Elizabeth Ellet was born circa 1814 at Troupville (Sodus Point), NY. Elizabeth's father, William Nixon Lummis, firmly believed women should have a strong education. Attending the Aurora Female Seminary, Elizabeth began writing poetry, as well as translating French poetry to English. At the age of 17, Elizabeth married William H. Ellet, and began her writing career. Lummis-Ellet’s extensive writing and publishing led her to be part of the Literary Salon Society of New York City where she engaged herself in scandal with Edgar Allen Poe and Frances Sargent Osgood. Over the years, Lummis-Ellet continued to return to visit family on Sodus Bay and to write about the place she so dearly loved. Learn more about this fascinating woman from Troupville.