Giles Underhill ELLIS

Submitted by Descendants:  Baxter Jennings, Dakota Jennings, Daniel Jordan, Justin Allyn, Justin Allyn Jr., LaRue Carlton, Reid James, Roper Jordan Jr., Roper Jordan III ELLIS

Giles Underhill Ellis was descended from the Virginia Ellises who were early settlers in America.  The family migrated over a period of years from Virginia through North Carolina and South Carolina, Georgia on to the territory of Florida.

Giles Underhill Ellis was born in 1809 in Georgia and came to Florida in 1820 as a young boy with his father, Giles Ellis.  The family settled in Alachua County in 1824 near Newnansville on land known as the Arredondo tract. 

Giles Ellis married Mary Brannen in 1830 and they had nine children, one of whom was George Brannen Ellis, born in 1833.  After Mary died in 1855, Giles Underhill Ellis married Nancy L. Townsend, a widow, with a large family.  Together they had two children.  They lived in Columbia County Florida near the Bellamy Road and Giles Underhill had a merchandise business in Ellisville, Florida named after him.  Giles and Nancy are buried in Phillippi Baptist Church Cemetery in Columbia County.

Giles Underhill Ellis was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2005