Joseph Dawson Batton & Zue Ella Wilson

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Born: July 7, 1869 in Green Cove Springs, Florida

Father: James Crawford Batten (1847-1922) from Micro, North Carolina (John Thomas Batten and Dolly Batten)

Mother: Charlotte Register (1843 – 1893) from Clay County, FL (John Register and Elizabeth Sweat)

Married: Zue Ella Wilson, born January 7, 1873 in Florida to William Henry Wilson and Lucy E Moody

Marriage Date: May 26, 1892, likely in Clay County

Children:

  1. Josie Catherine (March 17, 1893 – February 28, 1983)
  2. Samuel Finley (December 1, 1895 – January 17, 1972)
  3. Lucy E. (January 7, 1897 – April 1, 1926)
  4. Grace (January 1899 – ?)
  5. Ethel (August 18, 1901 – August 1966)
  6. Ira Thomas (October 31, 1903 – March 5, 1981)
  7. Emery M. (1906/1907 – ?)
  8. Harvey H (1909 – ?)

Death: May 29, 1921 in Jacksonville, Florida. Zue Ella would die 14 years later on July 4, 1935.

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Ahoy Austins!

5 Generations

Left to right: Josie Batton Austin, Lucy Moody Wilson, Evelyn Austin Ellis, Zuella Wilson Batton in wheel chair, Evelyn’s baby in Lucy’s arms.

Yes, it’s finally time to start on the Austin side. Above is a 5 generation photo of Evelyn, her mother Josie Catherine Batton, grandmother Zuella Wilson, and great grandmother Lucy E. Moody. The baby that Lucy (top middle) is holding could be any of Evelyn’s children. Lucy passed in 1944, and I’m not sure when this photo was taken.

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The Batton Siblings, left to right: Cecil, Aline, Harvey, Milton, I.T., Ethel, Sam, and Josie Batton.

Above, Josie with her brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures of Henry Austin.

Henry Austin was born in Middleburg, Florida on April 4, 1882. He was the son of Guilford (or Gifford) Austin and Kezziah Starling, and both were from Georgia. He went on to marry Josie Catherine Batton, who was born in Melrose, Florida on March 17, 1893. She was the daughter of Joseph Dawson Batton and Zuella Wilson, both from Green Cove Springs. After their marriage on June 28, 1915, and their daughter Evelyn’s birth in 1916, they moved to Middleburg, and then finally settled in Jacksonville sometime between 1920 and 1930. Together, they had 8 children that are on record. Henry passed away in Jacksonville on March 18, 1967. Josie also passed away in Jacksonville, on February 18, 1983. Both are buried in Orange Park.

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1900 Austin Household Census

Henry Austin

Age: 17

Born: April 1883 (actually, 1882)

Birthplace: Florida

Home in 1900: Middlebury (Middleburg), Clay, Florida

Race: White

Gender: Male

Relation to Head of House: Son

Marital Status: Single

Father’s Name: Gilford Ausin

Father’s Birthplace: Georgia

Mother’s Name: Kissie Austin

Mother’s Birthplace: Georgia

Occupation: At School

Household Members:

Gilford   55 yrs

Kissie   49 yrs

Ira   20 yrs

James   17 yrs (twin)

Henry   17 yrs (twin)

Joseph   15 yrs

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1900 Batton Household Census

Josie Catherine Batton

Age: 6

Birth Date: March 1894 (actually, 1893)

Birthplace: Florida

Home in 1900: Green Cove Springs, Clay, Florida

Race: White

Gender: Female

Relation to Head of House: Daughter

Marital Status: Single

Father’s Name: Joseph Batton

Father’s Birthplace: Florida

Mother’s Name: Jruella Batton (Zuella)

Mother’s Birthplace: Florida

Occupation: At School

Household Members:

Joseph   30 yrs

Jruella (Zuella)  27 yrs

Josie   6 yrs

Finley   4 yrs

Lucy   3 yrs

Grace   1 yrs

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Henry Austin’s WW1 Registration Card

Henry Austin

County: Clay

State: Florida

Birth Date: 4 April 1882

Race: White

Present Occupation: Farming

Nearest Relative: Josie Austin

Height: Short

Build: Medium

Eye Color: Blue

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1920 Austin Household Census

Henry Austin

Age: 38

Birth Year: abt 1882

Birthplace: Florida

Home in 1920: Middleburg, Clay, Florida

Race: White

Gender: Male

Relation to Head of House: Head

Marital Status: Married

Spouse’s Name: Josie Austin

Father’s Birthplace: Florida

Mother’s Birthplace: Florida

Home Owned: Rent

Able to Read: Yes

Able to Write: Yes

Household Members:

Henry   38 yrs

Josie   26 yrs

Eveline   3 yrs

Edeth   2 yrs

Unice   3 mths

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1930 Austin Household Census

Henry Austin

Gender: Male

Birth Year: abt 1882

Birthplace: Florida

Race: White

Home in 1930: Jacksonville, Duval, Florida

Marital Status: Married

Relation to Head of House: Head

Spouse’s Name: Josie Austin

Father’s Birthplace: Florida

Mother’s Birthplace: Florida

Occupation: Clerk at Express Agency (?)

Home Value: 3000

Age at First Marriage: 22

Household Members:

Henry   48 yrs

Josie   37 yrs

Evelyn   14 yrs

Edith   12 yrs

Emma   10 yrs

Henry   7 yrs

Virginia   6 yrs

Betty Ruth   3 yrs

James Schenck   80 yrs (boarder)

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1935 Austin Household Census

Henry Austin

Age: 52

Gender: Male

Race: White

Birth Place: Florida

Birth Year: abt 1883

Relationship to Head: Head

Spouse Name: Josie Austin

Census Year: 1935

Household Members:

Henry   52 yrs

Josie   41 yrs

Eunice   15 yrs

Henry J.   12 yrs

Virginia   11 yrs

Betty Ruth   8 yrs

Earl   4 yrs

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1940 Austin Household Census

Henry Austin

Age: 58

Birth Year: abt 1882

Gender: Male

Race: White

Birthplace: Florida

Marital Status: Married

Home in 1940: Duval, Florida

Street: Route 5 Box 92

Farm: No

Occupation: Truck Driver

Value of Home: 1500

Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 4th grade

Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48

Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work

Weeks Worked in 1939: 52

Income: 1800

Household Members:

Henry   58 yrs

Jessie (Josie)    47 yrs

Virginia   16 yrs

Betty R   13 yrs

Earl   9 yrs

Joe Clark   4 yrs (listed as grandson of Henry)

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1941 City Directory

Henry Austin

Gender: Male

Residence Year: 1941

Residence Place: Jacksonville, Florida

Occupation: Vehiclemn (vehicleman, or mechanic?)

Spouse: Josie

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1947 Divorce Index

Henry Austin & Josie Austin

Divorce Date: 1947

County: Duval

Certificate Number: 2558

Next up to be dissected is Charles Walter Ellis and Frances E Silcox. Until next time…

Chey aka glockbird91 🙂

Previews and Politicians

Here is a fuller tree to feast your eyes on. These are the people I shall be covering in upcoming months.

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Ellis/Austin Tree

Also, say hello to Grandpa Jet’s 1st cousin twice removed, Leven H. Ellis. They shared Levin Ellis, the first of his name, as a great great grandfather and a grandfather, respectively.

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Leven Handy Ellis (1881 – 1968)

His biography from the Alabama State Archives website:

Lieutenant Governor: 1943-47

 Leven Handy Ellis, of Columbiana, was born at Nixburg, Coosa County, Alabama, on April 6, 1881. He was the son of Franklin Handy and Eliza (Wren) Ellis, the former a native of Coosa County, Ala.; grandson of Levan Handy[sic] and Mariah Culver Ellis also of Coosa County, and Mack and Sarah Wren of Elmore and later Coosa County, Alabama.

Mr. Ellis obtained his education in the public schools of Coosa County, received a B. Ped. degree from the Troy Normal School in 1907, and was awarded a LL.B. degree by the University of Alabama in 1909. Beginning the practice of law in Columbiana on June 1, 1909 he continued at that place for many years. He was State Senator from the Fifteenth Senatorial District from 1927 to 1931 and a member of the House of Representatives of the Alabama Legislature from 1936 to 1943. In addition, he was Mayor of Columbiana for two terms, delegated to the Democratic National Convention from the sixth Congressional District of Alabama in 1940, member of the Code Committee of the Alabama Legislature in 1940, and was a member of the State Board of Education since 1927. He was a Democrat, having served as Chairman of the Shelby County Executive Committee of this party; Methodist; Shriner; Elk and an Eagle.

On September 30, 1908 he was married to Bertha daughter of Wiley James and Francis Miller Corley of Flint Hill, Coosa County, Alabama, the wedding taking place at Rockford, Alabama. His children are Frank C., Evelyn, Mary Louise, Bertha and Margaret.

Ellis died on January 4, 1968.

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Handy Ellis, left, and brother Franklin “Butch” Ellis grew up on a family farm in Columbiana.

Above are his grandsons Handy (deceased as of February 2012) and Butch. Does this scene on horseback seem familiar? 😉

Chey aka glockbird91

Is this Grandma Susie?

I’ve recently come across an interesting record of what might be Susie Ellis before she was married to Wade Sr. It lists a woman named Susan M Marvin as living with a J K Marvin, and being a musician. On familysearch.org I came across Wade and Susie’s marriage record, and it lists her as having the last name Marvin. Unfortunately, the site doesn’t have a scanned picture of the record. That is the only record I’ve come across that has her maiden name listed. I also searched for J K Marvin, and came across a 1900 census with he and his wife living in Georgia, with two young sisters with the last name Renolds, with both born in Florida. I’ve heard this name attributed to Susie before as well. In the 1910 census it has the same family, minus the elder sister, living in Jacksonville. The younger sister, Beatrice, now has Marvin as her surname. Take note, Susie and Wade married in October of 1909, so chances are she moved out to live with her husband.

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Susan is on the right page, below the middle.

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1900 Census for the Marvin family.

NAME: MAMIE S RENOLDS

AGE: 9

BIRTH DATE: JAN 1891

BIRTHPLACE: FLORIDA

HOME IN 1900: SAVANNAH, CHATHAM, GEORGIA

RACE: WHITE

GENDER: FEMALE

RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: DAUGHTER

FATHER: J K MARVIN

MOTHER: MARY MARVIN

NAME: BEATTRIC RENOLDS

AGE: 6

BIRTH DATE: APR 1894

BIRTHPLACE: FLORIDA

HOME IN 1900: SAVANNAH, CHATHAM, GEORGIA

RACE: WHITE

GENDER: FEMALE

RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: DAUGHTER

FATHER: J K MARVIN

MOTHER: MARY MARVIN

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1910 Census for the Marvin family.

NAME: BEATRISE HESS (BEATRISE MARVIN)

AGE: 17

BIRTH YEAR: ABT 1893

BIRTHPLACE: FLORIDA

HOME IN 1910: PICKETTS, DUVAL, FLORIDA

RACE: WHITE

GENDER: FEMALE

RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: DAUGHTER

MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED

SPOUSE: BENJAMIN HESS

FATHER: J K MARVIN

MOTHER: MARY MARVIN

Beatrice Marvin Hess went on to have at least 5 children with her husband: Fred, Benjamin, James, Juanita, and Harry.  On June 3, 1933, she died at the age of 40, and is buried in Bradenton, Florida. If any of these names sound familiar or ring any bells, let me know.

Chey aka glockbird91

36,713 Days

Around 9 PM this afternoon, Grandpa Jet passed away.  He was 100 years, 6 months, and 1 week old. In his final days, he was surrounded by those that loved him dearly, and will go into the arms of loved ones that have been missing and waiting for him. You can rest easy now Grandpa, for surely you have earned it. We love you and will continue to cherish the time we had. Say hello to everyone for us.

Grandpa Jet

Wade Ellis Sr and Susie Reynolds

Grandpa Gillen

Grandpa Gillen

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Grandma Susie

Wade Gillen Ellis Sr was born July 15th, 1886 in Duval County, Florida. He was the son of Charles Walter Ellis and Frances E Silcox. He married Susie Marie Reynolds, born January 4th, 1989 in St. Augustine, who was of Menorcan heritage. Together they had many children, and have at least 50 or more descendants living today. Wade Sr passed March 18th, 1976 in Jacksonville, Florida. Susie passed  October 12th, 1973, also in Jacksonville. I came across a marriage certificate last year that lists a Wade G Ellis marrying a Susie Marvin on October 6th, 1909 in Florida, though I’m not sure if it has any correlation to our Susie.

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1900 Census

Name:  W Gillen Ellis

Age:  13

Birth Date:  Jul 1886

Birthplace:  Florida

Home in 1900:  Prices, Duval, Florida

Race:  White

Gender:  Male

Relation to Head of House:  Son

Marital Status:  Single

Father’s Name:  C W Ellis

Father’s Birthplace:  Florida

Mother’s Name:  Francis E Ellis

Mother’s Birthplace:  Florida

Household Members:

C W Ellis   38 yrs

Francis E Ellis   32 yrs

Levin J Ellis   15 yrs

W Gillen Ellis   13 yrs

W A Ellis   10 yrs

C Cirk Ellis   8 yrs

W E Ellis   5 yrs

G E Ellis   2 yrs

Inda Wilson   15 yrs (Orphan)

Joel Townrand (Townsend)  62 yrs (Uncle to C W Ellis)

Jerrey Townrand (Jessey Townsend)   19 yrs (Cousin to C W Ellis)

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1910 Census

Name:  Wade G Ellis

Age:  23

Birth Year:  abt 1887

Birthplace:  Florida

Home in 1910:  Jacksonville, Ward 8, Duval, Florida

Race:  White

Gender:  Male

Relation to Head of House:  Head

Marital Status:  Married

Spouse’s Name:  Susie Ellis

Father’s Birthplace:  Florida

Mother’s Birthplace:  Florida

Household Members:

Wade G Ellis   23 yrs

Susie Ellis   20 yrs

Levin J Ellis   25 yrs (Wade’s Brother)

Harley Hogan   24 yrs (Boarder)

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1915 City Directory

They are listed near the bottom on the left page.

Name:  Wade G Ellis

Gender:  M (Male)

Residence Year:  1915

Residence Place:  Jacksonville, Florida

Occupation:  Dairy

Spouse:  Susie Ellis

For the 1920 and 1930 records, go to Grandpa Jet’s post.

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1935 Census

Name:  W. D Ellis  <–typo

Age:  48

Gender:  Male

Race:  White

Birthplace:  Florida

Birth Year:  abt 1887

Relationship to Head of House:  Husband

Spouse Name:  Susie Ellis

Census Year:  1935

Locality:  Precinct 20

County:  Duval

Household Members:

W D Ellis   48 yrs

Susie Ellis   40 yrs

Pete Ellis   22 yrs

Jabo Ellis   17 yrs

Archie Ellis   12 yrs

Dan Ellis   10 yrs

Liny Ellis   9 yrs

Fred Ellis   7 yrs

Carolyn Ellis   3 yrs

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1940 Census

Name:  Wade G Ellis

Age:  52

Birth Year:  abt 1888

Gender:  Male

Race:  White

Birthplace:  Florida

Marital Status:  Married

Relation to Head of House:  Head

Home in 1940:  Duval, Florida

Street:  Route 5 Box 118

Farm:  Yes

Inferred Residence in 1935:  Duval, Florida

Residence in 1935:  Same House

Resident on farm in 1935:  Yes

Occupation:  Night Watchman

House Owned or Rented:  Owned

Value of Home or Monthly Rental:  2500

Attended School or College:  No

Highest Grade Completed:  Elementary school, 8th grade

Hours Worked Week Prior to Census:  40

Duration of Unemployment:  26

Class of Worker:  Wage or salary worker in Government work

Weeks Worked in 1939:  26

Income Other Sources:  No

Household Members:

Wade G Ellis   52 yrs

Sussie Ellis   49 yrs

Daniel Ellis   15 yrs

Maud A Ellis   14 yrs

Fred W Ellis   11 yrs

Carolyan B Ellis   8 yrs

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World War I Draft Registration Card 1917 – 1918

The only thing I can make out from this is that he was tall with a medium build, had grey eyes, black(?) hair, and wasn’t bald.

Grandma Evelyn

I plan on adding a picture at some point.

Mrs Wade Ellis Jr was Evelyn Mamie Austin, born March 20th, 1916 in or around Middleburg, Florida. She was one of the daughters of Henry E Austin and Josie Batton. She married Wade Ellis on May 22nd, 1931. Together, they had four children:  Jerold, Henry, Donald, and Joann. From these children, they have had 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren. That’s 26 descendants in total. Evelyn passed away on January 22nd, 1997 in Jacksonville.

Marriage Record for Wade and Evelyn Ellis.

Marriage Record for Wade and Evelyn Ellis.

And now for the census records:

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1920 Census

Name:  Eveline Austin

Age: 3

Birth Year:  abt 1917

Birthplace:  Florida

Home in 1920:  Middleburg, Clay, Florida

Race:  White

Gender:  Female

Relation to Head of House:  Daughter

Marital Status:  Single

Father’s Name:  Henry Austin

Father’s Birthplace:  Florida

Mother’s Name:  Josie Austin

Mother’s Birthplace:  Florida

Household Members:

Henry Austin   38 yrs

Josie Austin   26 yrs

Eveline Austin   3 yrs

Edeth Austin   2 yrs

Unice Austin   3 mos

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1930 Census

Name:  Evelyn Austin

Age:  14

Gender:  Female

Birth Year:  abt 1916

Birthplace:  Florida

Race:  White

Home in 1930:  Jacksonville, Duval, Florida

Marital Status:  Single

Relation to Head of House:  Daughter

Father’s Name:  Henry Austin

Father’s Birthplace:  Florida

Mother’s Name:  Josie Austin

Mother’s Birthplace:  Florida

Household Members:

Henry Austin   48 yrs

Josie Austin   37 yrs

Evelyn Austin   14 yrs

Edith Austin   12 yrs

Emma Austin   10 yrs  (aka Unice)

Henry Austin   7 yrs

Virginia Austin   6 yrs

Betty Ruth Austin   3 yrs, 8 mos

James Schenck   80 yrs (Boarder)

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1938 City Directory

Evelyn and Wade are listed near the bottom of the left column on the right page.  Wade is listed as a salesman at Dinsmore Dairy.

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1945 Florida State Census

Name:  Evellyn Ellis

Age:  29

Gender:  Female

Race:  White

Birthplace:  Florida

Est. Birth Year:  abt 1916

Census Year:  1945

Locality:  Precinct 29

County:  Duval

Next up is Grandpa Jet’s parents. Stay tuned.  🙂