Hi! I'm asking for a lot with the little information I've got to go on, but I do really appreciate anything that could help.
I'm looking for a Zachariah Ellis (born about 1780 in Maryland) & his wife Linda Hanna Dehaven (sometimes known as Malinda). I'm descended from their son Samuel Ellis, born abt 1814 in Franklin County, VA & died in 1898 in Mason County, Illinois.
Zachariah's birth date is approximate, based on the marriage information he was 29, and he's shown in 3 census as being born in 1780 in Maryland.
I know that Zachariah married Hanna on 12 Aug, 1809 in Franklin County. I know they had a daughter named Esther (born about 1811 in Franklin county), & a son named Zachariah (born about 1822).
Per the 1820 Census, Zachariah has 2 white males living with him UNDER 10, & 2 white females living with him UNDER 10. I can account for Samuel as one son, and Esther as one daughter. Zachariah & Linda are both accounted for as well. That leaves 2 children - 1 male, 1 female, that I know nothing about. They must have been born between 1810 & 1820 to show on the census. My dad says he THINKS he was told that Samuel had a sister who died in childhood but he doesn't remember anything else.
Basically I'm looking for information on WHEN Zachariah died (I would assume in Franklin county, as Linda died in Franklin county in 1865), WHO these other children are (and if there is any information on birth dates, death dates, possible marriages if they reached adulthood), and who Zachariah's parents might be.
Anything, and I mean anything, that someone might have - even the smallest scrap, would be incredibly appreciated.