This site is lovingly dedicated to Lilybelle Ellis Who, in her 100 years, saved letters, pictures, family histories, and many other bits and pieces of information about our family
Robert Ellis was born in 1794 in a small village called Pickering in the North of Yorkshire, England. There were three "ridings" to Yorkshire in those days, North, West, and South.
Robert Ellis was the son of Robert Ellis and Hannah Coulson. Robert (Sr.) was born in 1770. The place of his birth is unknown, but Hannah was born in 1771 at Lastingham, Yorkshire, England. Robert, Sr. and Hannah were married at Rillington-cum-Scampston, in North Yorkshire, England, 20 Feb. 1791. There the following children were born.
Robert Ellis (Jr.), 1794, Lastingham, Yorkshire, England
William Ellis, 1798, Lastingham, Yorkshire, England
Hannah Ellis b: 1800 in Lastingham, Yorkshire, England
John Ellis b: 1803 in Lastingham, Yorkshire, England
Mary Ellis b: 1806 in Lastingham, Yorkshire, England
William Ellis b: 1809 in Lastingham, Yorkshire, England
Click on the rose to see the tombstones of Robert and Hannah at St. Catharines Church in Lastingham, Yorkshire, England
Two of Robert and Hannah's children immigrated to America. William and Robert, Jr. It's unknown when William arrived but Robert, according to family history, is said to have come in 1830. Robert, Jr. was found in the 1830 & 1840 census' of Camillus, Onondaga County, New York.