Looking for "Ellis" from Weston Zoyland, WI, IL,
I am seeking information about Ellis relatives from Weston Zoyland, Somerset County, England born to Thomas and Joan Ellis who married in 1812.
Childrens names are Ann(1/20/1813), Helena 5/21/1815), Eliza (12/25/1816), Pamela (4/11/1819), Thomas (10/29/1820), Andrew (9/1/1822), Arabella (4/30/1826), Caleb (7/12/1829 - my gg grandfather - KIA in US Civil War), John (1/1/1832), Naomi (11/22/1834).
I believe most of the family settled in WI and IL in the 1850\'s. Eliza remained in England with the married name of Dowden.
The Weston Zoyland Marriage Register from April 27, 1835 indicates that Uriah Richards, Eliza Ellis And Pamela Ellis all signed as witnesses to the marriage of George Champion (widower) and Eleanor (signed Ellinore) Ellis, she was 20 at the time. Eliza and Pamela are the older sisters of my gg grandfather Caleb (KIA, Wisconsin 6th inf, 1865)
It appears as though Eleanor was baptized under the name of Helena Ellis in 1815.
Eliza Ellis married a John Dowden in 1841 at the age of 25 and is appears as though they stayed in England, census records of Bridgewater in 1881 indicates that Eliza (Ellis)Dowden and John Dowden (b Knowle, Somerset)were still in England. Most of the family came to the US via Malone, NY and / or possilby brother, Andrew, Chicago.