William Henry Ellis- Texas Slave Turned Mexican Millionaire

William Henry Ellis aka Guillermo Enrique Eliseo may have been born poor in Victoria, Texas, but he ended his days wealthy in Mexico City. Resources: The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire (Norton, 2016)  by Karl Jacoby https://www.tpr.org/post/fronteras-how-former-texas-slave-became-millionaire https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/ellis-william-henry-1864-1923/ https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-texas-slave-who-conned-everyone-as-a-mexican-millionaire https://deadline.com/2019/08/producer-phillip-rodriguez-acquires-rights-the-strange-career-of-william-ellis-1202701160/