K. A. ELLSWORTH, a general farmer and stock-raiser of Downs Township, is comfortably located on section 30, where he owns eighty acres of improved land under a good state of cultivation. He came to McLean County in 1859, and with the exception of four years spent in Heyworth, has made Downs Township his home since that time. Mr. Ellsworth was born in St. Clair County, this State, Aug. 12, 1849.

The early life of our subject was spent under the home roof, and his parents removed from St. Clair County when he was ten years of age, coming into this county and locating in Downs Township. Young Ellsworth was married in this township, when twenty-two years of age, Sept. 7. 1871, to Miss Mary, the daughter of George and Susanna Jane Bishop. She was born in Randolph Township, July 11, 1850, and remained with her parents until her marriage. Of this union there have been born seven children, two, Eura Z. and Nathan, being deceased. Those living and at home are Clyde, Lyda B., George W., Bertie A. and Ellis C.

 After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth located upon the farm which they now occupy, where they have lived as peaceful and praiseworthy citizens, and enjoy the respect and friendship of a large circle of acquaintances. They attend the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics Mr. Ellsworth is strongly Republican.


Portrait and biographical album of McLean County, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States.  (Chicago:  Chapman Brothers, 1887), 205-6.  Transcribed by Judy Rosella Edwards


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