Hi, I am seeking the origins of John Lutus ELLIS, born between 1740 and 1770, most likely in Massachusetts. He married Susanna Wool in Bradford, MA in 1785.
He is listed in the town marriage records and on his children's (town) birth records as John Lutus Elsars. Later transcriptions corrected it to "Lewis," but it is Lutus on the originals. His children went by the last name "Ellis," and he seems to have been referred to as "Ellis" during his lifetime, based on mentions in local history books.
He is listed as George Lutus E. on both of his son's (town) death records.
Does anyone know of a marriage from before his birth between the Lutes/Lutus and Ellis families? I have found a Civil War record for a Lutus C. Ellis in North Carolina; that may be a related family.
Thanks for any information; this guy has been my brick wall for years!