Matthew Ellis1

#7257, (1739 - )
Relationship2nd cousin 6 times removed of William David Lewis
Father*Richard Ellis1 (1704 - 1797)
Mother*Jane Phillips1 (1709 - c 1760)
Birth*1739He was born in 1739 at Easton, Bristol Co., MassachusettsG.1 
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.2 
circa 1745He removed with Richard Ellis and Jane Phillips circa 1745 to Ashfield.2 


  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. 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."