1. CALEB ELLIS (son of RICHARD & MARY (PHILLIPS) ELLIS) was born on August 16, 1754 in Massachusetts. During the Revolutionary War, Caleb served as a private in Capt. Jeremiah Stile's company, Colonel Paul Dudley's Regiment. He served under General Gates and Ethan Allen at Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga, when Burgoyne surrendered. Caleb is listed in the 1790 census of Guilford, Vermont as the male head of household. In the household there are listed 4 males under the age of 16 (Daniel, John, Thomas, and Squire), and three females (Caleb's wife Mary, their daughter Hannah, and perhaps a helper). After living in Vermont and Oneida County, NY, Caleb moved to Ellisburgh, NY, in 1795 or 1797, where he purchased 500 acres of land and built a grist mill. Mary and the family joined Caleb in Ellisburgh in the spring of 1798. About 1800, Caleb's daughter Polly was the first person to die in Ellisburgh. At the first town meeting at Lyman Ellis' house in 1800, Caleb was elected overseer of the poor and an overseer of highways. On February 16, 1813, Caleb was elected a trustee of the newly formed Ellisburgh Union Library. Caleb died April 14, 1813 at age 58, and Mary died March 3, 1813 at age 55, both in Ellisburgh. It is very possible that Caleb and Mary died of the same sickness. Both are buried in Ellisburgh, NY. They left behind three minors, Robert age 18, Sally age 14, and Betsey, age 12. Caleb and Mary have red sandstone tombstones, two of a very few in the cemetery. Note: Additional information about Caleb Ellis is available in the Fonda list of Jefferson County Revolutionary Veterans. For access to those files, click on the underlined words in this note. He married on January 1, 1779 MARY CROUCH, born August 4, 1757 to unknown parents. Children, ELLIS: 2 i DANIEL ELLIS 3 ii HANNAH ELLIS 4 iii JOHN W. ELLIS married MARY FULLER (Click on Mary Fuller for their children.) 5 iv THOMAS ELLIS 6 v SQUIRE ELLIS 7 vi JAMES ELLIS 8 vii ROBERT ELLIS 9 viii POLLY (Mary) ELLIS d.y. 10 ix SALLY ELLIS 11 x BETSEY ELLIS
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