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JFanntc iStricfelr CTorbin, 



By the Author. 


The first thought of writing such a history as this was given 
by my sister, Fannie Strickle Corbin, and happened in this 
wise : Being in her family a great deal, and with her children, 
who like all children loved to hear stories, our memories and 
powers of invention were taxed to the utmost extent. When the 
stock from books ran low, I would resort to some little scrap 
or incident of family history, which always pleased them best of 
all; and they would beg for these "real, sure-enough stories." 
While relating some one day, my sister asked about them herself, 
and with the children wanted to " hear more." As she was the 
youngest of the family, she knew very few of these particulars of 
the past generations. She asked me to write it all out, all I 
knew or could gather, beginning at the earliest period and bring- 
ing it down to date, and she would have some copies of it printed 
for her children and the others of our family. 

And so the story was begun, and see into what proportion it 
has grown ! As I proceeded, so many doors of research and 
information opened to me that I could not refuse the invitation 
to enter and glean. I present this little book to the descendants 
of Georg and Maria Louisa Nogelle as the result of several 
years of study and reading, as well as a great deal of wandering 
around in the dark. I had very little to start with — only family 
tradition and scraps of history of the Princess and her daughters 
and granddaughters. Old churchyards and church records have 
been searched, as well as the archives of historical societies and 
the rolls of Revolutionary soldiers. After the first three genera- 
tions there came a gap, until the Ellis family had settled in Ohio. 
A leaf from memory guided to Martinsburg, Virginia, as a start- 
ing point. In the county records was found a marriage license 
and a deed of conveyance of land, and by these was located the 
old homestead in Berkeley County, Virginia, which I have twice 


visited, seeing the very same house in which all of our grand- 
fathers and grandmothers were born ; for the eight children of 
Abraham and Katharine Ellis were all born there. 

I have had valuable help from many of the family, who have 
met my endeavors to gather correct information with ready and 
willing assistance. To Grace Peterson Colvin and J. E. Peterson 
for the family of their grandfather, Henry Ellis; to Emma 
Whisler for the family of her grandmother, Rosa Ellis Carman, 
and to Estella Orebaugh Pratt for the family of her great-grand- 
mother, Katie Ellis Duckwall, I am greatly indebted. Some of 
the families have wandered so far away that all efforts to trace 
them have failed. 

My sister did not live to see my work completed, but well on 
its way, and the impetus she gave it carried it forward to the 
end. It was largely due to her encouragement and sympathy 
of interest that the work was ever finished. She was the inspira- 
tion, the encouragement, and incentive of the work, and to her 
memory I dedicate my book. 

K. S. F. 




Emigration to America of Herr Georg Nogelle and Maria 
Louisa, his wife — Settlement — Marriage of daughters, 
Margaret and Rosina Nogelle, ----- 9 


Alles or Ellis Family. 

Coming to America — Military service — Marriage of Abraham 
and Jacob Ellis to Katharine and Margaret Joel — Re- 
moval from Pennsylvania to Virginia in 1780, - - 17 


Ellis Family — Continued. 

Removal to Ohio in 1806 — Life in the new State — Pension 
certificates— Death and burial of Abraham and Kath- 
arine Ellis, 26 


Strickle Family. 

Arrival in America — Marriage of Jacob Strickle to Ann, 
daughter of Abraham and Katharine Ellis — Wedding 
journey to Ohio — Early life among the Indians — 
Death and burial of Jacob and Ann Ellis Strickle, - 37 



Strickle Family — Continued. 

Descendants of Jacob and Ann Ellis Strickle, one of whom 
married a descendant of John Howland who came in 
the Mayflower ; also related to Mary Dyre, who was 
burned on Boston Commons as a Quaker — Incidents 
in pioneer life in the new State of Ohio, - - - 49 


Henry Ellis and His Descendants. 

Sketches of Abraham and Frank Ellis in Kansas, in " Border 
RuflBan" times — Of John H. Ellis and his son Frank 
in the War of the Rebellion— Ancestry of the Peterson 
and Hegler families, 68 


Henry Ellis Family — Continued. 

Henry Ellis family. — Continued, ------ 83 



Descendants of Joel Ellis, section 1 ; Katharine Ellis, section 
2 ; Rosina Ellis, section 3 ; Margaret Ellis, section 4 ; 
Isaac Ellis, section 5 ; Eli Ellis, section 6, - - - 99 

History of the Elus Family. 



Nogelle and Joel Families. 

Intekwoven with the history of the ancestors of the 
Ellis family we find a little thread of romance. "We 
have only traditions and scraps of family records 
handed down from generation to generation, but from 
these can be woven a very pretty and romantic story, 
with facts for a foundation. It is the old, old story of 
Cupid's influence in the affairs of mortals. The tradi- 
tion runs thus : "About the year 1725 an Austrian 
princess married a man beneath her in rank, the son of 
her tutor, or the tutor himself, by the name of Nogle. 
They came to America and settled in Philadelphia. 
Some years afterward Mr. Nogle returned to Austria 
with letters from his wife to her relatives. On his re- 
turn to America they sent her many rich and valuable 
presents, among them a scarlet velvet riding-cloak, or 
dress. Mrs. Nogle's name was Maria Louisa, and it was 
claimed that she was of the House of Hapsburg. The 
riding-dress was one she had worn in Austria, and was 
held as a proof of her descent, as none but members of 


the royal family were permitted to wear scarlet velvet. 
There were two daughters born to them, Margaret and 
Eosina, who were well educated. Margaret, the elder, 
married Henry Joel, a German nobleman, and Rosina 
married Michael Burkett, son of Jacob Burkett, of 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After the death of 
their parents the daughters were notified that a legacy 
was coming to them from their mother's relatives in 

Henry Joel, the husband of Margaret, was given the 
proper authority and sent over to receive it. He went, 
and securing the money, started on the return voyage. 
When in sight of land the vessel was wrecked at Hell 
Gate and all on board were lost. Henry and Margaret 
Joel had two daughters, named Katharine and Mar- 
garet. They married brothers by the name of Ellis, of 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Katharine married 
Abraham, Margaret married Jacob. Mr. and Mrs. 
Nogle and their daughters were members of the Ger- 
man Lutheran Church." 

This tradition and record handed down to us through 
six generations gives us foundation enough to believe 
in the marriage and settlement in America of Maria 
Louisa Nogle with the husband of her choice, for 
whom she gave up her home, her rank, and her family. 
As property came to her heirs, declared theirs right- 
fully by the laws of Austria, the legality of the mar- 
riage is established beyond a doubt. There was 
evidently great opposition to her marriage on the part 
of her family, and as all of the nobility were Catholics 
and the man she married was a Protestant, who with 
his wife and daughters, we know, were Lutherans after 


coming to this country, it seems very reasonable to 
conclude that the difPerence in religious beliefs may 
have entered into the cause of their having left their 
home for this new and unknown world. 

Reading the history of Europe of that period we 
see the country torn by religious controversies, 
causing bitter feuds in families and wars between 
nations. There is no subject that makes such a 
wide and deep bitterness as differences in religious 

In studying the character and the history of the 
people who came from Europe at that time, we find 
large numbers drawn to Philadelphia by the liberality 
of William Penn in this very matter of conscience. In 
the preface of a book by Professor I. Daniel Rupp, 
entitled "German, Swiss, and French Immigrants in 
Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776," we find the follow- 
ing: "Religious persecution and political oppression 
drove thousands of Germans from the Fatherland to 
Pennsylvania, to the asylum for the harrassed and 
oppressed sons and daughters of the relics of the 
Reformation, whither William Penn himself invited 
the persecuted of every creed and religious opinion. 
From 1682 to 1776 Pennsylvania was the central point 
of immigration from Germany, France, and Switzer- 
land. Penn's liberal views and the illiberal course of 
the government of New York towards the Germans 
induced many to come to this province. In the first 
period of twenty years, from 1682 to 1702, compara- 
tively few Germans arrived — not above two hundred 
families ; they located principally at Germantown. 
They were nearly all Platt-Deutsch, Low Germans, 


from Cleves, a duchy in Westphalia, and arrived in 

The great influx of these immigrants began about the 
year 1707. So vast became their numbers in Pennsyl- 
vania as to excite public attention as early as 1717, and 
finally to lead the Provisional Council to adopt, Sep- 
tember 14, 1727, and enforce the following resolution : 
"That the masters of vessels importing Germans and 
others from the Continent of Europe shall be examined 
whether they have leave granted them by the Court of 
Great Britain for the importation of these foreigners, 
and that a list be taken of all these people, their 
several occupations, and places from whence they 
came, and they shall be further examined touching 
their intentions in coming hither, and that a writing 
be drawn up for them to sign, declaring their alle- 
giance to the king of Great Britain and fidelity to the 
proprietary of this province, and that they will demean 
themselves peaceably towards all His Majesty's sub- 
jects, and observe and conform to the laws of England 
and the government of Pennsylvania." 

Lists were taken by the masters of vessels, and 
attested as being ''exact and true.'''' These are still 
preserved in the secretary's office at Harrisburg, Penn- 
sylvania. All male persons above the age of sixteen 
did repeat and subscribe their names, or made their 
marks to, the following declaration : 

"We subscribers, natives and late inhabitants of the 
Palatinate upon the Rhine, and places adjacent, (or 
whatever place from), having transported ourselves 
and families into this province of Pennsylvania, a 


colony subject to the crown of Great Britain, in hopes 
and expectation of finding a retreat and peaceable 
settlement therein, do solemnly promise and engage 
that we will be faithful and bear true allegiance to his 
present Majesty, King George the Second, and his 
successors, kings of Great Britain, and will be faithful 
to the proprietor of this province ; and that we will 
demean ourselves peaceably to all his Majesty's sub- 
jects, and strictly observe and conform to the laws of 
England and the province to the utmost of our power 
and the best of our understanding." 

These Germans were principally farmers. They de- 
pended more upon themselves than upon others. They 
were those of whom Governor Thomas said in 1738 : 
"This province has been for some years the asylum of 
the distressed Protestants of the Palatinate, and other 
parts of Germany, and I believe it may be truthfully 
said that the present flourishing condition of it is in a 
great measure owing to the industry of these people; 
it is not altogether the fertility of the soil, but the 
number and industry of the people that makes a coun- 
try flourish." 

Among the names given in this book, thirty thousand 
in all, beginning with. 1727, the name of Herr Georg 
Nogelle appears as having registered in the ship Wil- 
liam and Sarah, William Hill master, from Rotter- 
dam, September 21, 1727; and is undoubtedly the 
ancestor from whom we are descended. The name is 
very nearly like the one in our record, Nogle. The 
spelling has gradually become simplified and contracted, 
but is the same name, and is purely German. We will 
adhere to the original spelling of Nogelle. 


The date we have is only two years earlier, and may 
have been only approximated, as the record says "about 
the year 1725." So, from this clear evidence this is 
without doubt our ancestor. 

Another tradition is handed down to us, that one 
of our ancestors was engaged on the work of publish- 
ing the first German Lutheran Bible printed in this 
country. One version of the record makes it this Herr 
Nogelle, another says it was Henry Joel. As later evi- 
dence pronounces Henry Joel a Preshyterian, and we 
know that the first couple coming to America were 
Lutherans, it is quite certain it was Nogelle. As he is 
said to have been a tutor in the family of the prince, 
and an educated, accomplished, scholarly man, he would 
have possessed all the requisites necessary for this 
great work. 

Of the causes leading to this work we find the fol- 
lowing facts, given in the Sunday -School Times : "In 
colonial times the printing of the English Bible in 
the colonies was prohibited by Great Britain. The 
King's printers possessed a monopoly of the Author- 
ized Version that resembled the perpetual copyright 
which exists in China. The prohibition applied only 
to the English Bible, consequently the book was 
printed by John Eliot for the Indians in 1764, and 
in German by Christopher Saur. He issued the first 
edition in 1743, and the second one in 1763, at German- 
town, Pennsylvania. It was Luther's version, and a 
faithful copy of the original." 

What would be more probable than that an educated 
German Lutheran, fresh from the Fatherland and his 
books, should be eagerly sought to assist in such a 


work? A copy of the edition of 1763 was the proj^erty 
of Abraham Ellis, whose wife, Katharine Joel Ellis, 
was a granddaughter of Herr Georg and Maria Louisa 
Nogelle. Whether it was brought to the family by 
the mother, Margaret Joel, or bought, we cannot tell. 
It is still in the family and is yellow with age. The 
paper on which it is printed is thick and coarse ; it is 
bound with heavy leather and has large brass clasps. 
In it is the record of the births of the eight children 
born to Abraham and Katharine Ellis. The record 
was originally made in German, but an English trans- 
lation has been added. 

Herr Georg Nogelle and Maria Louisa, his wife, are 
said to have died in Philadelphia, or Germantown, 
where they had settled, and were there buried ; but 
all effort to find or identify the place has been without 
success, as the records of the first churches and grave- 
yards, if any were kept, have been lost or destroyed. 
The names of the old churches have been changed, the 
city of the living has grown over the silent city of the 
dead, and we must await the great resurrection to know 
their resting-place. 

According to our family history already quoted, after 
the death of Georg and Maria Louisa Nogelle, their 
daughters, Margaret Joel and Rosina Burkett, were 
notified of an inheritance coming to them in Austria. 
Henry Joel was sent over to attend to it, and on the 
return voyage was wrecked in sight of land. In the 
book containing the lists of immigrants, the fact of 
such a wreck is given at about that date. A ship 
carrying immigrants and passengers to Philadelphia 
from Germany was driven out of its course by a hard 


storm, followed by a heavy fog, in which it drifted for 
some days and was wrecked on Block Island, and 
everything on board was lost. From early records we 
find that this dangerous coast was made use of by 
pirates and wreckers, and that Block Island, the most 
perilous point, was their finest field of operation. 
They displayed false lights, alluring confiding mariners 
to their destruction. Here Henry Joel was lost with 
the property he was bringing to the heirs of Maria 
Louisa Nogelle ; and in this unmarked grave he lies 
until the sea gives up its dead. 


Alles, ok Ellis Family. 

In the book of immigrants landing in Pennsylvania, 
already quoted, we find the following, copied from the 
ship's list : "Ship Dragon, Palatinates, Wurtemburgers 
and Alsatians, from Alsace, Daniel Nichols, master ; 
from Rotterdam, Johan Jacob Alles, October 17, 1749." 
This is without doubt our ancestor, as the name of 
Ellis was originally Alles, Even as late as 1782, in 
the life of Abraham Ellis, that was the way he wrote 
his name. His signature was in the old German Bible 
of which we have spoken, and in the record of the 
births of his children the name is spelled Alles. We 
do not know whether Johan Jacob Alles was married 
before leaving his native country or not; most likely 
he was, and as in the case of Georg Nogelle and Maria 
Louisa, he and his wife made the trip to America their 
wedding journey. 

He went to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with a 
party of Germans and there settled, where were born 
his two sons. Abraham was born at Hanover, (then 
Lancaster County), September 27, 1750. Among the 
German families in Lancaster County was that of 
Jacob Burkett, one of whose sons had married Rosina 
Nogelle. After the death of Henry Joel, his widow, 
Margaret Nogelle Joel, with her two daughters, 
Katharine and Margaret, went to her sister in Lan- 
caster County and there met the Ellis family. The 


two Joel daughters married the two sons of Jacob 
Ellis. Katharine married Abraham, and Margaret 
married Jacob, Jr. 

When the war of the Revolution called out the men 
of the colony, Abraham entered the army of patriots to 
defend the country from the oppression of England. 
Jacob may have gone also, but we have not traced his 
history through this period. Abraham served three 
several enlistments, two with Pennsylvania troops and 
one with those of Virginia. He was in the battles of 
Long Island, Germantown, and others, and was with 
Washington's troops at Valley Forge and made the 
{ perilous crossing of the Delaware River amidst the 
floating ice Christmas night, 1777. We know from his- 
tory what that terrible winter was for the army, "now a 
feeble remnant of an army, poorly clad, poorly armed, 
and disheartened." With the troops he made the rapid 
night march to Princeton. He was the first of our 
family to "enter Princeton," where several of his de- 
scendants have been graduated. How different was his 
entrance and exit ! 

That chapter in the history of the great struggle for 
independence should be to us a persoiud history, for our 
own ancestor, Abraham Ellis, was a part of it. 

He witnessed the surrender at Yorktown, and guarded 
some of the prisoners there taken. At some time dur- 
ing the war he received a severe bayonet wound, and 
was honorably discharged at the close of the war. In 
his later life he drew a pension from the Government. 

The Ellis brothers moved to Berkeley County, Vir- 
ginia, in 1780, and there bought farms. Abraham 
served an enlistment with Virginia troops in 1780, and 


at the close of the war returned to Pennsylvania and 
married Katharine Joel. His brother Jacob married 
Margaret. Taking with them the widowed mother, 
Margaret Joel, they settled on their farms in Virginia. 

The place they selected was a beautiful little valley 
between the North and Page mountains, a part of the 
Appalachian range. Through the valley runs a clear 
stream filled with fish. The farms comprised a large 
tract of land lying on both sides of this stream, which 
was then called Elk, or Mill Creek, but is now known 
as Beck Creek. Abraham took six hundred and eighty 
acres on one side of the creek and Jacob took the same 
on the other. A parcel of one hundred acres was set 
aside for the widowed mother, on which a house was 
built for her use, and in which she lived and died. 
Long years afterward, when the farm had passed into 
other hands, this piece was still known as the Joel 
strip (or Yoel, as the name was pronounced). 

Abraham Ellis selected as the place for his house a 
knoll about one hundred yards from the creek, and 
there built a substantial, and for that day, rather 
imposing log house, plastered on the outside. The 
house still stands, having been very little changed in 
all these years, either by man or time. It faced south, 
having the creek on the east, the gentle murmur of 
whose waters could be plainly heard from the porch. 

Across the entire front of the house was a porch. 
Inside there was one large room, with three small bed- 
rooms on the east side. An immense stone chimney 
was built up on the west side of the large room, which 
room extended from the front to the rear of the house. 
The front and back doors were opposite, both opening 


into the yard. In the winter large logs were drawn in 
through one door by a horse, the end of the log being 
secured by a chain to the singletree, and the horse led 
into the room, dragging the log behind him. When 
the log was brought to the fireplace, it was unfastened 
and rolled into the fireplace. These logs were piled 
upon each other, and with smaller, lighter wood, kept 
burning for days and even weeks. Sometimes they 
were drawn in on a large sled, a load at a time. These 
were the "huge log fires" we read of in the history 
and romance of that day. 

The ceiling of the room was low and the beams 
exposed. On the west side, near the chimney, was a 
door opening onto a narrow stairway which led up to 
the attic rooms. Two or three of the steps were in the 
room, so that when you opened the door you were 
already that far up-stairs. 

The front and back of the house was only one story 
high, but the steep-pitched roof gave ample space for 
two stories of good-sized rooms with windows in the 
ends. The large room had two small windows and the 
door in front, and the same in the rear. On the right 
hand as you entered from the porch were three doors, 
leading into three small bedrooms ; on the other side a 
window near the front, screened by a clump of lilacs, 
then the stair door and fireplace, and further back 
another door opening into a kitchen built against the 
west side of the house, or, more likely, an enclosed 

A detailed description of this place is given, as this 
was the early home of our great-grandmother. In this 
house she settled, probably a bride, after leaving the 


home ill Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Here were born her 
eight children, who were the grandfathers and grand- 
mothers of the generation of to-day. 

Ann, the oldest daughter, our grandmother, here lived 
her childhood, girlhood, and ripening womanhood ; was 
here wooed and won, and was married in this large 
room. From this old homestead they took np the 
journey to the unexplored wilds of Ohio. 

In front of the house was a narrow yard opening 
into a lane which led from the road along the bank of 
the creek to the barn beyond and west of the house. 
An orchard was planted at the back and west side of 
the house. Some of the crooked, gnarled old trees 
still stand where planted so long ago by hands folded 
in death these many years. 

Down near the creek stood the blacksmith shop and 
foundry, where all the implements on both farms were 
mended and many of them made. Beyond the lane 
is a little brook, or rather the outlet of a spring a 
short distance from the house. From this the ground 
rises in a gentle slope, on the top of which is the old 
burying-ground, in full view from the porch of the 
house. There the old lady Joel was buried, and there 
her dust reposes to-day — the daughier of the Princess 
— Margaret Nogelle Joel. No more beautiful resting- 
place could be found. Two oaks stand like sentinels 
over the graves — the only trees in the large field. 
When we saw it a growth of hawthorn was over and 
about the graves, and a wealth of wild roses canopied 
all above, while a rich deep sod, filled with daisies 
and clover blossoms, made a beautiful covering for tlie 


The view from this knoll is very fine — the pretty 
creek, winding through the valley, the picturesque old 
house nestling among the trees and vines, and all 
overshadowed and protected by the glorious moun- 
tains only a few miles away. Though this was only 
a family burying-ground on a private farm, a few from 
the neighborhood were also buried within its protec- 
tion, and not only did the large-hearted owners take 
into their ground the bodies of their dead neighbors, 
but this house, being the only large one in the vicinity, 
was thrown open for all of the funeral services. If no 
minister was present, Katharine Ellis herself read the 
prayers and burial service of the Lutheran Church. 
From its door the dead were carried to their final 
resting-place. Of the eight children born to Abraham 
and Katharine Ellis in this house, not one was left 
behind on this "Burial Hill" when they started for 
Ohio, and of the families that came from Pennsylvania 
only the aged Grandmother Joel, and her son-in-law, 
Jacob Ellis, who died during the year 1806, had been 
laid to rest in this quiet spot. 

In the old family Bible is the following record of 
births, written in German, with the name as AUes, and 
in English as Ellis : 

Henry Ellis was born December 24, 1782. 

Ann Ellis was born July 15, 1785. 

Joel Ellis was born December 9, 1788. 

Katharine or Katrina Ellis was born April 22, 1791. 

Rosannah or Rosina Ellis was born July 30, 1793. 

Margaret Ellis was born May 19, 1795. 

Isaac Ellis was born December 19, 1798. 

Eli Ellis was born September 9, 1801. 


When the older children had grown to manhood and 
womanhood, the spirit of emigration, or let us rather 
say, the spirit of pioneering, again took possession of 
the family. 

The great Northwest Territory was taking steps 
toward statehood, and lands were being opened in every 
part inviting settlers. Ohio knocked at the doors of 
Congress, and was admitted as a State in 1803, being 
the first one carved out of the Territory. 

The Ellis family had the German idea of individual 
liberty, and after some years spent in this beautiful val- 
ley, they decided to make new homes in the free State 
just admitted into the Union. They never owned slaves 
while living in Virginia. 

In the spring of 1806, Abraham Ellis made the 
journey to Ohio to see the lands thrown open for sale. 
He had sold his farm in Virginia to Frederick House- 
holder, to whom he was to give possession in the fall 
of that year. He made the purchase of a large tract 
of land in the northern part of Clinton County, near 
the line of Greene County, on Anderson's Creek. 
Jacob's death prevented his going also, as intended. 
His sons all went to Ohio later, taking the rest of 
his family. 

The following is a copy from the old records of con- 
veyances of property in the office of the recorder at 
Martinsburg, the county seat of Berkeley County, 
Virginia. It was kindly hunted up for me by Mr. 
Doll, the Clerk of the Court : "April 22, 1806, Abraham 
Ellis and Katharine his wife conveyed to Frederick 
Householder 680 acres of land on Mill Creek, for 540 
pounds, Pennsylvania currency." 


Eeturning to Virginia, after making the purchase 
in Ohio, the summer was spent in preparation for 
the removal, and the long, tedious journey. Other 
preparations were going on, too, in the family, as 
the marriage of the oldest daughter Ann to Jacob 
Strickle was to take place in the old home before 
leaving it. 

The Ellis brothers were thrifty, industrious, and en- 
terprising. In a visit to the ancestral farm in 1890, 
which we were able to locate by the aid of the fore- 
going copy of the county records, we found an old 
gentleman, Mr. Bishop, living there in the same house 
our great-grandfather, Abraham Ellis, built. Mr. 
Bishop was over eighty years of age, and had owned 
the farm since his early manhood. It had passed 
through only one owner, Frederick Householder, to 
whom Abraham Ellis sold it, and from whom it was 
bought a few years later by Mr. Charles Stuckey as a 
wedding present for his daughter when she married 
Mr. Bishop. This old gentleman told us much of the 
Ellis family, as he knew them by the reputation they 
left behind them when they went to Ohio. He said, 
"And you are descendants of that family ! Your 
grandmother left this house a bride, and I brought my 
wife here a bride twenty years after. A better family 
than the Ellis family never lived in this community. 
They were industrious men, good neighbors, good citi- 
zens, good in their families. They were well-to-do, as a 
matter of course, for with their industry and upright- 
ness prosperity was sure to follow. Their word was 
their bond any day with everybody. Ah ! they were 
notable people." 


We sat on the porch, from which we could see the 
creek, the "Burial Hill," and much of the farm. Lay- 
ing his old, withered, trembling hand on my arm he 
said, "My child, I am glad to see one of that Ellis fam- 
ily ; and I tell you, you come of mighty good stocJ: if 
honesty, integrity, and uprightness count for anything 
nowadays, as they did in my time; and I Jiope the good 
stock has not run out entirely." 

It is a striking fact that after the eighty years ab- 
sence of the family from their old homestead the im- 
press they left upon the community was still strong. 

What a rich legacy we have in those few words from 
an old man on the verge of another world, which he has 
since entered. He died the next year and now lies 
buried beside our ancestress under the protecting oaks 
on our "Burial Hill," 

Removal to Ohio. 

We now return to the wedding in the mountain 
valley. As soon as the festivities were over, prepara- 
tions were completed for the removal to the new home 
in the far west, and two weeks later all was ready. 

Abraham Ellis's family, with the newly-married 
couple, started the last of September, 1806. They had 
their big, covered wagons, and what could be carried in 
them. The younger members of the party rode on 
horseback, leaving the space in the wagons for the 
mother and the tender wee things. 

They crossed the North Mountain on the Martins- 
burg divide, and followed the old Braddock trail lead- 
ing to Pittsburg; from there they went to Southern 
Ohio, most probably by the survey for the great 
National Road. 

When they reached the Ohio River they crossed it 
by the old-fashioned ferry of ropes and 2^ohS' The 
horses, with the most courageous, venturesome riders 
on their backs, swimming across. Our bride was 
among these, as she used to boast that on her wedding 
journey she "crossed the Ohio River on horseback ^ 

The last glimpse of their old home was from the 
summit of the North Mountain. All the way up the 
mountain side the beautiful valley could be seen as it 
lay spread out before their eyes. What must have 
been the emotion of that woman — that wife and 


mother — our great-grandmother, taking up again the 
march through a wilderness to an unknown home in 
an unknown country ! The courage and faith in such 
a step must have been of the highest order, such as 
made the future of a state sure and permanent. The 
pioneer life needed not only brave, resolute men, but 
women steadfast and with undaunted courage to stand 
beside them. Such were the Ellis men, and such, too, 
were the heroic women who faced danger and hardship 
with them. 

We have journeyed with these emigrants through their 
weeks of slow, tedious march over mountains, through 
valleys, across the Ohio River, and now we stop with 
them in the new county of Clinton, their chosen home. 

In the history of Clinton County, Judge Harlan, the 
author, says : "In the fall of 1806 there was an addi- 
tion of two or three families on Anderson's Creek. 
Abraham Ellis and family settled just over the creek." 
The family consisted of himself, his wife and eight 
children, four sons and four daughters, and his son-in- 
law, Jacob Strickle. 

After their long journey we again locate them as 
pioneers in a new and wild country. The tract of land 
which was chosen was situated in the northern part of 
the county on Anderson Creek. The place selected 
for the house was a hill overlooking the creek, with a 
spring at its foot. Here was erected a log house in 
which all of the family spent the first winter. This 
house, with a roof and walls, must have seemed quite 
grand after the many nights spent in the covered 
wagons, or on the ground around the camp-fire, with 
the starry heavens their only canopy. 


In the spring a portion of the land was laid off and 
given to the oldest daughter Ann and her husband, 
Jacob Strickle, and a log house of one room built for 
them where they set up their housekeeping. This 
must have been of a very primitive sort, and could not 
have required much space. The articles of furniture 
and the housekeeping utensils were few in number and 
simple in kind. 

The site chosen by Abraham Ellis for his home was 
beautiful. The path to the creek was steep and rocky. 
By the side of the spring was a group of willows, some 
of which remain to this day, large, venerable, old trees 
that with a big oak make a dense shade over the spring. 
The water still flows as freely, is as cool, fresh, and 
sparkling as when the little children of this household 
drank of it nearly a century ago. 

As years passed the needs of the family and the pros- 
perity of the times demanded the enlargement and im- 
provement of the house. Another room was added, 
from which a stairway led to attic rooms above. A 
wide porch was built across the entire front, which 
served as a sitting- and dining-room during the sum- 
mer and for many household purposes. The spinning 
wheels had their place in this cool, shad}^ retreat. 

The porch faced the creek and commanded a view of 
the road for a long way as it wound down the rocky hill 
opposite. With this vantage ground of observation 
the family could never be taken by surprise by unex- 
pected visitors. They had ample time to make every- 
thing nice and tidy and array themselves in their com- 
pany clothes and manners before the coming guests 
arrived at the house. As the neighbors were miles 


apart, and this road through their own farm, used 
almost exclusively by themselves, they always knew the 
guests were coming to them. 

The years passed on with seed-time and harvest, 
summer's heat and winter's cold. The sons and 
daughters of that household, our grandfathers and 
grandmothers, grew to manhood and womanhood. The 
old home became too narrow and crowded for them, and 
following the example of all ages since the days of Adam 
and Eve, they each sought and found an helpmate 
and established homes of their own. All left the old 
nest after the manner of birds, except the youngest 
child, Eli. He brought his young wife, Mary Mills, to 
the old homestead and lived with and cared for the 
a.^ed father and mother. On July 7, 1832, the Congress 
of the United States passed an act pensioning all 
survivors of the Kevolutionary War not already draw- 
ing pensions, and under the provisions of this act 
Abraham Ellis became entitled to and drew a pension 
from the government the remainder of his life. 

The vouchers on which payments were made are 
filed in the Treasury Department at Washington, in 
the files of the Auditor by whom they were audited. 
The paper is yellow with age. Each voucher is written 
out entirely, as there were no printed blanks used at 
that time as now. 

The writing in these documents was very familiar, 
many of them bearing the signatures of men whose 
lives went into the making of the history of Clinton 
County, and whose names are like household words. 

The original certificate must have been among the 
papers of Abraham Ellis when he died, but has been 


lost, as no trace of it remains. The vouchers are 
alike except in a few particulars. The names of the 
witnesses and clerks of the court in only two are given 
here, and a full copy of only one is made. The names 
will be of interest to all of the descendants, and many 
of them will be found to have been old neighbors, or 
even relatives, as many marriages occurred among 
these neighbors. 

The first voucher, bearing date of October 14, 1833, 
is as follows : 

State op Ohio, ) 
County of Clinton, ) ' 

Be it known that before me, Samuel Miller, a Justice of the 
Peace in and for the county aforesaid, personally appeared Abra- 
ham Ellis, and made oath in due form of law that he is the 
identical person named in the original certificate in his posses- 
sion, of which I certify the following is a true copy : 

" War Department, Revolutionary Claim. 
" I certify that in conformity with the law of the United States 
"of the 7th June, 1832, Abraham Ellis, of the State of Ohio, who 
"was a private in the Army of the Revolution, is entitled to 
"receive thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents per annum 
"during his natural life, commencing on the 4th of March, 1831, 
" and payable semi-annually on the ith of March and the 4th of 
"September in every year." 
"Given at the War office of the United States this 20th day of 
[seal] September, one thousand eight hundred and 

[ Signed ] Lewis Cass, 

Secretary of War. 
Examined and countersigned. 
J. Li. Edwards, 

Commissioner of Pensions. 

That he now resides in Clinton County, Ohio, and has resided 


there for the space of twenty-eix years past ; and that previous 
thereto he resided in Berkeley County in the State of Virginia. 
[Signed] Abraham Ellis. 

Sworn and subscribed this 14th day of October, 1833, before me. 
Samuel Miller, J. P. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Abraham Ellis, of the 
County of Clinton, Ohio, a Revolutionary pensioner of the United 
States, do hereby constitute and appoint Eli Ellis, my true and 
lawful attorney, for me, and in my name to receive from the 
agent of the United States for paying pensions in Cincinnati, 
State of Ohio, my pension from the 4th day of March, 1831, to the 
4th day of September, 1833. 

Witness my hand and seal this 14th day of October, 1833. 

Abraham Ellis. [seal] 
Sealed and delivered in presence of 

Samuel Miller. 
Abraham Miller. 

State of Ohio, ( 

Clinton County, \ ' 

Be it known that on the 14th day of October, 1833, before the 
subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in and for said county, per- 
sonally appeared Abraham Ellis above named and acknowledged 
the foregoing power of attorney to be his act and deed. 

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand the day 
and year last above mentioned. 

[ Signed ] Samuel Miller, J. P. 

State of Ohio, } 
Clinton County, ) ' 

Be it known that on the 14th day of October, 1833, before the 
subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in and for said county, person- 
ally appeared Eli Ellis, the attorney named in the foregoing 
power of attorney, and made oath that the same was not given 
him by reason of any sale, transfer, or mortgage of the pension or 
arrears of pension therein authorized to be received by him. 

Eli Ellis. 

Sworn and subscribed the day and year last above mentioned 
before me. Samuel Miller, J. P. 


State of Ohio, ( 

Clinton CouNTi', \ ' 

I, Isaiah Morris, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, of the 
county and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that Samuel Miller, 
Esq., is a Justice of the Peace in and for said county, duly com- 
missioned and qualified ; that his commission was dated on the 
31st day of October, 1832, and will expire on the 31st day of Oc- 
tober, 1835, and that his signature above written is genuine. 
Given under my hand and the seal of county this 14th day of 
[seal] October, 1833. (Signed) 

Isaiah Morris, Clerk. 

No. 2. Cincinnati, 9 November, 1833. 

Received of J. Reynolds, agent for paying pensions, Eighty- 
three Dollars 32 cents, being for 30 months, and days' pension 

due Abraham Ellis, from the ith day of March, 1831, to the 4th 
day of September, 1833, for which I have signed duplicate receipts. 

Eli Ellis. 

The last voucher of September 21, 1837, is the same 
except the dates, and that Joel Ellis instead of Eli, 
who was then dead, is given power of attorney to re- 
ceive the money, and John H. Groesbeck is the agent 
at Cincinnati for paying pensions, instead of J. Rey- 
nolds ; and Lawrence Fitzhugh as clerk of the court, in 
place of Isaiah Morris, certifies to the qualifications 
and genuine signature of Samuel Miller, justice of the 
peace. This voucher is in the familiar handwriting of 
Abraham Ellis Strickle, and seemed like 

"The touch of a vanished hand, 
The sound of a voice now still." 

The voucher was executed only a few days before 
the death of Abraham Ellis, which occurred on the 
26th of September, 1837. 

All of the former ones bear his signature, but this 
one is signed by X mark, as the hand was then too 


weak and feeble to guide the pen. Of the military 
epoc in his life he was very proud, and it furnished an 
inexhaustible supply of stories for his grand- and great- 
grandchildren. Some of the older of the great-grand- 
children remember him recounting his exploits in the 
Kevolutionary War. He would warm up with his 
subject, march back and forth on the wide porch, using 
his staff as a gun, and show the admiring audience of 
children how they drilled, how they marched, shoul- 
dered arms and fired when he was in the war, to the 
secret terror of the younger of the children, but the 
delight of the older ones. 

One favorite story was how, being surprised by a 
party of Hessians one morning when just ready for 
breakfast, they repulsed them, killing many — he him- 
self killing three. One timid, sensitive little girl in 
the group was quite distressed, and on the way home 
denounced the old gentleman in very decided terms 
as a wicked, bad old man. On being reproved by 
her mother for her use of such language about an 
old man, she persisted in saying "he ought to be 
hung, for he used to kill three Hessians every morn- 
ing before he ate his breakfast." Innocent little 
girl, she did not know the difference between war 
and murder. It was explained to her, and that this 
killing three Hessians was not a daily occurrence, 
repeated every morning. Her pride in and reverence 
for her military ancestor was very much increased, 
but I doubt if her childish fear of such a ferocious 
grandsire ever abated. 

He always wore a little skull-cap, and being feeble 
used a staff, which served the double purpose of a 


cane on wliicli to lean, and a weapon with which to 
show his military drill. When excited in these narra- 
tions he would straighten up and march with a firm 
and steady step, even the fire of youth in his eyes. 
No doubt the blood of warriors ran in his veins. 
His father came in his early manhood from Alsace, 
where war had been the pastime of kings and princes. 
Coming to a land of freedom for peace from oppressive 
rulers, the son saw only one cause to espouse when 
tyranny drove the feeble colonies into revolution ; 
and it must have been satisfaction to pick off a few 
of those Hessians hired to fight against freedom and 

The following is from the pen of Lizzie Strickle 
Deuell, the oldest great-grandchild, who was old enough 
to have seen and remembered him very well: "My 
personal recollection of Great-grandfather Ellis is very 
vivid, as he was a man of strong personality. He wore 
his hair long and tied with a black ribbon. When 
he became excited he would parade up and down 
the porch at his old home, with his staff over his 
shoulder, and show us children how the soldiers 
marched, then take it down and shoot at imaginary 
Hessians, that he seemed especially to hate. One 
summer night, I so well remember, when Uncle Eli 
Ellis's boys were down in the bottom by the creek 
burning the shocks of fodder to clear the land for 
another crop ; the sight from the hill on which the 
house stood was very beautiful. As they went from 
shock to shock the whole little valley was lighted up, 
and the dear old grandfather said, 'That looks like 
the little camps of soldiers lighted up with their 


camp-fires,' and he told us of Valley Forge and other 
camps. He would get so excited when he told us 
of the lonesome nights on guard, almost frozen, and 
half-clothed, with old saddle leathers tied on their feet 
for shoes; then he would start tramping and halloo 
out, ' Begad ! begad ! we whipped the British dogs at 
last.' Then mother, thinking he was swearing, called 
us all in so we would not hear his 'profane words,' as 
she called them. But we were soon all back again to 
hear more about the great wars. ,4 a Q^Q Qri 

"His funeral was forever marked illmy memoryby 
our carriage being upset oft' a bridge down into a mill- 
race on our way to the burying-ground, about a mile 
from his old home. All of these memories were re- 
vived a few years ago by standing by his grave and 
thinking and talking of him, in his quiet, beautiful 
resting-place in Clinton County, Ohio. The old neigh- 
bors who knew him long and well, several having 
come with him from Virginia, sharing the perils and 
dangers of the long journey, and the toils and trials of 
the pioneer settler, said he was a brave, good man all 
his life." 

Abraham Ellis died September 26, 1837, and was 
buried in the Miller graveyard, near Lumberton, but 
a short distance from his home. Katharine Ellis, his 
wife, survived him only a few years — less than three. 
She died July 25, 1840, and was laid to rest beside the 
husband with whom she had journeyed nearly sixty 
years. Together they had twice left behind them old 
friends, old homes, and old associations, and together 
had faced new and almost unbroken wildernesses. In 
death they were not long separated. Side by side they 


rest in the beautiful buryinp;-ground overlooking the 
same pretty creek that rippled by their door. The 
graves are marked by plain slabs, bearing the follow- 
ing inscriptions : 

In memory of Katharine, wife of 

Abraham Ellis, Abraham Ellis, 

who died died 

Sept. the 26, 1837, July 25, 1840, 

Aged 87 years. Aged 76 years. 


Jacob Strickle — Birth and Parentage — 
Marriage to Ann Ellis. 

We now take up the fourth generation, the children 
of Abraham and Katharine Ellis. As Ann, though not 
the oldest child, was the first one married, we will begin 
with her. We must go back in our history to the 
earlier dates, and again turning to the list of immi- 
grants landing in Pennsylvania, we find the following : 
" In the ship Charming Polly, Charles Slidman, master, 
from Kotterdam, last from Plymouth, October 8, 1737, 
Ulrich Strickler and Hans Jacob Strickler, Siciss.'^ 

There is no doubt that this Hans Jacob Strickler 
was the ancestor who planted our branch of the 
Strickle family on this continent. The additional 
letter r to the name, in some places, is a very slight 
variation ; and as the names were all registered in 
German, and written at sea before landing, the transla- 
tions have been difficult. We know, too, that Jacob 
Strickle, who married Anne Ellis, was of Swiss 
descent. He always claimed that his ancestors were 
Waldenses, and there is no reason to doubt it. 

One of his sisters, Elizabeth Strickle, married a man 
by the name of Slonaker, and from a descendant of 
that family we have the information that the two 
families. Strickle and Slonaker, came to this country 
from Switzerland at the same time, and that they 
intermarried in this country. From what I have 


gathered from books and corroborative testimony, the 
Hans Jacob Strickle landing here in 1737 from 
Switzerland was our ancestor. 

Of the second generation of Strickles, the only name 
that has come down to us is that of Christopher 
Strickle, who was born in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, where the family settled on their arrival in 
America. We next find him living in Berkeley 
County, Virginia, in the latter part of the last century. 
He had six children, Elizabeth, Christopher, Jacob, 
John, Mary, and Katie, all born in Virginia. Elizabeth 
married John Slonaker, whose ancestors came from 
Switzerland at the same time the first Strickles came. 

The Slonakers and Christopher Strickle removed 
early in the present century, about 1810, to western 
Pennsylvania and settled, the Slonakers in Fayette 
County and Christopher Strickle in Mercer County. 
John Strickle emigrated to Ohio later and settled in 
the northern part of Clinton County, where he reared 
a large family. Many of his grand- and great-grand- 
children still live in that neighborhood. John Strickle 
and several of his children are buried in the Miller 
cemetery near Lumberton, where our great-grand- 
father and -mother Ellis lie buried. 

The family of Elizabeth Strickle Slonaker lived in 
Fayette County, Pennsylvania, near Connellsville. 
There the mother died at the advanced age of ninety 
years. She cared a large family, one daughter was 
named Mary, another Katie for her two sisters. Mary 
Slonaker married a man by the name of Shallenberger 
and removed to the west, settling in Illinois. A son, 
Martin Shallenberger, lived in Toulon, Illinois, from 


whom all of this information was obtained, as he had 
it from the lips of his mother, and grandmother, Jacob 
Strickle's sister, whom he well remembered. 

Mary and Katie Strickle, the other sisters, never 
married. The life of dear old Aunt Mary is so closely 
interwoven with our own childhood — her home being 
with Grandfather Strickle — that she seems nearer to 
us than any of the others, and the history of her life of 
self-sacrifice and service to others runs through our 
own history, down to her death in 1865. Katie Strickle 
lived with her brother Christopher and sister Eliza- 
beth Slonaker in "Western Pennsylvania until about 
1850, when she went to Ohio, and after a few years 
died at the home of her brother John Strickle, and 
was buried in the Miller graveyard, near Lumberton. 

Jacob Strickle was born in 1783 in Berkeley County, 
Yirginia, probably near Shepherdstown, then in the 
same county. When the Ellis family came to the state 
from Pennsylvania in 1780 they found this family of 
Strickles there. They may have already known them 
in Pennsylvania, as they had lived in the same locality. 
Young Jacob was employed by them in the foundry 
and smithy established on their farm. A strong 
friendship sprung up between Jacob and Henry Ellis, 
the oldest son of Abraham Ellis. The daughter, Ann, 
was her brother's constant companion ; and what would 
be more natural than that she should fall in love with 
his friend and associate, and that the love should be re- 

lu the spring of 1806, as we have seen, Abraham Ellis 
sold his farm in Virginia and made the trip to the new 
State of Ohio, and selected a location in Clinton County, 



on Anderson's Creek. On his return preparations were 
begun for leaving the old home and making the great 
journey to the far West. During the summer — 1806 — 
Ann, too, was making her own preparations for the new 
start she was to make in life. The young people were 
to be married in the old homestead and go to Ohio with 
the family in September. Eather a novel bridal trip, 
to be sure, to emigrate to the wilds of the West, with 
the bride's family as her escort ! 

Eighty-four years afterwards, as we walked over the 
old farm, by the spring, over the hill to the graveyard, 
through the orchard, and by the gently flowing stream, 
I could see these happy lovers in that bright summer- 
time. Everything seemed full of echoes of that long- 
ago past. The same spring that they drank from still 
bubbles up in its coolness ; the same trees throw their 
deep shade on the grass ; the same brook goes singing 
by in its sandy bed ; the same mountain stands above 
and over all; only the people have grown old and 
passed away. As I stood in the same room in which 
that young couple were married so many years ago, 
with a picture of the dear old grandmother with her 
cap and spectacles, her white hair and wrinkled face, 
it was hard to imagine the pretty, blooming bride of 
twenty, just starting on that untried future. But as I 
looked back from the end of the long road they traveled 
together, I could see the wisdom of her choice. The 
lover of that springtime of life was as ardent a lover 
when age crept on, stealing away the youthful beauty, 
as faithful and devoted through sickness and health 
until death came to part them. 

I have described the large room in the old home- 


stead ; in the middle of it stood the bridal pair. The 
dress of the bride was described to me when I was a 
young girl by grandmother. It was made of white 
muslin, "clinging stuff" like the mull used to-day. 
The waist was short, with a broad belt ; was cut low in 
the neck, what we would call an infant waist. The 
sleeves were simply a puff of about one finger-length 
deep, leaving the arm bare. The skirt, closely gored 
at the front and sides, came down to the ankles. The 
back breadth was in a long pointed train, the tip of 
the point raised to the neck-band to which it was 
fastened with a bow of broad white ribbon, the loops 
reaching to the waist, the long ends to the bottom of 
the skirt, which touched the floor. White silk mits 
covered the hand and arm, reaching above the elbow, 
and were tied with white satin ribbons having stream- 
ers. White clocked stockings and high-heeled shoes 
with ribbon bows set off her pretty feet, which were 
the pride of her eyes, and also of her lover's. Dear 
old man, I can see his eyes grow fond and tender as 
he listened to her describing the wedding-dress, and 
how proudly he said, "Yes, your grandmother had a 
pretty foot and ankle, and has yet, and can truly say 
that neither daughter nor granddaughter has ever 
shown one prettier, if equal in beauty." The proud, 
fond lover never left him; to his death, she was his 
queen. It is said, though she always denied it, that 
her head-dress was very unique. Seeing the roomful 
that she must face and frightened at the ordeal, she 
took up a sunbonnet as she entered the room and put it 
on her head, shading her eyes, but, as grandfather said, 
making her look shy and roguish and all the prettier. 


The Sunday bonnet was a wonder! one of tlie old 
style known as "sky-scrapers." Very few of the 
present generation know anything of this ancient 
bonnet ; there are too few old attics among us to 
hoard these treasures in, and preserve them for pos- 
terity. It was a poke-bonnet enlarged, exaggerated, 
and intensified. The crown was small and slightly 
raised, and about four inches long ; where it met the 
front, there was a slight depression ; then the brim 
sloped up at an angle of forty-five degrees, extending 
equally at the sides. The front came far over the face, 
and might have served as a sun umbrella if necessary. 
This particular bonnet we are describing was of leg- 
horn, and was trimmed with a quantity of blue ribbon. 
Flowers were not worn on the outside, but were 
reserved entirely for the face trimming, where a whole 
flower-garden, vines, and all, could have had plenty of 
room to spread and bloom without crowding each 
other. The sweet, young faces were surrounded by 

Grandmother once told me, with a great show of 
self-denial, "that she wore her bonnet for seven years 
without changing a ribbon ; girls were not so vain in 
her day." But the dear old lady was somewhat dis- 
concerted by a voice from the bed, where grandfather 
was, as supposed, asleep, replying to her vain boast : 
"Don't you believe any such foolishness; the girls 
were just as fond of a new ribbon then as they are 
now, and your grandmother has not a granddaughter 
who is more pleased with nice clothes and keeping 
close to the fashions than she was." "It is true," he 
continued, " that she did wear that bonnet seven years 


without making any change in it, not because she was 
satisfied with it, but for the reason that there was no 
store or shop where she could buy a ribbon, or even 
a needle or pin, nearer than Hillsborough, thirty miles 
away, and the only way to reach that place was on 
horseback, and by a bridle-path through the woods." 

As we have already said, the marriage occurred in the 
old home in Virginia in September, 1806, and the young 
couple emigrated to Ohio with the family soon after- 
ward. The first winter was spent all together in the 
house built on their arrival, but in the spring of 1807 
their own was built and they set up housekeeping for 
themselves. What do you think their house was like ? 
It was a log house of one 7'oom, with a loft overhead 
which was reached by a ladder, and a shed, or lean-to, 
across the back. A big fireplace took up nearly all 
of one side, and served the double purpose of heating 
and cooking ; of course, stoves were not in use at 
that early day. No doubt there was plenty of comfort 
and happiness even if there was not an abundance 
of worldly goods. They had as much as any of their 
neighbors, and more than some of them — the Indians, 
for instance. 

On October 4, 1807, was born in this log cabin a 
baby boy, the first of a new generation, ushering in the 
fourth generation born in America. The boy was 
named for the grandfather on the mother's side, and 
given the full name, Abraham Ellis Strickle. This was 
among the first births in the county, and occurred 
three years before Wilmington, the county-seat, was 
laid out. When the town was platted in 1810, Jacob 
Strickle bought some of the town lots. 


He remained in the country several years longer, 
and during that time three other children were born, 
all boys ; Isaac, in 1809 ; Jacob W., in 1811 ; and 
Joseph, born May 19, 1813. It has been said that 
when this baby was to be named, some one called 
attention to the fact that the names of the patriarchs 
had been chosen so far, although each name had been 
given for some relative, and the fact not observed. 
The mother said: "This child shall be Joseph, and if I 
have another son we will call him Benjamin," which 
they did. 

Of the years spent on the farm we know very little. 
One incident has been handed down that shows some- 
thing of the variety that was brought into the monoto- 
nous farm life by their dusky neighbors. One day 
when the second son, Isaac, was a few days old, the 
mother, alone in the house for a little while with her 
two babies, was startled by seeing a big Indian walk in 
unannounced. Looking around the room he picked up 
the little boy Abraham from the floor where he was 
playing and, placing him on his shoulders, marched off. 
The terrified mother had to wait until the woman who 
was living with her returned from the spring. She sent 
her to the grandfather's home and gave the alarm, and 
soon the neighbors were summoned. Parties started off 
in different directions, and the afternoon and night 
were spent in fruitless search. In the morning fresh 
trails were followed. About noon the Indian appeared 
at the house as suddenly as before, bearing the boy on 
his shoulder. The little fellow was decked out with 
feathers and bright berries, and was as happy as if he 
had been on a pleasure-trip. With a grunt the Indian 


replaced him on the floor, and saying, "Him no jmle 
face; he brave,'" stalked out of the house and out of 
sight in the thick woods. Where he had taken the 
child, and for what purpose, and why returned him was 
never known. The little fellow could not talk, and so 
could not tell anything of his visit ; but the poor mother 
never forgot that terrible day and night. 

One of the lots bought by Jacob Strickle when the 
town of Wilmington was laid out was on the corner of 
Walnut and South streets. Here he built a stone 
house into which he moved his family in the spring of 
1814. In this house they lived for many years. Four 
more children were born to them here, Maria in 1815, 
Benjamin Scott, February 16, 1818, Margaret in 1820, 
and Catharine in February, 1823. On the lot where 
the Methodist church now stands Joseph Wright had 
a wool-carding machine and horse-mill. It was in 
this mill the accident occurred to Abraham, then a 
little boy six or seven years old, by which he lost 
two fingers from each hand. The property was bought 
by Jacob Strickle, and in 1818 he sold it to the 
Methodist society, and it was remodeled and changed 
into a church. 

Having a family of boys to raise, Jacob Strickle 
again bought a farm, this time just outside of the 
town on the Prairie Road. After clearing it off he 
built a brick house and moved out in 1836. Abraham, 
Isaac and Jacob were married before the family left 
town, and had established homes of their own. 

The stone house in town was opened as a hotel called 
"The Buckey House," and gave its name to the corner 
that had been known as "Strickle's Corner." 


The house on this farm is the one that is remem- 
bered by most o£ us as the "old home." How happy it 
always made us to go there ! Its doors were always open 
to the grandchildren. We knew the apple-trees as well 
as we did each other, — among them the "early red," 
whose branches hung over the lane fence, and whose 
most tempting fruit seemed always to fall on that side, 
where the terrible cows stood watching us, just ready, 
as we thought, to plunge their dreadful horns through 
us, pinning us to the fence, should we dare to invade 
their domain. And there, too, grew that grand old 
mulberry-tree, whose luscious fruit would be shaken 
down to us by Billy Bright, a boy whom grandfather 
reared. A tablecloth vv-as spread on the ground to 
catch the berries. Our childish fears of the aforesaid 
Billy, who lost no opportunity of teasing and frighten- 
ing little children, were greatly lessened when he was 
in the top of the mulberry-tree, and dear grandfather 
near to protect us. 

Here, too, we find dear old Aunt Mary Strickle, the 
lovely, patient woman, ever ready to tie up the 
wounded fingers and comfort the wounded hearts of 
the little ones. And the great slices of bread and 
butter we had from her dear hands ! I can follow her 
now to the cool milk-house with the great loaf of bread 
and the huge knife. There, surrounded by the hungry 
brood, she would spread the butter over the whole 
side of the loaf and then cut off the slice, and one after 
another of the uplifted little hands would be filled. 
Each waited his or her turn ; no crowding or pushing 
to be first while the dear woman was there. No mean 
advantage could be taken under her quiet, kindly eye. 


Even the smallest of us felt her gentle and happy 
influence. I remember once, in some story she was 
telling us, she said, "when I was a little girl like yon,'' 
pointing to one of her audience, I wondered, could she 
evei' have been young like us ! and thought how rei-y 
long ago it must have been, almost in Bible times. 
Her history is one of the many unwritten ones of loving 
self-sacrifice and devotion. Why she had lived single 
all of her life, taking the hardest part of everything, 
giving freely of time, strength, life, and love, she only 
knew. Her life was not wasted, but we can bear wit- 
ness that many of us were made better and given much 
of comfort and love by her beautiful self-sacrificing 

One after another the children of the Strickle house- 
hold married, and all settled in or near Wilmington, 
none living more than two miles from the old home- 
stead. Being left alone, and growing old, the father 
and mother, with Aunt Mary, again left the country 
and in 1849 moved into town, where they had built a 
house near the home of their youngest daughter, 
Catharine Tilliughast. 

Jacob Strickle died a few years after and the home 
was broken up. The mother made her home with her 
children, and Aunt Mary lived with the youngest 
daughter, Catharine Tillinghast. 

Ann Ellis Strickle died at the home of her daughter, 
Maria Carroll, in Wilmington, in May, 1863, and was 
buried in the cemetery there beside her husband, 
whose body had been removed from the Gaddis grave- 
yard to the new cemetery. 

After the death of Catharine Tillinghast, Aunt Mary 


Strickle went with her children to Cincinnati and 
tenderly cared for these motherless little ones until 
her own death. She died at the home of William 
Tillinghast, in Cincinnati, in November, 1864, and was 
brought to Wilmington and buried beside the brother 
and sister whose home had been hers for almost half 
a century. 


Descendants of Jacob and Ann Ellis Strickle. 

Abraham Ellis Strickle, born October 4, 1807, died 
July 9, 1863. 

Isaac Strickle, born 1809, died April 30, 1885. 

Jacob W. Strickle, born 1811, died August 25, 1869. 

Joseph Strickle, born May 19, 1813, died March 29, 

Maria Strickle, born November 29, 1815, died May 2, 

Benjamin Scott Strickle, born February 16, 1818, 
died August 6, 1895. 

Margaret Ann Strickle, born April 15, 1820; died, 
date not known. 

Catharine Strickle, born February 1823, died Feb- 
ruary, 1860. 

Abraham Ellis Strickle was married at Cincinnati, 
Ohio, December 22, 1830, to Caroline Goodwin, daugh- 
ter of William Rockwell and Elizabeth Tucker Good- 
win. The journey to Wilmington required two and a 
half days, being made in a carriage over very bad roads. 
Turnpikes were not known in Ohio at that time. 

Abraham Strickle was always interested in the ad- 
vancement and development of his town and county, 
and took a prominent part in all public improvements. 
When a young man he served a term of seven years as 
clerk of the county court. He was one of the directors 
and the treasurer of the first turnpike built in the 


county, from Wilmington to Goshen, there connecting 
with one already built to Cincinnati, thus uniting the 
town with the great emporium o£ the West, over which 
a stage line was established. While treasurer he kept 
the money in his own house and there paid off the em- 
ployees, there being no banks at that time in the town. 

When the new constitution of Ohio was adopted, Mr. 
Strickle was again appointed clerk of the court to fill 
out the unexpired term and finish up the work of the 
old constitution. He was appointed a member of the 
first State Board of Agriculture, and, having added 
farming to his other employments, took great interest 
in the improvements along the line of agriculture. He 
was president of the Clinton County Agricultural 
Society for ten years, and the beautiful fair-grounds and 
successful fairs during that time were largely the result 
of his skillful efforts. He was one of a company of im- 
porters of fine cattle and sheep from England. The 
Durham cattle and fine Merino Southdown sheep 
brought into Clinton County by that company have 
made it noted in the wool and cattle markets. 

As a farmer with advanced ideas, he introduced on 
his own farm all of the new improvements in machinery, 
and gradually induced his neighbors to adopt the same, 
even though he met great opposition at the start. 
When the railroad was projected from Cincinnati to 
Zanesville, he entered into the movement with his 
usual energy and pride for his town; its name being 
added to the title, "Cincinnati, Wilmington and Zanes- 
ville Railroad," by which name it was known for 
many years. He was made a director of the railroad, 
and pushed its interests to a successful termination. 


As he was ever ready to advance the welfare of the 
living, even so was his heart and hand enlisted in pro- 
viding a suitable resting-place for the dead. He was 
elected President of the Cemetery Association at its 
organization, and could have had no more fitting 
monument than our beautiful Sugar Grove Cem- 

In the first year of the Civil War, when our govern- 
ment was so ill-prepared to supply the immediate 
wants of our troops, donations poured in from all over 
the State to be sent to our brave soldiers. Abraham 
Strickle was appointed by Governor Denison to take 
charge of the supplies to be sent to West Virginia, to 
go with them, and attend to their distribution. He 
spent the first winter of the War in this work. In May 
of 1862 he was appointed by President Lincoln as 
Captain and Commissary of Subsistence, and assigned 
to General Grant's command. His supply boats lay at 
the mouth of the Yazoo River, opposite Vicksburg, for 
three months in the spring of 1863, during the siege 
and bombardment of that city. At this time he was 
appointed one of the three Commissioners to lease aban- 
doned plantations on the Mississippi Kiver and employ 
the slaves left on them. He contracted the fever, so 
prevalent there, and started north in June; but on 
reaching Cincinnati, he was too ill to be taken farther, 
and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William D. 
Bickham, July 9, 1863, five days after the surrender of 
Vicksburg. He was taken to Wilmington and buried 
in the beautiful cemetery which had been his special 
pride. Caroline G. Strickle died at Wilmington, Ohio, 
October 27, 1867. 

52 the ellis family 

Children of Abraham E. and Caroline 

Elizabeth Ann Strickle was born October 10, 1831. 

Maria Emily Strickle was born December 22, 1833. 

Mary Gano Strickle was born February 5, 1836, died 
at Los Angeles, California, March 3, 1897. 

Katharine Jane Strickle was born March 20, 1838. 

Caroline Margaret Strickle was born December 5, 1840. 

Kebekah Harriet Strickle was born February 27, 1843. 

Frances Williamson Strickle was born August 6, 
1845, died at Washington, D. C, October 9, 1894, buried 
at Wilmington. 

Charles Kockwell Strickle was born April 16, 1848, 
died at Memphis, Tennessee, January 6, 1863, buried 
at Wilmington. 

Alnetta Clark Strickle was born February 19, 1851, 
died at Wilmington, Ohio, June 28, 1851. 

Isaac Strickle was born October 19, 1852, died at 
Wilmington, Ohio, October 22, 1852. 

Elizabeth Ann Strickle was married at Wilmington, 
Ohio, December 28, 1859, to John W. Dunham, of 
Piketon, Ohio. They had two children, both died in 
infancy. Kebecca Dunham, born at Piketon, Ohio, 
June 1861, and John Gates, born at Wilmington, Ohio, 
May 23, 1863. Mr. Dunham died at Wilmington, 
October 27, 1866. Mrs. Dunham went to California in 
1867, and on June 24, 1869, was married to John C. 
Deuell, who was born at Saratoga, New York, and who 
is a great-grandson of Ethan Allen. Her address is 
Fresno, California. 

Maria Emily Strickle was married at Wilmington, 
December 27, 1855, to William Denison Bickham, of 


Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Bickham was army correspond- 
ent for the Cincinnati Commercial during the first 
years of the war, and served on General Rosecrans's 
staff as aide-de-camp at the battle of Stone River. In 
1863 he moved to Dayton, Ohio, and took charge of the 
Dayton Journal as editor and proprietor, and soon 
took rank at the head of his chosen profession. He 
died March 27, 1894, and was buried in Woodland 
Cemetery, at Dayton, Ohio. 

Mrs. Bickham's address is Dayton, Ohio. 

Children of William D. and Maria E. S. 

William Strickle Bickham, born at Cincinnati, 
November 22, 1856. 

Victor Hardy Bickham, born at Cincinnati, July 4, 
1858 ; died at Dayton, Ohio, June 22, 1865. 

x4.braham Strickle Bickham, born at Cincinnati, 
August 28, 1860. 

Thoms Burns Bickham, born at Cincinnati, May 
13, 1863 ; died at Cincinnati, Ohio, June 19, 1863. 

Daniel Denison Bickham, born at Dayton, October 
31, 1864. 

Charles Goodwin Bickham, born at Dayton, August 
12, 1867. 

William S. Bickham was married at Dayton, Ohio, 
in 1865, to Katharine Folz. They have no children. 
Their address is Spokane, Washington. 

Abraham Strickle Bickham was appointed by Presi- 
dent McKinley, in May, 1898, captain and assistant 
quartermaster, United States Volunteers in the war 


with Spain. He served in the United States and Phil- 
ippine Islands. 

Daniel D. Bickham was married at Easton, Pennsyl- 
vania, October 19, 1887, to Anna Stout, daughter of Mr. 
George W. and Elizabeth Eaub Stout. Address, Day- 
ton, Ohio. They have had three children : 

Emily Maria, born in Dayton December 12, 1889 ; 
died, Easton, Pennsylvania, December 26, 1890. 

William Denison, born in Dayton October 31, 1891. 

Ann Elizabeth, born in Dayton July 31, 1894. 

Charles G. Bickham enlisted as a private in the 
Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry April 25, 1898, and 
was appointed by President McKinley as captain of 
Company M, Ninth U. S. V. I. July 19, 1898, in the 
war with Spain. He served in the United States and 
in Santiago de Cuba, and was mustered out at Camp 
Meade, Pennsylvania, in May, 1899. He was again 
commissioned by the President as a captain in the 
Twenty-eighth U. S. V. I. July 5, 1899, for service in 
the Philippines. 

Three of the sons of Maria Strickle Bickham — 
Abraham S., Dan D., and Charles G. — were graduated 
at Princeton, where their ancestor, Abraham Ellis, 
fought during the Revolution with the army of Gen- 
eral Washington. After the death of William D. 
Bickham, these three sons took charge of the Journal 
under the firm name of William D. Bickham's Sons, 
editors. When Abraham S. and Charles G. went into 
the United States service for the war, Daniel D. took 
the entire charge of the paper as editor and manager. 

Mary Gano Strickle was married at Wilmington, 
October 16, 1856, to George K. Farquhar, son of Cyrus 


and Lydia Farquhar. George Farquhar died at Little 
Eock, Arkansas, June 1, 1884, and was buried at Wil- 
mington, Ohio. Mary G. S. Farquhar died at the 
home of her son, Richard H. Farquhar, in Los An- 
geles, California, March 3, 1897, and was buried at 
Wilmington, Ohio. 

Children of George K. and Mary G. S. 

Eichard Henry Farquhar was born at Wilmington, 
Ohio, July 26, 1857. 

Abraham Ellis Farquhar was born at Wilmington, 
Ohio, August 7, 1862, died at Nevada City, California, 
in 1863. 

Caroline Lydia Farquhar was born in Nevada City, 
California, in 1865, died October, 1867, at Nevada City, 

Elizabeth Strickle Farquhar was born at Nevada 
City, California, September 8, 1868. 

Maria Louise Farquhar was born at Wilmington, 
Ohio, September 18, 1871, died July 3, 1887, at Little 
Eock, Arkansas, buried at Wilmington, Ohio. 

Eichard H. Farquhar was married at Olive, Califor- 
nia, June 4, 1893, to Etta Passmore. They have no 
children. Address, Los Angeles, California. 

Elizabeth S. Farquhar was married at Los Angeles, 
California, March 12, 1890, to Louis Hanitch, of Bis- 
marck, Dakota. Address, West Superior, Wisconsin. 
Their children : 

Mary Hanitch was born at Bismarck, Dakota, January 
16, 1891. 


Maria Bickham Hanitch was born at West Superior, 
Wisconsin, March 13, 1893, died August 19, 1894. 

John Farquhar Hanitch was born at West Superior, 
Wisconsin, September 4, 1895, died October 30, 1896. 

Catherine Louise Hanitch was born at West Super- 
ior, Wisconsin, December 19, 1898. 

Katharine J. Strickle was married at Wilmington, 
Ohio, June 24, 1858, to Eodney Foos, son of Griffith 
and Priscilla G. Foos. They had no children, but 
adopted an orphan, Almeda Ryan, now Mrs. H. S. 
Miller, of Dayton, Ohio. She had three children, 
Emma Lloyd, Harry S., and Katharine Maria. Harry 
S. is dead. 

Eodney Foos served during the civil war of 1861-65, 
as Adjutant of the Seventy-ninth O. V. I., and after- 
ward held the position of Clerk of the Supreme Court 
of Ohio for three terms. He died at Xenia, Ohio, April 
20, 1884, and was buried at Wilmington, Ohio. Kath- 
arine Foos's address is Washington, D. C. 

Caroline Margaret Strickle was married at Dayton, 
Ohio, November 24, 1874, to Captain J. W. Clous, 
United States Army. Captain Clous served on the 
Western frontier in the Twenty-fourth United States 
Infantry until 1886, when he was appointed Major and 
Judge Advocate. He was Instructor of Law at West 
Point for five years. During the war with Spain he 
went to Cuba and Porto Eico with General Miles as a 
member of his staff, and was Secretary and Eecorder 
of the Evacuation Commission at Havana, Cuba. 
They have no children. Present address, Colonel 
and Deputy Judge Advocate United States Army, 
Governor's Island, New York. 


Eebekah H. Strickle's address is Dayton, Ohio. 

Frances W. Strickle was married at Wilmington, 
Ohio, September 7, 1865, to Colonel H. C. Corbin, 
United States Volunteers. She died at Washington, 
D. C, October 9, 1894, and was buried at Wilmington, 
Ohio. Henry C. Corbin served on the frontier as Cap- 
tain in the Twenty-fourth United States Infantry until 
1880, when he was appointed Major and Assistant 
Adjutant - General. He became Adjutant - General, 
United States Army, in 1898, and conducted the 
office through the war with Spain. 

Frances W. and Henry C. Corbin had seven chil- 

Mary Grace Corbin, born in Wilmington, Ohio, x\.u- 
gust 23, 1866.' 

Caroline Christobal Corbin, born in Fort Craig, New 
Mexico, September 8, 1868; died at Chicago, Illinois, 
December 2, 1888; buried at Wilmington, Ohio. 

Katharine Maria Corbin, born in Columbus, Ohio, 
August 23, 1870. 

Henry Bickham Corbin, born in Fort Clark, New 
Mexico, July 28, 1872; died, December 23, 1880, at 
Washington, D. C. ; buried at Wilmington, Ohio. 

Philip Swing Corbin, born in Brownsville, Texas, 
February, 1875; died, July, 1878, at Washington, D. C; 
buried at Wilmington, Ohio. 

Rebecca Strickle Corbin, born at Ringold Barracks, 
Texas, August 6, 1876; died, April 2, 1893, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. ; buried at Wilmington, Ohio. 

Rutherford Hayes Corbin, born in Washington, D. 
C, September 7, 1879. 

Katharine M. Corbin was married at Governor's 


Island, New York, September 7, 1897, to William 
Usher Parsons, of New York. Address: Irvington- 
on-the-Hudson, New York. 

Butlierford H. Corbin was at Santiago de Cuba 
during the battle, July 1, 2, and 3, 1898, as a cor- 
respondent of the New York Herald. He went as a 
clerk with the Peace Commission to Paris in 1898, and 
as assistant secretary with the Commission to Manila, 
Philippine Islands, in 1899. 

Isaac Strickle, second son of Jacob and Ann Ellis 
Strickle, was married in Clinton County, Ohio, August 
24, 1830, to Rebecca Farquhar, daughter of Benjamin 
and Eachel Farquhar. He died at Chattanooga, Ten- 
nessee, April 30, 1885. Pvebecca Strickle died at Mt. 
Vernon, Ohio, May 27, 1876. Both were buried at Wil- 
mington, Ohio. 

Children of Isaac and Rebecca Steickle. 

Rachel Ann Strickle, born, October 25, 1831 ; died, 
January, 13, 1840. 

Benjamin J. Strickle, born, May 9, 1836 ; died, June 
13, 1836. 

Edwin F. Strickle, born, September 6, 1838; died, 
September 8, 1838. 

Charles H. Strickle, born, July 28, 1840 ; died, Aug- 
ust 10, 1840. 

Isaac Henry Strickle, born, October 25, 1842 ; died, 
July 3, 1843. 

Emma Rebecca Strickle, born, September 16, 1844. 

Albert Farquhar Strickle, born, February 21, 1849 ; 
died, July 21, 1849. 


They also adopted a little girl, Jennie Strickle, who 
married Dr. Samuel Dunham at Wilmington, Ohio, June 
6, 1857, and died at Washington, D. C, July 24, 1899. 

Emma K. Strickle, the only child that lived to 
womanhood, was married to Daniel W. Chase at Wil- 
mington, Ohio, May 27, 1863. Mr. Chase died at Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, October 31, 1897, and was buried at 
Wilmington. Mrs. Chase's address is Terrace Park, 
Hamilton County, Ohio. 

Children of D. W. and Emma E. S. Chase. 

Rebecca Jane Chase, born at Mt. Yernon, Ohio, May 
21, 1864 ; died at Cincinnati, Ohio, May 3, 1895. 

Isaac Strickle Herbert Chase, born at Cincinnati, 
August 28, 1866. 

Elisha Sterling Chase, born at Cincinnati, June 4, 
1869; died June 30, 1877. 

Harriet Ella Chase, born August 3, 1873. 

Emma Louise Chase, born April 23, 1878. Address, 
Terrace Park, Ohio. 

Isaac S. H. Chase was married to Carrie Taylor, of 
Kentucky, February 8, 1894. They have two children 
Sterling Taylor, born December 20, 1894, and Herbert, 
born March 10, 1898. Isaac Strickle Herbert Chase is 
a physician, and his address is Junction City, Kentucky. 

Harriet Ella Chase was married at Cincinnati, Ohio, 
October 19, 1892, to Schuyler Chatfield Duryea. Their 
children are : 

Chase Phillips Duryea and Marjorie Whitcomb 
Duryea, twins, born September 12, 1893; Chase Phillips 
Duryea died at Cincinnati, November 12, 1893. 


Doris Duryea, born December 5, 1896. 

Jacob W. Strickle, third son of Jacob and Ann Ellis 
Strickle, was married in Clinton County to Mary 
Harlan. He died at Wilmington, Ohio, April 25, 1869. 
Mary H. Strickle died September 16, 1883. They had 
no children. 

Joseph Strickle, fourth son of Jacob and Ann Ellis 
Strickle, was married in Clinton County, Ohio, May 1, 
1839, to Mary Louisa Wood, daughter of William Wood. 
Joseph Strickle died at Wilmington, Ohio, March 29, 
1873. Mrs. Strickle's address is Abbeville, South 
Carolina. They had seven children : Margaret Jane, 
William Jacob, Rebecca P., Louisa Virginia, George 
R., Adella Joseph, and Kate L. 

Margaret Jane and Louisa V. Strickle died at Wil- 
mington in December 1859, of typhoid fever, only a 
few weeks apart. 

Rebecca P. Strickle lives at Abbeville, South Carolina. 

William J. Strickle was married May 2, 1878, to 
Addie Smith, of Mumfordsville, Kentucky. They have 
two children, Joseph Herbert, born in 1884, and 
Estella Mills, born in 1888. 

George R. Strickle was married February 22, 1886, 
to Mary Williams, of Louisville, Kentucky. They 
have one child, George J., born in 1893. 

Adella J. Strickle was married April 6, 1884, to Mr. 
John Knox, of Abbeville, South Carolina. Mr. Knox 
died in 1884. They had no children. Mrs. Knox"s 
address is Abbeville, South Carolina. 

Kate L. Strickle was married January 4, 1893, to 


William P. Beard, of Abbeville, South Carolina. They 
have one child. Address is Abbeville, South Carolina. 
Maria Strickle, oldest daughter of Jacob and Ann 
Ellis Strickle, was married at Wilmington, Ohio, to 
Uriah Carroll, and died May 2, 1868. Uriah Carroll 
died January 29, 1874. They had nine children: 

Jacob S. Carroll, born August 1, 1836; died Septem- 
ber 17, 1863. 

Dempsey Carroll, born July 27, 1839; died April 23, 

Sarah Ann Carroll, born April 9, 1841; died June 
25, 1860. 

Mary J. Carroll, born September 15,1843; died Jan- 
uary 25, 1845. 

Margaret Emma Carroll, born December 20, 1845; 
died May 5, 1870. 

Isaac Strickle Carroll, born March 23, 1848; died 
August 1, 1863. 

George A. Carroll, born March 8, 1851; died Jan- 
uary 10, 1863. 

Uriah Barkley Carroll, born June 25, 1853. 

Abraham Strickle Carroll, born March 6, 1858; died 
at Little Rock, Arkansas, 1895. 

Uriah Barkley Carroll was married at Wilmington, 
Ohio, June 7, 1877, to Agnes Love. They had four 
children : 

Abraham H. Carroll, born March 11, 1878. 

Fred M. Carroll, born January 22, 1880. 

Jesse D. Carroll, born May 11, 1882. 

Anna Maria Carroll, born July 3, 1885. 

Agnes Love Carroll died April 13, 1892. 

On February 26, 1895, Uriah B. Carroll was married 
to Angelina Feagan. They have one child : 


Ilo Frances Carroll, born June 23, 1896; address, 
Wilmington, Ohio. 

Abraham S. Carroll was born at Wilmington, Ohio, 
March 6, 1858, and was married at Little Eock, Ar- 
kansas, December, 1886, to Carrie Cohen, and died in 
1895. They had no children. 

Benjamin Scott Strickle, fifth and youngest son of 
Jacob and Ann Ellis Strickle, was married at Snow 
Hill, Clinton County, Ohio, August 31, 1841, to Mary 
Ann Crawford, daughter of Finley and Margaret Craw- 
ford. She was born at Snow Hill, October 25, 1823. 
They lived in Wilmington until 1869, when they 
moved to Bloomington, Illinois, where Benjamin 
Strickle died, August 3, 1895, and was buried there. 
Mrs. Strickle still lives at Bloomington, Illinois. To 
them were born six children, namely : 

Alyett Elrod Strickle, born November 2, 1842; died 
at Wilmington, Ohio, December 14, 1852. 

Jacob Finley Strickle, born February 2, 1845; died 
at Bloomington, Illinois, August 17, 1899. 

Melancthon Strickle, born March 2, 1847. 

Frank Strickle, born November 24, 1850. 

Anna Strickle, born February 22, 1855. 

Harry C. Strickle, born November 31, 1859. 

Jacob F. Strickle was married at Havana, Illinois, 
December 25, 1878, to Almarinda Angeline Biggs, who 
was born at Cuba, Clinton County, Ohio, November 19, 
1851. Jacob F. Strickle died at Bloomington, Illinois, 
August 17, 1899. They had two children: 

Herbert Biggs Strickle, born June 23, 1882; died 
August 27, 1882. 


Ralph Lacy Strickle, boru November 6, 1886. Ad- 
dress, Bloomington, Illinois. 

Melancthon Strickle was married November 5, 1874, 
to Emma Hannah Andrus, who was born at Cape 
Vincent, New York, November 24, 1853. Address, 
Bloomington, Illinois. They have three children: 

Alvin Hobbs Strickle, born December 15, 1875. 

Guy Melancthon Strickle, born July 15, 1877. 

Ross Andrus Strickle, born November 6, 1888. 

Alvin H. Strickle was married August 12, 1898, to 
Clara Morganne Wood, of Chicago, Illinois. She was 
born March 13, 1876, at Logansport, Indiana. 

Frank Strickle was married at Havana, Illinois, 
December 6, 1876, to Grace Viola Havighorst, who died 
February 2, 1897. They had no children. He was 
again married, September 12, 1898, at Wilmington, 
Ohio, to Ida M. Hale, daughter of Harvey and Celia 
Fitch Hale, and granddaughter of Samuel H. Hale, 
one of the early settlers of Clinton County, who, with 
Frank's grandfather, Jacob Strickle, was among the 
founders of Wilmington. Address, Havana, Illinois, 

Anna Strickle was married at Bloomington, Illinois, 
January 5, 1880, to Harmon Richard Nortrup, of 
Havana, Illinois, which is their address. They have 
two children : 

Scott Strickle Nortrup, born March 18, 1884. 

Mabel Bernice Nortrup, born February 2, 1887. 

Scott Nortrup developed a wonderful voice when a 
mere child, and was sent to Chicago to receive instruc- 
tion. He sang in the celebrated "Roney's Boy Choir," 
delighting all who heard him with his pure, clear 


Harry C. Strickle was married at Bloomington, Illi- 
nois, April 6, 1890, to Emma B. McLean, who was 
born June 1, 1859. They have three children: 

Louise Willey Strickle, born October 31, 1891. 

Helen McLean Strickle, born June 28, 1893. 

Robert McLean Strickle, born August 12, 1897. 

Their address is Bloomington, Illinois. 

Margaret Ann Strickle, second daughter of Jacob 
and Ann Ellis Strickle, was married at Wilmington, 
Ohio, in 1844, to Robert Havens, and died a few years 
after, leaving one child, a daughter, Annie M. Havens, 
born in Wilmington, October 12, 1845. She was mar- 
ried to Henry Eristo, November 30, 1865. Mr. Eristo 
was born in Mason County, Kentucky, April 15, 1836. 
Address, Sabina, Clinton County, Ohio. Their chil- 
dren are : 

George Eristo, born August 13, 1866 ; died in infancy. 

Erank Eristo, born September 2, 1868. 

Gertrude Eristo, born July 27, 1870. 

William Eristo, born October 29, 1872; died in 

Harry Eristo, born November 11, 1873 ; died in in- 

Mary Eristo, born April 9, 1875. 

Jessie Eristo, born December 27, 1878. 

Josephine Eristo, born October 22, 1881; died in 

Bessie Eristo, born April 22, 1884 ; died in infancy. 

Erederick Eristo, December 20, 1886. 

Frank Eristo's address is Athens, Ohio. 

Gertrude Eristo's address is Washington C. H., Ohio. 


Mary Fristo was married March 10, 1898, to Fred- 
erick Ellerman. 

Jessie Fristo was married December 14, 1898, to 
Edgar M. Baldwin. 

Catharine Strickle, youngest child of Jacob and Ann 
Ellis Strickle, was married at Wilmington, Ohio, Oc- 
tober 8, 1845, to William T. Tillinghast, who was born 
at Yoluntown, Connecticut, October 8, 1824. He was 
the son of Joseph Gorton Tillinghast, of Providence, 
Ehode Island, and was the first child of the sixth gen- 
eration from Pardon Tillinghast, the founder of the line 
in America. Catharine Strickle was the youngest of 
the fifth generation from Maria Louisa Nogelle, the 
founder of her family on the female line. Catharine S. 
Tillinghast died at Wilmington in March, 1861. Wil- 
liam Tillinghast died at Newton Highlands, Massa- 
chusetts, January 30, 1881. Children of William T. and 
Catharine S. Tillinghast: 

Alice Tillinghast, born in Wilmington January 3, 1848. 

Eva Tillinghast, born in Wilmington July 2, 1849 ; 
died, November 27, 1850. 

Ellie Tillinghast, born in Wilmington August 13, 

Annie Tillinghast, born in Wilmington September 
15, 1855 ; died, December 13, 1857. 

Mary Tillinghast, born in Wilmington January 23, 
1859 ; died at Newton Highlands November, 1890. 

Joseph Tillinghast, born in Wilmington February, 
1861 ; died, March, 1861. 

Alice Tillinghast was married at Antioch College, 
Yellow Springs, Ohio, July 1, 1860, to George Dyre 


Eldridge, who was born at Mattapoiset, Massachusetts. 
His mother, Phoebe Howland Eldridge, was a direct 
descendant of John Howland, one of the famous "May- 
flower" passengers. Another ancestor, on his father's 
side, Mary Dyre, was hung on Boston Common for ad- 
hering to the Quaker religious belief. 

Address of Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge, New York City. 
Their children are : 

George Dyre Eldridge, Jr., born in Covington, Ken- 
tucky, November 28, 1871. 

William Tillinghast Eldridge, born in Newton, Massa- 
chusetts, June 15, 1877. 

Alice Phoebe Eldridge, born in Newton, Massachu- 
setts, February 20, 1885. 

Howland Strickle Eldridge, born in Washington, 
D. C, February 11, 1887 ; died at Washington, D. C, 
December 14, 1888. 

Ellie Tillinghast was married at Newton Highlands, 
Massachusetts, October 30, 1878, to Frederick N. Wood- 
ward. We have seen that on her father's side the 
ancestry was carried back in a direct line six genera- 
tions, and on her mother's five. She married into a 
family equal to either, as her children were the eighth 
generation born in the same house. Mr. Woodward's 
sister, Mrs. Eand, kindly gave the following interesting 

"Frederick N. Woodward brought his bride to the 
old Woodward homestead, which has a history. In 
1686, John Woodward built the house now standing. 
Its walls, eighteen inches in thickness, and filled with 
brick and mortar, proved sufficiently strong to with- 
stand the wind and weather for two hundred and 


thirteen years, and there are parchment deeds proving 
the same. It has descended by inheritance from father 
to son through all these generations; and the old house 
is now occupied — in 1899 — by Frederick N. Wood- 
ward and his two sons, Frederick Rand and Willard B. 
Woodward, representatives of the seventh and eighth 
generations born in this house. There is an immense 
fireplace in the old parlor, and in this and other rooms 
are various articles of furniture highly prized by the 
family, including a tall clock, a mahogany desk, a 
canopy bed, and a number of chairs which have been 
in the old house for generations. Mr. and Mrs. Wood- 
ward are educating their sons to highly value the old 
homestead with its ancestral heirlooms, and it is con- 
fidently expected they will take great pride in preserv- 
ing it intact." These children are : 

Frederick Rand Woodward, born November 5, 1880. 

Willard B. Woodward, born January 7, 1884. 

Address, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts. 

Mary Tillinghast was married at Newton Highlands, 
October 30, 1878, to George W. Gleason, of Boston. 
Both sisters were married the same day at the home 
of their sister, Alice Eldridge. This older sister had 
been as a mother to these little girls since their 
mother's death, when Alice was only thirteen years 

Mary Tillinghast Gleason died in November, 1890, 
leaving one child, Herbert Gleason, who was born at 
Newton Highlands, June 26, 1882. 

Henry Ellis and His Descendants. 

Henry Ellis, oldest child of Abraham and Katharine 
Ellis, was born near Martinsburg, Berkeley County, 
Virginia, December 24, 1782. He grew to manhood in 
his beautiful valley home surrounded by mountains, 
and here was laid the foundation of a character which 
later in life was marked by sterling honesty and integ- 
rity, and a deeply-rooted love of justice. 

In the fall of 1806 he removed with his parents to 
Ohio, settling in Clinton County, on the banks of 
Anderson's Creek, near the present town of Lumberton. 
The country at that time was all a wilderness, and the 
only roads were Indian trails. 

Two cabins and a blacksmith shop marked the site 
of the present thriving city of Xenia, Ohio, and Wil- 
mington was not even a cross-roads. 

The woods were full of all kinds of game, and Henry 
Ellis had several narrow escapes from panthers and 

On the 20th of June, 1810, Henry Ellis was married 
to Charity Harper, daughter of William and Nancy 
Harper, of Fayette County, Ohio, and to him was 
issued the first marriage license made out in Fayette 
County. The Harpers were natives of Scotland and 
were of the Covenanter faith. 


Henry Ellis and his wife began housekeeping on a 
farm in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, 
(now the property of Hiram Oglesbee), and in Novem- 
ber of 1810 his house was burned and all the contents 
lost, including many valuable papers, his surveying 
instruments, and various articles which had belonged 
to his Austrian ancestors and which were highly prized. 
A year or two following the fire had to be devoted to 
replenishing the household supplies, bedding, etc., 
which had to be woven by hand, and this interval was 
employed by Mr. Ellis in teaching school in Fayette 
and Greene Counties. He then purchased a farm of 
140 acres lying one mile north of Lumberton on the 
Xenia and Wilmington pike, which road he helped to 
locate and survey. 

His patriotism and devotion to his country (and 
perhaps a strain of inheritance from his Revolutionary 
sire), led him to volunteer and serve during the War 
of 1812, and his discharge, of which the following is a 
copy, is in the possession of the family. 

"I do certify on honor that Henry Ellis hath faithfully per- 
formed a tour of duty as a private in my company of Ohio 
mounted volunteer cavalry, Trumbull's regiment, under the call 
of General Wm. H. Harrison, and by authority of General Meigs. 
Discharged at St. Mary's, October 24, A.D., 1812. 

Robert McElwain, Captain. 

His patriotic spirit descended upon his sons, and 
when the call to arms came in 1861, three sons ofPered 
their lives to their country. 

One was killed leading a charge at Chickamauga, 
and another was wounded on the Kansas border, and 
died years later from the effects of the wound. 


Henry Ellis was a man of more than ordinary intel- 
ligence, a fine scholar and well versed in law; and his 
home which was a model of hospitality, was frequented 
by lawyers and students of the highest type. Many of 
the prominent men of Greene and Clinton Counties, 
especially judges and lawyers, made this home their 
stopping place in their travels through the counties. 
Henry and Charity Ellis were the j)arents of eleven 

Nancy Faris Ellis, born August 25, 1811. 

William Harper Ellis, born June 10, 1813. 

Abraham Ellis, born April 22, 1815. 

John Harbeson Ellis, born August, 1817. 

Mary Ann Ellis, born November 7, 1819. 

Milton Ellis, born 1822 ; died August 25, 1840. 

Margaret Jane Ellis, born April 9, 1824. 

Sarah Catherine Ellis, born April 9, 1829. 

Maria Louisa Ellis, born July 6, 1831. 

Elizabeth Harriet Ellis, born February, 1833; died 
aged 4 years. 

Benjamin Franklin Ellis, born February 21, 1835. 

Charity Ellis died October 28, 1840. Both she and 
her son, Milton, died of typhoid fever, which in the 
fall of 1840 carried away so many victims, the whole 
Ellis family being ill. Mr. Ellis never fully recovered 
from the effects of the fever, but was an invalid for 
many years. He died October 28, 1857, at the home 
of his oldest daughter, Mrs. Nancy Keed, in Moultrie 
County, Hlinois. 

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Childken of Henry and Charity Ellis. 

Nancy Faris Ellis, oldest child of Henry and Charity 
Ellis, was born August 25, 1811, and was married on 
October 11, 1836, to William Harper Eeed, who was 
born January 10, 1816. For some time after their 
marriage they lived in Fayette County, Ohio, then in 
Delaware County, Indiana, and in Moultrie County, 
Illinois, finally settling at Chetopa, Kansas, where 
William Harper Eeed died in October, 1866. 

Nancy F. Keed died September 20, 1881. 

They were the parents of six children, only two of 
whom are living: William Henry, born October 13, 
1837, and Elizabeth C, born February 16, 1853. 

William Henry Eeed was married in Moultrie County, 
Illinois, to Sarah Pinkney, who was born February 6, 
1842. The children of this union are: 

Allen Franklin Eeed, born February 21, 1861; mar- 
ried to Eena Chrisman, May 20, 1890. 

Margaret Jane Eeed, born October 17, 1862 ; died 
August, 1864. 

Susan Mattie Eeed, born November 19, 1864; married 
to O. H. Eedington, October 12, 1887. 

Sarah Emma Eeed, born October 23, 1867; married 
David Konkel, March 7, 1892. 

Alice Josephine Eeed, born May 10, 1870; married 
Samuel H. Konkel, February 11, 1892. 

Edward L. and Fred. P. Eeed (twins), born Novem- 
ber 28, 1872. 

Lily May Eeed, born January 26, 1876; married 
John E. Davis, August 2, 1896. 

William Eobert Eeed, born December 25, 1878; died 
July 13, 1879. 


Sarah Pinkney Eeed died September 28, 1879. 

William Henry Eeed was again married on Novem- 
ber 14, 1880 to Mary M. Maxwell, and to them four 
children were born: 

Mary Edith Reed, born September 24, 1885. 

Florence Bella Reed, born December 10, 1889. 

Agnes Willmot Reed, born July 22, 1893. 

Thomas Brackett, born November 4, 1895. 

Elizabeth C. Reed, daughter of William H. and 
Nancy F. Reed, was married December 30, 1872, to 
Frederick Cook, of Bentingford, England. To them 
were born five children • 

Bella Cook, born December 7, 1873. 

Alice Cook, born January 27, 1880, and three who 
died in infancy. 

Frederick Cook died at his home at Chetopa, Kan- 
sas, November 19, 1893. 

William Harper Ellis, son of Henry and Charity 
Ellis, was born in Caesar's Creek Township, Greene 
County, Ohio, June 10, 1813. When a young man he 
learned the tanner's trade in Wilmington, and after 
his marriage to Elizabeth A. Boots on October 24, 
1833, he for some time conducted a tannery at Lees- 
burg, Highland County, Ohio. He then returned to 
his farm in Greene County, and from there removed 
to Grant County, Indiana. Here his wife, Elizabeth 
A. Ellis, died March 4, 1862. William Ellis removed 
to Kansas in 1866, and died June 28, 1879. They had 
seven children : 

Eli F. Ellis, born December 29, 1834. 

M. Jane Ellis, born January 28, 1837. 


William H. Ellis, Jr., born January 17, 1839. 

Catherine M. Ellis, born December 24, 1841. 

Elizabeth A. Ellis, born December 26, 1843. 

Roland H. Ellis, born April 25, 1846. 

Martha P. Ellis, born March 11, 1848. 

Eli F., Elizabeth A. and Roland H. died when yonng. 
M. Jane Ellis married David Kirts, and they have five 
children, Frank H., George, Rhoda, Carrie and Ida. 

Catherine M. Ellis married William McDowell. 

William Henry Ellis, Jr., was born in Delaware 
County, Indiana, January 17, 1839. He enlisted in 
Company C, 12th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers in 
1862, and served until the close of the war, when he 
went to Kansas and bought the farm where his family 
now reside. He was married to Cornelia A. Folsom, 
August 8, 1866. They have eight children: 

Charles Burroughs Ellis, born October 16, 1867. 

Ida May Ellis, born April 6, 1870. 

William Henry Ellis, born August 30, 1872. 

Mason Folsom Ellis, born October 24, 1874. 

Cora Ellis, born February 19, 1878. 

Elizabeth Ellis, born April 12, 1880. 

Frederick Ellis, born March 20, 1883. 

Benjamin H. Ellis, born July 30, 1888. 

Charles B. Ellis was married to Frances Evelyn 
Young, at Lacygne, Kansas, September 30, 1897. 

William H. Ellis, Jr., died April 29, 1896, at his 
home near New Lancaster, Kansas. 

Martha P. Ellis married Hayden F. Huffman at New 
Lancaster, Kansas, November 1, 1866. Their children 

Lorenzo Huffman, born September 3, 1867. 


Mary Etta Huffman, born July 1, 1869. 

Elpha C. Huffman, born February 10, 1873. 

Ora and Lora Huffman, born February 15, 1875, died 

Mary Etta Huffman was married to John W. Stude- 
baker, December 20, 1893. They have one child, 
Mattie F., born October 28, 1896. 

Elpha C. Huffman was married August 16, 1893, to 
William M. Garrison. They have one child. Hazel 
Euth, born July 21, 1894. 

The following interesting sketch was written by J. E. 
Peterson, nephew of Abraham Ellis: 

"Abraham Ellis, son of Henry and Charity Ellis, 
was born in Greene County, Ohio, one mile north of 
Lumberton, April 22, 1815. During his boyhood he 
attended the common schools of that vicinity, espe- 
cially that of Evan Harris, who was noted as one of 
the best teachers in the country, also Thomas Steele's 
select school at Xenia, Ohio. He applied himself so 
diligently that he became qualified to teach while still 
quite a young man. After teaching successfully for 
several terms, he attended an academy at Springfield, 
Ohio. Here his close application enabled him to make 
rapid advances in the higher branches, and to develop 
his natural talent for mathematics and literature. An 
acrostic, which spells his name, which he composed at 
that time, is engraved on the monument which marks 
his grave. 

" In June, 1840, after a year of close application to 
study in college, he returned to his father's, only to be 
prostrated by a severe attack of typhoid fever. Eight 


members of the family were then attacked by the 
disease, in rapid succession, his mother and brother 
Milton dying. The following winter he resumed his 
chosen profession of teaching. On the 14th of March, 
1843, he married Elizabeth Haughey, daughter of John 
and Patience Haughey, of Bowersville, Ohio. 

'• In 1849 he returned to Springfield, Ohio, to resume 
his studies intending to accept a position as a professor 
in the academy which had been offered to him, but he 
was comj)elled by failing health, to abandon his plan 
for a vocation more congenial to his health. 

" He returned to the country and began farming dur- 
ing the summer and teaching during the winter. His 
schools were always sought by young men who wished 
advanced instruction. 

"In September, 1854, he moved to Logan County, 
Illinois, where he engaged in farming. While here 
his household was saddened by the death of his only 
son, Laban H. Ellis, aged seven years and seven 

" In September, 1857, he removed to Kansas, then a 
Territory, and settled in Miami County, six miles from 
the Missouri border. Here an active career opened for 
him. His intense patriotism and love of liberty, and 
his repugnance for anything savoring of injustice or 
oppression, combined to draw his sympathies to the 
Freesoil party of Kansas in its efforts to bring Kansas 
into the Union as a free State. 

"His capacity for organization and his power to 
control men led to his selection as chairman of the 
first Freesoil Convention in Kansas, where he intro- 
duced as orator of the day his personal friend and 


co-worker in the cause of freedom, ' John Brown, of 

"To be a Treesoiler' so close to the Missouri border 
was to risk life and property, but Abraham Ellis scorned 
danger when principle was at stake. 

"During the 'Border Ruffian War' there was almost 
an entire year during which he and his younger brother 
Franklin, then living with him, slept away from the 
house, or if in the house his wife or eldest daughter 
kept watch during the entire night. 

"During this stormy period he was successively 
County Commissioner and Superintendent of Public 
Instruction under territorial government. 

"While Superintendent of Public Instruction (about 
1860 ) Quantrell, afterwards famous as a Border Ruffian 
and guerilla chieftain, applied to him for license to 
teach, which was granted, and as they had mutual 
acquaintances in Ohio a friendship was formed which 
afterward saved the life of Mr. Ellis. In 1860, after 
the flood of newly-arrived immigrants had been impov- 
erished by the drought of that year, the reputation 
Abraham Ellis had earned for sterling honesty, his 
accurate information as to facts, and his deep and 
genuine sympathy, led to his election as a representa- 
tive of the Kansas sufferers to go to Ohio and solicit 
aid. His mission was faithfully performed, and papers 
are in existence to-day which account for every penny's 
worth of relief sent through his hands, 

" While in Ohio upon this mission he was elected to 
serve his chosen State in its first legislature. He had 
joined the Republican party at its organization, and 
remained with it during the rest of his life. Though a 


poor man lie was absolutely incorruptible. In the 
struggle for United States Senatorship money was 
freely used and the candidate afterwards successful, 
approached him and laying two thousand dollars in 
bills across his knee said, 'If this is not enough, name 
your pile.' Ellis's indignation broke the bounds of 
his usual mild speech, and he thundered 'No! I'll see 
you in h — 1 first.' He could not be bought, and James 
Lane went to the United States Senate without the 
vote of Abraham Ellis. 

" When the Civil War broke out Abraham Ellis en- 
listed in what was afterwards known as Lane's brigade, 
in which he received a commission as quartermaster. 
During this time he was also Superintendent of 
Instruction in his county, thus bearing double duties 
and responsibilities. In March, 1862, he left Fort Scott 
where his regiment was stationed to go to Leaven- 
worth on duties pertaining to the quartermaster's 
department. While returning, he with seven other 
men stopped over night with a man named Treacle. 
Just at daybreak Treacle aroused his guests, telling 
them that the " Bushwhackers " were coming. 

"This band was led by Quantrell, who had quit teach- 
ing and joined the proslavery party. He and his men 
surrounded the house, shooting all in sight. When the 
alarm was given Mr. Ellis had risen hastily, and taking 
his heavy fur cap from the bedjDOst, put it on his head 
as he stepped to the window. Just as he looked out at 
the window he received a revolver bullet a little to the 
right of the center of the forehead. 

" Quantrell then came in and took the names of the 
men, all of whom were killed except Mr. Ellis. Quan- 


trell recognized him and expressed great sorrow, 
exclaiming: 'I shot you. Had I known who it was 
I wouldn't have done it. You are not the kind of 
man I was looking for. I'm d — d sorry.' His men 
were thirsting for blood, but Quantrell stood over Mr. 
Ellis, vowing he would shoot the first man who touched 
him, and made one of his men return one of Mr. Ellis's 
horses which he had taken. He then washed the wound 
and bound it up with his own handkerchief. 

"The wound was one of the most remarkable on record. 
The ball pierced the fur cap, crushed both plates of the 
skull, and lodged against the inner lining of the skull. 
Had it not been for the fur cap his death would have 
been instantaneous. 

"The ball lay buried in the wound and against the 
brain for seventy hours, and during all but a short 
period, soon after he was wounded, he was perfectly 

"He was taken home, a distance of thirty miles, upon 
a feather-bed in a wagon. When asked by the surgeon 
if he wished to take chloroform, he replied: *I didn't 
have any when it was put there, and I don't want any 
when it is taken out.' The operation of removing the 
ball took two hours. The ball was split almost in 
two, and twenty-seven pieces of bone were removed 
with it. Many years later Mr. Ellis presented them to 
the Army Medical Museum at Washington. The open 
wound showed the brain as it throbbed with each 
pulsation of the heart. After five months' patient care 
from loving wife and daughters the wound healed over. 

"At the time he was shot it was widely reported that 
Abraham Ellis was killed, and the Kansas newspapers 


published highly complimentary obituaries. Mr. Ellis 
always enjoyed the humor of the situation, often quot- 
ing from these notices, and remarking that few men 
lived to see their own obituaries. 

"After he was wounded he was discharged from the 
army, but upon his recovery he at once reenlisted in 
the 15th Kansas Cavalry, recruited a company, and 
was made first lieutenant. He was detailed to the 
signal service corps, in which he served until 1865, 
when he resigned, as he said the war was over and the 
government no longer needed his services. He returned 
to his long-neglected farm upon the border, but was 
never after able to endure any labor or fatigue on account 
of the wound, and in 1870 he sold his farm in Miami 
County and moved to Chautauqua County (then 
Howard County) with the view of engaging in fruit 
culture. He was an enthusiastic horticulturist, and 
his name appears many times in Kansas reports as a 
champion of advanced ideas in this direction. Every 
thing tending to the upbuilding of the State of his 
adoption found in him a hearty and intelligent cham- 
pion. A clipping from a Kansas paper says: 'No 
man in Kansas has done more for horticulture than 
Abraham Ellis has done.' 

"In his travels over the State his benevolent disposi- 
tion shining out through his kindly expression, won 
him universal love, and 'Uncle Abe' was known far 
and wide. Children along the road, recognizing him 
by the deep bullet hole in the forehead, would shout a 
'How do you do, Uncle Abe,' knowing instinctively 
that he loved the children. 

"Seeing in the liquor traflSc a possible source of woe 


to the bright-faced boys and girls whom he loved, he 
was always a steadfast supporter of the prohibition law 
of Kansas. The following quotation from a resolution 
introduced by him in the Republican Convention of 
Chaiitauqua County, where it was adopted, shows his 
character and the motives which always actuated him: 

" ' Be it resolved by the Republicans of Chautauqua 
County assembled, that we pledge ourselves to the people 
of the State, to our children, to the coming generation, 
and to God our Creator, that we will do everything that 
we can do, legally, honorably and constitutionally, to 
sustain that law.' [the Prohibition Liquor Law]. 

"On February 2, 1875, his wife died, leaving him with 
two daughters at home, five daughters being married 
at that time. She had shared his hardships and the 
privations of building up a home on the frontier, had 
borne the anxieties occasioned by the presence of 
danger, and had faithfully nursed and attended him 
during the long fight for life after he was wounded. 

"His daughters now took charge of his house and it 
was by them that the darkened life was watched at its 
close, as the callous growth which formed in the wound 
pressed upon the brain, causing convulsions and loss 
of mental power, obliging him to give up the life of 
public service for which he was so well fitted. Grad- 
ually his mind was weakened, and for eleven months 
before his death he failed to recognize even his chil- 
dren. Though he suffered severely most of the time 
for five years preceding his death, his kind and cheer- 
ful disposition never forsook him, and even when his 
intellect succumbed to disease, his kindness of heart 
covered the ruin of his mind. 


"In early manhood he professed Christianity, uniting 
with the German Reformed Church, of Xejiia, Ohio, 
and though far removed during his last years from the 
church of his choice he remained loyal to her, and 
though he was always ready to fellowship with all 
evangelical churches, he never changed his church 

"In all his long and varied career no act of his ever 
cast reproach upon his early profession, nor upon the 
Great Master he so humbly and faithfully followed. 

"He died on the 14th of March, 1885 (the forty-second 
anniversary of his marriage), at his home near Elk City, 
Kansas. His life was noble and useful, and he rests 
with the loving Redeemer in whom he trusted. 

" ' So when a good man dies, 
For years beyond our ken, 
The light he leaves behind him hes 
Upon the paths of men.' " 

The family of Abraham Ellis consisted of eight 
children, one son, Laban, who died November 15, 1856, 
and seven daughters, Laura Patience, Samantha Maria, 
Josephine C, Emma J., Laura E., Bettie H., and 

Laura Patience Ellis, born December 15, 1843, was 
married to Thomas Lewis, January 20, 1873. Their 
children are Franklin, Abraham, Ellen and Clyde 

Franklin Lewis was killed by a stroke of lightning 
July 14, 1883. 

Samantha Maria Ellis, born December 3, 1846, was 
married to Charles P. Ruble, December 25, 1866. 


Their children are Gertrude Leon a, Harvey E., 
Emma Jane, Annie Josephine, Edwin Herbert, Sylvia 
Myrtle, Orla, Kate, Sarah Grace, Jay, Raymond, and 
Olive Florence. 

Emma Jane and Sarah Grace Ruble are dead. 

Josephine C. Ellis was born June 1, 1852, and mar- 
ried to B. F. Bartmess, March 10, 1873. 

Their children are Werter Alva, Lorena, and Edgar 
Allen. Josephine C. Bartmess died March 20, 1885. 

Emma Jane Ellis was born June 13, 1856, and mar- 
ried to Charles Brinkerhoff, March 20, 1875. She died 
October 9, 1875. 

Bettie H. Ellis was born July 23, 1859, and married 
to Joseph C. Harmon, March 13, 1890. 

They have one son, Laban Ellis Harmon. 

Minnie Ellis was born April 23, 1864. 

Henky Ellis Family — Continued. 

John Harbeson Ellis, fourth child of Henry and 
Charity Harper Ellis, was born in August, 1817, and 
was reared to manhood on his father's farm in Greene 
County, Ohio. In the meantime he acquired the trade 
of carpenter and joiner. 

In 1838 he became a resident of Delaware County, 
Indiana, in which locality his sister, Nancy Ellis Reed, 
had previously located. Here he engaged in business 
as architect and joiner, and he became an expert archi- 
tect and constructor of heavy wooden structures, such 
as the barns and bridges of those days. In 1841 he 
married Phoebe Kirkpatrick, daughter of John and 
Susannah Lane Kirkpatrick. 

His bride had resided in this locality since 1834, and 
was six years younger than himself, having been born 
in 1823. She was a granddaughter of Robert Lane, 
of Clark County, Ohio, who was a well known Revo- 
lutionary soldier. 

In 1856, Mr. Ellis's health having become impaired, 
he removed to Muncie, the county seat of Delaware 
County, and engaged in the practice of law until the 
breaking out of the Civil War, in 1861, when he actively 
engaged in enlisting men for the Union Army. His 
health not being good, he was rejected at the muster, 
much to the disappointment of the men whom he had 


enlisted, who desired that he should be one of their 

In 1862, however, he enlisted another full company 
"for three years, or during the war," and was accepted 
and mustered in as its Captain. 

This was known as "B" Company of the 84th Regi- 
ment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. With this company 
he faithfully served through great hardships, privations 
and dangers, until his death. 

On the 20th day of September, 1863, at the battle of 
Chickamauga, on that memorable Sunday afternoon, in 
an impetuous charge against a superior force, the 
division of which his company formed a part, was 
repulsed, and he was left wounded unto death at the 
most advanced position reached. Whilst bravely, 
yet vainly, striving to encourage his men to hold their 
ground, his body was pierced by a musket-ball, and he 
fell on the ground already lost, not again to be recovered 
in that battle. 

His widow and eight children survived him, one 
having died in 1861. His youngest child was but eight 
months old. 

In unspeakable grief, but with a courage and con- 
stancy that was sublime, his widow took up the burden 
alone of rearing this large family to manhood and 

At the time of writing — 1899 — this grand old woman 
yet survives, at the age of 76 years, feeble and bent 
with years and cares; honored and loved by all. Her 
life has been a benediction indeed, and she calmly and 
complacently awaits the final summons of the Great 
Master, " Well done, good and faithful servant." 


Captain John H. Ellis was a brave and efficient 
officer, who had the love and respect of his men, and 
whose whole duty was cheerfully performed, in the 
bivouac, on the march, and on the battlefield. He was 
a good citizen and a kind husband and father. His 
body was not recovered, and the place of his burial is 
unknown, and never can be known; but no monument- 
marked and flower-bedecked grave in all our broad 
land holds the remains of a braver soldier or nobler 

Upon the ground traversed by him and his regiment 
in that heroic charge, the patriotic State of Indiana 
has erected an elegant and enduring monument to 
commemorate the heroism of the gallant soldiers of 
that regiment, living and dead, who struggled there. 

"Can storied urn or animated bust, 

Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath ? 
Can honor's voice provoke the silent dust, 
Or flaWry soothe the dull, cold ear of death 9 " 

John H. and Phoebe K. Ellis had ten children : 
Frank Ellis, born 1842. 
Mary Jane Ellis, born 1843. 
Elizabeth Ann Ellis, born 1845. 
Henry Joel Ellis, born 1847, died at 13 years of age. 
Susannah Maria Ellis, born 1849. 
Samuel Martin Ellis, born 1851. 
Charity Samantha Ellis, born 1853. 
Martha Ida Ellis, born 1856. 

Emma Belle Ellis, born 1860, died at 1 year of age. 
John Rosecrans Ellis, born 1863. 
Frank Ellis, oldest child of John H. and Phoebe K. 
Ellis, was born in 1842, in Delaware County, Indiana, 


where he has ever since resided. In his youth he was 
a printer, and also a school teacher. At the age of 
twenty he volunteered as a soldier in the Union army, 
" for three years or during the war," and was accepted 
and mustered with Company B, of the Eighty-fourth 
Indiana Regiment, of which company his father was 
Captain. From private he was promoted to Orderly 
Sergeant. At the battle of Chickamauga the Captain 
and First Lieutenant of his company were killed, and 
he was promoted from Orderly Sergeant to Captain of 
the company. He acceptably commanded his com- 
pany from that time until it was mustered out after the 
close of the war. 

In the reorganization of the army after the battle of 
Chickamauga, his company became a part of the First 
Division of the Fourth Army Corps, Army of the 
Cumberland, commanded by Major-General George H. 
Thomas, and so continued until the close of the war. 
Under his command his company participated in the 
numerous skirmishes and battles of General Sherman's 
Atlanta campaign; and also in the battles of Franklin 
and Nashville. 

In 1870, Frank Ellis was married to Mary E. Mar- 
tindale, daughter of Rev. Benjamin F. Martindale. 
They had three children; one is dead. He was twice 
elected to the office of Treasurer of Delaware County, 
Indiana, the second time unanimously. Four times he 
has been elected to the office of mayor of the city of 
Muncie, Indiana, and he has held other responsible 
positions. He is a lawyer and his home is at Muncie, 
Indiana. His children are: 

Elizabeth A. Ellis, born 1874. 


Mary Ellis, born 1877 ; died aged four years. 

Ethel Joy Ellis, born 1887. 

Mary Jane Ellis, second child of John H. and 
Phoebe K. Ellis, was born in 1843, and was married to 
Thomas P. Wood in 1878. They have one child, Veda 
B. Wood, who was born in 1883. Their address is 
Muncie, Indiana. 

Elizabeth Ann Ellis, third child of John H. and 
Phoebe K. Ellis, was born in 1845. In childhood, by a 
severe fever, she was deprived of hearing and the 
power of speech. She was educated at the State Insti- 
tution for education of deaf mutes at Indianapolis, 
Indiana. She lives with her mother at Muncie, Indiana. 

Henry Joel Ellis, fourth child of John H. and 
Phoebe K. Ellis, was born in 1847, and died at the age 
of thirteen years. 

Susannah Maria Ellis, fifth child of John H. and 
Phoebe K. Ellis, was born in 1849, and in 1868 was 
married to William H. M. Cooper, a lawyer, of Muncie, 
Indiana, where they reside. They have one child, 
Carrie Theresa Cooper, born in 1869, and was married 
in 1891 to Andrew G. Adamson. Their only child died 
in infancy. Her home is Chicago, 111. 

Samuel Martin Ellis, sixth child of John H. and 
Phoebe K. Ellis, was born in 1851, and was married 
in 1871 to Catherine Hawk. Their home is Muncie, 
Indiana. They have one child, Harry Ellis, who was 
born in 1872, and in 1895 was married to Daisy Morgan. 
They reside in Muncie, Indiana, and have one son, 
Raymond Ellis, born in 1896. 

Charity Samantha Ellis, seventh child of John H. 
and Phoebe K. Ellis, was born in 1853, and in 1874 


was married to Henry M. Deam. They reside on a 
farm near the town of Jefferson, in Oklahoma Terri- 
tory. They have four children : 

Frank Ellis Deam, born 1875. 

John Andrew Deam, born 1878. 

Harriet Ivins Deam, born 1882. 

Kobert C. Deam, born 1887. 

Frank Ellis Deam is one of the superintendents in 
the great factory of Ball Brothers' Glass Manufactur- 
ing Company. 

John Andrew Deam is a clerk in the post-office at 
Muncie, Indiana. 

Harriet Ivins and Kobert C. Deam reside with their 
parents near Jefferson, Oklahoma Territory. 

Martha Ida Ellis, eighth child of John H. and 
Phoebe K. Ellis, was born in 1856, and in 1876 she was 
married to George J. Ivins, who died in 1889. They 
had no children. She is a teacher in the high school 
at Muncie, Indiana, where she lives with her aged 
mother, Phoabe K. Ellis, of whom she has the care. 

Emma Belle Ellis, ninth child of John H. and Phoebe 
K. Ellis, was born in 1860, and died at the age of one 

John Rosecrans Ellis, youngest child of John H. 
and Phoebe K. Ellis, was born on the 19th of January, 
1863, and was but eight months old when his father 
died. He is the superintendent in charge of the Sher- 
man Gaslight Company, of Sherman, Texas, where he 

Mary Ann Ellis, fifth child of Henry and Charity 
Ellis, was born November 7, 1819. She was married 


to Andrew M. Haughey, December 25, 1842, and died 
in November of 1849, leaving four children : 

Eliza Jane Haughey, born September 28, 1843. 

Andrew and Arthur Haughey, twins, born July, 1847. 

Laura C. Haughey, born November 21, 1849. 

Eliza Jane Haughey was married to Lewis P. Mal- 
low, November 3, 1863, and to them one daughter was 
born, Jennie Ellis, December 8, 1864. 

Jennie Ellis Mallow was married to Napoleon B. 
Hall, of Washington C. H., Ohio, December 18, 1882, 
and they have four children, Louis S., Edna Diana, 
Harry Boyd and Fred Ellis. 

Andrew and Arthur Haughey, — twins, — both volun- 
teered for service in the civil war. Andrew died in 
1864, and Arthur died in the fall of 1867. 

Laura C. Haughey married Merritt Bush, July 4, 
1866. They had two daughters. Alma and Meda. 
Laura Haughey died August 25, 1871. 

Margaret J. Ellis, daughter of Henry and Charity 
Ellis, was born April 9, 1824, and was married to John 
A. Oglesbee, of Liberty Township, Clinton County, 
Ohio, on March 16, 1843. To to them were born eight 
children, one dying in infancy : 

Clara M. Oglesbee, born February 1, 1846. 

Miranda Oglesbee, born July 9, 1848. 

Malinda C. Oglesbee, born August 18, 1851. 

Allen Oglesbee, born April 11, 1853. 

Addison Oglesbee, born May 17, 1855. 

Kepheus Oglesbee, born August 12, 1857. 

Elmer C. Oglesbee, born August 27, 1861. 


The family removed from Clinton County, Ohio, to 
near Elk City, Kansas, about the year 1874. 

Clara M. Oglesbee was married to William P. Dow- 
nard, February 15, 1870. Their home is in Kansas. 
They have four children : 

Lizzie J. Downard, born March 17, 1871. 

Lulu J. Downard, born June 3, 1873. 

Mae Downard, born August 7, 1875. 

Addison C. Downard, born October 23, 1878. 

Lizzie J. Downard was married to S. C. Euble, April 
27, 1890, and they have three children. 

Lulu J. Downard was married to Richard Faris, 
December 31, 1891. They have one son. 

Miranda Oglesbee was married to Thomas J. Osborn, 
of near Wilmington, Ohio. They have two children, 
Rose E. and Robert J. 

Rose E. Osborn married Clifford B. Taylor, of 
Wilmington, Ohio. They have one child, Janet M. 

Malinda C. Oglesbee was married to Daniel Stout, 
of Clinton County, Ohio, on January 22, 1874, and to 
them were born two children, Ella M. and Harley E. 

Mrs. Stout died at their home in Wilmington, Ohio, 
December 30, 1898. 

Allen Oglesbee was married to Dianora Cook in 
1877, and they have two daughters and a son. Their 
oldest daughter was married to Guy Pickard in Feb- 
ruary 1899. 

Repheus Oglesbee was married to Rosetta Ruble, 
April 26, 1886. They have one daughter. 

Elmer Oglesbee was married to Cora B. Walker in 
June, 1889. They have two daughters. 


Sarah Catherine Ellis, daughter of Henry and 
Charity Ellis, was born April 9, 1829. She was mar- 
ried November 23, 1848, to Jacob Stuckey Peterson, a 
member of one of the oldest families in Clinton 
County. Papers are in the possession of the family 
which prove the Petersons to be of Swiss extraction. 
John Jacob Peterson was born in Barenville, County 
of Langdenburg, Switzerland, in 1706, and was married 
to Sarah Mohlerin, February 13, 1728. In 1736 he 
emigrated to America with his wife and family, receiv- 
ing his passport, of which the following is a transla- 
tion. The original document, in German, is now in the 
possession of Jacob S. Peterson. 

The BurgomaBter and Council of the City of Basil testify here- 
with that in our city and this region of country there is no con- 
tagious disease raging ; but, by the grace of God, we enjoy a pure 
air free from all infection, and we therefore manfully request that 
our former citizen, John Jacob Peterson, who, together with his 
family, consisting of his wife and four children, inteud to travel 
first by water to Rotterdam, and then by ship to the Island of 
Pennsylvania, be permitted to pass and repass at all places, safely 
and without hindrance. Such favors we are ready promptly to 
return according to our government custom. 

Given under the smaller printed seal of our city this twenty- 
third day of April, 1736. 

He, with his family, arrived safely in Philadelphia, 
and after residing in Pennsylvania for some years, 
removed to Augusta County, Virginia, where he spent 
the rest of his life. While residing there he became a 
British subject. The naturalization papers, dated the 
fifth year of the reign of His Majesty, King George 
III. (about 1765), are a treasured possession of the 


John Jacob Peterson had nine children, the oldest 
of whom was Jacob Peterson, born in Switzerland, 
November 6, 1729. He was married April 14, 1766, 
to Eve Elizabeth Harper, and their lives were spent 
in Virginia, where they raised a family of seven 

Their second son was Jacob Peterson, Jr., who was 
born January 28, 1785. On March 12, 1809, he was 
married to Hannah Stuckey. In 1817 he immigrated 
to Ohio and settled in Clinton County, on the banks 
of Anderson's Creek, where he purchased a farm of 
350 acres. Here he reared to maturity a family of ten 
children, the seventh of whom was Jacob Stuckey 
Peterson, born March 19, 1824. 

The Peterson family have clung faithfully to the 
church relationship of their Swiss ancestors, and one 
of their treasured papers is the affectionate letter of 
dismissal of the pastor of the Reformed Church of 
Barenburg to John Jacob Peterson. 

Jacob Stuckey Peterson and his wife Sarah Catherine 
Ellis, have ever since their marriage in 1848, resided 
in Chester Township, Clinton County, Ohio, three 
miles east of New Burlington, and here were born and 
reared to maturity a family of two sons and four 
daughters, all of whom are married and living within 
a few miles of their childhood home. 

Emma Clara Peterson, born December 22, 1849, 

Ada Irene Peterson, born July 23, 1852. 

Orville Ellis Peterson, born November 1, 1854. 

Alice Maria Peterson, born August 16, 1860. 

Jacob Elmer Peterson, born September 20, 1862. 

Eva Grace Peterson, born February 4, 1869. 


Emma Clara Peterson was married October 4, 1871, 
to James W. Middleton, son of James and Anna Mus- 
setter Middleton, who were among the earliest settlers 
of Greene County, Ohio. They have two sons, Orville 
Percy and John Raymond. 

Orville P. Middleton was married November 10, 
1898, to Laura Haines. 

Ada Irene Peterson was married September 25, 1873, 
to George Albert McKay, son of Samuel and Angeline 
Moore McKay. They have a family of four children, 
Werter Peterson, Mabel L., Nellie Grace, and Edna 
Catherine. Mr. and Mrs. McKay reside in Xenia, 
Ohio, where Mr. McKay holds the positions of County 
Surveyor and City Engineer. 

Orville Ellis Peterson was married August 22, 1877, 
to Louella B., daughter of Wm. E. and Mary J. (Miars) 
Oglesbee. They have two children, Mary Grace and 
Orville Herman. 

Mrs. Louella Peterson traces her descent from Kevo- 
lutionary ancestors to her great-great-grandfather, 
Daniel Stump, who with his father and two brothers 
served in the war of the Revolution and was present 
at the surrender of Cornwallis. 

Alice Maria Peterson was married September 11, 
1884, to Horace G. McMillan, son of Thomas W. and 
Elizabeth N. ( Adsit) McMillan, and grandson of Daniel 
McMillan, who settled in Chester Township, Clinton 
County, in 1805. 

They have three children, Esper Jacob, Thomas W. 
and Carl Peterson McMillan. 

Jacob Elmer Peterson was married September 8, 
1887, to Viola, daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Craig 


Farquhar. Philip Farqubar is the son of Jonah 
Farquhar, who with his brother Benjamin came to Ohio 
from Maryland in 1806. 

J. E. Peterson has two children, Jacob Maynard 
and Catherine Inez Peterson. 

Eva Grace Peterson was married June 1, 1893, to 
Frank S. Colvin, son of G. M. and Sarah A. ( Rowland ) 
Colvin, and grandson of John Colvin, who came to Ohio 
from Kentucky in 1815. 

They have one daughter, Sarah Alice Colvin. 

Maria Louisa Ellis, daughter of Henry and Charity 
Ellis, was born July 6, 1831, and on November 9, 1852, 
was married to Allen Hegler, sou of Abraham and 
Dorothy Stuckey Hegler, of Fayette County, Ohio. 
Abraham Hegler was of Swiss extraction, his ancestors 
having come from Basil, Switzerland, and settled in 
Virginia, whence they emigrated to Ohio early in this 

Allen Hegler was born January 24, 1828. He en- 
listed in the civil war August 11, 1862, in the One 
Hundred and Fourteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 
and was discharged on account of disability in January 
of 1864, at Matagorda Bay, Texas. He was in the 
battles of Chickasaw Bluffs, Arkansas Post, Champion 
Hills, Black Kiver Bridge, and siege and surrender of 
Vicksburg. He enlisted as a private, was appointed a 
Second Lieutenant, was promoted to a First Lieu- 
tenant, and then to Captain, by which title he is famil- 
iarly known. He has long been one of the wealthiest 
and most prominent citizens of Washington C. H. He 
owns a large farm in Fayette County, Ohio, a part of 


which has descended to him through three generations. 
His grandfather bought one parcel of Duncan McAr- 
thur, to whom the land patent was issued in 1809, 
signed by James Madison. This patent, with another 
signed by James Monroe, on parchment, are still in 
the family with the deeds of transfer. The old house 
on this farm has stood for almost a century and the 
family of to-day have many rare old pieces of china 
that were a part of its original adorning. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hegler have four children: 

Werter Welton Hegler, born March 9, 1856. 

Netta B. Hegler, born June 17, 1857. 

Lizzie Strickle Hegler, born November 16, 1865. 

Marie Louise Ellis Hegler, born October 6, 1875. 

Werter Welton Hegler was married to Mary Lawrence 
Stevens, February 8, 1883. To them have been born 
three sons : 

Allen Stimson Hegler, born November 12, 1884 ; died 
October 28, 1898. 

Fay Melville Hegler, born January 27, 1886. 

Lawrence Stevens Hegler, born June 13, 1888. 

Their home is in Troy, Ohio. 

Netta B. Hegler was married to Charles Foresman 
Ballard, of Washington C. H., June 17, 1885. 

They have four children : 

Alexander Hegler Ballard, born June 19, 1886. 

Elizabeth Ballard, born June 10, 1888. 

Marie Louise Ballard, born August 17, 1891. 

James Werter Ballard, born October 10, 1894. 

Lizzie Strickle Hegler was married June 2, 1887, to 
Mally Siegle Daugherty, of Washington C. H. They 
have had two children, Harry Ellis, born May 6, 1888, 


and Janet, born February 15, 1891 ; died January 5, 
1892. Address of all the family, Washington C. H., 

Benjamin Franklin Ellis, son of Henry and Charity 
Ellis, was born February 21, 1835, in Greene County, 
Ohio, where he grew to manhood, and in October of 
1854, in company with his brother Abraham he started 
"West." They went first to Atlanta, Logan County, 
Illinois, where they remained three years, and then 
pushed farther west, their destination being Kansas 
Territory, at that time the scene of much disturbance, 
just preceding the Civil War. 

Near Chillicothe, Missouri, the party were stopped 
by the "Border Ruffians," who refused to let them go 
farther, or obtain water for themselves or their stock 
because they were Freesoil men. They represented 
that they were going to Bates County, Missouri, and 
gave the names of some influential acquaintances in 
Bates County who were also known to the " Ruffians," 
and they were allowed to go on, and proceeded to 
Miami County, Kansas, arriving October 28, 1857. 

Frank and Abraham Ellis were men of such force of 
character that they could not remain in any place long 
without their principles becoming known, and they 
were soon notified that on account of their antislavery 
principles they would not be allowed to vote. 

In July 1859, they were threatened by an invasion, 
and the conservative element of Missouri asked the 
people of Miami County, Kansas, to meet in consulta- 
tion at West Point, Missouri, and the Ellis brothers 
went with their neighbors. 


^The proslavery men were very violent, and the 
Kansans felt that their lives were in danger; and as 
Abraham Ellis was to make a speech, he urged his 
brother Frank and friends to withdraw quietly and 
leave him. They did so, thinking they would never 
see him alive again. When his turn came to speak he 
began by telling some of Lincoln's best jokes, and told 
them that the Kansans were not prepared to fight, 
having no weapons but a pegging awl and hammer. 
The Missourians were not proof against his ready 
wit, and the meeting closed in good humor. 

The following winter they lived at Miami Indian 
Village in the Government school building, and built 
a house for Big Leg, an Indian chief. They took 
homesteads there. In the spring while Frank was 
breaking prairie near Choteau trading post on the 
Marias Du Cygne, he was notified that the "Ruffians" 
were coming. He turned his team loose, and from a 
concealed place he watched them. They captured 
eleven of his neighbors and, taking them to a ravine, 
shot them, he being near enough to hear the shots. 
John Greenleaf Whittier has immortalized this inci- 
dent of the Kansas border in his poem " Le Marias Du 

Frank Ellis joined the Kansas Home Guards in 
the summer of 1861. He enlisted in the Sixteenth 
Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, January 15, 1864, and 
was in three battles with General Price. In Febru- 
ary, 1865, he was ordered across the plains from 
Fort Leavenworth, and was in a battle with Indians, 
in September, 1865. He was mustered out of service 
December 6, 1865. 


He remained in Kansas until October of 1874, when 
he returned to Ohio. 

On August 14, 1877, he was married to Minerva J. 
Kittenhouse, daughter of Judge Eittenhouse, of Eoss 
County, Ohio. In September of 1882 he removed to 
Nebraska, and since that time has been a resident of 

To them have been born four daughters : 

Mamie Ellis, born August 26, 1878. 

Inez Ellis, born February 16, 1880. 

Bertha Ellis, born March 4, 1882. 

Zoe Ellis, born March 16, 1884, and died December 
28, 1886. 


Joel, Katharine, Eosina, Margaret, Isaac 
AND Eli Ellis. 

Section 1. Joel Ellis. 

Joel Ellis, son of Abraham and Katharine Ellis, 
was born near Martinsburg, Virginia, December 9, 
1788, and came with his parents to Ohio in 1806, 
settling in Clinton County, near Lumberton. After 
his marriage to Elizabeth Shillinger, daughter of 
Adam Shillinger, which occurred in 1811, they resided 
on the Shillinger farm, situated on Anderson's Creek, 
near New Burlington, This tract of land was purchased 
by Adam Shillinger, of Kentucky, and has descended 
by will from generation to generation, and is now the 
property of Volcah Weaver, the great-grandson of 
Adam Shillinger, and grandson of Joel Ellis. 

Joel Ellis was a man of generous nature and very 
hospitable. He was a member of the Baptist Church, 
and his character was above reproach. He was so 
scrupulously honest that he refused usury on loans of 
money when it was customary to demand it. 

To Joel Ellis and wife were born three children : 

Mary Ellis, born in 1812. 

Anna Ellis, born February 25, 1814. 

Adam Shillinger Ellis, born February 3, 1817. 

Joel Ellis died December 17, 1865, and their only son, 
Adam S., remained at home with his mother, and after 


her death, which occurred February 10, 1871, he 
continued to live at the old homestead, living alone the 
greater part of the time, as he never married. 

He accumulated a large amount of property, be- 
coming one of the wealthiest men in Greene County, 
Ohio. His death occurred September 13, 1898, at 
the home of his nephew, Yolcah Weaver. He was 
81 years of age. 

Mary Ellis was married to Dr. Baugh, a physician in 
New Burlington. Her death occurred July 13, 1845. 

Anna Ellis was married to Samuel Weaver, January 
29, 1834. Samuel Weaver died September 19, 1884, 
and Anna, his wife, died May 9, 1890, at their home in 
New Burlington, now the home of their daughter, Mrs. 
John Oglesbee. 

Mr. and Mrs. Weaver were the parents of three 

Elizabeth A. Weaver, born October 7, 1838. 

Yolcah Weaver, born October 7, 1842. 

Mary Jane Weaver, born December 23, 1847. 

Elizabeth A. Weaver was married January 29, 1856, 
to Joseph Nutt, and to them were born five children, 
only two of whom are living: 

Samuel W. Nutt, born April 8, 18G1. 

Clarence E. Nutt, born February 14, 1872. 

Clarence E. Nutt and Minnie Weller were married 
June 26, 1897, and they have one son, Lawrence W., 
born July 16, 1898. Their home is at Centerville, 
Montgomery County, Ohio. 

Volcah Weaver was married to Arabella Peterson, 


daughter of Abram and Naomi Peterson, October 4, 
1877, and to them have been born three children: 

Charles A. Weaver, born August 8, 1878. 

Laura E. Weaver, born February 1, 1883. 

Anna Weaver, born June 24, 1895. 

Mary Jane Weaver was married June 2, 1865, to 
John Oglesbee, son of Amos and Ann Oglesbee. To 
them were born two sons: 

Volcah Oglesbee, born September 10, 1867. 

Harry Oglesbee, born April 3, 1874. 

Yolcah Oglesbee was married to Louie Waltz, August 
2, 1893. 

Harry Oglesbee was married to Maude Conklin, 
January 2, 1896. They have two daughters, Lelia 
Alice and Mary Grace. 

Section 2. Kcdlmrhie Ellis. 

Katharine Ellis Duckwall's descendants. Katha- 
rine Ellis, daughter of Abraham and Katharine Ellis, 
married Frederick Duckwall, of Highland County, 
date not known : 

To them were born twelve children : 

Polly Duckwall, born August 14, 1814 ; died May 1, 

Margaret Duckwall, born May 15, 1816 ; died Feb- 
ruary, 1898. 

Susan Duckwall, born September, 1818. 

Lida Duckwall, born September, 1820. 

Ann Duckwall, born February 9, 1822 ; died Janu- 
ary 2, 1895. 

Charlotte Duckwall, born February 22, 1824. 


Elizabeth and Abraham Lewis Duckwall (twins), 
born August 25, 1826. 

Eosa Duckwall, born (date unknown), died a few 
weeks old. 

John and Henry Duckwall (twins), born (date un- 
known); John died nine weeks old; Henry died ten 
weeks old. 

Lile Duckwall, born July 5, 1831. 

Polly Duckwall, daughter of Katharine and Fred- 
erick Duckwall, was married to Eli Corder, and died 
May 1, 1895, in her eighty-first year. 

To them were born nine children, six of whom are 
living, — Kachel,William, Frederick, Catharine, Saman- 
tha, Marion, Jane, Elizabeth, and an infant that died 

Eachel Corder married Andrew Beltz, and to them 
was born one child. The mother died. 

William Corder married Elizabeth Chaney, and to 
them were born six children. 

Frederick Corder married Jane McLaughlin. They 
had six children. 

Catharine, Samantha, and Marion Corder lived un- 
married. All three are dead. 

Jane Corder married Elijah Welch, and to them 
were born two children. 

Elizabeth Corder married George Stautner. They 
have no children. 

Margaret Duckwall, daughter of Katharine and 
Frederick Duckwall, married David Ehoads, and died 
February, 1898, aged 82 years. They had four children : 

An infant, unnamed, died in infancy. 


Joseph Rhoads, who died on the battlefield in the 
Civil War, fighting for his country. 

Samuel Rhoads who married Mary E. Shaffer, and to 
them were born five children. 

Geb L. Rhoads, who married Elmira Shaffer, and to 
them were born twelve children. 

Susan Duckwall, daughter of Katharine and Fred- 
erick Duckwall, married Jefferson Hultz, and is still 
living (1899), being 81 years old. To them have been 
born five children, Cinthia Ann, James, George W., 
Sarah K., and Mary. 

Cinthia Ann Hultz married Steven Strange; they 
have two children. 

James Hultz married (name unknown), and they had 
fifteen children. 

George "W. Hultz went into the army during the 
Civil War and was killed. 

Sarah K. Hultz and Mary Hultz died unmarried. 

Lida Duckwall, daughter of Katharine and Frederick 
Duckwall, married George Strange, and is still living, 
( 1899 ), being 79 years old. 

To them were born seven children : 

Margaret Strange, married George Roush ; they have 
no children. 

Abraham Strange, died unmarried. 

Joshua Strange, married, ( unknown ) ; has five chil- 

Catharine Strange, married Isaiah Wall ; they have 
five children. 

John Strange, married, ( unknown ) ; has one child. 


James Strange, married, ( unknown ) ; has three chil- 

The youngest was an infant that died unnamed. 

Ann Duckwall, daughter of Katharine and Frederick 
Duckwall, was married to R. B. Rhoads, October 1, 
1840, and died January 2, 1895, aged 73 years. She 
was buried in Fairview Cemetery at Quincey, Ohio. 

They had ten children : 

Mary Catherine Rhoads, born August 13, 1841 ; died 
August 6, 1844; buried at Olive Chapel, Highland 
County, Ohio. 

William M. Rhoads, born July 16, 1843 ; killed at 
battle of Shiloh, April 7, 1862. 

Elizabeth Jane Rhoads, born September 17, 1845. 

Lydia Ann Rhoads, born February 29, 1849. 

Rudolph F. Rhoads, born September 30, 1851 ; died 
May 1, 1854 ; buried at Olive Chapel, Highland County, 

Carry A. Rhoads, born September 28, 1854. 

Lucy Avaline Bell Rhoads, born October 12, 1856. 

John Lewis Rhoads, born January 8, 1859 ; died 
October 17, 1859. 

Leonidas Trimble Rhoads, born November 10, 1860. 

Amy Naomi Rhoads, born August 18, 1868 ; died 
September 24, 1868 ; buried at Quincy, Ohio. 

William M. Rhoads was killed at the battle of Shiloh, 
April 7, 1862 — another brave life given to his country 
in the time of its peril. 

Elizabeth Jane Rhoads was married to Joseph 
Roberts, September 16, 1866. They had three children : 

William L. Roberts, born November 4, 1867. 


Annie L. Eoberts, born December 18, 1871 ; died 
December 27, 1876 ; buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery. 

Joseph R. Roberts, born March 31, 1874. 

William L. Roberts was married August 6, 1890, to 
Delia Woodard. They have four children : 

Florence Roberts, born October 29, 1892. 

Lu Trell Roberts, born August 12, 1894 ; died Sep- 
tember 24, 1894 ; buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery. 

Dorothy Roberts, born August 18, 1896. 

Arthur Roberts, born December 7, 1897 ; died August 
13, 1898 ; buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery. 

Joseph R. Roberts was married February 9, 1897, to 
Addie Parker. They have one child, Parker Roberts, 
born December 17, 1897. 

Lydia Ann Rhoads was married January 17, 1874, to 
Gus Webb. They have one son, Ralph B. Webb, born 
January 27, 1877. 

Carry A. Rhoads was married June 8, 1886, to Minnie 
Line. They have six children : 

Ralph Franklin Rhoads, born February 1, 1887 ; died 
August 14, 1887 ; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Quincy, 

Tinva Leora Rhoads, born April 23, 1888. 

Vernin Levi Rhoads, born March 9, 1891. 

Sarah Catherine Rhoads, born March 27, 1892. 

Eva Bell Rhoads, born April 13, 1894 ; died February 
3, 1895. 

Hobert Jennings Rhoads, born September 9, 1896. 

Lucy Avaline Bell Rhoads was married August 25, 
1874, to Frank W. Fisher. They have had five children: 

Hattie Fisher, born August 3, 1875. 

Rudolph Franklin Fisher, born October 5, 1877. 


Cora and Corvan Fisher, twins, born April 5, 1881; 
Corvan died August 28, 1881; buried at Quincy, Ohio. 

Raymond Fisher, born October 27, 1890. 

Hattie Fisher was married December 9, 1896, to 
John Powers. They have one child, Jasper Clayton, 
born June 30, 1898. 

Cora Fisher was married December 7, 1898, to Zorah 
B. Costin. 

Leonidas Trimble Rhoads was married April 22, 
1897, to Blanche Eoyer. 

Charlotte Duckwall, daughter o£ Katharine and 
Frederick Duckwall, married John Barker. She is still 
living (1899), aged 75 years. They have six children: 

Mary Barker, born May 31, 1848. 

John Barker, an infant, only lived a short time. 

Rachel Barker, born November 11, 1851. 

Sabie Barker, born August 24, 1856. 

Andrew K. Barker, born August 4, 1858. 

L. Homer Barker, born March 16, 1865. 

Mary Barker was married to John Rhoads, December 
21, 1879. They have no children. 

Rachel Barker was married to William Roberts. She 
died December 28, 1870, and was buried in Barker 
Cemetery. They had one child, Arville Roberts, born 
December 24, 1866. 

Sabie Barker was married to R. H. Orebaugh, May 
4, 1878. They had two children : 

Estella May Orebaugh, born April 28, 1879. 

Jesse Lawrence Orebaugh, born September 2, 1883. 

Estella M. Orebaugh was married March 8, 1899, to 
T. C. Pratt. 


Andrew K. Barker married Mary Clutter, and they 
have had five children : 

Lola Barker, born August 15, 1881. 

Jennette Barker, born May 28, 1883. 

Nona Barker, born August 9, 1891 ; died July 7, 
1892 ; buried in Barker Cemetery. 

Glen Barker, born May 24, 1893. 

An infant, born November 30, 1898 ; died November 
31, 1898 ; buried in Barker Cemetery. 

L. Homer Barker married Elizabeth Runyan, and 
they have had five children : Floyd, Elsie, Jocie, Hazel, 
and an infant who died unnamed. 

Elizabeth Duckwall, daughter of Katharine and Fred- 
erick Duckwall, married Abraham Rhoads. They have 
had five children : An infant, died unnamed ; Margaret, 
Charlotte, Mary, and Thomas. 

Charlotte Bhoads married Hense Pulley, and has had 
five children. 

Mary Bhoads married John Woods. They have two 

Margaret Rhoads and Thomas Rhoads are unmarried. 

Abraham Lewis Duckwall, son of Katharine and 
Frederick Duckwall, married Louise Meyers. He was 
the only son that lived beyond infancy. They have no 
children, so of this large family the name of Duckwall 
will die out with him. 

Lile Duckwall, youngest child of Katharine and 
Frederick Duckwall, married Carry Rhoads, and died 
February, 1890. They had three children. 


Section 3. Rosina Ellis. 

Bosina Ellis Carman and her descendants : 

Rosina Ellis, fifth child of Abraham and Katharine 
Ellis, was born in Berkeley County, Virginia, July 30, 
1793, and came with the family to Ohio when a little 
girl thirteen years old. She grew to womanhood with 
her two sisters, Katrina and Margaret, on the old farm 
on Anderson's Creek, and was there wooed and won by 
James Carman, the son of a neighbor, to whom she was 
married February 1, 1816. In the old German Bible, 
of which we have spoken, in the records of the births 
of the children of Abraham and Katharine Ellis, her 
name is spelled Bosina, but as time goes on it is given 
the more familiar form of Rosannah, as that of her 
sister, Katrina, is changed to Katharine. 

James Carman was a minister of the Christian 
Church, and the first years of their married life were 
spent near the old Ellis home in the northern part of 
Clinton County. They moved to Warren County, where 
they lived several years. Returning to Clinton County 
their later years were spent at New Antioch, where 
both died and were buried. Rosina Ellis Carman died 
April 7, 1857. James Carman died February 4, 1862. 
To them were born seven children : 

Joshua Carman, born November 18, 1816 ; died 
August 12, 1822. 

Catherine Ann Carman, born Ajjril 13, 1819. 

John Carman, born September 23, 1821. 

Sarah Jane Carman, born August 2, 1824 ; died March 
31, 1839 ; buried at Wilmington. 

Samantha Margaret Carman, born September 1, 1827. 

William Henry Carman, born February 13, 1831. 


Maria B.osaimali Carman, born January 13, 1835. 

Catherine Ann Carman, daughter of James and 
Rosannah Carman, was married November 14, 1843, to 
Richard VanDervort, of New Antioch, who was born 
July 14, 1813. Their life was spent on a farm near the 
town, and with them James and Rosannah Carman 
spent their last years, and died at their house. 

Richard VanDervort died November 26, 1889, and 
was buried at New Antioch. Catherine Ellis VanDer- 
vort is still living, and makes her home with her 
daughter, Emma Whisler, at New Antioch. They had 
eight children : 

Sarah Jane VanDervort, born August 23, 1844 ; died 
January 13, 1891 ; buried at New Antioch. 

Rosannah VanDervort, born October 6, 1846. 

Mary Emma VanDervort, born April 7, 1849. 

Horace G. VanDervort, born October 28, 1851. 

Ida Margaret VanDervort, born February 10, 1854 ; 
died May 9, 1870 ; buried at Stewartsville, Missouri. 

Annie Laurie VanDervort, born October 10, 1856. 

Rate E. VanDervort, born January 5, 1860 ; died May 
26, 1862. 

Alberta VanDervort, born February 6, 1863. 

Rosannah VanDervort was married to Henry R. 
Walker, October 8, 1873. They have two children, 
Margaret and Lucille Walker. Their address is Wil- 
mington, Ohio. 

Mary Emma VanDervort was married February 28, 
1890, to Dr. Henry Whisler, of New Antioch, at which 
place they live. They have no children. 

Horace G. VanDervort was married October 30, 1873, 
to Mary E. Haynie. They had five children ; two of 


them died in infancy. Those living are, M. H. Van- 
Dervort, who married Grace Herman in October, 1898 ; 
Rebecca, eleven years old, and Robert, aged eight 
years. They live in Columbus, Ohio. 

Annie Laurie Van Dervort was married in May, 
1878, to John W. Bashore, of New Antioch, Ohio. 

They have eight children : 

Frank H. Bashore, born in 1879. 

Richard Henry Bashore, born in 1880. 

Nellie Bashore, born in 1882. 

Charles Bashore, born in 1884. 

Homer A. Bashore, born in 1886. 

Mary E. Bashore, born in 1888. 

Edward Bashore, born in 1890. 

Fred William Bashore, born in 1894. 

Richard Henry Bashore enlisted in Company M, 
Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in the Spanish-Ameri- 
can war, and was. honorably discharged October 16, 
1898 ; he was then not nineteen years old. 

Alberta Van Dervort was married November 15, 
1883, to Arthur W. Starbuck, of "Wilmington, Ohio. 

They have two children. Mabel Florence Starbuck, 
born in 1884, and Charles Richard Starbuck, born in 

John Carman, son of James and Rosannah Carman, 
was born September 23, 1821, in the northern part of 
Clinton County, where his mother's parents (Abraham 
and Katharine Ellis) had settled when coming to Ohio 
from Virginia in 1806. He chose the profession of 
medicine for his life-work, and entered into it most 
heartily. For thirty years he was an accomplished 


physician, practicing in Martinsville, and the sur- 
rounding country. On September 15, 1847, he was 
married to Miss Margaret Moon, daughter of James R. 
and Nellie Moon. Dr. Carman died February 1, 1894, 
at his home in Martinsville, where Mrs. Carman still 
lives. They had no children. 

Samantha Margaret Carman, daughter o£ James and 
Rosannah Carman, was married August 24, 1849, to 
Dr. Richard Rice. She died in August, 1871, and was 
buried at Elida, Ohio. They had three children, a 
daughter who died in infancy, and two sous. Carman 
B., born in 1854, and Charles, born in 1857. Carman 
B. Rice was married in October, 1875, and died in 1888 
or 1889. He left two children, Richard, born in 1876, 
and Mabel, born in 1880. Last address known was Van 
Wert, Ohio. 

Charles Rice was married ; had no children. His 
address is not known. 

William Henry Carman, son of James and Rosannah 
Carman, was married to Cintrella Gage in February, 
1854, and died in 1877. They had three children, 
Adelaide, William and Rate Carman. Mrs. Carman 
and her daughters live at Mattoon, Illinois. The address 
of her son is not known. 

Maria Rosannah Carman, youngest child of James 
and Rosannah Carman, was married August 15, 1854, 
to Joseph M. Rulon, of New Vienna, Ohio. They had 
four children : 

Clara Belle Rulon, born August 29, 1853 ; died Octo- 
ber, 1889. 


Preston C. Bulon, boru March, 1856. 

William Kulon, born December, 1859. 

Ralph Rulon, born June 17, 1868. Address, Lum- 
berton, Ohio. 

Preston C. Rulon was married in 1882 to Ella 
Stevens, of Kentucky. They have three children, Claude, 
born in 1883 ; Clara Belle, born in 1885, and Winifred, 
born in 1890. Address, New Antioch, Ohio. 

William Rulon married Lizzie Hastings. They have 
three children, Charles, born in 1881 ; Robert, born in 
1888, and Fred, born in 1895. Their address is Lum- 
berton, Ohio. 

Section 4. 3Iargaret Ellis. 

Margaret Ellis, daughter of Abraham and Katharine 
Ellis, was born in Berkeley County, Virginia, May 19, 
1795. She was only ten years old when the family 
moved to Ohio, and she grew to womanhood on the 
farm on Anderson's Creek. 

She was married about 1820 to John Carman, the 
son of one of their neighbors, with whom she had 
grown up. Her sister, Rosina Ellis, had married an- 
other son of this family, James Carman. Margaret 
Ellis Carman lived but a short time after her marriage, 
and died at her home in Wilmington, Ohio, leaving no 
children. We have only a faint memory of her as 
"Aunt Peggy," by which name she was called. 

Section 5. Isaac Ellis. 
Isaac Ellis, son of Abraham and Katharine Ellis, 
was born December 19, 1798. He married Elizabeth 
Oglesbee, and to them were born seven children. 


Jacob, Sarah Ann, Lucinda, John, Susan, Newton and 

Isaac Ellis removed from Ohio to Inwood, Marshall 
County, Indiana, in the fall of 1855, and died April 3, 
1882. He was buried in the Bethel graveyard, near 
Bourbon, Indiana. Mrs. Ellis died in March, 1844. 

Jacob Ellis, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Ellis, was 
born December 9, 1822, and was married to Lydia Ann 
Mason, at Paintersville, Ohio, March 25, 1845. Jacob 
Ellis died in 1896, and his widow resides at Port 
William, Ohio. 

Sarah Ann Ellis was married to Jesse Severs, and 
she and her family and husband are all dead. 

Lucinda Ellis married Jacob Strickle, son of John 
Strickle, and nephew of Jacob Strickle who married 
Ann Ellis. Their home is near Wheeling, Missouri. 
Their children are, Susan, James, Kebecca, John, 
Elizabeth, and Harvey. 

John Ellis was born March 11. 1827, and was mar- 
ried August 19, 1849, to Maria Strickle, who was a 
granddaughter of John Strickle. To them were born 
eight children, one of whom died in infancy — Mar- 
garet E., Christopher N., Anna E., Kosy M., Sherman, 
William O., and Lydia L. 

Margaret E. Ellis was born May 14, 1850. She mar- 
ried David Middleton, and has two children, John A. 
Middleton and Lena Middleton, who married Orville 
McDonald, and lives near Xenia, Ohio. 

Christopher N. Ellis was born February 4, 1854, and 


married Esther Woolery. They have three children, 
Homer, Cleo, and Osie. 

Anna E. Ellis was born December 31, 1855, and mar- 
ried Theodore Johnson. They have one daughter, 

Rosy M. Ellis was born November 12, 1864, and mar- 
ried Albert Linkhart. They now reside in Texas. 
They have two sons, Robert Dean and Grover. 

Sherman Ellis was born February 6, 1867, and 
married Dovey Elizabeth Carmony, of Indiana. They 
have two children, Ilo May and Russell Ellis. 

William O. Ellis was born January 30, 1879 ; is 

Lydia L. Ellis was born June 3, 1872, and married 
Albert E. Ellison. They have two sons, Sherman A. 
and John Harper Ellison. 

Maria Strickle Ellis died May 14, 1887. 

John Ellis was again married, April 15, 1891. He 
married Mary C. Wain, and they reside near Lumber- 
ton, Ohio. 

Susan Ellis married George Deacon, and their chil- 
dren are Eber, Hannah, Florence, Arwilla, Belle and 
Elmer Deacon. 

Eber and Elmer Deacon are married, but of them we 
have secured no records. 

Hannah Deacon married John Staley. They have 
one daughter, Cora, who is the wife of David Van 
Vactor, and has two children, Edna and Russell Van 

Florence Deacon married Bremen Parks. They have 
two children, Gladys and Cora Parks. 


Arwilla Belle Deacon married David Staley. They 
liave three children : Bertha, wife of Mr. Dennis ; 
George and Mary Staley. 

Newton Ellis married Edia Lois Hendel. They have 
three daughters, Arvilla, Arvada, and Armettie. 

Arvilla Ellis married James Parker. They have 
four daughters, Carrie, Mary, Arvada, and Edna Parker. 

Arvada Ellis married Elza Hite. They have two 
children, Ovess and Mary Hite. 

Joel Ellis married Mary Bailiff. Their children are, 
John, Louis, Lizzie (wife of Henry Singleton), and 
Ralph Ellis. 

Section 6. Eli Ellis. 

Eli Ellis, youngest child of Abraham and Katharine 
Ellis, was born in Berkeley County, Virginia, Sep- 
tember 9, 1801. He was the only one of the eight 
children born in this century,- — eighteen hundred. 
He married Mary Mills, in 1822, and brought his 
bride to the old homestead, on Anderson's Creek. 
He had charge of the farm, and the care of his aged 
father and mother. He died about 1835, a few years 
before the death of his father, which occurred in 
September, 1837. 

His family still lived on the old farm for some years, 
which his sons managed. After the marriage of the 
children Mrs. Ellis sold the farm and moved to New 
Burlington, Ohio, where she lived a few years, and 
then, with several of her children went West, settling 
in and near Bloomington, Illinois. Mrs. Ellis lived 


•with her only daughter, Martha Ellis Harris, and died 
at her home in Bloomington, Illinois. 

The children of Eli and Mary Ellis were : 

Joshua Ellis, born in 1823. 

Abraham Ellis, born in 1825. 

James Mills Ellis, born in 1827. 

John Ellis, born in 1829. 

Martha Ann Ellis, born in 1831. 

George Ellis, born in 1835 ; died aged five years. 

Joshua Ellis married Emily Paris, daughter of Daniel 
Paris, of Clinton County. They lived in Wilmington 
for several years, and then moved to Bloomington, 
Illinois, where the rest of the family had settled. Some 
time later they went to California, which was the last 
address known. They had three children, Eugene, 
May, and one other, whose name is not known. 

May Ellis married Mr. Adams, of New York City. 
They had no children. 

The address of Eugene and the other child is not 

Abraham Ellis never married. He lived in Bloom- 
ington, Illinois, some years, where he went with his 
mother after the old farm was sold. In later years he 
went to Leadville, Colorado, and was Mayor of that 
city. He died there. 

James Mills Ellis married and went West, settling 
near Bloomington, Illinois, where he died. 

John Ellis went South some time before the Civil 
War, and has not been heard from since. It is supposed 
he is dead. 

Martha Ann Ellis was married in September, 1848, 
to Israel Harris, of Waynesville, Ohio. After her mar- 


riage the family left the old farm, and with them, she 
and her husband went to Bloomington, Illinois. They 
lived there for some years and then moved to Chicago, 
where they both died. They had two children, Anna 
Mary and James Harris. 

George Ellis, youngest son of Eli and Mary Ellis, 
died young, not more than five years old. 


Adams, May Ellis, 116 
Adams, Mr., 116 
Adamson, Andrew G., 87 
Adamson, Carrie T. Cooper, 87 
Alles, Johan Jacob, 17 
Andrus, Emma Hannah, 63 

Baldwin, Edgar M., 65 
Baldwin, Jessie Fristo, 65 
Ballard, Alexander Hegler, 95 
Ballard, Charles Foresman, 95 
BaUard, Elizabeth, 95 
Ballard, James Werter, 95 
Ballard, Netta B. Hegler, 95 
Ballard, Marie Louise, 95 
Bailiff, Mary, 115 
Barker, Andrew K., 106. 107 
Barker, Charlotte Duckwall, 106 
Barker, Elizabeth Runyan, 107 
Barker, Elsie, 107 
Barker, Floyd, 107 
Barker, Glen, 107 
Barker, Hazel, 107 
Barker, Jennette, 107 
Barker, Jocie, 107 
Barker, John, 106 
Barker, John, Jr., 106 
Barker, L. Homer, 106, 107 
Barker, Lola, 107 
Barker, Mary, 106 
Barker, Mary Clutter, 107 
Barker, Nona, 107 
Barker, Rachel, 106 
Barker, Sabie, 106 
Bartmess, B. F., 82 
Bartmess, Edgar Allen, 82 
Bartmess, Josephine C. Ellis, 82 
Bartmess, Lorena, 82 
Bartmess, Werter Alva, 82 

Bashore, Annie L. Van Dervort, 110 
Bashore, Charles, 110 
Bashore, Edward, 110 
Bashore, Frank H., 110 
Bashore, Fred William, 110 
Bashore, Homer A., 110 
Bashore, John W., 110 
Bashore, Mary E., 110 
Bashore, NeUie, 110 
Bashore, Richard Henry, 110 
Baugh, Dr., 100 
Baugh, Mary Ellis, 99, 100 
Beard. Kate Strickle, 60 
Beard, William P., 60 
Beltz, Andrew, 102 
Beltz, Rachel Corder, 102 
Bickham, Abraham Strickle, 53, 54 
Bickham, Ann Elizabeth, 54 
Bickham, Anna Stout, 54 
Bickham, Charles Goodwin, 53, 54 
Bickham, Daniel Denison, 53, 54 
Bickham, Emily Maria, 54 
Bickham, Kate Folz, 53 
Bickham, Maria E. Strickle, 51, 52 
Bickham, Thoms Burns, 53 
Bickham, Victor Hardy, 53 
Bickham, William Denison, 52, 54 
Bickham, William Denison, Jr., 54 
Bickham, William Strickle, 53 
Biggs, Almiranda Angeline, 62 
Boots, Elizabeth A, 72 
Brinkerhoff, Charles, 82 
Brinkerhoff, Emma J. Ellis, 82 
Burkett, Jacob, 10, 17 
Burkett, Michael, 10 
Burkett, Rosina, 10, 15, 17 
Bush, Alma, 89 
Bush, Laura C. Haughey, 89 
Bush, Meda, 89 
Bush, Merritt, 89 


Carman, Adelaide, 111 

Carman, Catharine Ann, 108, 109 

Carman, Cintrella Gage, 111 

Carman, James, 108, 112 

Carman, John, 112 

Carman, Dr. John, 108, 110 

Carman, Joshua, 108 

Carman, Margaret Ellis, 112 

Carman, Margaret Moon, 111 

Carman, Maria Rosannah, 109, 111 

Carman, Rate, HI 

Carman, Rosina Ellis, 108 

Carman, Samantha Margaret, 108,111 

Carman, Sarah Jane, 108 

Carman, William, 111 

Carman, William Henry, 108, 111 

Carmony, Dovey Elizabeth, 114 

Carroll, Abraham H., 61 

Carroll, Abraham Strickle, 61, 62 

Carroll, Agnos Love, 61 

Carroll. Angelina Feagan, 61 

Carroll, Anna Maria, 61 

Carroll, Carrie Cohen, 62 

Carroll, Dempsey, 61 

Carroll, Fred M., 61 

Carrol], Goorge A., 61 

Carroll, Ilo Frances, 62 

Carroll, Isaac 8., 61 

Carroll, Jacob S., 61 

Carroll, Jesse D., 61 

Carroll, Margaret Emma, 61 

Carroll, Maria Strickle, 49, 61 

Carroll, Mary J., 61 

Carroll, Sarah Ann, 61 

Carroll, Uriah, 61 

Carroll, Uriah Barkley, 61 

Chaney, Elizabeth, 102 

Chase, Carrie Taylor, 59 

Chase, Daniel W., 59 

Chase, Elisha Sterling, 59 

Chase, Emma Louise, 59 

Chase, Emma R. Strickle, 59 

Chase, Harriet EUa, 59 

Chase, Herbert, 59 

Chase, Isaac S. H., 59 

Chase, Rebecca Jane, 50 

Chase, Sterling Taylor, 59 

Chrisman, Rena, 71 

Clous, Caroline M. Strickle, 56 
Clous, John Walter, 56 
Clutter, Mary, 107 
Cohen, Carrie, 62 
Colvin, Eva Grace Peterson, 94 
Colvin, Frank S., 94 
Colvin, G. M.,94 
Colvin, John, 94 
Colvin, Sarah Alice, 94 
Colvin, Sarah Howland, 94 
Conklin, Maude, 101 
Cook, Alice, 72 
Cook, Bella, 72 
Cook, Dianora, 90 
Cook, Elizabeth C. Reed, 72 
Cook, Frederick, 72 
Cooper, Carrie Theresa, 87 
Cooper, Susannah M. Ellis, 87 
Cooper, William H. M., 87 
Corbin, Caroline Christobal, 57 
Corbin, Francos W. Strickle, 57 
Corbin, Henry Bickham, 57 
Corbin, Henry C, 57 
Corbin, Katharine M., 57 
Corbin, Mary Grace, 57 
Corbin, Philip Swing, 57 
Corbin, Rebecca Strickle, 57 
Corbin, Rutherford Hayes, 57, 
Corder, Catharine, 102 
Corder, Eli, 102 
Corder, Elizabeth, 102 
Corder, Elizabeth Chaney, 102 
Corder, Frederick, 102 
Corder, Jane, 102 
Corder, Jane McLaughlin, 10; 
Corder, Marion, 102 
Corder, Polly Duckwall, 102 
Corder, Rachel, 102 
Corder, Samantha, 102 
Corder, William, 102 
Costin, Cora Fisher, 106 
Costin, Zorah B., 106 
Crawford, Finley, 62 
Crawford, Margaret, 62 
Crawford, Mary Ann, 62 

Daugherty, Harry Ellis, 95 
Daugherty, Janet, 96 




Daugherty, Lizzie S. Hegler, 95 
Daugherty, Mally Siegle, 95 
Davis, John K., 71 
Davis, Lily May Reed, 71 
Deacon, Arwilla Belle, 114 
Deacon, Eber, 114 
Deacon, Elmer, 114 
Deacon, Florence, 114 
Deacon, George, 114 
Deacon, Hannah, 114 
Deacon, Susan Ellis, 114 
Deam, Charity S. Ellis, 87 
Deam, Frank EUis, 88 
Deam, Harriet Ivins, 88 
Deam, Henry M., 88 
Deam, John Andrew, 88 
Deam, Robert C, 88 
Dennis, Bertha Staley. 115 
Dennis, Mr., 115 

DeueU, Elizabeth Strickle, 34, 52 
Deuell, John C, 52 
Downard, Addison C, fO 
Downard, Clara M. Oglesbee, 90 
Downard, Lizzie J., 89 
Downard, Lulu J., 89 
Downard, Mae, 89 
Downard, William P., 90 
Duckwall, Abraham Lewis, 102, 107 
Duckwall. Ann, 101,104 
Duckwall, Charlotte, 101, 106 
Duckwall, Elizabeth, 102, 107 
Duckwall, Frederick, 101 
Duckwall, Henry, 102 
Duckwall, John, 102 
Duckwall, Katharine EUis, 101 
Duckwall, Lida, 101, 103 
Duckwall, Lile, 102, 107 
Duckwall, Louise Meyers, 107 
Duckwall, Margaret, 101, 102 
Duckwall, Polly, 101, 102 
Duckwall, Rosa, 102 
Duckwall, Susan, 101, 103 
Dunhom, Elizabeth Strickle, 52 
Dunham, Jennie S., 58 
Dunham, John G., 52 
Dunham, John W., 52 
Dunham, Rebecca, 52 
Dunham, Samuel, 59 

Duryea, Chase Phillips, 59 
Duryea, Doris, 60 
Duryea, Harriet E. Chase, 59 
Duryea, Marjorio Whitcomb, 59 
Duryea, Schuyler Chatfield, 59 
Dyre, Mary, 66 

Eldridge, Alice TiUinghast, 65, 67 

Eldridge, Alice Phoebe, 66 

Eldridge, George Dyre, 65 

Eldridge, George Dyre, Jr., 66 

Eldridge, Howland Strickle, 66 

Eldridge, Phoebe Howland, 66 

Eldridge, William TiUinghast, 66 

Ellerman, Frederick, 65 

EUerman, Mary F., 65 

Ellis. Abraham, 10, 15, 17, 23, 27, 35, 54 

Ellis, Abraham, 70, 74, 81, 96 

Ellis, Abraham, 116 

Ellis, Adam ShiUinger, 99 

Ellis, Ann, 22, 24, 39 

Ellis, Anna, 99, 100 

Ellis, Anna E., 113, 114 

Ellis, Armetta, 115 

Ellis, Arvada, 115 

Ellis, Arvilla, 115 

Ellis, Benjamin Franklin, 70, 96 

Ellis, Benjamin H., 73 

EUis, Bertha, 98 

Ellis, BettieH.,Sl, 82 

EUis, Catherine Hawk, 87 

Ellis, Catherine M., 73 

EUis, Charity Harper, 68, 70 

EUis, Charity Samantha, 85. 87 

EUis, Charles Burroughs, 73 

EUis, Christopher N., 113 

Ellis, Cloe, 114 

EUis, Cora, 73 

EUis, Cornelia Folsom, 73 

Ellis, Daisy Morgan, 87 

Ellis, Dovey E. Carmony, 114 

EUis, Edia Lois Handel, 115 

EUis, Eli, 22, 29, 115 

EUis, Eli F., 72, 73 

EUis, Elizabeth, 73 

EUis, Elizabeth A., 73 

Ellis, Elizabeth Ann, 85, 87 

EUis, Elizabeth A., 86 







Elizabeth Boots, 72 

Elizabeth Harriet. 70 

Elizabeth Haughey, 75 

Elizabeth Oglesbee, 112 

Elizabeth Shillinger, 99 

Emily Paris, 116 

Emma Belle, 85, 88 

Emma J., 81, 82 

Esther Woolery, 114 

Ethel Joy, 87 

Eugene, 116 

Frances E. Young, 73 

Frank, 85 

Frederick, 73 

George, 116, 117 

Harry, 87 

Henry, 22, 39, 68, 70 

Henry Joel, 85, 87 

Homer, 114 

Ida May, 73 

Ilo May, 114 

Inez. 98 

Isaac, 22, 112 

Jacob, 10, 18 

Jacob, Jr., 18 

Jacob, 113 

James Mills, 116 

Joel, 22, 32, 99, 113, 115 

Joel, Jr., 113, 115 

John, 113, 114 

John Harbeson, 70, 83 

John, 115 

John Rosecrans, 85, 88 

John, 116 

Josephine C, 81, 82 

Joshua, 116 

Katharine, 15, 22, 35, 108 

Katharine, 101 

Laban, 75, 81 

Laura E., 81 

Laura Patience, 81 

Lizzie, 115 

Louis, 115 

Lucinda, 113 

Lydia Ann Mason, 113 

Lydia L., 113, 114 

M. Jane, 72, 73 

Mamie, 98 

Ellis, Margaret, 22, 112 

Ellis, Margaret E., 113 

Ellis, Margaret Jane, 70, 89 

Ellis, Maria Louisa, 70. 94 

Ellis, Maria Strickle, 113 

EUis, Martha Ann, 116 

EUis, Martha Ida, 85, 88 

EUis, Martha P., 73 

EUis, Mary, 87 

EUis, Mary, 99, 100 

EUis, Mary Ann, 70, 88 

EUis, Mary Bailiil, 115 

EUis, Mary E. Martindale, 86 

EUis, Mary Jane, 85, 87 

EUis, Mary MUls, 29, 115 

EUis, Mary Wain, 114 

EUis, Mason Folsom, 73 

Ellis, May, 116 

EUis, MUton, 70 

Ellis, Minerva Rittenhouse, 98 

EUis, Minnie, 81, 82 

EUis, Nancy Faris, 70, 71 

Ellis, Newton, 113, 115 

EUis, Osie, 114 

Ellis, Phcebe Kirkpatrick, 83, 88 

Ellis, Raymond, 87 

Ellis, Ralph, 115 

EUis, Roland H., 73 

Ellis, Rosannah, or Rosina, 22, 108 

Ellis, Rosy M.. 113, 114 

EUis, Russell, 114 

EUis, Samantha Maria, 81 

Ellis, Samuel Martin, 85, 87 

EUis, Sarah Ann, 113 

EUis, Sarah Catherine, 70, 91 

EUis, Sherman, 113, 114 

EUis, Susannah Maria, 85, 87 

EUis, Susan, 113, 114 

ElHs, WUliam Harper, 70, 72 

EUis, WiUiam H., Jr., 73 

EUis, WiUiam Henry, 73 

EUis, WiUiam O., 113 

EUis, Zoe, 98 

EUison, Albert E., 114 

EUison, John Harper, 114 

Ellison, Lydia L. EUis, 114 

EUison, Sherman A., 114 



Faris, Lulu Downard, 90 
Faris, Richard, 90 
Farquhar, Abraham Ellis, 55 
Farquhar, Benjamin, 58 
Farquhar, Caroline Lydia, 55 
Farquhar, Cyrus, 54 
Farquhar, Elizabeth Craig, 93 
Farquhar, Elizabeth Strickle, 55 
Farquhar, Etta Passmore, 55 
Farquhar, George K., 54 
Farquhar, Jonah, 94 
Farquhar, Lydia, 55 
Farquhar, Maria Louise, 55 
Farquhar, Mary G. Strickle, 54 
Farquhar, Philip, 93 
Farquhar, Rachel, 58 
Farquhar, Rebecca, 58 
Farquhar, Richard Henry, 55 
Farquhar, Viola, 93 
Feagan, Angelina, 61 
Fisher, Cora, 106 
Fisher, Corwan, 106 
Fisher, Frank W., 105 
Fisher, Hattie, 105, 106 
Fisher, Lucy A. B. Rhoads, 105 
Fisher, Raymond, 106 
Fisher, Rudolph, 105 
Folsom, Cornelia, 73 
Folz, Katharine, 53 
Foos, Almeda Ryan, 56 
Foos, Griffith, 56 
Foos, Katharine J. Strickle, 56 
Foos, Priecilla G., 56 
Foos, Rodney, 56 
Frifto, Annie Havens, 64 
Fristo, Bessie, 64 
Fristo, Frank. 64 
Fristo, Frederick, 64 
Fristo, George, 64 
Fristo, Gertrude, 64 
Fristo, Harry, 64 
Fristo, Henry, 64 
Fristo, Jessie, 64 
Fristo, Josephine, 64 
Fristo, Mary, 64 
Fristo, William, 64 

Gage, Cintrella, 111 

Garrison, Elpha C. Huffman, 74 
Garrison, Hazel Ruth, 74 
Garrison, William M., 74 
Gleason, George W., 67 
Gleason, Herbert, 67 
Gleason, Mary Tiilinghast, 67 
Goodwin, Caroline, 49 
Goodwin, Elizabeth Tucker, 49 
Goodwin, William Rockwell, 49 

Haines, Laura, 93 

Hale, Celia Fitch, 63 

Hale, Harvey, 63 

Hale, Ida M., 63 

Hale, Samuel H., 63 

Hall, Edna Diana, 89 

Hall, Fred Ellis, 89 

Hall, Harry Boyd, 89 

Hale, Jennie E. Mallow, 89 

Hale, Louis S., 89 

Hale, Isapoleon B., 89 

Hanitch, Catherine Louise, 56 

Hanitch, Elizabeth S. Farquhar, 

Hanitch, John Farquhar, 56 

Hanitch, Louis, 55 

Hanitch, Maria Bickham, ■'i6 

Hanitch, Mary, 55 

Harlan, Mary, 60 

Harmon, Bettie H. EUis, 82 

Harmon, Joseph, 82 

Harmon, Labau Ellis, 82 

Harper, Charity, 68 

Harper, Eva Elizabeth, 92 

Harper, Nancy, 68 

Harper, WiUiam, 68 

Harris, Anna Mary, 117 

Harris, Israel, 116 

Harris, James, 117 

Harris, Martha A. Ellis, 116 

Hastings, Lizzie, 112 

Haughey, Andrew, 89 

Haughoy, Andrew M., 89 

Haughey, Arthur, 89 

Haughey, Elizabeth, 75 

Haughey, Eliza Jane, 89 

Haughey, John, 75 

Haughey, Laura C, 89 

Haughey, Mary Ann Ellis, 88 


Haughey, Patience, 73 
Havens, Annie M., 64 
Havens, Margaret A. Strickle, 64 
Havens, Robert, 61 
Havighorst, Grace Viola, 63 
Hawk, Catherine, 87 
Haynie, Mary E., 109 
Hegler, Abraham, 94 
Hegler, Allen, 94 
Hegler, Allen Stimson, 95 
Hegler, Dorotha Stuckey, 94 
Hegler, Fay Melville, 95 
Hegler, Lawrence Stevens, 95 
Hegler, Lizzie Strickle, 95 
Hegler, Marie Louise, 95 
Hegler, Maria Louisa Ellis, 94 
Hegler, Mary L. Stevens, 95 
Hegler, Netta B., 95 
Hegler, Werter Welton, 95 
Hendel, Edia Lois, 115 
Herman, Grace, 110 
Hite, Arvada Ellis. 115 
Hite, Elza, 115 
Hite, Mary, 115 
Hite, Ovess, 115 
Howland, John, 66 
Haftman, ElphaC.,74 
Huffman, Haydcn F., 73 

:uffman. Loi 

. 74 

Huffman, Lorenzo, 73 
Huffman, Martha P. Ellis, 73 
Huilman, Mary Etta, 74 
Huffman, Ora, 74 
Hultz, Cinthia Ann, 103 
Hultz, George W., 103 
Hultz, James, 103 
Hultz, Jefferson, 103 
Hultz, Mary, 103 
Hultz, Sarah K., 103 
Hultz, Susan Duckwall, 103 

Ivins, George J., 88 
Ivins, Martha I. Ellis, 88 

Joel. Honry. 10, 14, 15 
Joel, Katharine, 10, 17 
Joel, Margaret, 10, 15, 17, 21 
Johnson, Ann E. Ellis, 114 

Johnson, Nellie, 114 
Johnson, Theodore, 114 

Kirkpatrick, Jolin, 83 

Kirkpatrick, Phoebe, 83 

Kirkpatrick, Susannah Lane, 83 

Kirts, Carrie, 73 

Kirts, David, 73 

Kirts, Frank H.. 73 

Kirts, George, 73 

Kirts, Ida, 73 

Kirts, M. Jane EUis, 73 

Kirts, Rhoda, 73 

Knox, Adella J. Strickle, 60 

Knox, John J., 60 

Konkel, Alice J. Reed, 71 

Konkel, David, 71 

Konkel, Samuel H., 71 

Konkel, Sarah E. Reed, 71 

Lewis, Abraham, 81 
Lewis, Clyde William, 81 
Lewis, Ellen, 81 
Lewis, Franklin, 81 
Lewis, Laura P. Ellis, 81 
Lewis, Thomas, 81 
Line, Minnie, 105 
Linkhart, Albert, 114 
Linkhart, Grover, 114 
Linkhart, Robert Dean, 114 
Linkhart, Rosy M. Ellis, 114 
Love, Agnes, 61 

Mallow, Eliza J. Haaghey, 89 
Mallow, Jennie Ellis, 89 
Mallow, Lewis P., 89 
Martindale, Mary E., 86 
Martiudale, Rev. Benjamin F., 86 
Mason, Lydia Ann, 113 
McDonald, Lena Middleton, 113 
McDonald, Orville, 113 
McDowell, Catlierine Ellis, 73 
McDowell. William, 73 
McKay, Ada I. Peterson, 93 
McKay, Angeline Moore, 93 
McKay, Edna Catherine, 93 
McKay, George Albert, 93 
McKay, Mabol L., 93 



McKay, Nellie Grace, 93 
McKay, Samuel, 93 
McKay, Werter Peterson, 93 
McLaughlin, Jane, 102 
McLean, Emma B., 61 
McMillan, Alice M. Peterson, 93 
McMiUen, Carl Peterson, 93 
McMillen, Daniel, 93 
McMillan, Elizabeth Adsit, 93 
McMillan, Esper Jacob, 93 
McMillen, Horace G., 93 
McMillen, Thomas W., 93 
Maxwell, Mary M., 72 
Meyers, Louise, 107 
Middletou, Anna Mussetter, 93 
Middleton, David, 113 
Middleton, Emma C. Peterson, 93 
Middleton, James, 93 
Middleton, James W., 93 
Middleton, John A., 113 
Middleton, John Raymond, 93 
Middleton, Laura Haines, 93 
Middleton, Lena, 113 
Middleton, Orville Percy, 93 
Middleton, Margaret Ellis, 113 
Miller, Almeda R. Foos, 56 
Miller, Emma Lloyd, 56 
Miller, Katharine Maria, 55 
Miller, H. S., 56 
Mills, Mary, 29, 115 
Mohlerin, Sarah, 91 



Moon, Margaret, 111 
Moon, Nellie, 111 
Morgan, Daisy, 87 

NOgelle, Herr Georg, 13, 15, 17 
NOgelle, Maria Louisa, 15, 17, 65 
Nogle, Margaret, 10 
Nogle, Maria Louisa, 9 
Nogle, Rosina, 10 
Nortrup, Anna Strickle, 63 
Nortrup, Harmon Richard, 63 
Nortrup, Mabel Bernice, 63 
Nortrup, Scott Strickle, 63 
Nutt, Clarence E.. 100 
Nutt, Elizabeth Weaver, 100 
Nutt, Joseph, 100 

Nutt, Lawrence W., 100 
Nutt, Minnie Weller, 100 
Nutt, Samuel W., 100 

Oglesbee, Addison, 89 
Oglesbee, Alien, 89, 90 
Oglesbee, Amos, 101 
Oglesbee, Ann, 101 
Oglesbee, Clara M., 89, 90 
Oglesbee, Cora B. Walker, 90 
Oglesbee, Dianora Cook, 90 
Oglesbee, Elizabeth, 112 
Oglesbee, Elmer C, 89, 90 
Oglesbee, Harry, 101 
Oglesbee, John, 101 
Oglesbee, John A., 89 
Oglesbee, Lelia Alice, 101 
Oglesbee, Louie Waltz, 101 
Oglesbee, Louella B., 93 
Oglesbee, Malinda C, 89, 90 
Oglesbee, Margaret J. Ellis, 89 
Oglesbee, Mary Grace, 101 
Oglesbee, Mary J. Weaver, 101 
Oglesbee, Mary Miars, 93 
Oglesbee, Maude Conklin, 101 
Oglesbee, Miranda, 89, 90 
Oglesbee, Repheus. 89, 90 
Oglesbee, Rosetta Ruble, 90 
Oglesbee, Volcah, 101 
Oglesbee, William F., 93 
Orebaugh, Estella May, 106 
Orebaugh, Jesse Lawrence, 106 
Orebaugh, R. H., 106 
Orebaugh, Sabie Barker, 106 
Osborn, Miranda Oglesbee, 90 
Osborn, Robert J., 90 
Osborn, Rosa E.,90 
Osborn, Thomas J., 90 

Parker, Addie, 105 
Parker, Arvada, 115 
Parker, Arvilla Ellis, 115 
Parker, Carrie, 115 
Parker, Edna, 115 
Parker, James, 115 
Parker. Mary, 115 
Parks, Bromen, 114 


Parks, Cora, 114 

Parks, Florence Deacon, 114 

Parks, Gladys, 114 

Paris, Daniel, 116 

Paris, Emily, 116 

Parsons, Katharine M. Corbin, 58 

Parsons, William Usher, 58 

Passmore, Etta, 65 

Peterson, Abram, 101 

Peterson, Ada Irene, 92, 93 

Peterson, Alice Maria, 92, 93 

Peterson, Arabella, 100 

Peterson, Catherine Inez, 94 

Peterson, Emma Clara, 92, 93 

Peterson, Eve Elizabeth Harper, 92 

Peterson, Eva Grace, 92, 94 

Peterson, Hannah Stuckey, 92 

Peterson Jacob, 92 

Peterson, Jacob Elmer, 74, 92, 93 

Peterson, Jacob Maynard, 94 

Peterson, Jacob Stuckey, 91, 92 

Peterson, John Jacob, 91 

Peterson, Louella B. Oglesbee, 93 

Peterson, Mary Grace, 93 

Peterson, Naomi, 101 

Peterson, Orville Ellis, 92, 93 

Peterson, Orville Herman, 93 

Peterson, Sarah Catherine Ellis, 91 

Peterson, Sarah Mohlerin, 91 

Peterson, Viola Farquhar, 93 

Pickard, Guy, 90 

Pinkney, Sarah, 71 

Powers, Hattie Fisher, 106 

Powers, Jasper C, 106 

Powers, John, 106 

Pratt, Estella M. Orebaugh, 106 

Pratt, T. C, 106 

Pulley, Charlotte Rhoads, 107 

Pulley, Hense, 107 

Rodington, O. H., 71 
Redington, Susan Mattie, 71 
Reed, Agnes Willmot, 72 
Reed, Alice Josephine, 71 
Reed, Allen Franklin, 71 
Reed, Edward L., 71 
Reed, Elizabeth C, 71, 72 
Reed, Florence Bella, 72 

Reed, Fred P., 71 

Reed, Lily May, 71 

Reed, Margaret Jane, 71 

Reed, Mary Maxwell, 72 

Reed, Mary Edith, 72 

Reed, Nancy F, Ellis, 71, 83 

Reed, Rena Chrisman, 71 

Reed, Sarah Emma, 71 

Reed, Sarah Pinkney, 72 

Reed, Susan Mattie, 71 

Reed, Thomas Brackett, 72 

Reed, William Harper, 71 

Reed, William Henry, 71, 72 

Reed, William Robert, 71 

Rhoads, Abraham, 107 

Rhoads, Amy Naomi, 104 

Rhoads, Ann Duckwall, 104 

Rhoads, Blanche Royer, 106 

Rhoads, Carry A., 104 

Rhoads, Carry, 107 

Rhoads, Charlotte, 107 

Rhoads, David, 102 

Rhoads, Elizabeth Duckwall, 107 

Rhoads, Elizabeth Jane, 104 

Rhoads, Elmira ShafEer, 103 

Rhoads, Eva Bell, 105 

Rhoads. Geb L., 103 

Rhoads, John, 106 

Rhoads, John Lewis, 104 

Rhoads, Joseph, 103 

Rhoads, Leonidas Trimble, 104, 106 

Rhoads, Lile Duckwall, 107 

Rhoads, Lucy Avaline Belle, 104, 105 

Rhoads, Lydia Ann, 104, 105 

Rhoads, Margaret, 107 

Rhoads, Margaret Duckwall, 102 

Rhoads, Mary, 107 

Rhoads, Mary Barker, 106 

Rhoads, Mary Catherine, 104 

Rhoads, Mary Shaffer, 103 

Rhoads, Minnie Line, 105 

Rlioads, R. B., 104 

Rhoads, Ralph F., 105 

Rhoads, Hobert J., 105 

Rhoads, Rudolph F., 104 

Rhoads, Samuel, 103 

Rhoads, Sarah C, 105 

Rhoads, Thomas, 107 



Rhoads, Tinva L., 105 

Rhoads, Vernin Levi, 105 

RhoadB, William M., 104 

Rice, Carman B., Ill 

Rice, Charles, 111 

Rice. Mabel, 111 

Bice, Richard, 111 

Rice, Dr. Richard, 111 

Rice, Samantha IvI. Carman, 111 

Bittenhouse, Minerva J., 98 

Roberts, Addie Parker, 105 

Roberts:, Annie L., 105 

Roberts, Arthur, 105 

Roberts, Arville, 106 

Roberts, Dorothy, 105 

Roberts, Delia Woodard, 105 

Roberts, Elizabeth J. Rhoads, 104 

Roberts, Florence, 105 

Roberts, Joseph, 104 

Roberts, Joseph R., 105 

Roberts, Lu Troll, 105 

Roberts, Parker, 105 

Roberts, Rachel Barker, 106 

Roberts, William, 106 

Roberts, William L., 104 

Roush, George, 103 

Roush, Margaret Strange, 103 

Royer, Blanche, 106 

Ruble, Annie Josephine, 82 

Ruble, Charles, 81 

Ruble, Edwin Herbert, 82 

Ruble, Emma Jane, 82 

Ruble, Gertrude Leona, 82 

Ruble, Harvey E., 82 

Ruble Jay, 82 

Ruble, Lizzie Downard, 90 

Ruble, Olive Florence, 82 

Ruble, Orla. 82 

Ruble. Kate, 82 

Ruble, Raymond, 82 

Ruble. Rosetta, 90 

Ruble, S. C, 90 

Ruble, Samantha M. Ellis, 81 

Ruble, Sarah Grace, 82 

Ruble, Sylvia Myrtle, 82 

Rulon, Charles. 112 

Rulon, Clara Belle, 111 

Rulon, Clara Belle, 112 

Rulon, Claude, 112 
Rulon, Ella Stevens, 112 
Rulon, Fred, 112 
Rulon, Joseph, 111 
Rulon, Lizzie, 112 
Rulon, Maria R. Carman, 111 
Rulon, Preston C, 112 
Rulon, Ralph, 112 
Rulon, Robert, 112 
Rulon, William, 112 
Rulon, Winifred, 112 
Runyan, Elizabeth, 107 

Severs, Jesse, 113 

Severs, Sarah A. Ellis, 113 

Shaffer, Elmira, 103 

Shaffer, Mary E., 103 

Shallenberger, Martin, 38 

Shallenborger, Mary Slonaker, 38 

Shillinger, Adam, 99 

Shillinger, Elizabeth, 99 

Singleton, Henry, 115 

Singleton, Lizzie Ellis, 115 

Slonaker, Elizabeth Strickle, 38 

Slonaker, John, 38 

Smith, Addie, 60 

Staley, Arvilla B. Deacon, ill5 

Staley, Bertlia, 115 

Staley, Cora, 114 

Staley, David, 115 

Staley, George. 115 

Staley, Hannah Deacon, 114 

Staley, John, 114 

Staley, Mary, 115 

Starbuck, Alberta VanDervort, 110 

Starbuck, Arthur W., 110 

Starbuck, Charles Richard, 110 

Starbuck, Mabel Florence, 110 

Stautner, Elizabeth Corder, 102 

Stautner, George, 102 

Stevens, Ella, 112 

Stevens, Mary Lawrence, 95 

Stout, Anna, 54 

Stout, Daniel, 90 

Stout, Elizabeth Raub, 54 

Stout, Ella M., 90 

Stout, George W., 54 

Stout, Harloy E., 90 


stout, Malinda C. Oglesbee, 90 
Strange, Abraham, 103 
Strange, Catharine, 103 
Strange, Cinthia Hultz, 103 
Strange, George, 103 
Strange, James, 104 
Strange, John, 103 
Strange, Joshua. 103 
Strange, Lida Duckwall, 103 
Strange, Margaret, 103 
Strange, Steven, 103 
Strickle, Abraham Ellis, 32, 43, 49 
Strickle, Addie Smith, 60 
Strickle, Adella Joseph, 60 
Strickle, Albert Farquhar, 58 
Strickle, Almiranda A. Biggs, 62 
Strickle, Alnetta Clark, 52 
Strickle, Alvin Hobbs, 63 
Strickle, Alyett Elrod, 62 
Strickle, Ann Ellis, 47 
Strickle, Anna, 62, 63 
Strickle, Benjamin Scott, 45, 49, 62 
Strickle, Benjamin J., 58 
Strickle, Caroline Goodwin, 49, 51 
Strickle, Caroline Margaret. 52, 56 
Strickle, Catharine, 45, 49, 65 
Strickle, Charles H., 58 
Strickle, Charles Rockwell, 52 
Strickle, Christopher, 38 
Strickle, Christopher, Jr., 38 
Strickle, Clara M. W., 63 
Strickle, Edwin F., 58 
Strickle, Elizabeth, 38 
Strickle, Elizabeth Ann, 52 
Strickle, Elizabeth, 113 
Strickle, Emma H. Andrus, 63 
Strickle, Emma B. McLean, 64 
Strickle, Emma Rebecca, 58, 59 
Strickle, Estella Mills, 60 
Strickle, Francos Williamson, 52, 57 
Strickle, Frank, 62, 63 
Strickle, George J., 60 
Strickle, George R., 60 
Strickle, Grace V. Havighorst, 63 
Strickle, Guy Molancthon, 63 
Strickle, Harry C, 62, 64 
Strickle, Harvey, 64 
Strickle, Helen McLean, 64 

Strickle, Herbert Biggs, 62 
Strickle, Ida M. Hale, 63 
Strickle, Isaac, 52 
Strickle, Isaac, 44, 49, 58 
Strickle, Isaac Henry, 58 
Strickle, Jacob, 24, 27. 39 
Strickle, Jacob, Jr., 38 
Strickle, Jacob Finley, 62 
Strickle, Jacob W., 44, 49, 60 
Strickle, James, 113 
Strickle, Jennie, 58 
Strickle, John, 38 
Strickle, John, 113 
Strickle, Joseph, 44, 49, 60 
Strickle, Joseph Herbert, 60 
Strickle, Kate L., 60 
Strickle, Katharine Jane, 52, 56 
Strickle, Katie, 38 
Strickle, Louisa Virginia, 60 
Strickle, Louise Willey, 64 
Strickle, Lucinda Ellis, 113 
Strickle, Margaret Ann, 45, 49, 64 
Strickle, Margaret Jane, 60 
Strickle, Maria, 45, 49, 61 
Strickle, Maria Emily, 52 
Strickle, Maria, 113 
Strickle, Mary, 38, 39, 46 
Strickle, Mary Ann, 62 
Strickle, Mary Gano, 52, 54 
Strickle, Mary Harlan, 60 
Strickle, Mary L. Wood, 60 
Strickle, Mary Williams, 60 
Strickle, Melancthon, 62, 63 
Strickle, Rachel Ann, 58 
Strickle, Ralph Lacy, 63 
Strickle, Rebecca, 113 
Strickle, Rebecca Farquhar, 58 
Strickle, Rebecca P., 60 
Strickle, Rebekah Harriet, 52, 57 
Strickle, Robert McLean, 64 
Strickle, Ross Andrug, 63 
Strickle, Susan, 113 
Strickle, William Jacob, 60 
Strickler, Hans Jacob, 37 
Strickler, Ulrich, 37 
Stuckey, Hannah, 92 
Studebaker, John W., 74 
Studebaker, Mary E. Huffman, 74 



Studebaker, Mattie F., 74 
Stump, Daniel, 93 

Taylor, Carrie, 59 
Taylor, Clifford B., 90 
Taylor, Janet M., 90 
Taylor, Rose E. Osborn, 90 
Tillinghast, Alice, 65 
Tillinghast, Annie, 65 
Tillinghast, Catherine Strickle, 65 
Tillinghast, Ellie, 65, 66 
Tillinghast, Eva, 65 
Tillinghast, Joseph, 65 
Tillinghast, Joseph Gorton, 65 
Tillinghast, Mary, 65, 67 
Tillinghast, Pardon, 65 
Tillinghast, WiUiam T., 65 

"VanDervort, Alberta, 109, 110 
VanDervort, Annie Laurie, 109, 110 
VanDervort, Catharine A. Carman, 10! 
VanDervort, Grace Herman, 110 
VanDervort, Horace G., 109 
VanDervort, Ida Margaret, 109 
VanDervort, M. H., 110 
VanDervort, Mary Emma, 109 
VanDervort, Mary E., Haynie, 109 
VanDervort, Rate E., 109 
VanDervort, Rebecca, 110 
VanDervort, Robert, 110 
VanDervort, Rosannah, 109 
VanDervort, Richard, 109 
VanDervort, Sarah Jane, 109 
VaiiVactor, Cora, 114 
VanVactor, David, 114 
VanVactor, Edna, 114 
VanVactor, Russell, 114 

Walker, Cora B., 90 
Walker, Henry R., 109 
Walker, Lucille, 109 

Walker, Margaret, 109 

Walker, Rosannah VanDervort, 109 

Wall, Catherine Strange, 103 

Wall, Isaiah, 103 

Wain, Mary C, 114 

Waltz, Louie, 101 

Weaver, Anna Ellis, 100 

Weaver, Anna, 101 

Weaver, Arabella Peterson, 100 

Weaver, Charles A., 101 

Weaver, Elizabeth A., 100 

Weaver, Laura E., 101 

Weaver, Mary J., 100, 101 

Weaver, Samuel, 100 

Weaver, Volcah, 99, 100 

Webb, Lydia A. Rhoads, 105 

Webli, Guss, 105 

Webb, Ralph B., 105 

Welch, Elijah, 102 

Welch, Jane (':order, 102 

Weller, Minnie, 100 

Wliisler, Dr. Henry, 109 

Whisler. Mary E. VanDervort, 109 

Williams, Mary, 60 

Wood, Clara Morganno, 63 

Wood, Mary Jane Ellis, 87 

Wood, Mary Louisa, 60 

Wood, Thomas P., 87 

Wood, Veda B., 87 

Wood, William, 60 

Woods, John, 107 

Woods, Mary Rhoads, 107 

Woodard, Delia, 105 

Woodward, Ellie Tillinghast, 66 

Woodward, Frederick N., 66 

Woodward, Frederick Rand, 67 

Woodward, Willard B., 67 

Woolery, Esther, 114 

Young, Frances Evelyn, 73