Trying to find out info on the first immigrant (from Ollis family) into the US, English born Matthias Ollis (1795-1838).
see grave and a picture here:http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin//fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8...
He married in Illinois in 1822 and lived in Pontoosuc, Hancock County, Illinois, USA.
One family theory is he may have come over with the British army during 1812-5 war and stayed as I believe some English militia stayed on to fight on the native American side with Black hawk through to 1817???
It would be good to find an exact date he arrived on US shores and ideally a little back story.
Matthias Ollis was my great x4 grandfathers brother.
Many thanks for any help/info.