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Hit a dead end

Posted: 5 Mar 2013 10:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ellis
I have been researching my father's family, and while there is quite a bit information out on the maternal line, the Ellis line has deadended with my great-great-grandfather. Part of the problem is that there are 3 different "official" records that have his father born in 3 different states. Our family are long-time Ohio residents (southeast), but the three records have found have me 3-times great-grandfather born in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His name was probably James Ellis (a common name in the family). His son was born in 1836 in Jefferson County, Ohio. Although my great-great-grandfather was a Civil War veteran, I cannot find him listed in the 1850 or 1860 Census. His name is William Shannon Ellis. Anyone have any tips on how I can find information that proves which state his father was born in?
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margaretaelli... 5 Mar 2013 5:36PM GMT 
Joyful 5 Mar 2013 6:55PM GMT 
margaretaelli... 5 Mar 2013 8:04PM GMT 
margaretaelli... 6 Mar 2013 1:43AM GMT 
Joyful 6 Mar 2013 2:12AM GMT 
ThomasSchenk4... 6 Mar 2013 3:38AM GMT 
margaretaelli... 6 Mar 2013 10:10AM GMT 
ThomasSchenk4... 6 Mar 2013 12:58PM GMT 
sullyvl 13 Sep 2013 4:28PM GMT 
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