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Nathan Ells (1815 - abt. 1903)

Nathan Ells
Born in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Husband of — married 19 Dec 1838 [location unknown]
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Died about at about age 88 [location unknown]
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Biography

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.

  1. Hannah, m. Oct. 21, 1764, by Rev. Joseph Bennett, to Joseph Chase. She d. Apr. 17, 1815.
  2. Mary, b. May 25, 1745, m. Oct. 22, 1767, as his 2nd wife, to Perry Borden, b. Nov. 9, 1739, and had 9 children.
  3. Joshua, Jr., m. (1) Mehitable Rand, (2) Mrs. Sarah (Rockwell) Stiles.
  4. Abigail, m. Dec. 23, 1773, to Oliver, son of Hezekiah and Susanna (Bailey) Cogswell, and had 4 children.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Experience, m. Jan. 8, 1788, to Prince Coffin, and had 8 children.
  8. 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.

Children:

  • Rufus Robert, b abt 1844, m Jane M Dickie 7 Jan 1868, d 30 Aug 1932[1][2]
  • David E, b abt 1846, m Mary Adelais Coffin 2 Dec 1873[3]
  • Edgar, b abt 1851, m Marietta Webster 11 Nov 1873[4]
  • Edwin S, b abt 1857, m Sarah J Harris 5 Apr 1881[5]

1861 resided in Kings County, Nova Scotia:[6]

Name Males Females Total
Nathan Ells 5 2 7

1871 resided in Centreville, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada:[7]

Name Age
Nathan Ells 57
Esther E Ells 55
David E Ells 23
Edgar J Ells 19
S Edwin Ells 14
Eunice Steele 35

1881 resided in Centreville, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada:[8]

Name Age
Nathan Ells, Sr 67
Esther Ells 66
Mary E Steel 46

1891 resided in Centreville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada:[9]

Name Age Relationship
Nathan Ells 77 Head
Eunice Steele 57 Domestic

1901 resided in Centreville, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada[10]

Name Age Relationship
David E Ells 54 Head
Mary A Ells 47 Wife
Whitfield C Ells 13 Son
Nathan Ells 87 Father
Susan Mahar 66 Companion
Eunice Steele 68 Servant

Sources

  1. "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WWVZ-462M : 14 December 2020), Nathan Ells in entry for Rufus Ells, 7 Jan 1868; citing Marriage, Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax; FHL microfilm 004059107.
  2. "Canada, Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK99-KQVB : 8 March 2021), Nathan Ells in entry for Rufus Robert Ells, 30 Aug 1932; citing Sheffield Mills, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, certificate 1657, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.
  3. "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WH6Y-JKW2 : 14 December 2020), Nathan Ells in entry for David E Ells, 2 Dec 1873; citing Marriage, Nova Scotia, Canada, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax; FHL microfilm 004146251.
  4. "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WH4V-ZVMM : 14 December 2020), Nathan Ells in entry for Edgar Ells, 11 Nov 1873; citing Marriage, Nova Scotia, Canada, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax; FHL microfilm 004146251.
  5. "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WWJG-S96Z : 24 May 2021), Nathan Ells in entry for Edwin S Ells, 1881.
  6. Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: M-881 Ancestry Record 1570 #774599748
    Name: Nathan Ells
    Home in 1861: Kings, Nova Scotia
    District Number: 03
    Relation to Head: Head
  7. "Canada Census, 1871," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M481-H2Q : 19 March 2021), Nathan Ells, Centreville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
    Name Nathan Ells
    Sex Male
    Age 57
    Event Date 1871
    Event Place Centreville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Event Place (Original) Centreville, 02, King's, Nova Scotia
    Sub-District Centreville
    Sub-District Number g
    District Number 189
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1814
    Birthplace N S
    Marital Status Married
    Nationality English
    Religion Presb C Of L P
    Household Identifier 173
    House Number 167
    Line Number 15
    Page 47
    Affiliate Film Number C-10541
  8. "Canada Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6B-69T : 2 March 2021), Nathan Ells, Sr, Centreville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; from "1881 Canadian Census." Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Nathan Ells, Sr, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
    Name Nathan Ells, Sr
    Sex Male
    Age 67
    Event Date 1881
    Event Place Centreville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Sub-District Centreville
    Sub-District Number C
    District Number 17
    Birth Date 1814
    Birthplace Nova Scotia
    Marital Status Married
    Occupation Farmer
    Race English
    Nationality English
    Religion Preb Canada
    Head of Household Name Nathan Ells, Sr
    Family Number 43
    Page 9
    Volume 13
  9. Year: 1891; Census Place: Centreville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; Roll: T-6317; Family No: 47 Ancestry Record 1274 #1504826 Name: Nathan Ells
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Age: 77
    Birth Year: abt 1814
    Birth Place: Nova Scotia
    Residence Date: 1891
    Residence Place: Centreville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Relation to Head: Head
    Religion: Free Church
    Occupation: Farmer
    Can Read: Yes
    Can Write: Yes
    French Canadian: No
    Father's Birth Place: United States
    Mother's Birth Place: Nova Scotia
    Division Number: 2
  10. Year: 1901; Census Place: Centreville, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 5; Family No: 40 Ancestry Record 8826 #11081276
    Name: Nathan Ells
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Racial or Tribal Origin: English
    Nationality: Canadian
    Marital status: Widowed
    Age: 87
    Birth Date: 6 Jan 1814
    Birth Place: Nova Scotia
    Relation to Head of House: Father
    Religion: Presbyterian
    Occupation: Retiree
    Can Read: Yes
    Can Write: Yes
    Can Speak English: Yes
    Province: Nova Scotia
    District: Kings
    District Number: 36
    Sub-District: Centreville
    Sub-District Number: 1
    Family Number: 40
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