Finding aid to the John and Richard S. Ellis Cash Book 1814-1815

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
JOHN AND RICHARD S. ELLIS CASH BOOK 1814-1815
The collection includes a cash book (Book N) for the firm of John and Richard S.
Ellis of Pedlar Mills, Virginia, for the period of June 1814 through May 1815. Also
included in the cash book are copies of letters (1816-1819) from John and Richard S.
Ellis concerning tobacco shipments, including the firm of Allan and Ellis of Richmond,
Virginia, and London, England.
[BOX 1]

Cash book 1814-1815

JOHN ELLIS (1768-1826)
John Ellis, son of Josiah Ellis and Jane Shelton, was born 31 July 1768 at Red
Hill, in Amherst County, Virginia. He married Ann Newman Taliaferro on 26 November
1816 in Amherst County. A merchant by profession, he was partnered with his brother,
Richard Shelton Ellis, in the firm of “John and Richard S. Ellis of Pedlar Mills, Virginia.”
John Ellis died 31 January 1826 and was buried in the family burying ground at Red Hill.
[Thomas H. Ellis, "A Memorandum of the Ellis Family, 1849", Rev. rep. ed. (S.l.: :n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9, 11.]

RICHARD SHELTON ELLIS (1775-1846)
Richard Shelton Ellis, son of Josiah Ellis and Jane Shelton, was born 13 March
1775 at Red Hill in Amherst County, Virginia. He married Emily Henrietta Douglass on
3 December 1818. A merchant by profession, he was partnered with his brother, John
Ellis, in the firm of “John and Richard S. Ellis of Pedlar Mills, Virginia.” Richard S.
Ellis died 17 April 1846 at Red Hill and was buried in the garden attached to the house.
[Thomas H. Ellis, "A Memorandum of the Ellis Family, 1849", Rev. rep. ed. (S.l.: :n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9,
12.]

Richard Shelton Ellis was the father of John Thomas Ellis (1827-1863), also a
merchant of Pedlar Mills. [See: JOHN THOMAS ELLIS (1827-1863) CASH BOOK, MS1063, Jones
Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Va.]

MS1064

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Title

Finding aid to the John and Richard S. Ellis Cash Book 1814-1815

Subject

Finding aids

Description

Finding aid to the John and Richard S. Ellis Cash Book 1814-1815 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

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PDF (Computer file format)

Language

English

Identifier

MS1064FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding aid to the John and Richard S. Ellis Cash Book 1814-1815,” Digital Collections, accessed July 20, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/78.