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William Ellis was born in England November 28, 1846, and came to this county with his father, Alfred Ellis, when he was about four years of age. They settled in Oneida county, the father working at farming up to the time of his death in 1868, aged fifty years. The latter married Elizabeth Mepham of England, and they had nine children. William enlisted in the 2d United States Artillery, served three years, and was in the regular army for three years in California. He married Elizabeth Burton December 27, 1871, daughter of Richard Burton of Eaton, Madison county. Their children are Alfred R., Almeda G., Mary, Arthur (deceased), and Altia V. Mr. Ellis at present is filling the office of postmaster at South Albion.

 

Source: Churchill, John C.  Landmarks of Oswego County, New York. Syracuse, N. Y.: D. Mason & Company, Publishers, 1895, pp. 18-19.

 

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