Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - James Ellis






James Ellis
Born
in Golconda, Ill.
Oct. 13, 1825
Died
in Louisville, Ky
June 4, 1884

Loved in life
in death not divided



Buried in Smithland Cemetery, Smithland, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 17 June 2010. Note the Masonic symbo directly above the name. Also note the closed book, indicating a completed life, on top of the tombstone.


James Ellis was a son of John and Mary Ellis, who were from Isle of Guernsey. The family settled in Pope County, Illinois before moving across the Ohio River to Livingston County. They lived near Salem for some time before moving to Smithland. More information on the family of James Ellis can be found at Ellis Family

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by Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG
Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog

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