Hilliard Ellis, born in slavery, was a successful farmer and landowner in Wilson township. He married Fereby Rountree circa 1848 and registered their 18-year cohabitation in Wilson County on 11 August 1866. As culled from census, marriage and death records, their children included: Louisa Ellis Rowe (1850-1924), Adeline Ellis Mitchell (circa 1853-??), Caroline “Carrie” Ellis Coleman Woodard (1854-1914); William Ellis (1856); George Ellis (1859-1941); Emma Ellis Bunn (1861-1937); Hilliard D. Ellis (1865-1924); Mary Anne Ellis(1866-??); Warren Ellis (1869-??); Phillis Ellis Barnes Hagans (1870-??); and Millie Ellis Smith Hunt (1874-??).
The Hilliard Ellis family cemetery is located just off Nash Street in the New Hope area, which is now within the extreme northwest limits of the city of Wilson. There are approximately 25 identifiable graves in the cemetery, including those of Ellis and his children Hilliard Ellis Jr., Carrie Coleman, Louisa Rowe, and Warren Ellis Jr.
Hilliard I. Ellis, 6 Jan 1825-22 Sept 1900.
Louisa Rowe, 1850-7 May 1924.
Hilliard Ellis was my Great-great grandfather. I am a descendant of Hilliard D. Ellis.
It’s a pleasure to meet you. I hope you found my other posts about him. A fascinating man.
Thank you….I am also a descendant appreciate it….
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My grandmother is Mary Jane Ellis she died July 02 1969
She lived on rt 2 in wilson and is buried in this cemetery
She had a sister named Josephine Vines of wilson
Please contact me at (267) 836-3449
My name is Joseph