Ellis Good, Private, Co E., 175th Ohio Infantry, US

1845

  • September 25:  Ellis good is born in Little Britain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Charles and Betsey Moore Good.  His family were Quakers. During the great separation of the early 19th Century his family broke away from the more Orthodox view of the religion. The “Hicksite” Quakers, like the Good family, believed in a more individual faith and conscience guiding them.

1850

  • September 27:  The United States Federal Census taken in Little Britain, Lancaster Pennsylvania shows 5 year old Ellis living with his parents and siblings. His father is a farmer.

1854

  • Family moves from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Highland County, Ohio.

1860

  • July 14:  The United States Federal Census taken in Penn, Highland County, Ohio shows 15 year old Ellis living on the family farm with his parents and siblings.

1864

  • August 30:  Enlisted in the US Army.
  • September 16:  Mustered into Company E, 175th Ohio Infantry Regiment.
  • November 30: Fought in the Battle of Franklin in Franklin, Tennessee. 

1865

  • June 27:  Mustered out of the US Army in Nashville, Tennessee.

1870

  • June 7:  The United States Federal Census taken in Penn, Highland County, Ohio shows Ellis living with his parents and siblings on the family farm. He is listed as being a farm laborer.

1880

  • June 25:  The United States Federal Census taken in Penn, Highland County, Ohio shows Ellis living in the household of his brother Evan Good. Ellis and Evan are both farmers.
  • July 29:  Highland Weekly News, Hillsboro, Ohio

1886

  • March 3:  Ellis married Anna Hallowell.

1900

  • June 6:  The United States Federal Census taken in Penn, Highland County, Pennsylvania shows Ellis, a farmer, living with his wife Annie. The census indicates the couple never had children. Ellis’ brother Evan lives on a neighboring farm.

1902

  • The County of Highland, a local publication said of Ellis Good “He avoids strifes and intrigues of “practical politics” and only consents to hold such places as that of school director, which he does for the purpose of assisting the cause of education which he has much at heart.”

1905

  • November 11: Wife Anna Good, who suffered from “melancholia,” threw herself down a well and drown herself. Ellis found her in the well when she failed to return home from a short visit to his brother Evan’s neighboring farm. She is buried in New Vienna IOOF Cemetery, Clinton County, Ohio.

1910

  • May 3:  The United States Federal Census taken in Penn, Highland County, Ohio shows a widowed Ellis living in his brother Evan’s household. He is listed as being retired.

1913

  • May 31:  Ellis Good dies and is buried in New Vienna IOOF Cemetery, Clinton County, Ohio.