John Elliot (b. 1776, d. Bet. May 12, 1854 - June 13, 1855)
John Elliot481 was born 1776 in Maryland482, and died Bet. May 12, 1854 - June 13, 1855 in Johnson Co., Indiana482, 483, 484. He married Nancy Davis on October 04, 1795 in Frederick Co., Maryland485, 486.
Notes for John Elliot: John Elliot was born in Maryland during the time we were gaining our Independence in 1776. He married Nancy Davis on October 4 1795 in Frederick Co., Maryland. Frederick County was much larger then consisting of Carroll County, Fredrick County, Montgomery County, and Washington County. In reading some of the history of Frederick County, Maryland I have learned that the "Irish" as called by the locals and the history books. However they were actually Scots/Irish who were also known as the Ulster Scots. The Scots/Irish tended to migrate towards the highlands of Frederick County Maryland in the more western parts of the county. This is probably the origin of our John Elliot being that the Elliot name is originated mainly in the Scottish region. During the French and Indian War also known as the Seven Years War, began in 1755. In Maryland in Frederick County the Scots/Irish were largely in the area between the Indians and the Germans, they were the first to feel the brunt of the attacks. Then the colonists, including the Germans were killed, tortured and burned out. Monocacy was burned until just the old log Church and a few nearby buildings were left standing. The depredations suffered by the colonists were legendary and T.J.C. Williams goes into great detail in his "History of Western Maryland", so I won't go into it here. The war was won through the efforts of the colonial army with little actual help from the British regulars. John's relatives were probably seeing disaster unfold among them. Whatever they encountered we know our roots have come out of it. After being married John, his wife Nancy, and son Francis born May 4,1798 in Maryland went west to Kentucky. In Kentucky John and Nancy continued to have children among them were Delila, Thomas, Lucy, James F, and Elizabeth. During 1826 John and his family migrated west once again and settling in Nineveh Township, Johnson County, Indiana. His name along with his son, Thomas, and son in law, Prettyman are mentioned in the history of Johnson County, Indiana as some of the first settlers of that Township. In 1831 there is record of John being one of the earliest members of Williamsburg Christian Church that was led by Elder William Irwin a Baptist Minister. The 1850 Census is the last Census that I can find John and his wife Nancy. And so our earliest Elliot I can trace so far has started our roots in America.
The Elliott’s in Maryland (1745-1800+)
Based on the Federal Census Records for Johnson County Indiana in 1850, both John Elliot and his wife Nancy were born in Maryland. John was born @ 1776 and Nancy was born @ 1775. The next piece of information found was Marriage Licenses of Frederick County, Maryland, which list the following marriages:
08 Dec 1789 Elliott. Rachel m. Zachariah Condon 02 May 1790 Eliot, Sarah m. Francis Davis 17 Jul 1790 Elliott, Margaret m. John Wayman 18 Dec 1790 Eliot, Mary m. Peter Deal 10 Jan 1795 Elliot, Anna m. Mesheck Plummer 04 Oct 1795 Elliot, John m. Nancy Davis 03 Feb 1796 Elliot, Thomas m. Mary Hinton 14 May 1803 Elliott, Ruth m. Samuel Gibson 01 Sep 1803 Elliott, Rebecca m. Isaac Griffith 05 Sep 1805 Elliott, Soloman m. Mary Crabb 21 Aug 1805 Elliott, Mr. M. Mary Baty 12 Dec 1807 Elliott Joel m. Hannah Gibson 21 Jun 1810 Elliott, Lydia m. Jacob Leaming
This means that John Elliot was around 19 years old and Nancy Davis was around 20 years old when their married. The other Elliot’s in the Marriage Records are either brother and sisters, or uncles and aunts, or cousins. Or maybe there is no relationship at all. I have yet to conduct an in-depth research of this area of Maryland or the surrounding County’s. I do know based on 1790 Federal Census Records for Maryland and Frederick County that an older John Elliott and a William Elliott, along with an Eli Elliott are listed in the data.
By the 1800 Federal Census for Frederick County, Maryland, John and Nancy are not listed, unless they are living with another head of the household, as such a father or an uncle. We do know that John and Nancy had their first son named Francis was born 1797 in Maryland. Again this is based on Federal Census Records. Since their first daughter named Delila died before the 1850 census we can not be for sure that Delila was born in Maryland 1799 or elsewhere.
The Elliott’s in Kentucky (1800 - 1830) I believe that John and Nancy Elliot and their first son Francis and possibly first daughter Delila moved to Kentucky around 1800. We can make this judgement based again on the Federal Census Records of 1850 which list place of birth and the date of birth of the children. Where the John Elliot’s from Maryland first lived in Kentucky is still a question. But, we do know that John Elliot purchased land in Shelby County, Kentucky in 1807 based on County records. The location of the land is in the north central part of Shelby, close to the Henry County/Shelby County border.
1800 FEDERAL CENSUS FOR KENTUCKY There is no 1800 Federal Census from Kentucky, only an 1800 Tax List. The Tax List contents the following information on taxpayers that were living in present day Shelby County: John Elliott John Elliott Robert Elliott Robert Elliott William Elliott William Elliott
No other information is provided, except for the 1799-land record that indicates two John Elliott’s were in Shelby County, Kentucky around this time. This may mean that only one John Elliott was in Shelby County and brought land at different times. Somewhere around 1802, Nancy joins her husband in Kentucky and resumes making a family. Five or six additional kids were born to Nancy during the next thirteen years. 1803 Thomas Elliot was born in Kentucky. 1806 Lucy Elliot was born in Kentucky One of the records indicates that Lucy may have been born in Henry County, Kentucky. This may be true, since John purchased land in 1807 in Shelby County, Kentucky. Henry County is just north of Shelby County. On the 23rd of February 1807 John Elliott purchased 100 acres from Charles Lynch for $400.00 dollars. This property was part of Thomas Underwood’s 5000 acre Patent. The property is on a dividing ridge running between Fox Run Creek and Clear Creek in the north central part of Shelby County, and close to the Henry County border. Deed Book H-1, page 43. 1809 Nancy Elliot was born in Shelby County, Kentucky 1810 James F. Elliot was born in either Shelby County, Kentucky or maybe Maryland?
1810 FEDERAL CENSUS FOR KENTUCKY The 1810 Federal Census for Shelby County, State of Kentucky shows the following information on page 205: John Elliott is listed as the Head of the Household. Living with him are three males (one male is himself), and four females. One male is between 0-10 years of age. Thomas is 7 yrs. old One male is between 10-16 years of age. Francis is 13 yrs. old One male is between 26-45 years of age. John is 34 yrs old Three females are under 10 years old. Delila is 11 yrs old Lucy is 4 yrs old Nancy is 1 yr old One female is between 26-45 years of age Nancy is 35 yrs old This information tells us that James F. Elliott was born after the Federal Census was taken in Shelby County, Kentucky.
I am also including Daniel Dodd in the records because of the relationship established later between the two families. Daniel Dodd is listed as the Head of the Household. Living with him are two males (one is himself), and six females. One male is under 10 years old. William One male is 26-45 years old. Daniel Three females are under 10 years old. Unknown Two females are 10-16 years old. Nancy is 13 yrs old Frances is 9 yrs old One female is 26-45 years old. Mary
1811 Elizabeth was born in Shelby County, Kentucky 1815 Unknown Elliot was born
We only know that in the 1820 Federal Census list a male between the ages of 0-10 years old. The 1830 Federal Census lists a male between 10 - 15 years old. This person could have been a ward of the State. Have not researched the record of Shelby County or Henry County
On April 1, 1817 Delila Elliot marries Pretyman Burton, a farmer who lived close to the Elliot’s. Delila may have been about 18 years of age. Pretyman was 29 years old.
1820 FEDERAL CENSUS FOR KENTUCKY The 1820 Federal Census for Kentucky, Shelby County, lists a John Elliott on page 208 (or 163) contains the following information: John Elliott is listed as the Head of the Household. Living with him are five males (one is himself), and four females. Two males are under 10 years old. Unknown Elliott is 5 yrs old James F. is 10 yrs old One male is between 16-18 years old. Thomas is 17 yrs old One male is between 16-26 years old. Francis is 23 yrs old One male is between 26-45 years old John is 44 yrs old Two females are under 10 years old. Nancy is 11 yrs old Elizabeth is 9 yrs old One female is between 10-16 years old. Lucy is 16 yrs old One female is 45 + years old. Nancy is 45 yrs old
On February 10, 1824 Francis Elliot (age 27) marries Nancy Dodd (age @ 21) in Shelby County, Kentucky. Nancy is the daughter of Daniel Dodd. The Dodd’s lived south east of the city of Shelbyville around 20 miles. The distance between the two families was about 50 to 60 miles. This is not a close neighbor. I wonder how the two-love bird’s met? More research to do. On the 28th of November 1825, John Elliot and his wife Nancy of Shelby County, State of Kentucky sell the lands (100 acres) to James Stone of Shelby County, State of Kentucky for twelve hundred dollars ($1,200.00)-Deed Book, U-1, Page 372. Sometime during 1826 or 1827 Lucy Elliot marries Daniel Walker. I have not found any marriage records for this couple yet. On January 17, 1828 Thomas Elliott (age 25) marries Frances Dodd (age 27) in Shelby County, Kentucky. Frances is the sister of Nancy Dodd, and daughter of Daniel Dodd. On January 29, 1829 Nancy Elliott marries Duncan Ellis in Shelby County, Kentucky. By the 1830 Federal Census, all of the John and Nancy Elliot’s have moved to Johnson County, Indiana, except for Nancy and Duncan Ellis. Nancy and Duncan Ellis still are living in Shelby County, Kentucky.
The Elliott’s in Indiana (1825 - 1920+) Once again, I believe John and his son Thomas came to Nineveh Township, Section 23, Johnson County, Indiana to clear the fields and build a house or two from the families that would follow in the next two or three years. Thus around 1828, John Elliot (and Nancy Elliot moved from Shelby County, Kentucky to Nineveh Township, Section 23, Johnson County, Indiana. With John and Nancy, came his sons James F. Elliot and Unknown Elliot and their daughter Elizabeth. Also, Thomas Elliott and his family move in 1828, along with Francis Elliott and his family, Pretyman M. Burton and his family, Daniel Walker and his family, George W. Flemming and his family all were residents of Johnson County, Indiana. Duncan Ellis and Nancy (Elliott) stay in Shelby County until _______.
By 1831 John Elliot had purchased the following land in Johnson County, primarily in Nineveh Township: Section 22 – 160 acres on December 29, 1825 Section 22 – 80 acres on December 29, 1825 Section 23 – 80 acres on December 29, 1825 Section 5 – 80 acres on September 15, 1827 Section 26 – 80 acres on October 12, 1831 (See attached page)
1830 FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS FOR JOHNSON COUNTY, INIDIANA
The 1830 Federal Census for Johnson County, Nineveh Township, Indiana dated 22 November 1830 list a Francis Elliote on page 27, John Elliote on page 32, and Thomas Elliote on page 32. James F. Elliott, Elizabeth Elliott, and Boy Elliott are still living with their parents. When two or more people with the same surname are listed on the same page or are close to each other, there is a good change that their are related. Also listed are Pretyman Burton, Daniel Walker, and George W. Flemming. Duncan and Nancy Ellis briefly moved to Johnson County in 18-- , and than moved to MO.
1830 Federal Census for Nineveh Township, Johnson County, Indiana dated 22 November 1830 list the following information: Page 32, John Elliote (note the spelling) is listed as the Head of the Family. Living with him is three males (one of the males is himself) and 2 females. One male is listed between 10-15 years old. Unknown Elliott is age 15. One male is listed between 15-20 years old. James F. Elliott is age 19. One male is listed between 50-60 years old. John Elliot is age 54. One female is listed between 15-20 years old. Elizabeth is age 17. One female is listed between 50-60 years old. Nancy is age 55.
Page 27, Francis Elliote is listed as the Head of the Family. Living with him is one male (himself, and three females: One male is listed between 30-40 years old. Francis is age 31. One female is listed between 20-30 years old. Nancy is age 29. One female is listed between 5-10 years old. Unknown Is age 5 One female is listed under 5. Unknown is age 3.
Page 32, Thomas Elliote is listed as the Head of the Family. Living with him is two females and one male (himself). One male is listed between 20-30 years old. Thomas is age 27. One female is listed between 0-10 years old. Mary Ann is age 1. One female is listed between 20-30 years old. Frances is age 29.
Pretyman Burton is listed as the Head of the Family. Daniel Walker is listed as the Head of the Family.
On July 25, 1832 James F. Elliott marries Susan Gosney in Johnson County, Indiana By 1835, Francis and Nancy (Dodd) Elliott moved to Adams County, Clayton Township, Illinois. Also, Daniel and Lucy (Elliott) Walker moved to Adams County, Clayton Township, Illinois. Somewhere between 1838-1839, Delila (Elliot) Burton dies. I believe she died giving birth to her 11th child, a daughter name Fanny.
1840 FEDERAL CENSUS FOR JOHNSON COUNTY, INDIANA The 1840 Federal Census for Johnson County, Nineveh Township dated _____ 1840 list on page 539 a John Eliote (note spelling), Thomas Eliote, and James Eliote.
John Eliote is listed as the Head of the Household. Living with him is one male (himself) and one female. One male is between 60-70 years old. John Elliot is age 64. One female is between 60-70 years old. Nancy is age 65.
Thomas Eliote is listed as the Head of the Household. Living with him is five males (one of the males is himself), and four females. One male is under 5 years old. James is age 4 Two males are between 5-10 years old. Daniel is age 8. John is age 6. One male is between 10-15 years old. Unknown One male is between 30-40 years old. Thomas is age 39. One female is under 5 years old. Hannah is 2 years old. One female is between 5-10 years old. Lavinia is 10 years old. One female is between 10-15 years old. Mary Jane is 11 years old. One female is between 30-40 years old. Frances is 41 years old.
James Eliote is listed as the Head of the Household. Living with him are four males (one male is himself) and two females. One male is between 20-30 years old. James F. Elliott is age 29. One male is between 5-10 years old. Unknown Two males are under 5 years old. Unknown Unknown One female is between 20-30 years old. Susan One female is between 5-10 years old. Unknown
By the 1840 Federal Census, John and Nancy Elliot’s children have moved to the following locations: Francis is in Adams County, Illinois. Delila has died. Thomas is in Johnson County, Indiana. Lucy is in Adams County, Illinois. Nancy is in Missouri. James F. is in Johnson County, Illinois. Elizabeth is in Howard County, Indiana.
On 16 December 1845 Lavinia Elliott (second oldest daughter of Thomas and Frances Elliott), marries William H. Cox in Johnson County, IN. Lavinia is about 15 years and 9 month old. By 1845, I believe Susan (Gosney), wife of James F. Elliott has died. I say this because on April 13, 1846 James F. Elliott marries Dorinda Curry. I don’t believe this marriage is James Elliott, son of James F. because James would have been only 13 years of age. On September 8th, 1847, John and Nancy Elliot sell their remaining land to Thomas Elliott for $800.00 dollars and forever are taken care of by Thomas Elliott or his heirs Somewhere around the summer of 1849, Daniel Dodd, father of Nancy Dodd Elliott (Francis Elliott), and Frances Dodd Elliott (Thomas Elliott) dies in Shelby County, State of Kentucky. On the 18th of September 1849 Thomas Elliott and Frances his wife, of Johnson County, State of Indiana, the late Frances Dodd and one of the heirs to Daniel Dodd estate, sell their property on the Waters of Jeptha Creek, located in the south east part of Shelby County, to Marine Duvall for $305.00 dollars (Deed Book O-2, page 120). On the 6th of November 1849 Francis Elliott and Nancy, his wife, of Adams County, State of Illinois, the late Nancy Dodd and one of the heirs to Daniel Dodd estate, sell their property to Samuel Vinetta? For $305.00 dollars (Deed Book, O-2, page 145).
1850 FEDERAL CENSUS RECORD FOR JOHNSON COUNTY, INDIANA The 1850 Federal Census is the first census, which list the name of every person living in the household. John and Nancy Elliot are still living. The Federal Census of 1850 for Nineveh Township, Johnson County, State of Indiana conducted on 22nd of October by Thomas Williams list the following:
Page 282, Dwelling #865, Family #865, Thomas Elliott, age 46, male, occupation – farmer, Value of Real Estate as $3,500.00 and was born in Kentucky. Francis Elliott, age 48, female, born in Virginia. Mary Jane Elliott, age 21, female, born in Indiana Daniel D. Elliott, age 18,male, occupation – labor, born in Indiana, and was in school. John Elliott, age 16, male, occupation – labor, born in Indiana, and was in school. James T. Elliott, age 16, male, born in, Indiana, was in school. Hannah Elliott, age 12, female, born in Indiana, was in school. William M. Elliott, age 9, male, born in Indiana, was in school. Samuel B. Elliott, age 7, male, born in Indiana, was in school. Francis W. Elliott, age 5, male, born in Indiana, was not in school. David D. Elliott, age 2, male, born in Indiana, was not in school.
Page 282, Dwelling #890, Family #890, John Elliot, age 74, male, occupation – none, born in Maryland. Nancy Elliot, age 75, female, born in Maryland.
On 13 September 1853, Daniel Dodd Elliott (oldest son of Thomas and Frances), age 21, marries Martha Jane Logan, age 18, in Johnson County, IN. Death Lavinia (Elliott) Cox dies on 27 September 1853 in Johnson County, IN. She is buried at Old Stone Arch Cemetery, Nineveh Township, Section 27, Johnson County, IN. Death Between 12 May 1854 and 13 June 1855, John Elliot dies. He is no longer paying taxes. His wife Nancy D. Elliott is paying the taxes. John Elliott is also believe to be buried at Old Stone Arch Cemetery. On 30th October 1855, Mary Jane (oldest daughter of Thomas and Frances), age @25, marries Thomas P. Ruble, age @26in Johnson County, IN. On 29 January 1856, John Elliott (son of Thomas and Frances), age 22, marries Ellen Parkhurst, age 21, in Johnson County, IN. Death Sometime around March or early April 1856, Nancy Elliot dies. William Dodd, son of Daniel Dodd was the administrator of the estate of Nancy D. Eliott on 30th day of April 1856. Nancy is also believed to be buried at Old Stone Arch Cemetery. Death On 14 August 1856, Hannah M. Elliott (daughter of Thomas and Frances) dies at age 17 years, 10 months, 16 days. Hannah is buried at Old Stone Arch Cemetery.
1860 FEDERAL CENSUS RECORD FRO JOHNSON COUNTY, INDIANA The 1860 Federal Census for Johnson County, Nineveh Township dated ____ 1860 list on page 628 a Thomas Elliott and the following information:
Thomas Elliott, age 57, male, white, farmer, Value of real estate $9,200.00, personal value $2,000.00, born Kentucky. Francis Elliott, age 58,female, born Virginia, can not write or write. William M. Elliott, age 19, male, born Indiana, in school. Samuel B. Elliott, age 17, male, born Indiana, in school. Francis W. Elliott, age 15, male, born Indiana, in school. David D. Elliott, age 12, male, born Indiana, in school. Mary H. Elliott, age 6, female, born Indiana. Sailed Redline, age 15, female, born Indiana.
The Weekly DEMOCRATIC HERALD issued its initial issue on November 24, 1859. This Stephen A. Douglas Democratic party paper was owned by a stock company of leading Democrats that included: Clem Alexander, A. Keiba, Thomas Elliott, Warren Coleman, Henry Demure, J. R. Surface. J. S. Comingore, and Horatio Jones. Henry J. Shipp served as editor, with assistance from David D. Banta. M.R. Slater acquired the publication on March 1860, and Banta then became sole editor. Banta retired in March 1861, and Slater also assumed the editorial duties. The DEMOCRATIC HERALD opposed the Civil War, and the office was destroyed by Union soldiers in 1861 and 1863. The paper was not revived after the 1863 dismantling. (Information taken from Indiana Newspaper Bibliography, Johnson County, page 205).
On 14 April 1864, Francis W. Elliott (son of Thomas and Frances), age 19, marries Mary E. Fleming, age 15, in Johnson County, IN. James T. Elliott signed the marriage consent. On 27 December 1864, James T. Elliott (son of Thomas and Frances), age 28, marries Catherine Nay, age 27, in Boone County, Center Township, Lebanon, Indiana. Catherine was married to Mr. Nay who died in the Civil War and the couple had two son, named John and -------. Catherine maiden name was Logan, and was from Johnson County, IN. On 4 August 1866, David D. Elliott (son of Thomas and Frances), age 18, marries Martha J. Robinson, age 20, in Johnson County, IN. Death On July 29, 1867, Thomas Elliott dies at age 64 years, 2 months, 27 days. In the locate newspaper the following notice was published (See attached page);
Another Old Citizen Gone. Thomas Elliott, an old an estimable citizen of this county, died Monday night of a chronic disease of many years standing. Mr. Elliott came to this county from the state of Kentucky about forty one years ago, and lived to see what was then a vast wilderness, transformed into a beautiful country of well cultivated farms. He was a most excellent citizen and maintained an unblemished christian character. A large circle of friends will regret his loss, while his memory will be carefully cherished by all who knew him.
A Notice of Appointment in the newspaper states: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has this day been appointed Executor of the last will and testament of Thomas Elliott dec’d. Said estate is solvent. August 15, 1867. D.D. Elliott
Johnson County Historical Society has a copy of the Will and the some 25 pages of related activity to the Will of Thomas Elliott date April 29, 1867. Will Book # 2 PP. 263-266, dated April 29, 1867, and Recorded a 9, 1867, has the following information contains in the Will.
ELLIOTT, Thomas Wife – Frances Granddaughter – Mary Frances Elliott Elizabeth Frances and Emily Jane daughter of my decease daughter Lavinie Cox. Children Daniel D. Elliott – eldest son John Elliott James T. Elliott William M. Elliott Samuel B. Elliott Francis W. Elliott David D. Elliott Jane Ruble – eldest daughter The first page and a sample of Thomas Elliott’s Will is on the next page.
On 15 October 1867 Samuel B. Elliott (son of Thomas and Frances), age 24, marries Amelia Dragoo (Nee Henderson), age 28, in Johnson County, Indaina. On 26 December 1867, William Montgomery Elliott (son of Thomas and Frances), age 26, marries Missouri Ann Garrison, age 25, place unknown. Death Frances (Dodd) Elliott dies on 25 December 1871 at the age of 70 years, 2 month, 24 days. Frances was buried with her husband Thomas and their youngest daughter Hannah in Old Stone Arch Cemetery in Johnson County, Indiana.
More About John Elliot: Ancestral File No.: 1GZG-6LN. Census: 1850, Nineveh, Johnson Co., Indiana Image 24.
More About John Elliot and Nancy Davis: Marriage: October 04, 1795, Frederick Co., Maryland.487, 488