|From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western
Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 984
W. J. ELLSWORTH, grocer, of the firm of ELLSWORTH Bros., Madison, Wis.; is the son of Jason and Mary ELLSWORTH, and was born in East Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn., April 17, 1829; he removed to Madison, Wis., in 1856, and for about a year was bookkeeper and clerk in a lumber-yard; he then went into buying wheat and into the lumber trade for himself; in April 1863, he formed a partnership with his brother, Mr. F. ELLSWORTH, and began his present business; in 1871, he built the block known as the Ellsworth Block. In 1872 he was married to Mrs. Eliza EDDY. Mr. ELLSWORTH was for three years engaged in the lumber trade in Buffalo, N.Y.
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