Biography of John R. Ellis
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Ellis, John R., was born in the town of Dryden, July 27, 1826. His father, Ira Ellis, was born in the town about 1801, and John, the grandfather of John R., was one of the first settlers in this town. John R. was educated in the common schools, to which he has added through life by reading and close observation. At the age of thirty five he married Kate, daughter of Abram Boice, who passed away in 1864, and in 1869 he married Lavilla A., (laughter of Wm. West, of Dryden, and they have four sons: Horton H., Wm. W., Fred S., and Louis D. He takes the Republican side in politics and an active interest in school and church affairs. In 1871 he bought the John Ogden farm of seventy seven acres, where he now raises hay grain and stock. Our subject is one of the substantial men of his town, taking an active interest in the leading events of the day.

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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