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Ellis William Gresham
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1871
Mississippi, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 1941
Scott County
Mississippi, USA

Ellis William Grisham (Gresham)
Born: Sept 28 1871
Death: Feb 13 1941
Scott Co

See Notes* Ellis H Grisham (Gresham)

Ellis W Grisham was the 1st child born to parents Ellis Hightower & Susan Mae Williams Grisham. He was born in Mississippi (possiably Rankin Co) on Sept 28 1871.

We find him listed on the 1880 US Census for E H Grisham family in Vernon , Madison Co MS. His age is now 9 yrs. He has 1 brother, Freeman age 6 and 2 sisters, Minnie age 4 (she had a twin that died) and Essie who is 4 months.

Ellis will marry about 1894 in Mississippi, to Alice M Dearman She was born on May 9 1871 in MS. Here parents were William Abner Dearman 1848-1922 & Letty Jane HiTT 1851-1918.

In 1900 on the US Census, we find Ellis and his family living in the Spinola Precinct, Smith Co MS. They are family 29, Sheet 8, page 2.

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Ellis W Grisham M 27 MS
Wife Allis L Grisham F 28 MS
Daughter Anlena Grisham F 6 MS
Daughter Sudie W Grisham F 4 MS
Daughter Zee T Grisham F 2 MS

Now in 1910 his family has grown and they have moved to Collins Ward 4, Covington, Mississippi. The household now numbers 8, as list on the 1910 Census

Household Gender Age Birthplace
SELF Ellis W Grisham M 38y MS
WIFE Alice D Grisham F 38y MS
DAU Orlena Grisham F 15y MS
DAU Sandra Grisham F 14y MS
DAU Zera Grisham F 12y MS
SON Frank Grisham M 9y MS
DAU Alice Grisham F 7y MS
SON Fern Grisham M 1y MS

Now in 1920 we find the Grisham have moved again to Newton Co MS. Some of the daughters have married and move on. But one new daughter Anna Ryan has been added.

Film Number: 1820888
Digital Folder Number: 4312375
Image Number: 00962
Sheet Number: 1
Household Gender Age Birthplace
SELF Ellis W Grisham M 47y MS
WIFE Alice Grisham F 49y MS
SON Frank Grisham M 19y MS
DAU Alice Grisham F 16y MS
SON Fern Grisham M 11y MS
DAU Anna Ryan Grisham F 4y11m MS

Its the year 1930. Ellis & Alice now live in Forrest, Scott Co. MS. All the children have move in with there own lives but the youngest daughter who is 14 yrs old. But Ellis mother Susan Mae Williams Grisham has moved
in with them. She is 84 years old and Ellis father Hite Grisham has passed on.

Family Number: 81
Sheet Number and Letter: 4B
Line Number: 75
NARA Publication: T626, roll 1164
Film Number: 2340899
Digital Folder Number: 4610674
Image Number: 01022
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Ellis W Gresham M 58 MS
Wife Alice D Gresham F 59 MS
Daughter Emma R Gresham F 14 MS
Mother Sue Gresham F 84 MS

Now in 1940, a year before Ellis W Grisham (Gresham) will die. We find him and his wife Alice still living in Forrest, Scott Co MS. but at a different address.
His mother has passed on is buried at Williams Cemetery in Rankin Co MS. next to his father Ellis Hite Grisham.

Name: Ellis Gresham
Titles & Terms:
Event: Census
Event Year: 1940
Event Place: Forest, Beat 1, Scott, MS, USA
Gender: Male
Age: 68
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race (Standardized): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Mississippi
Estimated Birth Year: 1872
Residence in 1935: Same House
Enumeration District Number: 62-1A
Family Number: 363
Sheet Number and Letter: 19A
Line Number: 10
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Roll Number: 2063
Digital Folder Number: 005449685
Image Number: 00041
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Ellis Gresham M 68 Mississippi
Wife Alice Gresham F 65 Mississippi

Ellis W Grisham dies on Feb 13 1941 and is buried here at the Williams Cemetery next to his mother & Father. See Headstone. Alice Gresham will die on Sept 17 1958 and is buried at Eastern Cemetery Forest, Scott Co. Mississippi (bio by: Willie) 
Family links: 
  Ellis Hightower Grisham (1850 - ____)
  Susan Mae Williams Grisham (1846 - ____)
  Alice Madora Dearman Gresham (1871 - 1958)*
  Jessie Geneva Grisham Williams (1884 - 1918)*
  Orleana Ashley Gresham Wilkerson (1894 - 1973)*
  Frank Philander Gresham (1900 - 1972)*
  Alice Sallie Gresham Wilkerson (1902 - 1987)*
  Fern Ellis Gresham (1908 - 1967)*
  Ellis W Grisham (1871 - 1941)*
  Ellis William Gresham (1871 - 1941)
*Calculated relationship
Eastern Cemetery
Scott County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Terry Rasberry
Record added: Sep 22, 2011
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Ellis William Gresham
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Ellis William Gresham
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