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Re: POTTS, James, 1811 & wife Rachel, Chester PA
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Robert Ellison was white, born in Antrim Ireland in 1742. He came over from Ireland as a child with his Father, William Ellison (The Laird) and is brothers Andrew, John and William. (I am related to John)
Robert and John went to S.C. sometime shortly prior to Nov. 1775 when we know that they both joined the 3D South Carolina Rangers on the same day at the ole 96 Courthouse. Both made it through the Revolution and became partners in a number of land holdings and operated plantations along Wateree Creek.
If you would like to know more, my family tree can be found at Ancestry.com look for my database titled "Ellison, Glass, Scholes, Johnson" followed by the last update date.
Thank you for clearing up which of my William Ellison ancesters were responsible for freeing William April Ellison. These topics are difficult for me to research as a direct decendant of slave owners, a heritage I am not proud to hold.
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