Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Old Ellis Homestead Sold 1917

The old Ellis homestead near Delmar, comprising 121 acres with buildings, was sold on January 13.  Miss Virginia Ellis purchased eighty-acres and the buildings for $4,500 and the residue timbered, was purchased by Bounds & Phillips, of Hebron, for $3,215.

above from Newark post 1917

The homestead belonged to Francis Virginia Ellis parents George Samuel Ellis and Lulu Hearn(e) Ellis.  Virginia would marry at age 39 to Daniel Kemp Short.  before her marriage she worked as a telephone operator in Laurel the same as her sister Charlotte had done. 

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