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- James 2.7%
- Robert 2.2%
- Mary 2.0%
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- George 1.5%
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- Annie Ellis lived 114 years
- Robert Ellis lived 115 years
- Margaret H Ellis lived 111 years
- Fannie M Ellis lived 110 years
- Milda M Ellis lived 110 years
- Lizzie P Ellis lived 109 years
- Myrtle C Ellis lived 109 years
- Effie Q Ellis lived 107 years
- Ethel Ellis lived 107 years
- Elvira D Ellis lived 106 years
ELLIS, ARCHIBALD B. Company F, 2nd South Carolina Infantry
• Born February, 1842 near Hodges, SC.
• Lived in Cokesbury, SC in 1860.
• Enlisted as a private on April 17, 1861 in Greenwood, SC.
• Promoted musician October 31, 1862.
• Wounded slightly Seven Days Campaign in late June, 1862.
• Wounded Antietam September 17, 1862.
• Promoted to corporal August 31, 1863.
• Captured at Cedar Creek October 19, 1864.
• Sent to Pt. Lookout Prison, Maryland
• Paroled March 28, 1865.
• Living with son Jim Ellis in Greenwood, SC in 1926
Here is an entry personally written by A.B. Ellis in the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) Book of Recollections … Vol. 7, pg 41
A.B. ELLIS ... “I was born February, 1842 near Hodges and was living in Old Abbeville District when the war started. I offered my services, enlisting n Company F, Second S.C.V. under Captain Perryman on April 17, 1861. It wasn't very long before I was chosen as one of the musicians of my Company. I hate to recall the awful struggle but when honor was at stake we could not let the Yankees go buy unnoticed. I am eighty-four years old, living with my son in Greenwood. At another time I will give you an account of some of the battles. ...”
It was sad to see that he was so brief in describing an experience that from his service record, would seem to be much more varied and interesting than this short paragraph.
Excerpts from “South Carolina Troops in the Confederacy”
by A.S. Salley, Columbia, SC 1914
2nd SC Infantry, Company F, “Secession Guards”
Ellis, Archibald B.
Entered state service at rank of Private April 17, 1861, mustered into Confederate service May 23, 1861.
Promoted to Musician from Private sometime between May 1 and November 1, 1862 (October 31, 1862?).
Promoted from 1st Musician to 2nd Corporal between August 15 and August 31, 1863 (August 31??).
Promoted from 2nd Corporal to 1st Corporal March 15, 1864. Present on last available muster roll June 30, 1864.