Dudley Brown Ellis b. 1760
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Dudley Brown Ellis b. 1760

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Dudley Brown Ellis b. 1760
KY Photos, DeCourcy, Pack, Wessling
William Ball immigrated about 1650, Ball Ancestors
Mains, George


Oliver Miles DeCourcy & Catherine Emma Ellis family,

Walnut Grove, MN about 1935.

Dudley Brown Ellis and Elizabeth Watts came from Hanover, VA to Campbell Co., KY in about 1805, he is first listed on the 1810 Census for Campbell Co., KY.  Many Dudley Brown Ellis's are listed for Campbell County. Sons and grandsons of the original.  Many people have tried to find the first Dudley Brown's parents, some thinking that Thomas Ellis of Hanover was his father, others think he is his brother.  Court documents do not state the relationships, just dates we received from an e mail.

"My ELLIS info comes from family research, documented marriage, death records & a book called The ELLIS Family. Thomas ELLIS & Mary Polly BALLARD are the parents of my ancestor Bentley Brown ELLIS m. Cynthia Ann GARDNER 1841 ( by memory) Albemarle Co. VA. We linked Bentley as s/o Thomas ELLIS through Thomas ELLIS' son James F. ELLIS' diary while in POW prison in N.C. In the diary he mentions brother Bentley. We linked Dudley Brown ELLIS to be the s/o Thomas ELLIS by Dudley's Rev. War data found in pension books where he mentions brother Thomas also married a WATTS. We are still looking for that ELLIS/WATTS marriage abt 1796.  Debbie/ drmalec@sprynet.com"

  I have been able to find the parents and family of Elizabeth Watts. We have a letter which says that Great great grandmother Ellis was Yancy.  (Double click on picture to see the large one) Written by Grace Ellis to her father, Joseph Robert Ellis. Everything she says on this letter which has been verified by research, except for  who Grandma Yancy is? Letter is copyright and owned by Van Kinney of KY.

Grace Lee Ellis was a school teacher and daughter of Joseph Robert Ellis, granddaughter of John Ellis, great granddaughter of Dudley Brown Ellis,  great great granddaughter of _______Yancy Ellis. 

Grace Ellis was a great aunt of the author, who died 1 Nov 1919 in California, Campbell Co KY. This is how Van's mother and I analysis/found this letter and additional information given here. . 


Addressed to her Dad, who died in 1918.  Mr. J. R. Ellis (Joseph Robert Ellis), Lair, KY  Harrison Co. Letter was written in 1912 or 1913.  Lair, Harrison Co., Kentucky coordinates are 382031N  and 0841828W  no elevation listed.  From RootsMagic software, Place Finder. 

Joseph Roberts Ellis family at their mother's funeral.

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