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Richard Spencer Ellis
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1819
Tioga County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1901
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA

Richard Spencer Ellis was born on September 17, 1819 in Delmar, Tioga, PA to Asaph and Amanda (Spencer) Ellis. When Richard was about 15, in about abt 1834, the Asaph Ellis family moved to Allegany Co, NY. The family lived there about a year, then sometime in 1835, they moved by raft down the Allegany River to Sharpsburg, PA. A few months later, they settled in Bell Twp, Clearfield Co, PA (Nov 5, 1835). Richard married Julia Ann Avery in 1839 (or possibly 1840/41 according to the 1900 census). Julia Ann was the step daughter of Richard's Aunt Lucretia (Ellis) Avery. Lucretia was half sister to Richard's father Asaph. Richard and Julia resided in Bell Township and had 7 children. In September 1850, Richard was constable in Bell Township. In June 1870 census they were living in Eagle Point, Chippewa, WI. They were back in Bell Twp by the late 1870's. The 1880 census shows that Richard "worked on farm", but was also listed as "maimed, crippled, bedridden or otherwise disabled". His youngest son Deroy lived with them and helped until their death. Several of Richard and Julia's sons were in the Civil War: Horace A. (wounded twice, received congressional medal for bravery), Asaph A (died of consumption contracted in the army) and John (killed at Fort Stevens-1864).

Children of Richard Spencer and Julia Ann (Avery) Ellis:
Horace A. Ellis (Congressional Medal for Bravery-Civil War)
Asaph A. Ellis (in Civil War)
Amanda Ellis
John Ellis (died in Civil War battle @ Fort Stevens)
Warren Benjamin Ellis
Maria Jane Ellis
DeRoy Ellis
Family links: 
  Asaph Chilson Ellis (1785 - 1853)
  Amanda Spencer Ellis (____ - 1844)
  Julia Ann Avery Ellis (1824 - 1902)
  Horace Ellis (1843 - 1867)*
  Aseph Ellis (1843 - 1869)*
  John Ellis (1847 - 1864)*
  Warren Benjamin Ellis (1849 - 1928)*
  Deroy Ellis (1862 - 1910)*
  Charles Ellis (1815 - 1893)*
  Richard Spencer Ellis (1819 - 1901)
  Moses Ellis (1823 - 1845)*
  Harriet Amanda Ellis Sunderland (1826 - 1899)*
  Lucy Eliza Ellis Kingsbury (1828 - 1892)*
  Orlando Aaron Ellis (1831 - 1911)*
  Hannah Barker (1836 - 1911)*
  Asaph Ellis (1841 - 1851)*
*Calculated relationship
Mahaffey Cemetery
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Dee
Record added: Dec 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82311644
Richard Spencer Ellis
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