John ELLIS (1838-1915)
HOUSE, 43rd General Assembly, 1883-85; representing Roane County; Republican. Born at Wheat, Roane County, Jan. 29, 1838; son of William M. and Lucy (BOWLIN) ELLIS. Extent of schooling not stated. Was married and had eight children; names of wife and children and date and place of marriage not indicated. Engaged in farming near Harriman, Roane County. In Union army; capt. Co. E, 1st Tenn. Inf., U.S.A.; which was mustered in at Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., Sept. 1, 1861; promoted to maj. Mar. 15, 1862; promoted to lt. col. Feb. 23, 1864; regt. mustered out at Nashville, Davidson County, Sept. 17, 1864. Member Methodist Episcopal Church in early years, of Baptist Church in latter part of life. Died at Webster Station near Harriman Sept. 13, 1915; buried in family graveyard on home place.
Sources: Rockwood Times, Feb. 11, 1915; Wells History of Roane County, 174. Goodspeed, History of Roane County, 825, 1074; microcopy Tenn. Union Service Records, roll 119; Tenn. Civil War Centennial, Tennesseans in Civil War, Pt. 1, p. 375; Tenn. Vital Statistics, Death Certificate 41-629.
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 179-1969, Roane County, Tennessee State Library and Archives.