Transcribed by Dianna
Eells, farmer, O., sec. 24; P. O., Bowen;
was born in Adams county, Ill., in 1837, the son
of William E. and Eliza (Bester)
Eells, natives of
Connecticut, and of English ancestry. Dec. 11,
1860, he married Susan Gabriel, and they have 5
children living. She is a member of the M. E.
Church, and he is a Republican, and has been
School Director and Trustee and Road
Commissioner. He came to this county in 1862,
and now has 284 acres of farming land. He has
made all that he now owns since 1863, except a
team; he buys and ships hogs; has run a
threshing-machine 18 years, and at present owns
and runs a steam thresher; he ran the first
steam thresher ever operated in this part of the
county; he has also been selling agricultural
implements in Bowen.
Page: 534 -535
1880 History of Hancock County,
by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.
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