Edward Ellis1

#7162, (1773 - 1801)
Father*Lt. John Ellis1 (1742 - 1827)
Mother*Molly Dimick1 (1738 - 1827)
Birth*1773He was born in 1773 at Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.1 
Marriage*4 June 1798He married Amanda Flower on 4 June 1798 at Ashfield, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.2 
circa 1799He and Amanda Flower removed circa 1799 Sempronius (now Niles), Cayuga, New York.3 
between 1799 and 1805He participated in the early settlement of Sempronius (later also Niles), New York between 1799 and 1805; the early settlement of Sempronius (later also Niles), New York.4 
13 May 1800He appeared on the census of 13 May 1800 at Sempronius, Cayuga Co., New YorkG; (Tax Roll.)5 
Death*1801He died in 1801 at Cayuga Co., New YorkG.1 


  1. [S265] E.R. Ellis, editor, Biographical Sketches of Richard Ellis (Detroit, Michigan: W. Graham Printing Co., 1888), p. 19.
  2. [S265] E.R. Ellis, Richard Ellis, p. 22, 111.
  3. [S265] E.R. Ellis, Richard Ellis, p. 111, "very soon" after their marriage.
  4. [S957] Elliot G. Storke, History of Cayuga County, New York (Syracuse, N. Y.: D. Mason & Co., 1879), 443–45:
    Niles was formed from Sempronius March 20th, 1833....The first settlements were made in 1792....The Conovers settled about a half mile west of Niles, on the David Pratt farm....
    Edward and John Ellis, brothers, came in from Ashfield, Mass., in the winter of 1795, with an ox-sled....
    Settlements were made in 1802, by David Johnson, Hugh McDowell, John Rooks and Joseph Carr. Johnson, who was five years a Revolutionary soldier, being present at the surrender of Burgoyne and the evacuation of New York by the British, came in from Buckland county, Massachusetts, and settled near West Niles or Pennyville, on the farm now occupied by James Duryee. About 1817 he removed to Twelve Corners, to the place now occupied by his son Roswell, where he died June 22d, 1840. He married Prudence Coburn, who was born in Boston, November 13th, 1765, and died February 12th, 1849, by whom he had nine children, only two of whom are living, viz : Clara, wife of Abraham Van Etten, and Roswell, both in Niles, the latter on the homestead at Twelve Corners.
  5. [S1732] New York Tax Assessment Rolls of Real and Personal Estates, 1799–1804, index and images, Albany, New York, Cayuga Co., 1800, Sempronius, img. 3/9. Assessment Roll made 13 May 1800. Edward Ellis, real estate (house and lot) value $210, personal estate $34, state tax $0.24, county tax $0.42; New York State Archives, Series B0950 (26 reels), online Ancestry.com.