Biography of Isaac Ellis (1823 - 1888 )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 534.

Isaac ELLIS (deceased) was born in Shelby County, Ky., March 19, 1823, and when about twelve years of age he went with his parents to Indiana, but returned about six years later. After reaching manhood (1845), he married Miss Sarah A. N. SULLENGER, who was also a native of Kentucky, born February 23, 1825. After their marriage they moved to central Indiana, and in 1850 came to Lincoln County, Mo., and here the father died February 5, 1888. He was a hard-working farmer all his life, and when he first came to Lincoln County, he had nothing. He set to work, cleared a fine farm in the woods, and gave all his children a good start. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and a good citizen. His wife, a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, is still living, and is in full possession of her accustomed vigor of body and mind. Their family consisted of seven children, three sons and four daughters, of whom all are married with the exception of Jefferson S., who lives with his mother and runs the farm. The old homestead consists of 230 acres, of which about 200 acres are tillable; this all falls to Jefferson S. Another son, Clark S. ELLIS, was born in Lincoln County, Mo., September 16, 1853. He was reared on a farm, and received a common school education. After working for his father until twenty-one years of age, he began for himself. In 1875, he married Miss Virginia McDOWELL, a native of St. Charles, Mo., who bore him three children, two sons and a daughter. In 1882 his wife died, and two years later he married Miss Virginia WILSON, a native of Montgomery County. One daughter was born to this last union. Mr. ELLIS has met with success as a farmer. He purchased the farm where he now lives, which consists of 223 acres in 1877. He is a Republican in politics, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as was also his first wife.

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