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.
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
Yates County, NY
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