Ellis, Reuben an early Methodist Episcopal minister. The dates of his early life are wanting. He was a native of North Carolina, entered the itinerancy in 1777, and died in Baltimore, February 1796. "He was a man of very sure and solid parts, weighty and powerful in preaching, and full of simplicity and godly sincerity." — Minutes of Conferences, 1:67; Stevens, History of Methodist Episcopal Church, page 39 et al.