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14623
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John W. Ellis was state governor at the opening of the Civil War. Ellis was born and raised in Rowan County and served in county legislature until elected Judge of Superior Court in 1848. He would become governor with a victory over William W. Holden on the eve of warfare. Governorship would be short for Ellis who died July 4, 1861. Though Ellis did not serve the state during the Civil War, he made a lasting impression when early in the conflict he refused Lincoln North Carolina troops to fight the insurrection.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 27, Nov 1946, p11, 21-22
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15426
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Many distinguished North Carolinians, as well as citizens outside the state, are buried in the Old English cemetery at Salisbury. There rest the body of Governor John W. Ellis, as well as four English soldiers who in 1781 during Cornwallis' occupation of Salisbury, died of smallpox. Also buried there is John Joseph Burner, one of the earliest editors of the CAROLINA WATCHMAN, the state's oldest newspaper.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 4 Issue 23, Nov 1936, p5, 20, f
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30731
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An historic letter from Confederate President Jefferson Davis to NC Governor John Ellis was returned to the state archive after an injunction halted its sale. It is not known when the document went missing but the seller had purchased it from Sotheby’s in 1982. In the letter, Davis informs Ellis that he will request that Virginia send rifle-making machinery to North Carolina.
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37282
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Small biographical notes on correspondents in the letters of John Willis Ellis.
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37256
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Small biographical notes on correspondents in the letters of John Willis Ellis.