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Paris M. Ellison

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Submitted by: Larry Farrar


Submitted by: Larry Farrar
ca 1901

   One of the most hightly cultivated farms of Rose Hill township, Logan county, compromising the southwest quarter of section 22, township 18, range 3, is owned and occupied by the subject of this sketch and has been developed by him through steady, persevering labor. Mr. Ellison is a Missourian of sturdy habits, and is descended from a line of progenitors who made their mark on the soil of Kentucky, Virginia and Pennsylvania during Revolutionary days. He was born in Boone county, Mo., April 2, 1837, being the son of Paris and Nancy (Sexton) Ellison, who were natives of the Blue Grass state.
   The paternal grandfather of our subject was a Kentuckian by birth, but descended from an old Virginia familiy, while the Sexton familty were from Pennslyvania, and moved to Kentucky at an early day. Grandfather Sexton was born there, after the removal of the family in 1819. Paris Ellison, Sr., migrated to Missouri, settling in Boone county, and sojourned there until 1848, when he removed to Platte county, later settling in Jackson county. He spent his entire life upon a farm. In 1859 he went with his family to California, remaining there for some years and following agricultural pursuits. Subsequently he took up his abode in Nevada, and there departed this life on 1870. The mother had passed away in 1860, during the residence in California.
   During 1863, the family settled in Nevada, where Paris M. Ellsion began for himself by taking up land and farming, while at the same time he engaged considerably in stock-raising. The entire period of his residence in the far west covered about twenty -seven years. In 1875 he was elected to the state legislature from Nye county. In 1887 he settled in Jackson county, Kans., remaining there until the opening up of Oklahoma, when he made the run and secured his property. He was married in Virginia City, Nev., March 8, 1875, to Miss Evaline Roberts, daughter of John and Nancy Roberts, the former a miner in Nevada.
   Mr Ellison had six sisters and five brothers. Two sisters are residence of Kansas and Oregon: one brother lives in California, another in Idaho, and the third with the subject. The other sisters and brothers are deceased.
   Mr. and Mrs. Ellison are the parents of five children : Paris, Nannie, Thomas, Jewett, and Thurman, who are at home with their parents.
Mr. Ellison's farm is finely watered by Wolf creek. He had some difficulty in perfecting his title, but the matter was finally adjusted, and is now beyond dispute. The land is in high state of cultivation. In politics Mr. Ellison is allied with the Democratic part. He cast his first vote for Breckenridge. He belongs to the U. P. and D. A. Society. His sons, politically, are following in the footsteps of their father.

PORTRAIT and BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD of OKLAHOMA
Chapman Publishing Co., Chicago 1901 (Page 631)



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