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Ellis, John F.

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Ellis, John F.
March 06, 2007 07:26PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,
Kenton Co.

JOHN F. ELLIS, M. D., was born near Fiskburg, Kenton Co., Ky., July 13,
1840. He was educated in the common schools of Kenton County, completing
his education in the high schools of Kenton and Pendleton Counties. He
grew up on his father's farm, and followed agricultural pursuits until
1864, when he began reading medicine under Dr. John Finley, of Crittenden,
Ky. He attended his first course of lectures in the autumn and winter of
1864-65, graduating in the spring of 1866. He began the practice of his
profession at Crittenden, where he remained two years. October 17, 1867,
he was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Vallandingham, the third of a
family of four children born to James L. and Rebecca (Stephenson)
Vallandingham, natives of Kenton County, Ky. James Vallandingham, of
English origin, is a farmer in fair circumstances living near Fiskburg.
In the spring of 1869 Dr. Ellis moved to Fishburg, and began the practice,
which he has continued uninterruptedly since. He also owns a small farm
in Fishburg, but devotes his entire time to his practice. To the marriage
of Dr. and Mrs. Ellis was born one daughter, Ora by name. Dr. Ellis was
the postmaster of Fiskburg nine years, and during the past two years has
been deputy clerk. He and his wife are members of the Christian Church,
of which church the Doctor is an elder. He is also a member of the
Masonic fraternity and in politics is Democratic.

Ellis Vallandingham Stephenson Finley
Pendleton-KY Grant-KY

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