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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


ELLIS BANE.—Among the prominent farmers and stock-growers who spent a long life in Greene County was Ellis Bane, deceased, who was born in Richhill Township, March 6, 1804, and died in 1882.  He was a son of Jesse Bane, a pioneer settler of this county.  This history of the family shows them to have been farmers, and usually successful.  At the time of his death Mr. Bane was the owner of 400 acres of land.  His remains lie in Leazure Cemetery; a handsome monument marks the last resting place.  He was twice married.  His second wife was Elizabeth Conkey.  Three of their children are now living, the oldest being Ellis Bane, who now resides on the home farm, and owns 237 acres of well improved land.  He was born in Richhill Township, received a common-school education, has been an industrious, energetic farmer, and successful in his business.  Mr. Bane was married in October, 1886, in West Virginia to Lelia, daughter of Joshua and Rebecca (Fitzgerald) Hipsley.  Mrs. Bane is of English and Irish descent.  They have one child—Clyde.  Mr. Bane is a strict adherent of the Democratic party.  His wife is a member of the Presbyterian Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 17 January 2009

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