He was but six years old when his father died. His
married Robert Martin and they had two children, one girl
living. Henry was reared on a farm, and at the out-breaking
of the war he enlisted in Company F, Twenty-third Virginia
Infantry, and remained in the service until the close of the war;
was in many battles and was wounded several times.
After the close of the war he returned to Virginia
the carpenter's trade until 1868, when he came to Daviess
County, Ky., and worked for W. W. Shoemaker at his trade
until his marriage to Columbia Vaughan, Nov. 25, 1869.
She was born on the farm now owned by Fielden Lacklin,
in Masonville Precinct, and was a daughter of Burrell A.
and Louisa (Shoemaker) Vaughan, old settlers of Daviess
After his marriage Mr. Ellis rented a farm near
two years, then bought his present farm. He and wife have five
girls--Gertrude, born Oct. 7, 1870; Ella J., born Nov. 25, 1873;
Mamie L., born Dec. 15, 1875; Katy, born Dec. 25, 1878; Effie
M., born Nov. 6, 1881.
Mr. Ellis owns a fine farm of ninety-two acres.
He and wife
are Baptists and both members of the Sugar Grove church.
In politics he is a Democrat.
Mrs. Ellis's father, Burrell A. Vaughan, enlisted
Noel's company, Confederate cavalry, and was killed at the
battle of Cumberland Gap, near Bowling Green, Ky.
W. H. Ellis, brother of Henry, resides in Masonville
He was also in the late war. Enlisted in Company H, Forty-
sixth Regiment Virginia Infantry; was wounded at the battle
of Petersburg, Va.
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