Ellis, Abner Y.

b. November 30, 1807, in Warsaw, Kentucky; d. March 10, 1878. Ellis served as Deputy Sheriff of Sangamon County, Illinois. He was then a salesman in James D. Henry's store. Ellis later entered a groceries and provisions business with Archer G. Herndon. In 1844, Ellis was Treasurer of Sangamon County for one term and afterwards was the postmaster in Springfield, Illinois (1849-1853), under Presidents Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. In 1850, Ellis owned real estate worth $950. For a few years he was in the business of merchandising in the firm of J. Williams and Company. Later, he worked as a general delivery clerk in the post office in Springfield. In 1864 Ellis moved to his farm in Moro, Illinois.
E. H. Hall, Springfield City Directory and Sangamon County Advertiser for 1855-6 (Springfield, IL: Birchall & Owen, 1855), 12; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Company, 1881), 659; John Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield: E. A. Wilson and Company, 1876), 285-86; Sangamon County, Illinois, Seventh Census of the United States, 1850.