Trying to find parents of Benjamin Ellis (my 4th great grandfather). Seems like the trail kind of dies off before Benjamin, though. Some have a Gideon listed as father with a Mary Eldridge as mother...though the DOB given for Mary doesn't make sense as she'd have been 8 years old when Benjamin was born. I have them listed in my Ancestry tree as placeholders and as names to try and research, but no real luck coming up with anything concrete at this point.
This Benjamin Ellis fought in the war of 1812, married Charlotte Arnold, and had several (13) children....born in Massachusetts but wound up in Iowa.
Any help or thoughts that might lead me in a different direction would be great...thanks.