George F. Ellis was born near Knottsville, Daviess County, Ky., Nov. 11, 1856. When he was four years of age his parents moved to Owensboro, where he was reared and educated. He attended the Kentucky University at Lexington three years, graduating in June, 1876. He returned to Owensboro and studied law during the summer with Owen & Ellis, teaching during the winter. He was admitted to the bar at the June term of 1880. In May, 1878, he married Josie Newton, a native of Carolina County, Va., born July 1, 1861. They have one child – Muriel, born Jan. 23, 1882. Mr. Ellis is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.