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ELLIS *Edward

Male 1805 - 1862


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  • Name  ELLIS *Edward 
    Born  12 May 1805  Virginia/Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  80EF2D923BF1FB40A9A3F88D1808506D43E1 
    Died  1862  Morgan Township, Harrison County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Snyder's Chapel Cemetery, Harrison Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I340  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors of Catherine King from the Virginia King Family of Stafford and Louisa County, Virginia
    Last Modified  6 Jul 2006 

    Father  ELLIS James,   b. 13 Sep 1776, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1836, Morgan Township, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  SANGNECKER Elizabeth, MORRISON? 
    Married  1 Jul 1800  Greenbriar County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F156  Group Sheet

    Family  HOLTZCLAW *Martha, (Holsclaw),   b. 21 Aug 1805, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1881, Morgan Township, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Mar 1824  Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Adam-Ashby Family History
      Bob Adams: Bob@bob-adams.com
      Marriage License applied for: 1 March 1824, Harrison County, Indiana
    Children 
     1. ELLIS James,   b. 1827, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. ELLIS Amos,   b. 1830, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. ELLIS Henry Charles,   b. 1833, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. ELLIS Francis Marion,   b. 1834, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. ELLIS Martha Ann,   b. 1837, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. ELLIS *John W.,   b. 23 Feb 1839, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1901, Orange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. ELLIS William Henry,   b. 1841, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. ELLIS George William,   b. 1844, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. ELLIS Infant,   b. 9 Mar 1846, Morgan Township, Harrison County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1846, Morgan Township, Harrison County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. ELLIS Zachary T,   b. 1847, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. ELLIS Winfield,   b. 1847, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F138  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Tombstone of Edward Ellis next to wife Martha
Holtzclaw Ellis in Reep-Dunkard Cemetery Washington Co., Indiana
    Tombstone of Edward Ellis next to wife Martha Holtzclaw Ellis in Reep-Dunkard Cemetery Washington Co., Indiana

  • Notes 
    • Notes from John W. Ellis ( Goodspeed History of Orange Co. ) 1884, page # 634
      John W. Ellis is a native of Harrison County, his birth occuring February 23,1839 and he is the
      eighth born of a large family of children, the parents being Edward and Martha ( Holtzclaw ) Ellis.

      1850 United States Federal Census: District # 45, Harrison County, Indiana, page # 420, Sept 3, 1850
      542:542 Ellis, Edward 45 M W Farmer Value: 2000 Born: VA ( ? )
      Martha 45 F W KY
      James 23 M Laborer GA
      Amos 20 M Laborer GA
      Henry C 17 M Laborer GA
      Francis M 16 M GA
      Martha Ann 13 F GA
      John W. 10 M GA
      William H. 9 M GA
      George W. 6 M GA
      Twins Zachary T. 3 M GA
      Winfield 3 M GA

      UNK Gears Rebecca 6 F GA
      Gears, Martha 4 F GA

      543:543 Ellis, James 22 M Farmer Value: 400 KY
      Margaret 21 F GA
      Lucy Ann 2 F GA
      David E 1 M GA

      544:544 Ellis, Jepe? 28 M Farmer Value: 800 KY
      Nancy 25 F KY
      Harriet E 4 F GA
      Sarah C. 3 F GA
      Tabitha 4/12 F

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      Will of Amos Holtzclaw
      Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Harrison County Indiana Probate Court in Will Book B, Pages
      #172,173 & 174 on this 23rd day of August 1842.
      H.W. Heath, Clerk

      I, Amos Holtzclaw of Harrison County and State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and
      testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time made.

      First, I direct that my body be decently interred and that my funeral be conducted in a mannder corresponding with my estate and situation in life and as to such worldly estate as it has pleased
      God to intrust me with. I dispose of in the following manner "viz"sic, I direct first that all my just debts
      and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first monies that shall
      come into the hands of my executors from any portion of my real or personal estate.

      I also device that a fair valuation or appraisement be made by three judicious persons of all my said estate including my household furniture and after being signed with their names that a copy of the
      same be given to each of my executors. I also direct that all my stock in hand be sold by publick auction on a credit of twelve months and that all the real estate of which I shall die seized or professed shall be sold by my executors and credit of twelve months and the amount thereof secured so as to issure the full and punctual payment thereof and to afficiate this my intention I hereby task my executors with full power and authority as I could do were I living.

      I also direct that an equal division of all my personal and real estate be equally divided among my
      several children except my daughter Sarah which I direct to have two shares ( or the part of my
      heirs) of all my real and personal estate. I also direct that my daughter Sarah shall be entitled to the following articles viz 2 bedsteads and bedding included, 2 coverlets,6 quilts,2 counterpins, 2 blankets
      2 linen sheets 1 beaurow 1 stand table 2 little (______) 1 copper tea kettle________________
      3 tea waters 1 loom with all slans geers spools etc. belonging to the same 1 side saddle and bridal
      1 set china cups and saucers 2 china bowls 2 sets tea plates 1 salt set 1 pepper box 1 cow and calf and heifer 1 small copper bucket and one (_______) also a lot of sheep marked with an uppercut in each ear said cattle above maimed same mark. I also direct that my executors erect around my
      enternment a good post and rail fence 3 rods long and 1 rod wide with a good swinging gate also ( ___b)stone erected at the head of my grave.

      And I hereby make and ordain my worthy friends Edward Ellis and Benet Holtzclaw executors of this my last will and testament. In all (______) thereof I Amos Holtzclaw the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two.

      Amos Holtzclaw
      Signed, sealed and delivered by the above named Amos Holtzclaw as his last will and testament in presence of us.

      Bennett Holtzclaw
      George H. Hon

      State of Indiana
      Harrison County

      Be it remembered that on the 23rd day of August AD 1842 the within and foregoing instrument of
      writing proposing to be the last will and testament of Amost Holtzclaw late of the County aforesaid deceased was produced before me Henry W Heth Clerk of the Probate Court in then and for the said County of Harrison by Edward Ellis and Bennet Holtzclaw the Executors therein named and proved by oath of George H. Hon one of the subscribing witnesses thereto be to the last will and testament of the said Amos Holtzclaw dead and the said witness upon his oath say that the said Testator in the presence of the subscribing witnesses ( _______) to said will signed sealed acknowledged published and declared the said will to be his last will and testament fo rthe use and purpose therein expressed and that the said testator was at the time of executing the same of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding.

      In testimony thereof I have herewith subscribed my hand and affixed the seal of our said Court at Corydon on the day and year last aforesaid.

      H.W. Heth, Clk

      Reep Dunkard Cemetery and Will transcriptions sent to Timothy Jordan ( tj0843@msn.com)from
      Marsha Belty at (mdbelty@webtv.net ) on 15 June 2004

      Note on Will transcripts:

      ____________________________________________________________________________
      A list of members names composing the Church of Christ at Bethel, Harrison Co., Indiana
      February 1,1840. ( Have copy in hand )
      Names of Men;
      1. Amos Holtzclaw-Elder deceased August 6, 1842
      92. 1845 Edward Ellis
      97 James Ellis

      A list of members names composing the Church
      January 1st, 1850

      10. Edward Ellis

  • Sources 
    1. [S95] 1850 United States Federal Census, Enumerator, 3 Sep 1850.
      Page # 420: District #45, Harrison Co., Indiana

    2. [S63] Tombstone Inscription.

    3. [S18] Marriage Certificate, 1 Mar 1824.