Notes:Ellsworth Avenue

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Source:Jucha describes Ellsworth as an "old rural lane," this being the reason for its irregular course.

Source:Municipal-record-1868, July 27, Common Council: "Board Walk on Centre Street. ¶ Mr. BARTON, a petition from the residents of and in the vicinity of Centre street, subdivision of McFarland's Grove, praying that a board foot-walk be erected on each side of Centre street, from the 'eastern boundary line' to the north side of East Liberty street, a distance of about eight hundred feet. Referred to the Road Committee."

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Source:Miller-chronicles, p. 110: "In 1854 a survey was made of the Castleman–Aiken property, and it was divided among the heirs. The surveyor was Col. William Amberson. When names were needed for the new streets, Mrs. David Aiken, Jr., suggested one street be named 'Amberson' in honor of the surveyor; one 'Ellsworth' and one 'Elmer' for Ephraim Elmer [sic] Ellsworth, the conspicuous young Northern leader who lost his life in an effort to lower the secession flag at Alexandria, Virginia—and was publicly regarded as a martyr."

Source:Frey, p. 145: "In 1854, a survey, made to divide the [Aiken] property for the heirs, necessitated street names. Mrs. David Aiken Jr. suggested 'Amberson' in honor of the surveyor; 'Ellsworth' and 'Elmer' for Ephraim Elmer [sic] Ellsworth, the young Northern leader considered a martyr in the Civil War."

Source:Stringtown, index, p. 238: "Ellsworth Avenue (formerly Wilkins Lane) . . . 127." Can't find this in the text.