Ellis, John

Birth Name Ellis, John
Gender male
Age at Death 73 years, 2 months, 16 days


Some Ancestry trees suggest that he was John Clark Ellis, son of John Ellis and Elizabeth Campbell, who was born November 1838. However, the John Ellis who married Mary McInnis said he was born in May, and that his father was born in England and his mother in Ireland. This might have been a simple mistake - Ireland for the Island, for instance. And dates of birth are often wrong on census records. The John Ellis who went to Connecticut never used a middle name or initial. His death record said his father was James Ellis and his mother Elizabeth Gane (or Cain or Cane?).

Name John Ellis
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 10 Feb 1863
Event Place , Prince Edward Island, Canada
Spouse's Name Mary MacInnis
Citing this Record "Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBJ-2FWN : 11 March 2018), John Ellis and Mary MacInnis, 10 Feb 1863; citing , Prince Edward Island, Canada, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,630,093. Married by James MacDonald, banns called, so no license

In 1870, John and Mary, born born PEI were living in Massachusetts with three children, Mary, William J., and Harry. Two of their children were born in Boston. John and Mary were back on the Island by 1881. John was a ship carpenter in Lot 15. On the 1891 census, John said that his father was born in England and his mother in Ireland. He was a Roman Catholic.

They returned to the States, to Connecticut.

He was survived by his wife, four sons: John, William, Pius, and Harry and two daughters, Mrs John Robertson and Mrs Alexander McArthur of New York, four brothers and over 30 grandchildren. (If John Clark Ellis had died in 1911, he would have been survived by 3 brothers)

Mary died at the home of her daughter, Mrs John Robinson, in 1913. She was survived by 3 sons and a daughter.




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth May 1838 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death July 17, 1911 Noank, Connecticut    


Family of Ellis, John and McInnis, Mary

Married Wife McInnis, Mary ( * + 1913 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage February 10, 1863 Prince Edward Island, Canada Angus Gillis was a witness  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ellis, William JamesJanuary 22, 18641955
Ellis, Mary Melvina MinnieNovember 18671953
Ellis, Harry HenryFebruary 16, 1870March 29, 1958
Ellis, Margaret AnnJuly 24, 18721961
Ellis, John AndrewApril 1875before 1910
Ellis, Jervis1876before 1900
Ellis, PiusMay 21, 1878