Texas Family Group Sheet for the Avery Ellis Family #1

Husband: Avery ELLIS
Birthdate: 1811
Birthplace: madison County, Alabama
Death date: aft 1880
Place of death:
Father: John E. Ellis
Mother: Elizabeth Gregg

Marriage date: 1831
Marriage place: Blount County, Tenn

Wife: Elizabeth DEVINE
Death date: 1846
Place of death: Monroe, Mississippi


Child No. 1: Edward McMillian Ellis
Sex: m
Birthdate: Mar 1832
Birthplace: Mississippi
Death date: 1908
Place of death: Brown County, Texas
Marriage date: 1866
Marriage place: Burleson County, Texas
Spouse's name: Sarah Ann McDowell

Child No. 2: Mary Virginia Ellis
Sex: f
Birthdate: Oct. 2, 1836
Birthplace: Mississippi
Death date: Feb. 11, 1917
Place of death: Joshua, Johnson county, Texas
Burial: Crawford Cemetery, Crawford, Texas
Marriage date: Jan 26, 1854
Marriage place: Burleson County, Texas
Spouse's name: William Edward Costley

Child No. 3: E. J. Bettie Ellis
Sex: f
Birthdate: 1843
Birthplace: Mississippi
Death date: aft. 1915
Place of death:
Marriage date: Jan. 5, 1860
Marriage place: Burleson County, Texas
Spouse's name: C.C. Harvey

Child No. 4: James Ellis
Sex: m
Death date:
Place of death:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:
1. World Family Trees, The Ancestors of Casey and Angela Witmer Stafford by Casey Stafford
2. Keith A. Reid spec9102K2@yahoo.com Ancestry.com,
   http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=47904824. Keith has Avery's first wife as Elizabeth Devine.
3. W.E. Costley's journal, 1913 entry Mary wrote a letter to her sister Mrs Bettie Harvey Burleson County, Texas.
4. Burleson county Texas Marriages book 2, 46, C. C. HARVEY to E. J. ELLIS [f] on Jan. 05, 1860 ~ pg. 46.
5. Casey Stafford, Avery Ellis' brother James was killed at Goliad, a massacre perpetrated by General Santa Anna during the Texas Revolution whose name was used in conjunction with the Alamo as a war cry of Texas Independence.
6. W.E. Costley's journal, Oct. 2, 1900, my wife is Sixty Six years old to day She moved from missippi in 1849 and her people located in Burleson County a bout Eleven miles south East of Caldwell in the Above county and was reared up to woman hood in Said county and was married to one WE Costley on the 26th day of January AD 1854 then moved to Austin in travis county Texas and from that county moved to Bastrop county in the fall of 59 and in fifty nine move to Coryelll County and lived in the County five years. Then in the Spring of 1865 moved to Pecon Bayou in coleman County Texas ten miles north east of New Camp Colorado post. and there lived untill the fall of 1868 from which She moved to McLennan County Texas Some 25 miles west of the city of Waco on the breaks of Middle Bosque Creek from which She has lived ever Since 1868 and had borned her Seven children five boys and too girls names as follows first Michael Second Edward Third William Avry 4 Jackson 5 Christopher Columbus Costley girls as follows Elizabeth Sophronia Costley and Virginia Costley Name sake of her mother.
7. Costley journal 1900, file 394, December 25th being Christmas day AD1900 hundred being the day that our Lord and Saviour was borned and also being my birthday also making me Sixty Eight years old which makes me Sixty Eight Christmas I have Seen in the State of Texas.

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