My great grandmother, Frances Henrietta ALLIS married my great grandfather, George Spears, in Feb 1858 in OH. Their son, Roy Earl Spears, is my grandfather. In trying to find Frances ALLIS' parents, I have run into a spelling challenge. I had thought that Frances' father was one Franklin ALLIS (b. 1830 NY). In the 1870 Livermore, McLean, KY census, Franklin ALLIS (with birthdate of 1834 in NY) is listed with his wife, Mary, and child, Frances H.
A Franklin ELLIS is found in two censuses from 1850 and 1860 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, NY with a birthdate of 1834 in NY.
This has led to some question of the spelling of Franklin's surname: Allis or Ellis?
Frances spells her birth surname "Allis" in her marrige record. On her death certificate, Frances' daughter states that her mother's father was "Francis Allis".