I am the gggranddaughter of Jonathan G. Ellison who was born in Georgia in 1828 and lived in Polk County, Arkansas. I, and several others from our Ellison branch, have mistaken a John or Jonathan Ellison, born Oct 1829, also in Georgia. We have found this John in Logan County, Arkansas on the 1880 and 1900 US Census.
1880 Census, Logan County, Ark., lists John and daughters Molissa or Malissa age 10, Nancy Corley age 24, and granddaughter Minnie Corley age 3.
1890 Census, same county, lists John and daughter Nancy Corley and granddaughters Minnie and Ora L Corley.
It is believed that the second John may be related to "our" Jonathan G. Ellison.
I would appreciate any information that anyone could add about the Logan County, Ellisons.