Name: Snelling ELLIS
Change Date: 3 AUG 2005
ALIA: His name was also written Surnellan & /"Sirnellin"
Birth: ABT 1785 in ,, VA
Probably Loudoun or Culpepper County and probably named for John
Death: 1 Quality: 0 ABT 1828 in Sumner Co.,, TN
John Snelling was killed in the Revolutionary War. Ref.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Sherry Johnson)
"Shenandoah County Continental Soldiers" Rootsweb.com
John Snelling, 8th Va. Reg., husband of Elizabeth enlisted in Feb.
1776. Died Nov. 1776. Elizabeth remarried in 1781 after her husband
was deceased...granted pension in Shenandoah County.
See Rev. War Muster roll film # 120 served as a Matross.
Also, one Enoch Snelling died at Valley Forge in June 1778, where
Elias, Samuel and Jesse Ellis died.
Orphans Court Minute Book 1774-1780 for Shenandoah County, VA
p.2. "May 25, 1780 Acquilla Snellings, orphan of John is bound to John
Richardson to teach him the trade of blacksmith. He is now 14
years of age" i.e. born 1776.
From Vol 30, p. 332 of DAR Index
Gr.-granddaughter of John Snelling and Katherine Snelling, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Joseph Snelling, Jr. and Hannah Fulker, his
wife, m. 1740.
Gr.-gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Joseph Snelling (1695-1748) and Mary
Payson, his wife, m. 1717.
Joseph Snelling, Jr., served as clerk to the Commissary of Issues, at
Boston, where in 1720 he was born.
Snelling sells his 250 acres on Drakes Creek, where he lived, on 28
October, 1828. See Estate records. By 21 January, 1829 Court appoints
We assume that Snelling dies (Nov.-Dec.) 1828.
Margaret b. June 30, 1830 (conceived ca October 1829) was not his
daughter. i.e. she was conceived after Snelling died. He is not shown
in the 1830 census.
It is therefore possible that widow "Peggy" marries the Mr. (Abram?)
Ellis in 1829. Jane Ellis, their daughter, is born August 25, 1835.
Mr. (Abram ?) Ellis dies after May 1836 (when Edward S. is conceived)
and before June 30, 1838 when "Peggy" is shown in Gallatin with school
children under the name Margaret Ellis.
In 1840 we find Margaret Ellis in Missouri.
See Birth info.
From 1816-1819 held 200 acres near his brothers on Barrens River,
Sumner Co., TN. North Drakes Creek, but is near the Barrens River.
There are 2 Drakes Creeks. Isaac's and Snelling's property lay in what
is now the town of Portland (was Richland Station).
In 1828 Snelling sold 250 acres, on which he lived, to Richard
Baskerville. See estate papers. The land is shown on the 1878 map as
lying near the border of Dist. 16 and 13. His land was bordered on the
north by D. D. Cardwell(sp?), on the East by heirs of Thomas
Baskerville, on the South by John L. Bunton and George Blain, and on
the West by O.H.P. Duval. All these names are shown in this area on
This land is located NNE of Richland Sta. P.O. (Now Portland), which
is near the road and rail line NE of Fountainhead.
N.B. Thomas Snelling on Bread & Cheese Island.
Thomas Snerling at Newcastle. From "1686 Pennsylvania
census - along the Delaware River."
Others named Snelling lived in NC near the Virginia border in the
late 1700`s. Said to have intermarried with the Hudsons.
Snelling served in the War of 1812 with Samuel, in the 1st Regt.
(Wynnes) W. Tennessee Militia.
Father: Robert ELLIS Jr. b: 1758 in Caernarvon twp
Mother: Sarah DEHAVEN b: 1753 in Pennsylvania
Margaret "Peggy" HUDSON b: 20 SEP 1794 in Sumner Co.,, TN
14 NOV 1810
in Sumner Co.,, TN
- Samuel ELLIS b: 1813 in Sumner Co.,, TN
- John ELLIS b: 1813 in Sumner Co.,, TN
- Joshua ELLIS b: 4 JUL 1824 in Sumner Co.,, TN
- Thomas ELLIS b: 1813 in Sumner Co.,, TN
- Robert Chamberlain ELLIS b: 4 FEB 1812 in Sumner Co.,, TN
- Note: Page 81 of the "Unpublished Manuscript" hints that he died prior to
On Oct. 28, 1828 He signed a deed in Sumner County.
Estate documents show deceased prior to January 1829.