Born November 17, 1826
|JASON ELLIS, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 5; P.O. Wyoming; born November 17, 1826, in Jefferson Co., N.Y.; in 1849, came to Illinois; in 1855, he came to his present farm; owns 200 acres of land. Married Mercy A. Colby in 1857; she was born in Pennsylvania; have seven children—Ellen (now Mrs. Gallagher), Ada, Barnum, Mary, William, Edna and Benjamin; lost Elisha, aged 3 years 3 months and 13 days, and Barnum, aged 1 year 2 months and 26 days. Republican; is a member of M.E. Church.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 639.
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