James ELLIS (b. March 20, 1749, d. August 25, 1827)
James ELLIS was born March 20, 1749 in NC, and died August 25, 1827 in Nicholas Co Ky. He married (1) Sarah Hill on 1774 in Halifax, Va.. He married (2) Mary PEYTON on 1784 in Virginia, daughter of William PEYTON.
Notes for James ELLIS: The said James Ellis who resided during the American Revolution at Ellis Station, Nicholas Co. Ky. assisted in establishing American Independence,while acting in the capacity of Patriot-Founder of Ellis Station, Nicholas Co. Ky.James Ellis served his country during the Revolutionary War as a patriot having founded Ellis Station in Nicholas Co. Ky. to protect the whites from the Indians and British during the War. The town of Ellisville grew up around the Station and was named for him and it was from here the men of Bryan Station stopped en route to the fatal battle of Blue Licks in 1782-See History of Lexington, Ky., Battle of the Blue Licks by Col. Bennett H. Young published in Louisville, Ky. in 1897, page 31; also Battle of The Blue Licks by Judge Samuel Wilson-Pages 30-40.
The Will of James Ellis is recorded in Nicholas Co. Ky. in Will Book B, page 419.
The Kentucky State Legislature passed an Act in 1804 to remove the county Seat of Nicholas Co. to the farm of James Ellis- See Collins History of Ky.
More About James ELLIS: Burial: Unknown, Nicholas Co. Ky ?. Occupation: Farmer and inn Keeper. Record Change: June 06, 1997
More About James ELLIS and Sarah Hill: Marriage: 1774, Halifax, Va..
More About James ELLIS and Mary PEYTON: Marriage: 1784, Virginia.