- [S47] Sevier County, Tennessee and its Heritage, Sevier County Heritage Book Committee, (1994, Don Mills, Inc.), 194.
- [S112] Census, 1870.
Name: Napoleon Ellis
Birth Year (Estimated): 1834
Age (Original): 36y
Event Place: Tennessee, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Napoleon Ellis M 36y Tennessee
Malindy Ellis F 31y Tennessee
Florence Ellis F 12y Tennessee
Mary E Ellis F 11y Tennessee
Eliza E Ellis F 8y Tennessee
Charlie Ellis M 6y Tennessee
Ida J Ellis F 3y Tennessee
James Ellis M 1y Tennessee
- [S112] Census, 1880.
Name: Napoleon B. Ellis
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: District 9, Blount, Tennessee, United States
Marital Status: Married
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Birth Date: 1836
Spouse's Name: Malinda Ellis
Spouse's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Page Letter: D
Entry Number: 1590
Affiliate Film Number: T9-1245
GS Film number: 1255245
Digital Folder Number: 004244535
Image Number: 00264
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Self Napoleon B. Ellis M 44 Tennessee, United States
Wife Malinda Ellis F 41 Tennessee, United States
Daughter Estelle Ellis F 18 ---
Son Charles Ellis M 15 Tennessee, United States
Daughter Ida Ellis F 13 Tennessee, United States
Son James Ellis M 11 Tennessee, United States
Son Horace Ellis M 7 Tennessee, United States
Daughter Annie Ellis F 6 Tennessee, United States
Son Edward Ellis M 3 Tennessee, United States
- [S147] Find a Grave, (Memorial: 18127198).
Mr. N. B. Ellis, one of Maryville's and Blount county's oldest and highly respected citizens, died at the home of his son, Dr. E. L. Ellis, last Friday night. The funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon at the residence, Rev. James Allen Smith officiating.
Mr. Ellis was nearly 84 years of age at the time of his death. He had been in declining health several months, and his demise was not unexpected. The deceased had made his home in and near Maryville practically all his life, and had led an exemplary life which had been an inspiration to hundreds of his fellow men. For many years he owned and operated a farm near town, which his son-in-law, Mr. J. R. Singleton now owns. For the past several years since retiring from active life, he has lived in Maryville.
Mr. Ellis was a member of the Baptist church. He was a believer in everything that meant a better civilization and his influence was always given to accomplish those things which he believed to be to the best interests of the largest number. His sons are among the most prominent business and professional men of Maryville, and in their lives are reflected the noble traits of the father, whose life was a blessing to so many. He is survived by his widow and seven children. The children are J. N. Ellis of Ellis-Chandler Co.; Dr. E. L. Ellis, a leading physician of the town; Prof. H. L. Ellis, superintendent of the preparatory department of Maryville College; Chas. H. Ellis, with the Aluminum Company of America in Maryville; Mrs. J. R. Singleton of Maryville, Mrs. Will Roberts of Corryton and Mrs. Eb Kidd of Binnfield.
In the death of Mr. Ellis, the town loses a leading and conspicuous figure. His passing is mourned by hundreds of friends of himself and his family. At the funeral Saturday afternoon, which was followed by interment in Magnolia cemetery, many friends gathered to pay last tribute to his memory. At the funeral ceremonies, Rev. Dr. Smith read the following biography:
Napoleon Bonaparte Ellis was born Oct., 18, 1832 at Boyd's Creek, Sevier county, Tennessee and died August 18, 1916. He was therefore 83 years and 10 months of age. He was the third of five sons born to James and Jane Randall Ellis. He was married to Francina Erwin, Dec., 23, 1856, with whim he walked and labored well nigh 60 years. To this union were born nine children, two of whom, Estella and Annie, were at the beautiful gate to bid him welcome when he went home, last evening. In November 1873, he professed faith in Christ and was baptized along with his three oldest children, Florence, Mollie and Estelle into the fellowship of Lebanon Baptist church. With firm faith and confident assurance he approached the end. During his last illness he often gave expression to his willingness and readiness to answer the call to the Great Beyond.
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Name: N. B. Ellis
Spouse's Name: Matilda F. Ervin
Spouse's Birth Date:
Event Date: 23 Dec 1856
Event Place: , Sevier, Tennessee
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51968-1
System Origin: Tennessee-VR
GS Film number: 969965
Reference ID: 2:DQ9RTB