|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1750|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 1837|
Abraham Ellis was the son of Johann Jacob Alles (b. abt 1722 Germany, d. 1785 Hanover, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania) and Elizabeth (Mohr) Alles (b. abt 1726 Germany, d. Unknown Hanover, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
Abraham's siblings were: Jacob Alles (b. abt 1748, d. 1806), Christopher Alles (b.1763, d.1836).
Abraham Alles Sr. served in the American Revolutionary War with his brother Jacob Alles. Abraham and Jacob enlisted in the Pennsylvania Militia (The Hanover Associators) in June of 1776. Abraham was elected to a First Lieutenant in January of 1777. As a First Lieutenant he served as a Company Commander in the Pennsylvania Militia. After serving in the major battles of: Long Island, Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine and Germantown he left the Pennsylvania Militia in September of 1777.
At some point during this period the name Alles was changed to Ellis.
Abraham Ellis was married to Anna Maria Ried (b. 1757, d. abt. 1778) on September 11, 1777 at the New Goshenhoppen Reform Church in Salford, Pennsylvania. In 1778 she gave birth to their only child, Abraham Ellis Jr. and she died in childbirth but the son survived.
After the death of his wife he gave the child to Katherine Joel (b.1764, d. 1840) to raise in Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He and his brother Jacob re-enlisted as privates in the Virginia Militia. Abraham served from September of 1781 to 1782. After being wounded in combat by a bayonet, he left the Virginia Militia and married Katherine Joel and had seven children: Henry Ellis (b. 1782, d. 1857), Joel Ellis (b. 1788, d. 1865), Katherine (Duckwall) Ellis, Rosina (Carman) Ellis (b.1793, d. 1857), Margaret Ellis (b. 1795, d. aft 1820), Isaac Ellis (b. 1798, d. 1882) and Eli Ellis (b.1801, d. 1835).
In about 1806 the Ellis Family moved from Back Creek Valley, Berkeley County, Virginia (now WV) to Clinton County, Ohio. He received a pension until his death in 1837 for the severe bayonet wound that left him partially disabled.
His only son with Anna Maria (Reed) Ellis was Abraham Ellis Jr.
Johann Jacob Alles (1722 - 1785)
Elizabeth Mohr Alles (1726 - 1785)
Anna Maria Ried Ellis (1757 - 1778)
Katherine Joel Ellis (1764 - 1840)
Abraham Ellis (1778 - 1848)*
Henry Ellis (1782 - 1858)*
Rosanna Ellis Carman (1793 - 1857)*
Isaac Newton Ellis (1798 - 1882)*
Eli Ellis (1801 - 1835)*
His old stone lays about the site in pieces, his new stone placed by the D.A.R. in 1903 reads:
A SOLDIER OF THE REVOLUTION
Enlisted in PA PVT 1776
" " " Lieut. Jan 1777
" " " Sept 1777
" " VA PVT 1781
INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS: LONG ISLAND, TRENTON, PRINCETON, BRANDYWINE, GERMANTOWN AND WAS AT THE SIEGE AND SURRENDER OF YORKTOWN
BORN AT HANOVER PA. SEPT 27, 1750
DIED IN CLINTON CO. O. SEPT 26, 1837
"GLORY GUARDS WITH SOLUMN SOUND THE BIVOAC OF THE DEAD" & "PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD".
Note: Old broken stone leaning along top edge of this large stone may be the original.
Plot: Section 1, Lot 36, Grave 7
Created by: Dave Jones
Record added: Nov 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23054652