|DAVID ELLIS, General Agent of the Iowa State Insurance Company of Keokuk, Anamosa; is a native of Jefferson Co., N.Y.; his parents came to Iowa and located in Jones Co. in 1855; his father, Benjamin Ellis, died July 17, 1878, and was 84 years of age; he was a soldier in the war of 1812; his wife died March 24, 1860. David lived on a farm until 1871, when his house was destroyed by fire; he removed to Anamosa, and was appointed General Agent of the Iowa State Insurance Company of Keokuk. He owns a farm of 125 acres. In 1861, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann Joslin, daughter of Dr. Clark Joslin, one of the oldest settlers of Jones County. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis have three children—Charles C., Edwin B. and Emma E.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 554.
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