Photograph by Edward L. Williams
Joseph Allen Ellington was born December 3, 1846. He was a Civil
War Veteran having served in Co. D, (Wigfall Rifles) of the 15 Mississippi
Regiment. His wife, Annie (5 Jan 1857 - 31 Aug 1929) received Confederate Pension #38350
and # 31073. Children I have listed are: Clyde
A., Fred Emmett, Annie O., Willie, Josie, and Ernest Earl Ellington though there may be others. Joe died on April 23, 1916.
Joe and Annie are buried in the Prairie
Grove Cemetery at Emmett, Navarro Co., TX.
Some records show Joseph Archie Ellington, I am not sure which is correct.
OBITUARY FOR ANNIE (ALLEN) ELLINGTON
Mrs. J. A. Ellington (nee Annie Allen) was married to Joseph A. Ellington
Dec 13, 1876. To this union was born eleven children. Four dead and
seven living: Annie Garham, Fred Ellington, Willie Hampton, Clyde Ellington,
Josie Cox, Earl Ellington, and Maude Cox.
Sister Ellington joined the Baptist Church at the age of sixteen at Sattis
Miss. She joined Prairie Grove Baptist Church at Emmett, Navarro Co.,
Texas in the year 1915.
She was a kind and helpful neighbor and always ready and willing to do
good. She was a kind and affectionate mother and congenial wife. She
bore her affections with patience, always trusting everything to the Lord.
She will be missed by all her neighbors and all who knew her. Her
children will realize they have lost their best friend.
"Children make sure while on the troublesome road of your prospects
toward the loving abode, no dearer friends on Earth were ever given, Than those
which are our Mother, home and heaven" ... Committee; Mr. and Mrs. J. T
Stroder & Mrs. W. H. Bowen
WEST END NEWS.
Another good rain last night and this morning just at daylight there was a phone
message over the Emmett line to notify the children and other relatives that Mr.
Ellington, their aged father, died suddenly last night at the home of his
son-in-law, Mr. Hampton, near Spring Hill. One more of the old ex-Rebs has
answered to the last roll call. Mr. Ellington was past his 69th year and came to
Texas from Mississippi seven years ago. At this writing I canít tell you where
the burial will take place.