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Descendants of George Elliott

Generation No. 1

1. GEORGE2 ELLIOTT (ROBERT1) was born 1731 in or 1725 in Scotland, and died Abt. 1804 in GA. He married MARY HENRY July 01, 1757 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware. She was born June 28, 1732, and died January 31, 1816 in GA.

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VA. State Navy YS File, VA, Half Pay

According to the Official & Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi, 1920 - 1924, Recorded Jackson, Mississippi, 1923 is a sketch of Boswell Sommerfield Elliott, of Grenada County, Miss. a Represenitative to the State Legislature:
George Elliott was born in Scotland, 1725, (but a copy of the Elliott Bible originally owned by George Elliott then Robert Elliott indicates his birth in 1731) he came to America in 1745, landing in Baltimore. In 1755 he married Mary Henry (The Elliott Bible indicates the marriage in 1756) Mary Henry was born in 1732, they had eight children, the 2nd child, Robert Elliott was the Grandfather of Rep. Elliott. He was born July 21, 1759 in or near Baltimore, MD. in 1784, he married Sarah French, who was born Sept. 21, 1765...

Robert Elliott's line has been proven. The Ancestor of Mrs. J. T. Harrell fo West Point, Miss. newspaper, circa 1920.
While visiting his sister, Mrs. L. E. Stubblefield, Mr. C. C. Elliott recieved from Edinburg, Scotland the family Bible, purchased by his great grandfather, (George Elliott) in Scotland.

Cemetery and Bible Records, Volume XVIII

When the home of Mr. Elliott's father burned, the back of the bible was so badly charred, it was ready to fall to pieces. Because of the family information and references written in the margin of the Bible, Mr. Elliott had it repaired in Scotland by a kinsman who was a printer. The book was bound in dark blue morocco and edges gilded. Mr. Elliott, who has never been married, feels the entire family will appriciate this book which contains a complete listing of the Elliott family since his great grandfather, George Elliott, first left his native heath and came to America. Mississippi Genealogical Society

The History of GA, Henry Co., "THE MOTHER OF COUNTIES" reports GeorgeElliott Sr. came fro m Cumberland Co. PA, to Elbert Co. GA which laterbecame Madison Co. GA in 1796. These Elliotts were blacksmiths, and said to have made iron chains to be placed across the Delaware River below Philadelphia to prevent the British fleet from coming up the DelawareRiver. Also made the nails that built the Church at New Hope, GA. The earliest record so far found in GA forGeorge Elliott is an Elbert Co. deed dated April 13, 1789, when he bought 200 acres on North side of the South Fork of Broad River from Ezekial Cloud. Two George Elliotts are taxed in Capt. Nelson's District in Wilkes Co., in 1790. 1795 - GA, The name George Elliott and allied families are fou nd in other early locations besides PA, such as George Elliott of the 4th Creek Settlement in Rowan Co. NC sometime between1750-62; this George Elliott was believed to have ties to Queen Anne'sCo., MD. The Griffiths & McElwraths of 3 Alexander Elliott's group lived at the 3rd Creek Settlement in Rowan Co., NC. There was also a GeorgeElliott living in Halifax Co. , VA 1761-1765 amongst Nelsons, Morrows, Hodges, Heards. One George Elliott continues to be found in the 1778-80 records of Henry Co., VA, amongst later-GA-allied families such as Gardners , Clouds, Heards, Faulkners and Nelsons. George Elliott owned land in the SC, York Co. are a by 1763; and in 1765, one Elliott was living on the property adjoining William Henry in that SC county.

Iron Chains information:

Early Pennsylvania land patents place the Elliotts in Cumberland County before the American Revolutionary War. George Elliott, the forefather of the large Elliott family of Henry County, Georgia came from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania to Elbert County, Georgia in the late 1700s. The first settlers of Madison County set out from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in one or two wagons to each family on a journey of 800 miles with wives and children to settle in the wilderness. The Elliotts, who were the first settlers, were nearly all blacksmiths. Two or three of them were detailed from the Pennsylvania troops by General George Washington to make the huge iron chains which were stretched across the Delaware River below Philadelphia to prevent the ascent of the British fleet up to the city.

Source: Sketches of the Early History of Madison County, Georgia by Rev. Groves H. Cartledge. The service record is substantiated by a study of the foundries and iron works from "Pennsylvania Iron Manufacture of the Eighteenth Century" A rare book at the State Library - and the "History of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania" by Samuel Bates.

Thirteen links of the chain stretched across the Hudson River at West Point during the Revolutionary War are on exhibition at Trophy Point.

----- Original Message -----
From: Grove, S. DR OPA
To: Tex Dix
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 3:56 PM
Subject: Photograph of West Point Chain
August 31, 2001
Dear Mr. Dix,

Your inquiry to the Superintendent about the West Point chain was forwarded to this office for reply.

We do have a picture of the links displayed at West Point on our website. You can click on the address provided at the end of my letter or copy the site and plug it into your search engine. When you reach the site, you will find a column listed "monuments and statues" If you look down the list the fourth item from the bottom is of the great chain. If you can click on that item you will be able to see the picture. If you have any problem connecting with the picture, please let me know.

As you may have been informed, our chains were forged at the Sterling Iron Works in New York State just north of the Ramapo Mountains on the border of New York and New Jersey. The iron came from those mountains and the chain was placed across the Hudson River.

Thank you for your interest in West Point and congratulations on having an ancestor who did such important work for the colonists.


Dr. Stephen Grove
USMA Historian

Michael E. Moss
West Point Museum
US Military Academy
West Point, NY 10996
845-938-3671 (Wk)
845-938-7478 (FAX)

Occupation: Blacksmith
Religion: Presbyterian

More About MARY HENRY:
Religion: Presbyterian

More About G
Immigration: 1745, Near Baltimore, in America

Marriage Notes for G
FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v4.01 North America
IGI Record
Source Information:

Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type
7207420 - 0820266 Film NONE
Sheet: 49

The Elliott Bible gives 1756 as the year fo Marriage
Children of G
  i.   ELIZABETH3 ELLIOTT, b. Abt. 1758; m. WALLACE?.
From James Couch Elliott's Biography notes

2. ii.   ROBERT ELLIOTT, b. July 21, 1759, Near Baltimore or in Cumberland CO. PA; d. September 04, 1830, Wilkinson County, Miss..
3. iii.   MARGARET ELLIOTT, b. Abt. 1763; d. January 29, 1783, Prob. Cumb. Co., Pennsylvania.
4. iv.   ALEXANDER ELLIOTT, b. May 09, 1763, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware; d. August 23, 1852, GA, Morgan Co..
5. v.   REBECCA ELLIOTT, b. 1766, Carllyle, Cumberland County, PA; d. Newton County, GA.
6. vi.   GEORGE ELLIOTT JR., b. 1770, PA, of Cumberland Co.; d. February 24, 1824, GA, Morgan Co..
  vii.   JAMES ELLIOTT, b. Aft. 1770.
7. viii.   WILLIAM PRESTON ELLIOTT, b. Aft. 1771, Virginia or GA; d. June 17, 1840, Perry Co. Ill.

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