Joseph Ellis was born on 1st January 1856 in Manchester, England. His parents were John Ellis and Mary Wintrip. He married Sarah Haslam on 5th July 1879 in a Registry Office in Manchester. She was born on the 8th September 1858 also in Manchester. Thereafter, I can find no record of them whatsoever - so would be interested to hear from anyone who has any information or ideas about what happened to them.