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I am searching for information about DAVID ELLIS who was born in 1867 and died in 1956 in Sweetsprings, Monroe Co., WV. I found him listed in the 1880 Marion Co., WV Census with his mother and grandmother. They were listed as: CHARLOTTE ELLIS, age 72, head of house; MAHALA PYLES, age 38, daughter; DAVID PYLES, age 13, grandson. His father's place of birth was listed as England. David is said to have moved to Racoon Creek, Braxton Co., WV at age 18. Mahala may have moved with him. She is buried at Racoon Creek and her tombstone reads "Mahala Ellis - 1850-1926" which shows a discrepancy in birth dates. At some point their name was changed to ELLIS. DAVID ELLIS mar. NANCY BELLE McTHENY 24 Dec. 1885. Nancy (Feb. 1865-July 1940) was the daughter of MARY JANE (BOGGS) and JOHN McTHENY. DAVID and NANCY had the following children: CHARLOTTE JANEY (mar Joe Scrivens); THOMAS MARION (mar. Blanche Jones); SOPHIA LEE (mar. Charles Patrick Samples); SUSIE MAHALA (mar. OSCAR CLINTON DRAKE); MARY ETHEL (mar. Nelson Hall); MACK THURMAN (mar. Delta Hammick); ROSA ANN (mar. Burke Duckworth).
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Updated March 1, 2002

Karen S. Wright
Wellington, Ohio United States

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