Walter ELLIS
Male 1750 - 1821


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  • Birth  1750  , , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1777  Gloverston District, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Caswell County Tax Records 1777 
    Military  From Dec 1779 to 22 Mar 1780  American Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • First tour: served three months in South Carolina as a private in Captain Harding's company, Lillington's Brigade. He was discharged at Charlestown.

      ". . .from the papers in the Revolutionary War claim W.4431 it appears that Walter Ellis served three months in Captain William Harding's North Carolina Company, General Lillington's Brigade and was discharged March 22, 1780."
    Military  16 Nov 1781  American Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • 2nd tour: he served a tour under Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Owen in General Butler's Brigade and was discharged November 16, 1781.

      Transcribed (by me) from digital image of original document:

      "The Camp at Stonypoint in Hanover County 16 November 1781
      This is to certify that Walter Ellis has fulfilled his tour of duty in General Butler's brigade (illegible signature)."
      "He served a tour, length not stated, under Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Owen in General Butler's Brigade and was discharged 16 Nov 1781."
    Will  14 Jul 1782  , Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    Miscellaneous 
    • Walter Ellis witnessed the proving of the will of Stephen Hamblin in open court. Caswell County Will Book A. Stephen Hamblin's Will is recorded on page 210 of Will Book A.
    Property  13 Oct 1783  , Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "In the [Caswell County] Deed Books, it states on October 13, 1783, Moses Parker owns 200 acres adj. to Walter Ellis in Caswell County."
    Residence  1784  , Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Listed in Tax papers of Caswell County 1784 in the Gloucester District: 0 acres of land, 1 white poll, 0 black polls.
    Residence  1788  , Greene, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • "Several families from Caswell County, North Carolina left in wagons in 1788 and came to Green [sic] County, Georgia. Walter Ellis and his family were among these families."
    Residence  1789  , Greene, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    listed in county tax records 
    Property  21 Nov 1791  , Greene, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    purchased 500 acres on Nat Creek 
    Residence  From 1793 to 1797  , Greene, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    listed on tax list 
    Miscellaneous  8 Nov 1800  , Greene, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • "Walter Ellis is appointed guardian of Mary Parker, 15 year old daughter of Moses Parker."
    Property  12 Feb 1801  , Jackson, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    "Walter purchased 506 acres there." 
    Property  1805  , Jackson, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    "Walter Ellis appeared in the Jackson County [land] lottery list." 
    Probate  4 Jul 1817  , Jackson, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    "He applied for letter of Administration to the Estate of Bennett Ivy." 
    Census  1820  , Hall, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    "In the Georgia census of 1820, Walter, along with his son, Isaac was enumerated in Hall County." 
    Associates  Mary Parker 
    Associates  Moses Parker 
    Property  1820  , Early, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    "As a Revolutionary veteran he drew and in Early County granted February 4, 1837." 
    • Walter Ellis was a fortunate drawer in the 1820 Georgia Land Lottery. He drew lot 314, district 13 in Early County, which was granted on 4 Feb 1837. Lots in Early County were 250 acres each. As a Revolutionary War veteran, Walter did not have to meet a minimum residence requirement and would have been entitled to two draws (assuming he was not a fortunate drawer in a previous lottery, in which case he was only entitled to one draw).
    Residence  Abt 18191820  , Jackson, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • Walter was a resident of Jackson County when he registered for the 1820 land lottery. I don't know when exactly when registration took place, but it would have been sometime between the passing of the act in December 1818 and before drawing began in September 1820.
    Died  13 Nov 1821  , Jackson, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    Person ID  I2104  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified  8 Jul 2011 

    Family  Mary PARKER,   b. 1756, , Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840 
    Married  8 May 1776  [3, 12
    • "Soldier married May 8, 1776, Mary ---."
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth ELLIS,   b. 3 Oct 1778, , Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805
     2. Ann ELLIS,   b. 8 Mar 1781, , Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1782
    >3. Stephen ELLIS,   b. 27 Aug 1783, , Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1867, , Gwinnett, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary ELLIS,   b. 13 Feb 1786, , Greene, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. James E. ELLIS,   b. 1791, , Greene, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1849, , Gilmer, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Isaac Henry ELLIS,   b. 20 Jan 1798, , Greene, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1864, , Gwinnett, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Elijah ELLIS,   b. 9 Dec 1800, , Greene, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1863, Toccoa, Fannin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F180  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S85] Lynda Gibbs, Ellis and Keener Connections (Rootsweb Personal Website).
      Canup, Eylene. "Walter Ellis Synopsis." Ellis and Keener Connections Website. 18 Oct. 2008 (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lynda77/we1.htm).

    2. [S181] North Carolina Census, 1790-1890 [database on-line] (The Generations Network, Inc.), http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=nccen&h=16443747&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt (Reliability: 3).
      Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. North Carolina Census, 1790-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.

    3. [S112] Gilmer County Georgia USGenWeb Archives.
      Commissioner. "Military Record." Letter to Rev. John E. Ellis. 10 Nov. 1923. Atlanta, Georgia. Gilmer-Jackson County GaArchives Military Records.....Ellis, Walter 1923 Revwar - Pension. 26 May 2007. Gilmer County Georgia USGenWeb Archives. 18 Mar. 2008 (http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/gilmer/military/revwar/pensions/ellis352gmt.txt).

    4. [S126] iArchives, "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files," database and images, Footnote.com (www.footnote.com : NARA).
      Pension file of Mary Ellis, widow of Walter Ellis, Pension Number W.4331, National Archives, Washington, D.C.; digital images, "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application," iArchives, Footnote.com (http://www.footnote.com: accessed 19 October 2008).

    5. [S16] American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) [database on-line] (The Generations Network, Inc.), http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=agbi&h=2669892&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt (Reliability: 3).
      Godfrey Memorial Library, comp.. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library.

    6. [S51] Caswell Co., NC GenWeb.
      Overton, Louise T. "CASWELL COUNTY, NC - WILLS - Index, Will Book A-B, 1777-1792." Caswell Co., NC GenWeb. 18 Oct. 2008 <http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/caswell/wills/indexa-b.txt>.

    7. [S52] Caswell County, NC Will Books, 1777-1843; 1784 Tax List; and Guardians' Accounts, 1794-1819 [database on-line].
      Ancestry.com. Caswell County, NC Will Books, 1777-1843; 1784 Tax List; and Guardians' Accounts, 1794-1819 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Kendall, Katharine Kerr. Caswell County, North Carolina Will Books, 1777-1814; 1784 Tax List; and Guardians' Accounts, 1794-1819 (Published With) Caswell County, North Carolina Will Books, 1814-1843. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.

    8. [S85] Lynda Gibbs, Ellis and Keener Connections (Rootsweb Personal Website).
      Canup, Eylene. "Walter Ellis Synopsis." Ellis and Keener Connections Website. 18 Oct. 2008 (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lynda77/we1.htm).

    9. [S397] Ben Fortson, comp., Authentic list of all land lottery grants made to veterans of the Revolutionary War by the State of Georgia, taken from official State records in the Surveyor-General Department, housed in the Georgia Department of Archives and History (Atlanta: n.p., 1955), ., 26 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S398] "1820 Land Lotteries in Georgia," web page, Georgia Secretary of State, Georgia Archives (http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/: accessed ), ., accessed; 8 July 2011; this page covers background information on the 1820 land lottery (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S112] Gilmer County Georgia USGenWeb Archives.
      Commissioner. "Military Record." Letter to Rev. John E. Ellis. 10 Nov. 1923. Atlanta, Georgia. Gilmer-Jackson County GaArchives Military Records.....Ellis, Walter 1923 Revwar - Pension. 26 May 2007. Gilmer County Georgia USGenWeb Archives. 18 Mar. 2008 (http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/gilmer/military/revwar/pensions/ellis352gmt.txt).

    12. [S126] iArchives, "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files," database and images, Footnote.com (www.footnote.com : NARA).
      Pension file of Mary Ellis, widow of Walter Ellis, Pension Number W.4331, National Archives, Washington, D.C.; digital images, "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application," iArchives, Footnote.com (http://www.footnote.com: accessed 19 October 2008).




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