Elmer Ellsworth: The President’s Young Friend

Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth was born April 11, 1837 in Malta, New York.  Ephraim and Phoebe Ellsworth had little inklings what fate had in store for their son. At 17 Elmer moved to Rockford, Illinois.  Over the course of time he fell in love with a local girl, Carrie Spafford.  However, her father, Charles, being a … Continue reading Elmer Ellsworth: The President’s Young Friend