Everest Family Genealogy Forum
I've got your girl. She is found on p. 201 of DESCENDANTS OF ANDREW EVEREST OF YORK, MAINE (1955) by Winifred Lovering Holman, the youngest child of James and Prudence (Carriel) Everest of Peru, Clinton Co., NY: "Ellen, b. 1838, aged 12 in 1850; m. ---- Eells; she is said to have had two children." The Eells and Everest families of Clinton Co., N.Y. are heavily intertwined. Ellen M. Everest and Waterman Eells were cousins. Here is a little "Ahnentafel" of her ancestry (to get parents, multiply by 2 and add 1 for the mother; to see a child, divide by 2). Note that I've not done the Carriel or Woodbury lines behind Ellen's mother, nor all the lines of earlier Eells spouses. These should be quite do-able but I don't have the books to hand. There are some quite good things for New England Woodburys especially.
1. Ellen M. Everest, b. prob. Peru, NY 1838, d. Schuyler Falls, NY 12 June 1869, bur. in the cemetery there; m. Waterman Eells.
2. James Everest, Addison, Vt. 10 June 1788-prob. Peru, Clinton Co. NY ca. 1876; m. prob. Peru, March 1813
3. Prudence Carriel, Sutton, Mass.? 8 Aug. 1795, prob. d. Peru between 1850 and 1860
4. [Corporal] Joseph Everest, b. Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Conn. 8 Aug. 1754-Peru NY 13 Sept. 1825. Like his brother Benjamin (my ancestor) Joseph Everest was captured by the British and their Indian allies at least once, and escaped. In Carleton's Raid on the Lake Champlain settlements of late 1778 Joseph was captured and was taken to prison in Montreal, from which he escaped. The ankle he injured during that escape made him lame. About 1800 he moved from Addison to Ticonderoga, NY (just across Lake Champlain), later north to Peru, Clinton Co., NY. Joseph Everest m. Manchester, Bennington Co., Vt. 6 Sept. 1779
5. Sarah "Sally" Eells, b. Scituate, Mass. 26 July 1755, d. Peru 5 March 1835
6. Aaron Carriel of Sutton, Mass. and Charlestown, N.H.; m. 1784
7. Sally Woodbury
8. Benjamin Everest ["Jr."], Guilford, Conn. 12 Oct. 1718-prob. Salisbury, Conn. 2 April 1784 (poss. by 18 Sept. 1783), an early settler at Addison, Vt. (retreated to his former home, Salisbury, during the Revolutionary War during which his three sons served from Addison); m. Saybrook, Conn. 23 Feb. 1741/2
9. Esther/Hester Dudley, b. Saybrook, Conn. 3 May 1723, d. Panton (next to Addison), Vt. in April/May 1803; m. (2) Peter Ferris, Esq. of Panton
10. Waterman Eells, bp. Scituate, Mass. 13 Aug. 1732, later of Lanesborough, Mass., killed at the Battle of Bennington 16 Aug. 1777; m. Pembroke, Mass. (rec. Scituate VRs 2:112) 23 July 1753
11. Sarah "Sally" Tubbs, b. Pembroke 7 March 1730/1, a twin (Pembroke VRs p. 209), d. Peru 19 July 1825 ae. 95:4:1; m. (2) late in life Seth Chase. The 1969 Eells genealogy (p. 65) is wrong when it says that she died young and #10 m. a Miss Chase by whom he had all his children.
12, 13. Carriel.
14, 15. Woodbury.
16. Benjamin Everest, Guilford, Conn. ca. 1685-Saybrook, Conn. between 20 Feb. 1755-4 Feb. 1756; m. Guilford 21 Jan. 1707/8
17. Hannah Jones, b. New Haven, Conn. 6 May 1697-living Saybrook 5 Sept. 1751
18. Joseph Dudley of Saybrook
19. Sarah Pratt
20. John Eells, b. Scituate, Mass. 5 Feb. 1708/9, d. by drowning, North Carolina, 24 Aug. 1750; m. Scituate 4 June 1730 (VRs 2:319)
21. Abiah Waterman, Marshfield, Mass. 11 Dec. 1714-Middletown, Conn. 27 Feb. 1782 ae. 67; m. (2) Middletown 22 Sept. 1765 Elijah Miller (E.F. Waterman and D.L. Jacobus, The Waterman Family, vol. 1: Descendants of Robert Waterman of Marshfield, Massachusetts for Seven Generations , p. 133)
22. William Tubbs; m. Pembroke, Mass. 6 March 1721 (Pembroke VRs p. 365)
23. Abigail Bonney, called dau. of Thomas & Sarah in Pembroke VRs, p. 365
32. Isaac Everest, b. York, Maine ca. 1650s?, d. Guilford, Conn. 23 Jan. 1696/7, son of the emigrant Andrew Everest of York, Maine (living there 22 March 1680/1, prob. also 11 May 1683), & w. Barbara ---- (living York 8 June 1681). Isaac m. York? ca. 1675
33. Joanna ----, d. Guilford 8 Nov. 1703
34. Nathaniel Jones, d. New Haven 1691, son of Conn. Dep. Gov. William Jones (d. 1706) & first w. Mary ----
35. Abigail Atwater, dau. of David Atwater, emigrant to New Haven, Conn. from Lenham, Kent, & w. Damaris Sayre (dau. of Thomas Sayre of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire; Lynn, Mass. and Southampton, L.I.)
36. William Dudley, Jr. of Saybrook, son of William Dudley & Jane Lutman (who were m. Stevenage, Herts. 1636). There is no connection between this Dudley family and that of Gov. Thomas Dudley of Mass. and believe me, people have tried to find one.
37. Mary Roe, dau. of Hugh Roe
38. John Pratt of Saybrook
39. Sarah Jones, dau. of Thomas Jones (d. 1654) and first w. Mary ---- (d. 1650)
40. Rev. Nathaniel Eells, b. Milford, Conn. 26 Nov. 1677-Scituate, Mass. 25 Aug. 1750; m. Scituate 12 Oct. 1704
41. Hannah North, d. Scituate 2 May 1754 ae. 75
42. Joseph Waterman, b. Marshfield, Mass. 2 January 1676, d. there 23 Nov. 1715, son of Joseph & Sarah (Snow) Waterman; m. there 16 June 1709 his first cousin
43. Lusannah Snow, b. Marshfield 7 March 1682/3, d. Pembroke 7 March 1732 ae. 49, dau. of Josiah & Rebecca (Barker) Snow; m. (2) Marshfield 3 June 1723 Thomas Tracy
44, 45. Tubbs
46, 47. Bonney
The 1969 Eells genealogy, a MOST uneven piece of work, claims (p. 107, under Mrs. Sarah Eells Everest) that Joseph Everest was born in France and came to these shores when but six months old (nonsense; his birth is in Salisbury, Conn. VRs) and garbles together the French and Indian War (1750s) and the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). In this, his Indian captors convey him to Quebec in an attempt to impress him into the French service. This must be somebody's misunderstanding of Carleton's Raid of late 1778 on the Lake Champlain settlements (where Addison is). In sober fact, Joseph Everest's name appears on a list of prisoners taken by the British to Montreal. This quotation from the genealogy sounds like an account passed down in the family: "In making his escape from the prison in which he was confined, he was obliged to drop from the eaves to the ground, a distance of 40 feet, and in so doing he injured his hip so badly that he was lame for the rest of his life..." (elsewhere I've seen it as his ankle - ouch whichever way) The 1969 work is by Revs. Myron Eells, Wm. W. Eells and Earnest Edward Eells, and is entitled "EELLS FAMILY HISTORY IN AMERICA 1633-1952" but contains later dates. Use with caution. "THE WATERMAN FAMILY" (3 vols.) by Edgar Francis Waterman and Donald Lines Jacobus is (not a surprise, given the reputation of the compilers) of MUCH higher quality; Abiah (Waterman) Eells appears in vol. 1 (Desc. of Robert Waterman of Marshfield), p. 133.
So Waterman Eells (1836-) and Ellen M. Everest (1838-1869) are second cousins, as they each share a set of great-grandparents in Waterman and Sally (Tubbs) Eells.
Descendants of Abiah (Waterman) Eells are eligible for membership in the Mayflower Society thus:
RICHARD WARREN, d. Plymouth, Mass. 1628, passenger on the Mayflower; m. ELIZABETH ---- (ca. 1580-Plymouth 2 Oct. 1673 ae. above 90); had dau.
ABIGAIL WARREN, b. prob. England ca. 1618-d. Marshfield, Mass. after 3 Jan. 1692/3; m. Plymouth 8 Nov. 1639 ANTHONY SNOW, b. England, d. Plymouth between 8-31 Aug. 1692; had (1) dau.
SARAH SNOW, b. Marshfield in June 1651-d. there 11 Sept. 1741 ae. 90:3; m. prob. Marshfield ca. 1673 JOSEPH WATERMAN, b. Marshfield ca. 1649-d. there 3 Jan. 1710/1 ae. 62, son of the emigrants Robert & Elizabeth (Bourne) Waterman; had son JOSEPH WATERMAN JR. (1676-1715)
(2) son JOSIAH SNOW (d. Marshfield Aug. 1692) who m. prob. Marshfield ca. 1669 REBECCA BARKER, d. ther 28 April 1711, dau. of Robert & Lucy (----) Barker. They had dau. LUSANNAH SNOW (1638-1732) who m. JW Jr. above.
Reference: Robert S. Wakefield, Janice A. Beebe et al., Mayflower Families in Progress: Richard Warren of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations, 6th ed., 1997, pp. 1, 6-7, 31-32, 122-23, 127). This is a pamphlet available from The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 4 Winslow St., Plymouth, MA 02360.
Hope this is of use. My mother's mother's mother was Eugenia Rachel Everest - another second cousin of Ellen M. (Everest) Eells. It's nice to "meet" other people with Everest interests! Best of luck.