Benjamin W. Ellison is listed on the 1870 U.S. Census with his family in the 11th Ward, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. This tells us that although Benjamin Walker served for Michigan in the Civil War, he and his family moved back to Cleveland, his hometown, after the War.
Lerryamin Ellison, age 26, works at a Malt House, born in England, both parents are of foreign birth, U.S. Citizen
Mary Ellison, age 22, keeping house, born in New York, both parents of U.S. birth
Samuel Ellison, age 4, born in Michigan, father of foreign birth
William Ellison, age 1, born in Ohio, father of foreign birth
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Cleveland Ward 11, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll: M593_1192; Page: 9B; Image: 22; Family History Library Film: 552691.
Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data:
- 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
- Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.