There is a Kennebec Township in Addington Co., Ont., near Madoc,Hastings Co.
Since the 1881 census was taken before Andrew's birth on Aug. 10, 1881, he does not appear. However, in the same census in Huntingdon, Hastings N., there is an Ellise family.
Walker Ellise Irish 25 born Ont. farmer C. Methodist
Isabel Ellise Irish 25 born Ont. "
Emmie Ellise Irish 1 born Ont.
In the !901 census, the same family, now spelled Ellis, is living in the same place, with 4 children at home, Ellen, 13, Phoebe, 6, Willie, 4 & Annie, 1.
At the same time, in Kennebec, Addington Co., there was a James Ellis, born Feb. 13, 1887, listed as an adopted son with Thomas & Harriet Woodcock. I suspect that he is also a son of Walker & Isabel Ellis & possibly a brother to Andrew.
To access the 1901 automated census online go to - - -http://automatedgenealogy.com/index.html
The transcription does not list place of birth. However, if you go the top of the page on which a person is listed & use the split screen, for the original census, then click on their # sequence, & scroll to the right, it is usually listed.
Good Hunting !