ALFRED CLARK ELLAS, son of Rollin and Sally (Hardy) Ellas, was born December 20, 1827, in Tompkins county. He
was educated in the schools of Barton and Summit county, Ohio. After leaving school he worked as boatman on the
canal, and then for fifteen years he was employed in the shipyards. He then was in business for himself as farmer
and lumberman until 1871, when he learned the wagon makers' trade, at which he has now worked for twenty six years.
He married Maria L., daughter of Arnold and Elizabeth (Vanderhoef) Hopkins, February 10, 1850, and has these children:
Eugene, born August 22, 1851, died October 22, 1851; Mary, born March 19, 1853, married Judiah Coleman, (they had
four children, of whom Bernice T., the oldest, born October 23, 1874, died September 2, 1895, and the only survivor
now is Cora, the youngest, born February 8, 1885; William Lewis Ellas, born May. 21, 1854, married Prudence A.
Kinney on February 18, 1874, (they have four children, Edward E., born March 20, 1875, Arthur L., born August 28,
1877, Reba May, born January 10, 1885, and Belle Vera, born October 29, 1887). Tracy and Stacy Ellas were born
in February, 1857. Tracy married Alice Newell, and has five children. Stacy married Rose Rice. Mr. and Mrs. A.
C. Ellas are now residing in Barton, to which place Mr. Ellas came in 1863 from Ohio, and here he has been a farmer,
lumberman and wagon maker.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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