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Benjamin Ellis    

Ellis, Benjamin, hotel owner and proprietor, located at Chandler’s Valley; was born in Gerry, Cattaraugus county, N.Y., in 1830. He was a son of William W. and Clarissa Foster Ellis; he was from Massachusetts, and she from Vermont. They married and settled in Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1824, and in 1845 settled in Sugar Grove, where they died, he in 1874 and she in 1876. They had a family of eleven children, four of whom are now living— Rowe W., Mrs. Whitcomb, Benjamin, and Mrs. G. R. Nobles. Benjamin married, in 1850, Sophronia Salmon, who was born in Warren county; she died in March, 1870, leaving two children— Edmund and Fremont. He married his second wife, Kate McLain, in 1871; they have one daughter, Jennie. Mr. Ellis was town commissioner six years, school director two terms, and a county commissioner six years. In early life he was a farmer and lumberman. In 1885 he erected his present hotel in Chandler’s Valley, of which he is now proprietor. His grandfather, James Ellis, came to America with General Burgoyne in Revolutionary days, and soon deserted and joined General Washington’s forces. He died in the service in the War of 1812. His wife was the mother of twenty- four children. The grandfather, Benjamin Foster, was a soldier in the Revolution.

History of Warren County: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers, J. S. Schenck, Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., 1887.  More Warren County History Books  Search Hundreds of 1880s-1890s Pennsylvania County History Books for biographies and historical information on your ancestors.  View the book page images on line and print them out for your genealogy file!  Free Access to the old history books - plus birth & death records, census images and ALL other records at ancestry.com.

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