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Ebenezer Tracy Wells, American lawyer. member Territorial General Assembly of Colorado, 1866; member Colorado Constitutional Convention, 1876; Member Beta Theta Pi, Loyal Legion.

Background

Wells, Ebenezer Tracy was born on May 15, 1835 in Richland, New York, United States. Son of John H. and Julia (Tracy) Wells.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1855. Admitted to bar, 1857. Began practice at Rock Island, Illinois.

Career

Enlisted as private Company F., 89th Illinois Infantry, May, 1862. Mustered in as First lieutenant. Promoted captain, February, 1863.

Appointed by President Lincoln a.-a.-g. vols., February 9, 1864. Present at battles of Stone River, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Orchard Knob, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, New Hope Church, Peach Tree Creek (severely wounded), etc. Bvtd. major, Lieutenant-colonel and colonel for gallantry.

Removed to Colorado Ty., 1865. Member Territorial General Assembly of Colorado, 1866. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Colorado Ty., 1871-1875.

Member Colorado Constitutional Convention, 1876. Elected Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Colorado, November, 1876, resigned, September 1, 1877. Reporter Supreme Court of the Colorado since February 15, 1909.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Wells on Replevin (2nd edit.), 1906. Editor: Revised Statutes of Colorado, 1868.

Membership

Member Territorial General Assembly of Colorado, 1866. Member Colorado Constitutional Convention, 1876. Member Beta Theta Pi, Loyal Legion.

Connections

Married Frances Sophia Pettitt, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, October, 1858 (now deceased).

father:
John H. Wells

mother:
Julia (Tracy) Wells

spouse:
Frances Sophia Pettitt