Lt. John Ellis1

#7157, (1742 - 17 August 1827)
Father*Richard Ellis2 (1704 - 1797)


Molly Dimick b. 1738, d. 1827
Children 1.Hannah Ellis3 (1764 - 1839)
 2.Dimick1 Ellis3 (1766 - 1773)
 3.Jane Ellis3 (1769 - 1812)
 4.John Ellis Jr+1 (1771 - 1848)
 5.Edward Ellis3 (1773 - 1801)
 6.Dea. Dimick Ellis+3 (1776 - 1857)
 7.Sylvia Ellis3 (1779 - c 1831)
Marriage*He married Molly Dimick, daughter of ____ Dimick, at Ashfield, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.3 
circa 1740He removed with Richard Ellis and Jane Phillips to Ashfield (then Huntstown), Franklin Co., MassachusettsG, circa 1740 from Easton, becoming the first permanent settlers there.4 
Birth*1742He was born in 1742 at Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.1 
circa 1745He removed with Richard Ellis and Jane Phillips circa 1745 to Ashfield.4 
3 May 1776He was appointed 2nd Lt. of the 60 Co., Capt. Benj. Phillips, 5th Militia Regiment, Hampshire Co. MA, Col. David Field, Esq. on 3 May 1776.5 
Death*17 August 1827He died on 17 August 1827 at Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.6 
Burial*19 August 1827He was buried on 19 August 1827 at Beldingville Cemetery, Ashfield, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG; est. date.7 


  1. [S265] E.R. Ellis, editor, Biographical Sketches of Richard Ellis (Detroit, Michigan: W. Graham Printing Co., 1888), p. 17 and p. 22.
  2. [S265] E.R. Ellis, Richard Ellis, p. 9.
  3. [S265] E.R. Ellis, Richard Ellis, p. 19.
  4. [S265] E.R. Ellis, Richard Ellis, p. 10: "After Richard attained his majority, he went to Easton, Bristol county, Mass., where in 1728 he married Jane Phillips, daughter of Capt. John Phillips, and sister of Thos. Phillips, who afterwards was the second settler in Ashfield. Richard lived in Easton until about 1740, when he removed to Deerfield in the same State. Six of his children were born in Easton, and one or more in Deerfield. Altogether he had nine children, but one — Benjamin— died at two months of age."
  5. [S204] Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online, Nat'l 37040, OH 1699, approved 12 Jul 1922. Application of Charles Newton Phillips, son of Samuel and Mary Ann (Ellis) Phillips, grandson of Richard and Mary P. (Selover) Elllis, great grandson of John and Abilena (Phillips) Ellis, Jr., great-great grandson of Lt. John and Mary (Dimmick) Ellis.
    Citation: "To John Ellis, Gentlemen, Greeting: You being appointed Second Lieutenant of the Sixty Company, whereof Benjamin Phillips is Captain, in the Fifth Regiment of Militia, in the County of Hampshire, whereof David Field, Esq., is Colonel....the Third day of May, in the year of our Lord 1776." Img. 107/463.
  6. [S265] E.R. Ellis, Richard Ellis, pp. 17, 22 and 76-78.
  7. [S1628], online, standing garve marker. Inscription: "Leut. / John Ellis / died / Aug. 17, 1827 / AE 85." Memorial 53317664, created by Dawna Westbrook, photo added by Anonymous.