It was suggested to me that I post my message to both the Union and the Van Buren counties
as the 1880 census lists this family in Union, Van Buren, Iowa.
I am looking for Robert S. Ellis who moved from Erie, N.Y. to Iowa in about 1872. His
wife's name was Betsy who was English. They had 4 children Charles R., Samuel F.,
Mary and Anna M. Robert was listed as a clergyman in the 1880 census but while in N.Y. he
was listed as a farmer.
I would really appreciate any lead or suggestion as how to track them down.