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

1845

  • September 25:  Ellis good was born in Little Britain, Lancaster County, PA 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 U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Little Britain, Lancaster PA showed 5-year-old Ellis living with his parents and siblings. His father was a farmer.

1854

  • Family moved from Lancaster County, PA to Highland County, OH.

1860

  • July 14:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Penn, Highland County, OH shows 15-year-old Ellis living on the family farm with his parents and siblings.

1864

  • August 30:  Ellis enlisted in the U.S. Army.
  • September 16:  Mustered into Company E, 175th OH Infantry.
  • November 30: Fought in the Battle of Franklin. 

1865

  • June 27:  Mustered out of the U.S. Army in Nashville, TN.

1870

  • June 7:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Penn, Highland County, OH showed Ellis living with his parents and siblings on the family farm. He was listed as being a farm laborer.

1880

  • June 25:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Penn, Highland County, OH showed Ellis living in the household of his brother Evan Good. Ellis and Evan were both farmers.
  • July 29: Highland Weekly News, Hillsboro, OH.

1886

  • March 3:  Ellis married Anna Hallowell.

1900

  • June 6:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Penn, Highland County, OH showed Ellis, a farmer, living with his wife Annie. The census indicated the couple never had children. Ellis’ brother Evan lived 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 drowned 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 was buried in New Vienna IOOF Cemetery, Clinton County, OH.

1910

  • May 3: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Penn, Highland County, OH showed a widowed Ellis living in his brother Evan’s household. He was listed as being retired.

1913

  • May 31:  Ellis Good died and was buried in New Vienna IOOF Cemetery, Clinton County, OH.