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Subject: [STACK] Ellen B. Stack
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 21:22:13 -0000
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Family story says that Ellen Barbara Stack was the daughter of a Mormon father in state of Illinois (s/b Ohio?). Mr. Stack had 2 wives. Wife #1 had 5 children and #2 had 3 children who were Ellen, Alex and Suzie. When polygamy was outlawed in the state of Illinois (Ohio?), Mr. Stack was given the choice of giving up his second wife or leaving the state and giving up his farm. He committed suicide by hanging. Ellen and Suzie were adopted out. Suzie was adopted by a family in Kansas and Ellen, then 17 years old, was adopted by a Catholic family by the name of Vanderlip. Alex was killed with Custer's last stand.
Ellen's gravestone shows her name as Ella B. Stacks with dob 1 Jul 1855 and dod 10 Jan 1916 (Pleasant Grove Cemetery, VanBuren Co., Arkansas). Ellen married Allen Kingsley in Illinois on 12 Jul 1873. Can anyone confirm this story, Ellen's siblings, natural parents or adoptive parents? I have photos of her. She is my husband's great grandmother.
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