Biography of Benjamin Ellis
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Ellis, Benjamin, was born in the town of Dryden, November 80, 1849. His father, John Ellis, jr., was a son of Judge Ellis, who was a prominent man in the town of Dryden. Our subject was educated in the common schools and at the Dryden Academy under Jackson Graves. At the age of twenty five he married Ella Harter, daughter of Henry Harter, of Dryden. In 1872 he inherited part of his father's estate of forty four acres where he has erected a beautiful residence and barns. He raises hay, grain and stock. He takes the Republican side in politics, being assessor in his town and trustee of his schoOl and a strong supporter of educational and religious institutions. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis are the parents of six children, four sons, Frank C., William H., Earl B., and Ray, and two daughters. Edna M. and Pearl E. Our subject is one of the leading men in his town, where he is recognized as a practical and successful farmer.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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