Go West Young Man ! Go West! Due West, SC ...if You're Looking for Haddon and Ellis Families
Due West,SC, Abbeville Co. Dist.#96
John Eli Ellis who married Elizabeth Wright raised their seventeen children in Due West. They were married on July 16, 1818. John Eli Ellis was a carpenter and built the house which he took his bride and where she spent the remainder of her life. Their home was one mile south of Due West. He was a large land holder and owned several negro slaves. He and Elizabeth were united with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Their sixth child became Rev.Augustus Elmore Ellis and their thirteenth child, William Turner Ellis had a son McClintock Todd Ellis who also added Rev. to his name.
Their third child, Polly Ann, born Jan 13, 1822, married Zechariah Haddon on Nov. 14, 1841 and they had twelve children. The children were as follows: Infant, Permelia P., Winfield S.,Robert Marshall,Cassandra E., Chalmers D.,John C., Joseph M., Twins, died 1856,Augustus E., Isaac and Mollie Haddon.
Many of the Haddon's and Ellis family members are buried at ARPChurch, Due West, SC.