Person:Snelling Ellis (2)

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Snelling Ellis
b.Abt 1785 VA
d.Abt 1829
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Name Snelling Ellis
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1785 VA
Marriage 14 Nov 1810 Sumner Co, TNto Margaret Humphreys Hudson
Death? Abt 1829

Probably Loudoun or Culpepper County and probably named for John Snelling. John Snelling was killed in the Revolutionary War. Ref. sherrjo@tenet.edu (Sherry Johnson) "Shenandoah County Continental Soldiers" Rootsweb.com John Snelling, 8th Va. Reg., husband of Elizabeth enlisted in Feb. 1776. Died Nov. 1776. Elizabeth remarried in 1781 after her husband was deceased...granted pension in Shenandoah County. See Rev. War Muster roll film # 120 served as a Matross. Orphans Court Minute Book 1774-1780 for Shenandoah County, VA p.2. "May 25, 1780 Acquilla Snellings, orphan of John is bound to John Richardson to teach him the trade of blacksmith. He is now 14 years of age" i.e. born 1776. From Vol 30, p. 332 of DAR Index Gr.-granddaughter of John Snelling and Katherine Snelling, his wife. Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Joseph Snelling, Jr. and Hannah Fulker, his wife, m. 1740. Gr.-gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Joseph Snelling (1695-1748) and Mary Payson, his wife, m. 1717. Joseph Snelling, Jr., served as clerk to the Commissary of Issues, at Boston, where in 1720 he was born. Note: We assume that Snelling dies ca 1829. More than likely, Margaret b. June 30, 1830 (conceived ca October 1829) was his daughter. i.e. she was born after her father died, as he is not shown in the 1830 census. If he was the father, then he died sometime after October 1829 and prior Nov. 21, 1830, the date the census taker turned in all his data. It is therefore possible that widow "Peggy" marries the Mr. (Abram?) Ellis say ca 1834. Jane Ellis, their daughter, is born August 25, 1835. Mr. (Abram ?) Ellis dies after May 1836 (when Edward S. is conceived) and before June 30, 1838 when "Peggy" is shown with school children under the name Margaret Ellis. In 1940 we find Margaret Ellis in MO. Note: See Birth info. From 1816-1819 held 200 acres near his brothers on Barrens River, Sumner Co, TN (This is North Drakes Creek near Fountain Head). N.B. Thomas Snelling on Bread & Cheese Island. Thomas Snerling at Newcastle. From "1686 Pennsylvania census - along the Delaware River." Others named Snelling lived in NC near the VA border in the late 1700`s. Said to have intermarried with the Hudsons. Snelling served in the War of 1812 with Samuel, in the 1st Regt. (Wynnes) W. TN Militia.