|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||
|Parents: } Henry Ellison & Rebecca Harrell |
Relationship No.} 28
|1st Household No.} 226 = Pattonsburg, Benton, Missouri|
| Occupation 1} Clergyman |
Occupation 2} Farmer
Occupation 3} Gardener
|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}|
|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
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