Clark and Jackson
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EBENEZER BORDEN, now a resident of Clark County, first came to Wisconsin in the year 1849. and has dnring all
the years since that time witnessed many wonderful changes. He is a native of Addison County, Vermont, born November
20, 1827. His parents. Nathaniel and Susan (Rice) Borden, were natives of Connecticut and Massachusetts respectively;
they were married in Vermont and there lived and died. The father was a soldier in the war of 1812; for many years
he was employed in the lumber regions of New England, and afterward took up farming; at one time he was engaged
in the mercantile trade at Huntington, Vermont. The family consisted of three chil dren: Nathaniel, Ebenezer, of
whom this notice is written, and Rachel.
The second son was reared in Franklin and Chittenden counties, Vermont; he had the misfortune to lose his father
when but six years old, so at this tender age he was thrown upon his own resources, Therefore his education was
limited, but by the cultivation of a naturally keen observation he has acquired a fund of information that enables
him to attend to his business with more than ordinary intelligence. As before stated, he came to Wisconsin in 1849;
he spent a few months at Madison, and then went to the Wisconsin River and engaged in logging for a season; the
two years following, he was employed on a farm in Dodge County, Wisconsin, and at the end of that time he returned
to Vermont; but two years later we find him in Dodge County, Wisconsin, again, where he remained two years; his
next place of residence was in Jackson County, Wisconsin, where he was farming for a few years. In 1861 he removed
to the place where he now makes his home; he bought 160 acres and has about sixty cleared and tinder cultivation.
He has done all the improving himself, amid all the surroundings bespeak his wise management and good judgment.
In 1884, when there was still a call for men to go to the aid of the Union, Mr. Borden abandoned his pursuits at
home, and enlisted as a private in Company I, Third Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, arid served about eleven months.
At the close of the war he was honorably discharged at Washington, District of Columbia. Politically he believes
in the principles of the Republican party.
Mr. Borden was united in the holy bonds of wedlock, October 28, 1851, to Miss Catherine Hallock, of Jackson County,
Wisconsin. She was born in Canada, May 28, 1838, and is a daughter of William B. and Anna (Steven son) Hallock.
Eleven children have been born of this union: William N., Wyatt B., Ruth A., Herbert G., Norman A., Marion L.,
Myra L., Edna M., Watson J., deceased, Lillian D., deceased, and Florence K.
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
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