Bio: Ellis, A. C. Hon. (1881)


Surnames: Ellis, Potter, Sheridan

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 321

HON. A. C. ELLIS, Eau Claire, came to this city in 1861, and in May of that year enlisted in the 6th Wis. V. I., Co. B. Not being able to get in the army at Eau Claire, he, with seventeen others, went to Prescott, Pierce Co. Only three of the number lived to return (they are all pensioners). Mr. Ellis served until July, 1867, when he was mustered out. He was wounded at the battle of South Mountain, in 1863, and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. He was lieutenant of Co. B; was with Sheridan in Louisiana after the war. In the Fall of 1867, he returned to Eau Claire, and practiced law from 1870 to 1880; was County Judge for seven years prior to his resignation in the Fall of 1880. Since December, 1880, he has been connected with the Northwestern Lumber Company. He was born in Licking, near Granville, Ohio, Sept. 17, 1843, and moved to Aurora, Ill., in 1856, remaining there until he came to Eau Claire. He was married, March 12, 1870, to Eliza M. Potter, a daughter of N. Potter, of Eau Claire. They have two children, Hannah and Cornelia.



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