Gabriel Ellis, hardware dealer, of Huntington, was born in Mason County, Ky., November 3, 1825. He is the second son in a family of seven children born to Thornton and Mercy (Chinnith) Ellis, the former a native of Virginia and the latter a native of Ohio, of English and Scotch-Irish descent, respectively. Our subject grew up to manhood in his native county, working upon his father’s farm. At the age of twenty-three he left home and for two years thereafter he made his home with a brother-in-law in Bracken County, Ky. He then came to Huntington County and located in Clear Creek Township. There he was engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1878, at which time he came to the City of Huntington and engaged in the hardware business in partnership with Elias Hewitt. They have a large and commodious room, well-stocked, and are doing a good business. October 15, 1850, he was married to Susan H. Fee, a native of Bracken County, Ky. She was the daughter of James and Susan H. (Harmom) Fee, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter a native of Bracken County, Ky. Mr. Ellis is the father of two children, Fannie F. and James R. The latter died in the twenty-third year of his age. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Huntington—City & Township, p. 476.