I'm interested in the same families, specifically an Eliza or Elizabeth Cox. She married John Fero Ellis on 11/05/1889 in Schuyler Co., Ill.. Info below:
John Fero Ellis
b. May 1865 (m/y 1900 census, y head stone), Illinois (Census, m cert, etc)
d. 1934 Burried Port Louisa
Married Mary Edith Saultz 1/8/1907, Wappelo Inn, Wappelo, IA - Marriage Cert.
1930 age is 60, 1925 age 59, 1920 age 49, 1910 age 32, 1900 35
1900 Indian Creek TWP., Monroe, Missouri, farm laborer, rent house, no read/write
1910 Grandview twp., Letts road, farm hand, rent house
1920 Port Louisa twp., Rent, farm labor
1930 Port Louisa twp., Mississippi Bottom Rd., rent,
Parents, Ellen Heinbuagh and Wm (William) Ellis - Marriage Cert.
Eliza (Elizabeth?) Cox
b. Jan 1873 (m/y 1900 census)
1900 Indian Creek TWP., Monroe, Missouri, 5 Children born, 3 living, m. 11 yrs, can read/write
Married 11/05/1889 Schuyler Co., Ill. book of Marriages Vol. C, Page 199, #9442 http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marrc...
Mary Edith Saultz
Born in 1891 (headstone), Illinois (Census, m cert, etc)
Died Saturday, September 22, 1945 Greenwood records
1910, 1930 census middle initial is E
1930 age is 39, 1925 age 34, 1920 age 27, 1910 age 19
Mother Sarah M. Griffith, Father Geo. W Saultz - Marriage Cert.
Witness to marriage Sarah M. Griffith Saultz - Marriage Cert.
2nd Generation from Eliza
Herman Henry Ellis
b. 4/21/1890 Birmingham Twp., Schuyler Co., Ill - Book 2, Pages 57-63, #2755 http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilschuyl/BirthRecords/Birthrecords3...
m. Clara Smith Decker 9/23/1920
b. 11/4/1885 Lime City, IA - obit
d. 7/12/1972 Royal Neighbors Home, Davenport, IA - obit
Father James H. Smith, Brother David B. Smith, Wilton. 3bro, 2sis - obit
Previous Marriage to 12/15/1909 Orville Decker
Son Leonard J. Decker, Davenport, IA - Obit
Son Chester Ellis, Muscatine, IA - obit
Uknown son, died before Clara
Mary Ellen Ellis
b. 4/15/1893 Rice County (non-exist) Ill - Obit Muscatine Journal 9/6/1983
d. 9/5/1983 at Bethesda Care Center, Muscatine, IA - Obit
m. James H. Burch 1/15/1910, keokuk
d. 1954 - Mary's obit
Son Victor Dale Burch, Muscatine, IA - obit
Daughter Mrs. T.O. (Bessie LaFern) Thompson, Yocca Valley, CA - obit
GChildren = 8, GGChildren = 15, GGGChildren = 4
One son, two daughters preceded in death
Bessie F. Ellis
b. Dec 1898 (1900 census), in Missouri
2 Children died before 1900, possibly a Frank Ellis b. 9/1895 Schuyler Co. Il?