Reuben Ellis1

#7255, (5 November 1728 - 1786)
Relationship2nd cousin 6 times removed of William David Lewis
Father*Richard Ellis1 (1704 - 1797)
Mother*Jane Phillips1 (1709 - c 1760)


Mehitable Scott b. s 1729, d. 1804
Children 1.Martha Ellis4 (1749 - 1832)
 2.Benjamin Ellis4 (1751 - )
 3.Reuben Ellis Jr.4 (1753 - 1832)
 4.Submit Ellis4 (1756 - 1834)
 5.Richard Ellis4 (1760 - )
 6.David Ellis4 (1763 - )
Birth*5 November 1728He was born on 5 November 1728 at Easton, Bristol Co., MassachusettsG.2 
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.3 
circa 1745He removed with Richard Ellis and Jane Phillips circa 1745 to Ashfield.3 
Marriage*4 June 1749He married Mehitable Scott on 4 June 1749 at Sunderland, Massachusetts.4 
Death*1786He died in 1786 at Deerfield, Massachusetts.4 


  1. [S265] E.R. Ellis, editor, Biographical Sketches of Richard Ellis (Detroit, Michigan: W. Graham Printing Co., 1888), p. 17; Hannah prob. b. Ashfield, Caleb poss. b. Ashfield (War was breaking out and the population resettles to older settlements for three years).
  2. [S265] E.R. Ellis, Richard Ellis, p. 68.
  3. [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."
  4. [S1613] John Montague Smith, History of the Town of Sutherland Massachusetts (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of N. A. Hall, 1899), p. 326.