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Joseph ELLER

Joseph ELLER[1, 2]

Male Abt 1793 - 1863  (~ 70 years)

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  • Name Joseph ELLER 
    Born Abt 1792/93  Sullivan County, North Carolina ( Now Tenn.) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Sep 1863  Joseph Eller Cemetery, Eller Cove, Reems Creek, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Sep 1863  Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11  Jacob Eller
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2020 

    Father John Jacob "Jake" ELLER, Jr.,   b. 20 Mar 1754, Montgomery County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 108 years) 
    Mother Mary Marlena BIFFLE,   b. Abt 1758, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1837, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 7 May 1776  Davidson County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1806 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah STEPHENS,   b. Abt 1793,   d. Abt 1846/47  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1810/11 
    Children 
     1. John Eller,   b. 3 Jul 1918, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1865
     2. Nancy ELLER,   b. 17 Jun 1817, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1863 and 1869, Buncombe County, North Carolina (probably) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. Mary Ann ELLER,   b. 25 Feb 1820, probably Musgrove, Dekalb County, Alabame Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. late 1880's
     4. Jacob ELLER,   b. 14 Jan 1822, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1899, Hillsdale, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Elizabeth ELLER,   b. 5 Apr 1825, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1869, Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)
     6. Robert V. "Bob" ELLER,   b. 1828, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1852, Trousdale County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     7. James H. "Jim" ELLER,   b. 24 Nov 1831, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1869, Buncombe County, North Carolina (probably) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years)
     8. Abraham "Ab" ELLER,   b. 26 Aug 1833, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1866, Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)
     9. Joseph Michael Franklin "Frank" ELLER,   b. 11 Mar 1835, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1906, Grangeville, Idaho County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 7 May 2016 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Clorinda HAMILTON,   b. Abt 1828, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1848 
    Children 
     1. William Taylor "Bill" ELLER,   b. 1850, Eller Cove, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902  (Age 52 years)
     2. Margaret C. ELLER,   b. 1851, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. Joseph W. ELLER,   b. 1854, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age 56 years)
     4. Rebecca C. ELLER,   b. 1856, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1863 and 1869, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     5. Susannah "Susie" ELLER,   b. 7 Dec 1859, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1931, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. James ELLER,   b. Abt 1861, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1883 and 1889  (Age ~ 22 years)
    Last Modified 7 May 2016 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Eller, Joseph (1793-1863)
    Eller, Joseph (1793-1863)
    Son of John Jacob Eller, Jr. and Mary Biffle. Husband of Sarah Stephens.

    EFA Research - People
    'What happened to Joseph Eller's Estate' (Eller, Joseph (1792-1863))
    "What happened to Joseph Eller's Estate" (Eller, Joseph (1792-1863))
    By Susie Roberts Ray
    Eller, 'Joe' Pinion (1803-1880) 'Joe Eller's Gold'
    Eller, "Joe" Pinion (1803-1880) "Joe Eller's Gold"
    Supposedly Joe Eller (1803-1880) and his uncle, Joseph (1792-1863), mined gold in North Georgia.

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Eller served as Constable for Buncombe County from 1847 to 1862. Some of a constables duties were to deliver court orders, act as police, inform people their presence was requested in court, summon the people to list their taxes, which the sheriff would collect, and break up any disturbances of the peace.

      When the Civil War began, Nicholas Woodfin of Buncombe County obtained a contract with the Confederate Government to establish a distillery to make whiskey for the Confederate Army hospitals. Mr. Woodfin asked Robert Jasper Brank to manage the distillery. Mr. Brank didn't know how to make whiskey so he asked his friend and neighbor, Joseph Eller to teach him.

      Joseph Eller's estate took over eleven years to settle. A value of $13,000. was given on one estate paper. His estate was to be divided equally among his 13 living heirs. His son, Joseph Michael "Franklin" Eller, daughter, Elizabeth Pittman, and children of Nancy Justice, who was deceased, supposedly couldn't be located when the estate was settled.

      Joseph Michael Franklin Eller (Frank), went home to Buncombe County after being discharged from military duty after the Civil liar and found out his father had died in 1863. Frank Eller was told by his remaining family that they didn't recognize him. He had left home at age 15 because he didn't get along with his stepmother. He was told by his remaining family that all Ellers have the same walk and if he walked like an Eller he could stay. He turned and walked toward the gate. No one asked him to stay. He walked out the gate and out of their lives forever.

      Joseph Eller owned several farms, negro slaves, and more than 2000 acres when he died.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] "What happened to Joseph Eller's Estate?", Ray, Susie Roberts .

    2. [S7] Robertson, Blanche, et al, Robertson.