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Ellison Cave and History

This land is where my grandfather Gus Ellison was born and grew up as a young lad, not only was it his homeplace, God saw fit that he helped his father harvest the land, little did they know what God had planted under the soil, a wonder all it's own and now it's called " Ellison Cave". Help us save this CAVE and other CAVES and several CEMETRIES that are within the boundaries of this mining. Thru the eyes of Larry "Smokie" Caldwell and Marion O Smith, I have seen the wonders that God has made under ground PLEASE HELP to save this precious land.

Ellison Cave Information:

Estelle Mining Deed

image: Augustus Parks Ellison
Augustus Parks Ellison
(1842 - 1912)

Augustus Park Ellison, Prv. Co F 16 th Reg ( enlisted by his father 3rd Segt. Alexander P.Ellison) He was wounded in the arm and captured at Crampton's Gap, Md. Sept 14, 1862. Sent to Field Hospital at Burkittsville, Md. Left arm amputated near shoulder joint. Sent from Baltimore, Md. to Fortress Monroe, Va. Oct. 11, 1862. Discharged on Account of loss of arm at Richmond, Va. Oct. 14, 1862.

Augustus married on (his parents anv) 26 Nov 1867 in Dekalb Co Ala to Mary Key-Quick, Mary was married to William Quick and they had a daughter , Alice, b: abt 1866 in Ala. Alice was listed as an Ellison on 1870, 1880 census.

Augustus and Mary moved from Dekalb Cnty Ala to Jackson Cnty, Ala on the Dade Cnty Georgia line and in Jan 1881 he and Mary had purchase 156 1/2 acre of Castle Rock Coal of Georgia.

Augustus and Mary had 5 known children per 1870, 1880 census.

1. Thomas Ellison, b. abt 1868 Ala.
2. May or Mary Ellison, b. abt 1872 Ala
3. Frank W. Ellison, b. June 1876 Ala
4. Joseph Ellison, b. abt 1878
5. Gola Ellison, b. abt 1880 Jackson Co Ala.

No other information on Mary or their children.

Augustus filed for his penison in Dade Co Ga on 09 Feb 1891 and he also filed in Walker County, Georgia

After Mary death Augustus married 25 Sept 1892 in Dekalb Co Ala to Zillia Fuggatt, daughter of William Martin Fugatt and Dicy Ann Elizabeth Weathers. Augustus and Zillia moved to Pigeon Mt in Walker Cnty Ga, there Augustus was a member of Camp Chickamauga.

In Jan 1897 they lost everything but a trunk from a house fire on the Dougherty Place on Pigeon Mt. Augustus died Jan of 1912 , his body was carried off the Mountain from where he lived and buried at the foot of the Mountain in Shaw Cemetery in Walker Cnty, Ga.

The land he resided on is now well known by Cavers as " Ellison's Cave".

They had 6 children on Pigeon Mt.

1. Amanda E. Ellison, b. 27 July 1894 -d. 10 Oct 1971 buried in Shaw Cemetery.
2. Augustus Lafayette Ellison, b. 05 June 1897 -d. 26 Mar 1965, buried Crest Lawn in Walker Co Ga. He married 3 Sept 1928 in Jefferson Co Ala. to Beulah Voiles, daughter of William P. Voiles and Annie Kilgore.
3. Winnie Ellison, b. Nov 1898, d. abt 1924, She married Mach Ballinger.
4. Parks E. Gordon Ellison, b. 20 June 1901- 28 Mar 1983, buried at Shaw Cemetery, He married 19 Feb 1922 in Walker Co Ga to Ella Elizabeth Voiles, daughter of William P. Voiles and Annie Kilgore.
5. Harold M. Ellison , b. 15 May 1908 - d. 28 July 1975, buried in Trion Cem. in Chattooga Co Ga. He married Charlotte James , daughter of George W. James and Allie Crane. (no children)
6. Harlee Ellison, b. 29 Mar 1912 - d. 06 Dec 1986, buried in LaFayette City Cem.
Harlee Married Florance Akins.

To see a the Ellison Line visit "Marilyn's A Place In Time" I has worked on this line about 27 years.

image: Parks Ellison
Parks Ellison
(1901 - 1983)
Parks Ellison, standing at the mouth of Ellison Cave.

Sourse of Information and Research of David Sims, Johnny Ellison, Claude C.O. Ellison, Ruthie Ellison Pengraft, and Marilyn Houser. I ask that these Researchers names always be listed with the Descendants of Robert Ellison. Marilyn Houser.
The most effective way to voice your opinion is write a letter to Gov. Roy Barnes, Room 203, State Capitol, Atlanta, Ga 30334
Or Email me with your name and address and I'll add you to the petition. Thanks

I would like to Thank : LaFayette Printing Company, for all their printing and support and Eric Beavers at the Walker Cnty Messenger for his support.