Ellis, William D. was born on August 17, 1844 in Beaufort district, South Carolina, United States. Son of Doctor William and Susan E. (Hay) Ellis.
Entered C.S.A. at 16. Became Lieutenant Company B, 11th South Carolina. Volumes; engaged in some of the principal battles fought in Virginia in 1864.
Prisoner in Fort Delaware when the war closed.
Admitted to bar, 1870. Moved to Atlanta, Georgia., 1869. Member City Council, 1875-1877.
Solicitor for Criminal Court, 1879-1883. Member Georgia House of Representatives, 1884-1885. Member of law firms, successively, Newman & Ellis, Ellis & Gray, Ellis, Wimbish & Ellis.
Judge Superior Court Justices, Atlanta Circuit, since July 27, 1907.
The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.
The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and to learn and grow.
Clubs: Capital City, Piedmont Driving Athletic (honorary).
Married Phoebe P. Prioleau, of Charleston, South Carolina., June 18, 1868.