had 8 children.
Jedediah, m. Apr. 17, 1794, Sarah, dau. of Robert and Jerusha Kinsman. Children: William, b. Jan. 4, 1796, m. Feb. 4, 1818, Sophia, dau. of John and Tabitha (Rand) Eaton, b. Nov. 18, 1799 and had 11 children; Benjamin b. Nov. 20, 1796, m. (1) May 21, or Jan. 24, 1821, Ann, dau. of David and Eunice (Wells) Eaton, b. May 28, 1801, (2) his 1st wife's sister, Eliza, b. July 19, 1810; David, b. May 6, 1800 Jerusha, b. Oct. 20, 1803; Robert, b. Jan. 13, 1805, m! Dec. 17, 1828, Catharine, dau. of John and Tabitha (Rand) Eaton, and had 8 children; Lydia, b. Jan. 28, 1808; Lavinia, b. Mar. 27, 1810; Nathan, b. Jan. 6, 1815; Sarah Jean, b. Sept. 23, 1816.
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