Biography of William S. Ellis
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Ellis, William S., a farmer and native of Yates County, N. Y., was born in Milo, December 8, 1818. He was a son of Amos and Mary (Smith) Ellis, both natives of New York. The father, a prominent farmer, was the parent of seven children, three of whom survive, Miriam, wife of J. Baker; Maria, widow of James Sutton, and William' S. Both parents died in this county. Mr. Ellis was educated in Penn Yang, and has been three times married. His first wife was a daughter of Orange and Penelope Hollister, of Starkey; his second, a daughter of Gilbert Baker, of Milo; his present wife is a daughter of Hon. O. Benjamin, a prominent lawyer, and for twelve years surrogate of Ontario County. He is the father of five children, two survive, viz; Helen and Llewellyn. Mr. Ellis was six years assessor of Barrington, and one year supervisor, and several times declined renomination. He owns a farm of ninety acres and is a member of the Baptist Church, his wife being an Episcopalian.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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