Biography of Elias Ellis
Member of Ohio General Assembly - House of Representives





ELIAS ELLIS is one of the two Representatives from Muskingum county, and also one of the ablest members of the House. He is a native of Ohio, born near St. Clairsville, July 11, 1805, but when less than a year old his parents located near Dresden, in the county which he represents.

In 1853 Mr. Ellis was united in marriage to Miss Susan sash. In 1858 he was elected Treasurer of his county, to fill a vacancy occasioned by the death of Benjamin Adams. The Commissioners appointed John Dillon to fill the vacancy, the case came before the Supreme Court, and Dillon was retained, thus settling the question definitely. He never held any office until elected to the present position; cast his first Presidential vote for Jackson and last one for Seymour.

This is his second term in the House.

From:
Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872


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