|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1843|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1914|
Born at Benson, Bedfordshire, England
Daughter of Samuel Martin and Priscilla Layton
Married Ruel Barrus, 10 Aug 1859, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah
Children - Ellen Priscilla Barrus, Betsy Ann Barrus, Zylpha Ann Barrus, Ruel Monte Barrus, Fanny Ida Barrus, Loana Barrus, Darius Martin Barrus, Royal Layton Barrus, Essie Glee Barrus
Obituary - Ellen's parents joined the Church when she was but a child and left England for America Oct. 2, 1850, crossing the Atlantic in the ship "James Pennell," which arrived at New Orleans, whence the emigrants went up the Mississippi river to St. Louis, Missouri, where the Martin family lived about five years. Here Sister Ellen's mother died and her father married a second time.
The family left St. Louis in 1355 for Utah, crossing the plains in Richard Ballantyne's company which arrived in Salt Lake City September 25, 1855. The family located at Grantsville, Tooele county.
Ellen Martin was married to Ruel Barrus, a member of the Mormon Battalion, Aug. 10, 1859. This union was blessed with nine children.
Sister Barrus rendered much service to the Church and to the community at large; was a favorite nurse among the sick, and very generous and sympathetic in all her movements in life.
She died at Grantsville August 19, 1914, mourned and missed by all who had been associated with her in life.
She was survived by her husband Ruel Barrus, who died Feb. 10, 1918, 96 years of age. Two brothers, two sisters, five children, twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren survived Sister Barrus.
Utah Death Certificate
Samuel Martin (1814 - 1889)
Priscilla Layton Martin (1816 - 1852)
Ruel Barrus (1822 - 1918)
Ellen Priscilla Barrus Shaffer (1861 - 1923)*
Betsy Ann Barrus (1862 - 1862)*
Zylpha Ann Barrus (1864 - 1865)*
Ida Fannie Barrus Sanford (1866 - 1945)*
Loana Barrus Nelson (1870 - 1960)*
Ruel Monte Barrus (1873 - 1963)*
Darius Martin Barrus (1876 - 1972)*
Royal Layton Barrus (1879 - 1882)*
Essie Glee Barrus (1885 - 1895)*
John Martin (1841 - 1928)*
Ellen Martin Barrus (1843 - 1914)
Fanny Martin Kearl (1844 - 1923)*
Priscilla Martin Worthington (1849 - 1921)*
Lorenzo Martin (1850 - 1932)*
Grantsville City Cemetery
Plot: Blk D Sec 3 L-3 SP 2W
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Feb 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17990703
Added: Feb. 1, 2014
Added: May. 20, 2007
Added: Feb. 19, 2007