Eller Family Association

We seek to draw all Ellers and allied families into a cooperative effort.

Eller Conference

We had a great Eller Family Association conference at the Hinton Center in Hayesville, NC, Thanks to Steve Eller organizing the events.

We will have lots of pictures and details in the upcoming issue of the Chronicles.

Highlights included a presentation on Ellers in Towns County, Georgia, from Jerry Taylor on Thursday, a visit to "Sukey" Eller's grave, our Saturday night banquet and the election of Steve as the new EFA president and Lauren Liggett as our new Secretary-Treasurer.

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Looking for an Old Bible

EFA member Christine Eller Walker is trying to locate the person in possession of an old Bible printed in the German language at Halle, Germany, in 1770.

bible graphicIt is believed the Bible was willed to Jacob Eller by his father George Michael Eller.

About 1957, the Bible was believed to be in the possession of Mr. Wade E. Eller of Warrensville, NC.

A reward is offered. Call Christine at 336-921-3430.


The purpose of the Eller Family Association is to draw all Ellers, regardless of their particular family line, and allied families into a cooperative effort. The EFA has already demonstrated that this approach is the quickest and most efficient mechanism for sharing family history and genealogical information.

About the Eller Family Association

The EFA exists to assist all Eller and associated family lines worldwide to: discover and preserve our historical past, report current events and ongoing contributions, develop and expand current family ties, provide ongoing biennial meetings to summarize accomplishments and to socialize and provide inspired direction as we focus on the future.

For more information on the Eller Family Association, its officers, publications, DNA project, membership, news and conferences, click on the "EFA Info" tab in the horizontal menu above.

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About this Website

Our Eller Family Association website includes searchable information gathered from members across the country. As of Jun 2021 we have:

You can start by looking for a specific person using the search feature. Or you can review what's been added to the site recently by clicking on "What's New." We also try to respond to inquiries posted on our Facebook page.

All of this information is available without charge to the hundreds of Eller genealogists who visit our site regularly. But we need your help. While those of us working with the EFA are volunteers, there are costs that we must cover. Please consider joining our organization.

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New Books From the EFA

Two new books are available from the Eller Family Association. 

Book Covers

The first, “Marion Robert Eller: Record of Ancestors and Descendants” by Fay Joyce Eller and Evelyn Swanson, is 136 pages tracing the heritage of Marion Eller (1840-1924).  It is available for $20 plus $8 for shipping. 

The second, “Mountain Tallulah United Baptist Church Meeting Minutes: 1893-1918” compiled by Steve Eller, is 46 pages and includes references to a number of Eller families in the Towns County, Georgia, area.  It is available for $15 plus $8 shipping.

Orders can be placed thru Steve Eller, P.O. Box 52, Marble, NC.  Please include your return address.

Eller Obituaries

We've now added an obituary page for Eller descendants to the EFA website . Please advise the Editor of the Chronicles and/or the EFA Websmaster of additions or corrections.

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Benefit for Eller Cousin

A benefit for Keith “Doc” Eller was held recently in Walhalla, South Carolina. A large crowd gathered for the slow cooked BBQ and to bid on items donated for an auction and raffle. Doc was involved in an ATV accident in July.

friends attend event for Doc Eller

He has recently moved from a hospital into a rehabilitation facility. Unfortunately, Doc Eller did not have insurance and the medical bills will continue to increase as he goes through rehab. He is going to need a customized van as well as a special wheelchair.

Donations can be made through EFA President Steve Eller (ellerpop1@yahoo.com) at P.O. Box 52, Marble, NC 28905.

Doc is an Eller cousin. His great great-grandfather, Humphrey Posey Eller, was born in Towns County, Georgia in 1874. His grandfather, James Kimsey Eller, was also born in Towns County. Doc goes back to Susannah "Sukey" Eller through her son, Joseph.


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Fundraiser For Old Smyrna Cemetery Access

Steve Eller, President of the Eller Family Association, has received a land use permit form from the US Forest Service. This land use permit will allow his group of dedicated workers to finally develop a usable road and allow people to drive right up to the cemetery. The road has been torn up by off road vehicles, rain and other factors. Steve feelslike this may be the last chance to save this road which
allows workers to maintain Old Smyrna Cemetery.

road needing repair

There are about 45 graves at this location. Out of the eleven known to be buried there, nine are Eller/Garrett/Nicholson/Rogers Descendants. The Eller Family Association, Towns County Historical Society and concerned citizens need your help. An engineer and other citizens have donated their time and expertise to this project.

However, they are in need of donations for materials. A load of material (rocks, gravel and crusher run) will cost $150 to deliver. They are asking for donations for the cost of a load of materials, at least. Other donations will be needed complete the road as well. Smaller donations will be accepted. Please help support this effort if you can. You can do so through Facebook. If you do not have a Facebook account, contact Steve Eller directly.

Looking For Indiana Ellers

With the 2023 EFA Conference tentatively planned for the Bloomington, Indiana, area, planning chair Harvey Powers is looking for contacts and resources in that area.

The Bloomington area, and specifically Monroe County, was home to John Eller, Sr. (1786-1840). He moved there about 1832 and went on to become a Justice of the Peace and Probate Judge.  We’ve documented nearly a thousand of his descendants.

Do you or any of your family have contacts in Monroe County, Indiana?  Or can you trace your family back to John Eller, Sr.?  If so, will you please contact Harvey at harv@harveypowers.com.  

Updating the Jacob Eller Book

group at update meeting

Thanks to everyone that turned out on November 6th at the Hiawassee Historical Society for our Eller Family Event. Thanks to Sandra Green, Ed Eller, Jerry Taylor and Jerry Kendall for your time and help today. We gained a lot of family information to update the John Jacob Eller and His Descendant Book.

It's not to late to add your information. Contact Steve Eller at ellerpop1@yahoo.com. We are looking for dates of birth, places of birth, marriages and place of marriage and any burial location for those who have passed on.