Individual Record 71

Name}   Ellison, John Harding Family History} Hancock              
  Title} Reverend Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 2 May 1844 Place} Perryville, Perry, Arkansas
Marr1: Date} Exa 10 Dec 1863 Place} Dover, Lafayette, Missouri     (Link)
Marr2: Date} Exa 14 Oct  1868 Place}                    , Ray, Missouri        (Link)
Marr3: Date} Fam 20 Sep 1877 Place} Pattonsburg, Daviess, Missouri   (Link)
Marr4: Date} Exa  9 May 1918 Place} Eureka Springs, Carroll, Arkansas   (Link)
Death: Date} Exa   1 Jan  1922 Place} Eureka Springs, Carroll, Arkansas
Burial: Date} Exa  4 Jan  1922 Place} IOOF Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Carroll, AR
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1038=Marriage rec
Source 2} 1583=Marriage rec
Source 3} 1577=1870 USA cen
Source 4}   58 = 1880 USA cen
Source 5} 1049=1890 VET cen
Source 6}   62 = 1900 USA cen
Source 7} 1052=1910 USA cen
Source 8}   59 = Family notes
Source 9}   93 = Pension rec
Source 10} 358 = Death certif
Source 11}360 = Newspaper
Source 12}357 = Cemetery rec
Source 13}837 = Photographs
Source 14} 1578=Family history
Parents: } Henry Ellison & Rebecca Harrell
   Relationship No.}   28
1st Household No.} 226 = Pattonsburg, Benton, Missouri
      Occupation 1} Clergyman
       Occupation 2} Farmer
       Occupation 3} Gardener
  Religion/Church} Baptist
Spouses:    First} McDougall, Susan A.
              Second} Belcher, Martha A.
                  Third} McCord, Sarah Elizabeth
                Fourth} Counts, Martha Matilda
 Total Number of} 4
Notes:  John consistently signed his name John H. Ellison.  His middle name Harding is found only on his death certificate, in transcribed accounts of conversations with his granddaughter Bess McFarren, and on family trees.  Bess lived at times with her grandparents.

Bess said John was a flag-carrier for some "big-whig" on the Union side in the Civil War.  Specifically, he was a volunteer and a private in Company H, 1 Regiment, Missouri State Militia (S.M.) Cavalry — from 22 Mar 1862 in Maysville until he was honorably discharged in Warrensburg on 4 Apr 1865.  John was 5' 9" tall and had blue eyes, a fair complexion, and light hair.  In his Declaration for Pension, dated 4 Aug 1920, his height was given as 5' 4½"

Bess also said that later he was a minister in the Freewill Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.  He got a pension for his eye which was shot out so he never took money for his preaching.

John's claim for a pension was written on 13 Jul 1885 when he was 41 years old and while he resided in Pattonsburg, Missouri.  He wrote that while at Breckenridge in the County of Caldwell and State of Missouri on or about the ___ Day of July 1862 he wounded the right eye by a piece of a Gun Cap under the following circumstances viz:  We had under regulations inspection of arms every Sunday Morning and on Saturday night or evening while in camp I was engaged in clearing my "Gun" preparatory to the inspection that was to be had on the following morning and for the purpose of drying the gun inside as was the custom I put a cap upon the tube and snapped it, the cap split into and a portion of it struck me in the right eye, causing a painful wound and sticking fast.  I could not get it out, and the captain ordered me to go to the Hospital and have it taken out, but Sergt. P.H.B. Boulton succeded in pulling it out with a pair of "(illegible)".  Said wound causing the loss of sight of right eye, and greatly affecting the left.  That he was treated in the Camp Hospital at Breckenridge Mo that night and next day for the stoppage of blood caused by said wound.

In 1990 John reported that his occupation was gardener.

John died at age 77 years, seven months, and 29 days.
Time of Birth}   Death Time} 11:45 P.M. Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photo} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} Army - Cavalry for State of} Missouri
Health Condition} Partly blind
   Cause of Death} Heart disease
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 20 Sep 2018
Date Created}  25 Jun 1994
Copyright © 2008, 2018 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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