Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday - Agnes Clement Ellis

A.A. Ellis
1843 - 1915

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 11 October 2017.

Agnes A. Clement  Ellis died 22 January 1915 and was buried in Smithland Cemetery the following day. Her parents were William B. Clement, born Virginia, and Margarett M. Nunn, born Kentucky.[1]

Agnes A. Clement married James Ellis 23 August 1865 Crittenden County, Kentucky.[2] He had previously been married to Sarah L.A. Jennings and Sarah J. Clement. James and Agnes A. Ellis appear on the 1870 and 1880 Livingston County census records in Smithland. James Ellis died in 1884 in Louisville, Kentucky[3]

Agnes Clement Ellis' obituary appeared in the Livingston County Enterprise and was reprinted in the 4 February 1915 issue of the Crittenden Record-Press in Marion, Kentucky.  It stated that Mrs. Agnes Ellis died at the residence of Wharf Master, T.L. Thompson.  "She was visiting Mrs. Thompson, whose former husband was her brother, when she was stricken with pneumonia and after an illness of about 12 days she succumbed" to the disease."[4]

Mrs. Ellis "came from old and honored families, her mother being a Nunn, and an aunt of Judge T.J. Nunn, recently a member of the Court of Appeals."[5]

Mrs. Ellis left one son, W.C. Ellis, Jr., a step-daughter, Mrs. G.D. Scyster, and three brothers, W.I. and Fred Clement, of Crittenden County, and Dr. T.S. Clement, of Fredonia.

[1] Kentucky Death Certificate #2041, Mrs. A.A. Ellis, Ancestry.com, accessed 13 October 2017.
[2] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Crittenden County, Kentucky Marriage Records Vol. 1  1842-1865 and Abstracts of Wills Book 1  1842-1924, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1990) 111.
[3] Tombstone reading of James Ellis 2015: "James Ellis  born in Golconda, Illinois  13 Oct 1825  died at Louisville, Ky 4 June 1884."
[4] "Good Woman Goes to Her Reward," Crittenden Record-Press. Thursday, 4 February 1915, p. 1.
[5] Ibid.

Published 6 February 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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