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Ellsworth, Oliverlocked

(1745–1807)
  • Richard Buel jun.

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Ellsworth, Oliver (1745–1807), revolutionary politician and jurist in the United States of America, was born on 29 April 1745 in Windsor, Connecticut, the second son of Captain David Ellsworth (1709–1782), farmer and militia officer, and Jemima Leavitt (1721–1790). His father intended him for the ministry and after preparing for college with the noted New Light clergyman ...

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