Finding aid to the John Thomas Ellis (1827-1863) Cash Book

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
JOHN THOMAS ELLIS (1827-1863) CASH BOOK
The collection includes a record of disbursements (1855-1861) made by John Thomas
ELLIS of Pedlar Mills, Amherst County, Virginia. Also included is a paper by Susan
Kay WILLIAMS concerning the cash book, including a list of names appearing in the
book.
JOHN THOMAS ELLIS (1827-1863)
John Thomas ELLIS, son of Richard Shelton ELLIS and Emily Henrietta
DOUGLASS, was born 16 March 1827 at Red Hill, Amherst County, Virginia. He was
graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1848 and taught school for two years in
Bedford County, Virginia. He later became a merchant in Amherst County. ELLIS
married ca. 1851 Mildred GARLAND, daughter of Samuel Meredith GARLAND and
Mildred Jordan POWELL, of Amherst County.
In 1857, John Thomas ELLIS became commissioner of the revenue for Amherst
County. At the beginning of the Civil War, he joined the 19th Virginia Infantry,
mustering in at Charlottesville on 24 May 1861. He was promoted to Captain of
Company H on 1 July 1861. On 29 April 1862, he was promoted to Major and on 14
September 1862 became a Lieutenant-Colonel. He was wounded in the thigh at the
Battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia, in 1862, and was killed in action on 3 July 1863, during
the charge of PICKETT's Division on Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
ELLIS was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.
[Charles Ellis, "Account of All the Descendants of Josiah Ellis of Red Hill, Amherst County," (Richmond:
Author, 1873), p. [4], Mss., FF2167, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA; Bailey Fulton Davis,
Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia, 1801-1854 (Amherst: Author, 1965), p. G-2; Mary F. Boxley,
Gravestone Inscriptions of Amherst County, Virginia (Amherst: Compiler, 1986), p. 111; Robert K. Krick,
Lee's Colonels (Dayton: Morningside Bookshop, 1979), p. 117; Ervin L. Jordan, Jr., and Herbert A.
Thomas, Jr., 19th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg: H. E. Howard, 1987), p. 67; Thomas H. Ellis, "A
Memorandum of the Ellis Family, 1849", Rev. rep. ed. (N.p.:n.pub., n.d.), pp. 12, 19; Register of Former
Cadets, V.M.I., Centennial ed. (Roanoke: Roanoke Printing, 1939), p. 12; Bailey F. Davis, An Abstract of
All Those Items in Will Book [E], Amherst_County, Virginia (Amherst: Author, 1964), p. E-8.]

MS1063

Dublin Core

Title

Finding aid to the John Thomas Ellis (1827-1863) Cash Book

Subject

Finding aids

Description

Finding aid to the John Thomas Ellis (1827-1863) Cash Book held at Jones Memorial Library

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

PDF (Computer file format)

Language

English

Identifier

MS1063FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding aid to the John Thomas Ellis (1827-1863) Cash Book,” Digital Collections, accessed July 14, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/77.