Hi Karen, This sounds like a really close match.Ellen married David Banta in 1950, but died in Jasper Co, IL in 1855. My information is conflicting, because I have her daughter Lemma born on July 16, 1855 and her death on July 25 of the same year.Lemma's birthplace is listed as Johnson, IN.It looks to me that she died shortly after giving birth.Can't imagine she was travelling at that point.
If you have any information I would be very interested.Ellen Jane was my ggg-grandmother. I'd be curious to know where she fit in the timeline with your Ellen.
You can post here, or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.I have been against a brick wall on this family for quite a while! Any thing you can offer would be much appreciated... LindaL.