My husband's family decends from the Ellison's that were in Hempstead in 1673. See list below. I have been able to connect him to Charles Ellison1 b. c. 1818 and Hannah ? b. c. 1828.
Their children were: Charles H. Ellison b. Feb. 1841 d. before 1920--Samuel B. Ellison b. March 1849--Margaret Ellison b. c. 1850--Maria Ellison b. c. 1852--Ann Ellison b. c. 1854--George Ellison b. August 1855--Mary Ellison b. c. 1858--Jane Ellison b. August 1859--Joseph Ellison b. June 1862.
Charles H. Ellison2 married abt 1864 Maria ? b. September 1840.
They had four sons: Smith Ellison3 b. April 1865, Charles H. Ellison b. August 1867, Elbert B. Ellison b. December 25, 1876, William Ellison b. March 22, 1879.
Samuel B. Ellison2 married about 1886 unknown d. before 1900. They had Maude Ellison b. January 1887.
George Ellison2 married abt 1877 Anna E. Nutz b. March 1857 d. before 1920. They had:
Charles Augustus Ellison b. Oct. 12, 1878--Nellie M. Ellison b. May 1881--Mary Frances Ellison b. Dec. 1887--Martha Amelia Ellison b. Feb. 1891--George Ellison b. May 9, 1892--Emily M. Ellison b. Feb. 1898.
Jane Ellison2 married Charles Franklin Bedell
In the bold print are my husband's direct ancestors that were in The Town of Hempstead in 1673. The Bedell's are his maternal side and the Ellison's his fraternal side. Along the way the Smith's, Valentines, Carman's and the Gildersleeve's married into the Ellison family.
NAMES OF INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD-1673 [Vanderkemp's Transl. Of Dutch Rec. XXII.]
John -------- John Hobbs Jan Roelossen John Smith Blew John Langd
Elbert Hubssen Richard Geldersley, Senr Jonathan Semmes Lewis Noit ------ ------- John Bordes John Ellison, jun Vrolphert Jacobs Robbard Marisseu Thomas Seabrook Jan Carman Mos Hemmery Samuel Jackson John Symons, jun John Beets carpenter John Pine Robert Jackson Samuel Embry Peter Jansen Symon Tory Matthew Beedel William Ware John Smith Matthew Beedel Comes Solomon Semmar Peter janse Schol ThoEllison mas Teunis Smith Richard Gildersly Philip David Richard Valentin jun Robbert Beedill ----------- Hopkins Joseph Wood George Hallet -------------- ----------- Herman Flouwer Samuel Allen Adam View William Dose Richard Valentyn Edward Titus Symon Foster Kaleb Carman Richard Ellison Henry Mott John Williams John Seavin Wm Fourmer Thomas Richmore Thomas Teasey Joseph Small John Ellesson Thomas Ireland Walter Pine Edward Spry Thomas Ellison Josia Carman William Osborne Joseph Gem John Peacock Edward Remson Thomas Champion John Quakerson John fossaker Joseph Pettet Thomas Daniels John Sorram Richard Fotter John Napper James Payne John Bedell Richard Osborn William Fixton Thomas Southward George Robbert Samuel Denton John Beates Charles Abram Robberd Hobbs Calvet Goullet Thomas Appelbe Thomas Sodderd Christoffel Yeomans Samuel Smith John Smith jun John woully ----------- Persell Joseph Williams Edward Banbury Adam Mott Junr Ralph Haal Thomas Gowes Sameul Jackson Daniel Beedell John Mavein Joseph Truax John Jackson Wm Thorne Joseph Hoyt & Jonathan Smith Joshua Watske Nine others whose names are lost.
Source: "Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York," by Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, 1860.
O'Callaghan, E. B., The Documentary History of the State of New York, Vol. 1, (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., Public Printers, 1850) pp. 427-428.