Ellis Family History & Genealogy

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Ellis Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Oct 21, 2020

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Nationality & Ethnicity

Bahamian

Famous People named Ellis

Sarah Ellis

Early Ellises

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1568 - Mar 6, 1654
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1652 - Jun 21, 1711
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1653 - Unknown
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1660 - 1728
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1671 - May 17, 1738
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1679 - 1725
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1682 - Dec 2, 1726
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1684 - May 7, 1729
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1686 - Jun 3, 1730
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Apr 13, 1917 - Nov 24, 2002
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Dec 27, 1920 - Jul 1, 1990
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Oct 29, 1939 - Apr 8, 1999
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May 6, 1907 - February 1978
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Sep 14, 1906 - October 1970
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Nov 22, 1918 - Jun 10, 2007
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Aug 15, 1893 - Apr 13, 1990
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Feb 13, 1919 - Mar 12, 2006
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Feb 20, 1924 - Dec 25, 1990
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May 3, 1923 - Sep 12, 2001
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Dec 11, 1923 - Oct 24, 1972
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Aug 30, 1942 - August 1987
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Jan 8, 1934 - Apr 17, 2002
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c. 1947 - Unknown
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c. 1914 - Unknown
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Unknown - Unknown
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Unknown - Unknown
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Unknown - Unknown
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c. 1922 - Unknown

Ellis Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Ellis family member is 69.5 years old according to our database of 76,293 people with the last name Ellis that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

69.5 years

Oldest Ellises

These are the longest-lived members of the Ellis family on AncientFaces.

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Jun 2, 1867 - October 1981
114 years
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Sep 16, 1863 - June 1978
114 years
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Feb 24, 1894 - Jan 22, 2005
110 years
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May 1, 1892 - Jul 24, 2002
110 years
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Mar 10, 1884 - Jun 25, 1994
110 years
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Jul 25, 1895 - Feb 13, 2004
108 years
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Dec 4, 1888 - Jan 1, 1997
108 years
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Jul 26, 1886 - Dec 15, 1993
107 years
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Oct 23, 1902 - Feb 14, 2009
106 years
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Jul 9, 1894 - Mar 15, 2000
105 years

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Judson Hair
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Archibald B. Ellis was my GG Grandfather. He served with the famed Kershaw's Brigade during the Civil War and saw action in practically every major engagement including Antietam Sharpsburg) and Gettysburg and many others. He was wounded twice and was captured in the fall of 1864 while serving in the Shennandoah Valley under Jubal Early after being detached from Lee.

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.
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