Hi Julie, Sorry it took me so long to respond, I haven't check this sight in a while. Thanks for the information.
Is your Great Grandfather John Ellington from England? My Great Great Grandfather John Allington was born in England, I thought, abt 1835. I don't know if he had a daughter Zerlida. But he had four boys .. Henry b. 1866, Charles b. 1860, William b. ? and Harrison b. ? .
I wonder if they are part of the same ancestory though... are your ancestors from England and if so where... that will help me track my allingtons to england at least.