Eller Family Association

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John Wesley ELLER

John Wesley ELLER

Male Abt 1835 - Abt 1865  (~ 30 years)

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  • Name John Wesley ELLER 
    Born Abt 1835  Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Listed as J. Eller in 1850 Census, Buncombe County, North Carolina
      Reems Creek Valley -Ox Creek
      p.47 #1554 Eller, Matilda (Rutledge) age 30 or 36
      J. Eller age 14 (John Wesley Eller)
      Not named age 1 (Wilburn H. Eller)

      Also listed in 1850 Census, Buncombe County, North Carolina
      Ox Creek, in home of James Hemphill:
      Eller, Wesley age 14.
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1865  (Civil War Action) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I98  Jacob Eller
    Last Modified 7 May 2016 

    Father John Eller,   b. 3 Jul 1918, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1865 
    Mother Matilda RUTLEDGE,   b. Between 1815 and 1819 
    Married Between 1834 and 1836  Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Hamilton ELLER),   b. Abt 1833, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 25 May 1855  Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rev. John H. ELLER,   b. 3 Mar 1856, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1919, Graham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Rev. William H. "Bill" ELLER,   b. 15 Oct 1858, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1926, Graham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Laura ELLER,   b. Dec 1860, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Lillie S. ELLER,   b. Abt 1863, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 May 2016 21:54:32 
    Family ID F1702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1835 - Buncombe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 May 1855 - Buncombe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • EFA Research
    John Wesley Eller
    John Wesley Eller
    Johns Wesley Eller, 1856-1865, of Buncombe County, North Carolina

  • Notes 
    • A September 20, 1864 bounty list from Manarin, Louis H., NorthCarolina Troops 1861-1865 lists a Westley Eller as a member of CompanyB, Regiment N.C. T. (7th Regty. N.C. Cavalry), Beyond doubt this wasJohn Wesley Eller. His company was formed in and remained in BuncombeCounty, North Carolina, as part of Major John W. Woodfin's Battalion.The unit remained in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee duringthe remaineder of the war, under command of the Governor of NorthCarolina. No additonal service record has been found except that hiswife was granted a widow's pension in 1882. Family legend says he waskilled in action and buried at Knoxville, Tennessee, but no record forhim exists at the National Cemetery in Knoxville.