Biography of Daniel W. Ellsworth
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Ellsworth, Daniel W., was born in Troy, N. Y., October 17, 1837, a son of Russell and Pamelia (Morey) Ellsworth. Russell came from Hartford, Conn., and was a descendant of Oliver Ellsworth, chief justice of the United States. Pamelia was a daughter of Deacon Thomas Morey, one of the founders of the Yellow church, located in the southern central part of the town. Deacon Thomas Morey settled in the town of Stillwater about 1780 and followed farming and lumbering. Russell Ellsworth by trade was astoneware manufacturer, which business he followed in his younger days. He enlisted in the war of 1812 and after the war settled in 'rroy, where he worked at his trade until 1840, then removed to Stillwater and followed fazming until his death in 1864. Daniel W. Ellsworth was educated in the common schools of the town and when eighteen years of age started in life for himself as a traveling salesman, which he followed for three years, when he moved to Indiana and entered the employ of the Ohio & Mississippi railroad for about one year. He then returned to Stillwater, since which time he has followed farming, also cider and vinegar manufacturing. Mr. Ellsworth married Pamelia, daughter of John R. and Ann Esmond Myers, and they have four children: John R., George E., Lewis J. and Grace. Mr. Ellsworth has been active in politics and has served as highway commissioner; he is also active in educational work.


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