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ELLS "orphans"

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Re: ELLS "orphans"

Posted: 1358099535000
Classification: Query
Steve and all,

To Address Steve's list of "John Ells" in the region at the time;

Steve:

1. John b. 25 Mar 1789, son of Daniel Ells and Elizabeth Bennett
2. John b. 2 Jan 1787, son of Samuel Ells and Rebecca Amelia Sanford m. Olive Loomer
3. A supposed John Ells who would have been Caroline Ells husband before marrying Isaac Bennett
4. John C. Ells m. Mary Jackson
5. John DeWolfe Ells - but he was living in Shelburne Co. by then
6. John Eaton Ells, b. 1819, m. Rachel Gilmore Chase
7. John H. Ells b. 1826, but he may not have had a place of his own yet since he didn't marry Julia Ann White until 1858.
8. John Woodworth Ells b. 1817, son of Perry Borden Ells and Elizabeth Woodworth


Keith:

1. John b. 25 Mar 1789
2. John b. 2 Jan 1787, d. 9 Nov 1868
3. John m. Caroline
4. John C b. 8 Jan 1822, d. 2 Jun 1890, s/o Elisha & Phebe (Pineo) Ells

6. John Eaton Ells b. 4 Jan 1819, d. 17 Sep 1902

8. John Woodworth Ells b. 1817, d. 1901
9. John Benson Strong Ells, b. 22 Oct 1821, s/o Robert & Catherine (Eaton) Ells
10. Jonathan b. 1 Apr 1790, brother of 2. m. Mary Lounsbury

I am missing Steve's numbers 5 & 7

Assuming that the marriage record of Isaac Bennett and Caroline Ells is correct, she was a widow at the time of her marriage on 11 Aug, 1868 in Cornwallis Twp. John must have died pror to that date.

Summary:

1. no information (possible)
2. still living in 1864 (not likely)
3. target subject
4. still living in 1864 (not likely)
5. no information (possible)
6. still living in 1864 (not likely) - listed in 1871 census (Canard)
7. no information (possible) - listed in 1871 census (Harbourville)
8. still living in 1864 (not likely) - listed in 1871 census (Canning)
9. no information (possible) - listed in 1871 census (Canning)
10. no information but his brother was refered to as John (not likely)

There are two "possible" John's left in this list:

1. John b. 25 Mar 1789, son of Daniel Ells and Elizabeth Bennett
5. John DeWolfe Ells - but he was living in Shelburne Co. by then (1851)

Moving to the marriage record of Isaac Bennett and Caroline Ells:

They were married in a Baptist church in Cornwallis on 11 Aug, 1864, both listed as widowed. Three other people were listed as participants: Sarah Ells and Elinor (Elmer?) Bennett as witnesses and Rev. Jacob B Norton as minister.

Who were they?

Sarah Ells, could be sister, sister-in-law, mother, friend.
Elinor (Elmer?) Bennett - no records found
Rev. Jacob B Norton was a "Free Will Baptist":

Elder Jacob Norton was a son of thunder. He was ordained by the " Church of Christ," Swansville, Me., in 1814, then being 22 years of age. Four years later he landed at Shag Harbor, Shelburne Co. He called himself a " Christian." In 1819, on consultation with Elders Crowell and McGray, a church was organized at Argyle. Accounts differ as to whether this was a " Christian" or " Free Christian Baptist" church, but in its origin and growth it was analogous to the other free churches. Elder Norton resided at Argyle until 1823, when he went to Horton for two years, and after that returned to Yarmouth and is said to have organized a church at the house of Eleazer Hibbert at the " Ponds." He spent some time at Barrington, and after the union, went in 1839 to Cornwallis, Kings Co., where his labors resulted in the formation of churches at Habitant, Halls Harbor, Black Rock, Scots Bay and Mount Denison, and kept alive the open communion sentiment in the adjacent counties. He died 11 May 1868, after fifty years of ministerial service in Nova Scotia.

excerpt from: History of the Baptists of the Maritime provinces by Edward Manning Saunders

Death certificate of Eunice Ann (Ells) Woodworth

She lists both of her parents, John and Caroline Ells, as being from Hall's Harbor (sic) and her birth as being there.

John Henry Ells, son of John and Caroline, states in his marriage certificate that he was born in Hall's Harbour.

I think we need to be focusing on Hall's Harbour for our answers.

An aside to the 1870 census for Ward 14 of Boston, taken on 21 June 1870. The three Woodward boys that are listed are incorrect. They should read Woodworth. Eunice A. Ells married Chas. A. Woodworth two months later on 4 Sep 1870.

Regards

Keith Berry
Edmonton, Canada
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