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John Ellis was born on August 12th, 1853 in Floyd Co., Virginia.1   John Ellis' father was Hillory H. Basham and his mother was Sarah Ridinger.  His paternal grandparents were Nathaniel Basham and Elender (Ellen) Ross. He had two brothers and four sisters, named James Haden, Robert Hatcher, Elizabeth E., Mary Ellen, Melinda A. and Caldora Grant.  He was the oldest of the seven children.  He died at the age of 82 on December 10th, 1935 in Christiansburg Virginia.  He was buried in J. T. Spangler Sunset Cem., Christiansburg, Virginia.1 1 

John Ellis' family with Ellen Richards

‌John Ellis and Ellen were married in a religious ceremony about 1875.1   They had nine sons and five daughters, named Nathan H., Brainard Hayden, George Kyle, Archie Leonard, Robert Letcher, John Taswell, Doc Roscoe (Peach), Harless, William Hubert, Carrrie, Leona Belle, Florence Elyna, Laura and Allie S..

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