James Madison Ellis, Gilmer County, Georgia

James Madison Ellis, Gilmer County, Georgia

James Madison Ellis was the son of James E. and Nancy Ellis, who was born October 28, 1816 in Jackson County, Georgia. James Madison Ellis came with his father, James, to Murray County, Georgia into the area of the Vann House in 1832.
James Madison Ellis daughter Caroline Violet Ellis married Jesse Holden. Jesse and Violet Caroline's son was James Riley Holden, father of Benjamin Harrison Holden who married Rosa Jane Stanley.


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James Madison Ellis

I'd love to hear from you, I am working towards joining the DAR and would love to compare notes.
Karen DeRoche
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James Madison Ellis

I would like to share info. Thanks, Teddie

James Madison Ellis/Walter Ellis--Rev. War Soldier

James Madison Ellis was my GG grandfather. He was in the Civil War. He also served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1868 - 1870. Records indicate the following:

Walter Ellis, B. 1750 In NC D 1821 in Georgia----fought in Revolutionary War
father of James Ezra Ellis, father of James Madison Ellis, father of Joseph Pickens Ellis, father of Joseph Henry Ellis, father of Ouida Jane Ellis, mother of Shirley Thompson.

Joseph Pickens Ellis was married to Sarah Lucinda Jane Powell. We were able to document through Lucinda Jane Powell to Letitia Kneal to Cynthia Kell to James Kell---fought in Revolutionary War. I am in the DAR and have been researching for other Rev. War ancestors.


Walter Ellis

Hello, James E Ellis is my 4th great grandfather. I'm in the DAR and am looking to add a supplemental line to Walter Ellis. I'm having trouble finding marriage info for James E. Ellis and Nancy. Do you have any suggestions on where I can look?
Thanks, Cindy

James E. Ellis and DAR


James E. Ellis is my 3rd great grandfather. I, too, am in the DAR through James Kell who was an ancestor of Lucinda Jane Powell who married Joseph Pickens Ellis.

I found a copy of Joseph Pickens Ellis's death certificate and the mother and father are listed on it. He died in 1933. I am looking for a connection from James Madison Ellis to James E. Ellis so I can add Walter Ellis, 1750 - 1821. Sometimes a tombstone has the information you need--DAR will accept a picture of a tombstone. Someone has Walter's Bible.

I will see what I can find on Nancy McClure and James E. Ellis's marriage and let you know if you will send me your e-mail address. If you run across anything on James Madison Ellis and James E. Ellis, please share.

Shirley Thompson Rogers
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James Ezra Ellis connection to Walter Ellis


I searched the Ellis DNA project and found a DNA connection between Walter and James E. Ellis. I will paste below.

Another way you can prove that Walter was James's father is get a copy of James's death certificate. I have one for Joseph Pickens Ellis which shows the names of the deceased mother and father and where they were born.

James E. Ellis
M, b. circa 1791, d. 1850
Father Walter Ellis b. c 1750, d. 1831

Mother Mary Parker

Charts Direct Male Descendants of Walter Ellis (b.1750 Caswell, NC d. 1831 GA) (Kit #231760, 165359 )(Haplogroup R1b Group 1)

Birth* circa 1791 Greene County, Georgia, USA
Marriage* circa 1810 Bride=Nancy McClure

Death* 1850 Gilmer County, Georgia, USA
Family Nancy McClure

Children • Thomas Jefferson Ellis+ b. c 1815, d. c 1891
• Charles J. Ellis+ b. 1827, d. c 1895?

You can Google Ellis Surname DNA Project for a better copy.

If you can locate James tombstone, it may have his father's name on it---sometimes they did.


James E. Ellis and Nancy

I am also descended from James Ezra Ellis and Nancy. He was my GG grandfather. It would be great to make the connection with Walter Ellis. I, too, am in the DAR this way:

Joseph Henry Ellis---Lucinda Jane Powell Ellis---Lettie Smith Powell--Cynthia Kell Smith, Letitia Kneal Kell--married James Kell who served in Rev. War.

I will look through my notes to see if I see anything connecting James E. Ellis to Walter and let you know.

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James Madison Ellis

I am a very distant relative to James Madison Ellis. His father James E. Ellis has a brother Stephen Ellis (1783) who is from my family line. Let me know if you want to chat about this info. Suellen B. Dennis

James Madison Ellis

I am a direct decendent of James Madison Ellis. I would like to be able to add him to my DAR list. Thanks.

james madison ellis

i am a direct disentant of James Madison Ellis would like to chat about the ellis- harrison family

James Madison Ellis

I would to compare our notes. Thanks, Teddie