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Ellis, William

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Ellis, William
March 16, 2007 03:41PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 361-362.

WILLIAM ELLIS was born in Hartford County, Maryland, July 1810. When a
mere boy his parents, John and Jemima Ellis, removed to the city of
Baltimore, where he grew to manhood. His father was a native of
Maryland, but of Irish parentage, and his mother, also a native of
Maryland, descended from Scotch ancestry. To them were born six
children, subject being the fifth. He in early life decided to learn a
trade, and chose that of a tailor, at which he worked in various cities
prior to coming to Hopkinsville, which he did in December of 1840. From
that time until 1861 he was chiefly employed in the merchant tailoring
business, in which he was successful. The time intervening from 1861 to
1874 was passed principally in mercantile pursuits, and in 1874 he
purchased the half interest in the Hopkinsville Mills owned by John T.
Edmunds; he is now a member of the firm of F. L. Ellis & Co. He was
married, in Hopkinsville in 1844, to Miss Ann F. Harrison, a native of
Kentucky. They have a family of four children, viz.: Mary E., wife of
M. D. Bowles; F. L. Ellis, Lee Ellis and Dr. Clifton Ellis, of Emporia
Kas. F. L. Ellis, of the firm of Ellis & Co., is a young man of
excellent business qualities, the second of four children of William
Ellis, and was born in Hopkinsville, January 29, 1851; he was chiefly
educated in the South Kentucky College, and in 1872 engaged in the
hardware business (buying the stock of Thompson & Coleman), which he
prosecuted with flattering success until 1876, when he sold to Mr.
Thompson, a former owner, and purchased an interest in the Hopkinsville
Mills. He was married, in 1878, to Miss Lucy Jagoe, daughter of
Benjamin Jagoe, who while living was a very prominent farmer in Hopkins
County, Ky., where Mrs. E. was born on the 8th day of October, 1860.
They have two interesting children - Edna and Lewis Ellis.

Ellis Edmunds Harrison Bowles Thompson Coleman Jagoe
Hartford-MD KS Hopkins-KY

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