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John ELLER, Sr.

John ELLER, Sr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1786 - 1840  (53 years)

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  • Name John ELLER 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 26 Oct 1786  Wythe (later Grayson) County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Ordained Methodist Minister 
    Died 24 Aug 1840  Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Eller Family Cemetary, Monroe Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I752  Christian Eller
    Links To This person is also John ELLER, Sr. (I3) in the J.W. Eller's 1918 Booklet tree on this site  
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2021 

    Father Rev. George ELLER,   b. Abt 1754, Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1808, Wayne, KY Or Grayson Couty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Christaina Susanger YOST,   b. 28 Dec 1755, Possibly Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1844, Monroe County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Apr 1778  Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan SMITH,   b. 14 Oct 1788, Louisa County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1867, Monroe Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Abt 1807 
    Children 
     1. George ELLER,   b. 11 Sep 1811, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1878, Monroe County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. William ELLER,   b. 1910,   d. 1910, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. John ELLER, , Jr.,   b. Abt 1814,   d. 4 Oct 1846  (Age ~ 32 years)
     4. Elizabeth ELLER,   b. 22 Jun 1815, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1835, Monroe Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     5. Henry ELLER,   b. 9 Jun 1817, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1889, Monroe Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Susan ELLER,   b. About 1819
     7. James Holiday "Jim" ELLER,   b. 12 Apr 1821, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1903, near Kokomo, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     8. Minerva Jane ELLER,   b. 12 Aug 1823, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1862, Monroe Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     9. Wesley ELLER
     10. Sarah ELLER,   b. 6 Sep 1816,   d. 15 Feb 1894  (Age 77 years)
     11. Rev. Frances Asbury "Frank" ELLER,   b. 6 Mar 1830, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1905, Bloomington, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Eller, John (1760-1823) Revolutionary War Information
    Eller, John (1760-1823) Revolutionary War Information
    Sons of American Revolution application 29 Oct 1942, tracing back to John Eller (1760-1823) service in the American Revolution.
    Note: We do not believe this is the John Eller, SON of George and from the Christian Eller line (as shown in this chart). It closely matches the John Eller, son of Peter Eller of the George Michael line.
    Eller, John (1786-1840)
    Eller, John (1786-1840)
    Last Will & Testament; Signed 31 Aug 1840 in Monroe County, IN

    Headstones
    Eller, John (1786-1840)
    Eller, John (1786-1840)
    Son of George Eller & Christina Yost, Husband of Susan Smith.

    Eller, John Sr. (1786-1840)
    Eller, John Sr. (1786-1840)
    Ancestry Webpage --
    Michel-Brown-Wolf-Cargill Family Tree --
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  • Notes 
    • About 1820, John moved to Wagner, Ky, where he lived till 1832, when he and son George moved to Monroe County, Indiana, taking his aged mother (Christena) with him. J.W. Eller, in his 1918 book, says "In 1832, John Eller and his oldest son, George, came to Indiana, bought land and returned to Kentucky. George and his wife returned to Indiana at once, moving their possessions on the horses which they rode and on another horse which they led. The father followed in 1833 with his family and aged mother. They settled five miles West of Bloomington, on four hundred acres known as the Eller Farm, part of which is in the hands of the family yet."
      J.W. Eller cites all the children listed here, but offers no details on Wesley Eller and Sarah Eller. And of second son, William Eller, says only that he died in Virginia. John Eller's will (Monroe County Will Book #1, p.90-93) names all the children except William, Wesley, Sarah and Elizabeth. However, Elizabeth's child, Elizabeth Cole, is listed.
      J.W. Eller says John was an itinerant Methodist preacher. However, his obituary in the Western Christian Advocate (13 Nov 1840, p.120) says he was an ordained minister. It refers to his birth in "Gracen" (Grayson) County; his being "saved" in 1812 at a Camp Meeting in Powells Valley. The obituary says he was licensed to preach on 15 July 1814 by the quarterly meeting conference held for Powell's Valley under the administration of Rev. James Axley. He was later ordained by Bishop George at Lexington, KY 29, Sep, 1822. And after his move to Indiana, he was ordained an Elder by Bishop Soule at New Albany, IN, 29 Oct 1837.
      Shortly after his arrival in Indiana, he was named a Justice of the Peace. About 1830, he was elected Probate Judge of Monroe County for two terms and was in that post at his death. (Blancahrd's "History of Morgan, Monroe and Brown Counties, Indiana", 1884).
    • Records of the California Society, Sons of the American Revolution for Harley Abraham Vannoy (Natl # 45849) dated 29 Oct 1942 say John Eller was a "private soldier in Captain Bailey's Company, 10th regiment, North Carolina Volunteers; January 18, 1782, enlisted for 12 months, See colonial Records, North Carolina, Volume 16, page 1054.
      Document of Eller Website.

  • Sources 
    1. [S355] Ancestry: "Swafford and Family", Tennison, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/7750675/person/-1033744954/facts.

    2. [S356] Ancestry: "Michel-Brown-Wolf-Cargill Family Tree", K.W.Michael, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/47346148/person/6750480166/facts.

    3. [S357] Ancestry: "Shelley Family Tree", https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/40137/person/-2140661729/facts.

    4. [S358] Ancestry: "Simms Family Tree", J.M. Simms Family, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/8902721/person/-875773251/facts.

    5. [S215] Graham, Warren Kirkland, https://www.genealogy.com/ftm/g/r/a/Warren-Kirkland-Graham/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0422.html.

    6. [S157] Old Eller Cemetary Records.

    7. [S158] Western Christian Advocate, p.120 of 13 Nov 1840 edition.