For several years I have been searching for information on Ansley Kansas Ellis born in TN in 1857 and he died in Wichita County TXOctober 1910. In 1860 I found him(they had him listed as Amsby C Ellis) with four brothers: John F, James and Levi J. with their mother Sarah Ellis and a Wm C Best and his family. I have always thought that Sarah might be a Best but I have not been able to find any marriage records that would prove. My problem is that no one seems to know what the father's first name was and according to the family story he was killed at the Battle of Shiloh. According to several Censu records fro m 1860 through 1900 they list that their mother was born in Al and their father was born in TN. The family oral history is that Ansley and Levi came to Texas with their mother Sarah in 1875. They were in Erath County and Mills County. They also moved to Ok but returned to TX.
Ansley Kansas in buried in Burkburnett Texas but I still have not found the records on where SArah his mother is buried.
I am desperate to find who their father was so that I can complete my research on this family.
Ansley was my great-grandfather and I want to trace his lineage. If you have any information please contact me. Thanks. Jean