William Henry Elliott1,2,3

ID# 7566, (1805 - 1895)

Key Events:

Birth: 13 May 1805, Brunswick Co., Virginia4,5,6
Marriage: 19 Aug 1830, Shelby Co., Tennessee, Frances Elizabeth Hill (19 Dec 1812 - 11 Mar 1896)7,8,9
Death: 2 Jan 1895, New Providence, Montgomery Co., Tennessee10
Burial: Elliott Family Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee11

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     William Henry Elliott was born on 13 May 1805 in Brunswick Co., Virginia.4,5,6 William moved to Mississippi, near Vicksburg, and lived there for several years. It appears his wife joined him there after their marriage as their eldist son was born there.12
     William married Frances Elizabeth Hill on 19 Aug 1830 in Shelby Co., Tennessee, with John Raltson, justice of the peace, officiating.7,8,9 They and their son Thomas moved to Montgomery Co., Tennessee, before 1840.
     William appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Montgomery Co., Tennessee, with a household consisting of one male under age 5, (son William), one age 5 to 10 (Thomas), and one age 30 to 40 (himself), and one female 20 to 30 (wife Frances Elizabeth Hill), and seven male and eight female slaves.13
     William and Frances Elizabeth Hill appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Montgomery Co., Tennessee, enumerated 22 Nov 1850, reporting real estate valued at $1,800, or perhaps $18,000. Their children Thomas, William, Joseph, Harriet and Mildred were listed as living with them. Their daughter Frances, who would have been about age 2, is omitted from the family's listing. Also listed were 45 slaves.14,15
     William and Frances appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Palmyra, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, enumerated 15 Nov 1860, reporting real estate valued at $57,500 and personal estate of $50,450, which included 55 slaves housed in 14 slave houses. Their children William, Joseph, Harriet, Frances, Mildred and Elisabeth were listed as living with them, Also listed was T. M. Elliott, age 15, born in Mississippi, with personal estate of $800. Though he was listed as though he was one of their children, it seems more likely he was a relative.16,17
     William and Frances appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, enumerated 19 Jul 1870, reporting real estate valued at $44,000 and personal estate of $2,000. Their children William and Elisabeth were listed as living with them.18
     He was a farmer.19,3,16,20
     William died on 2 Jan 1895 in New Providence, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, at age 89, at the home of his daughter Elisabeth and her husband, Edward Howard Pettus after being ill for some time.10 He was buried in Elliott Family Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.11

Children:
     Children with Frances Elizabeth Hill:

  • Thomas Herbert Elliott21,22,23 (3 Aug 1834 - 22 Oct 1933)
  • William Alfred Elliott22,24,25 (21 Jun 1840 - )
  • Joseph Sturdivant Elliott26,22,24 (18 Feb 1844 - 9 Dec 1896)
  • Harriet Edmonds Elliott22,27,24 (8 May 1846 - 4 Apr 1925)
  • Frances Green Elliott24,28 (16 Jul 1848 - 25 Nov 1920)
  • Mildred Lewis Elliott22,24,29 (Jul 1850 - Feb 1897)
  • Robert Dudley Elliott26 (1852 - 1858)
  • Elisabeth Douglas Elliott30,24,31 (7 Dec 1854 - 26 Jun 1944)

Citations

  1. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49423290, William Henry Elliott, includes tombstone photo showing same.
  2. [S4611] William H. Elliott and Frances E. Hill, marriage license register.
  3. [S4606] William Eliot household, 1850 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  4. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49423290, William Henry Elliott, shows date, county, and state and includes tombstone photo apparently showing date, but includes transcription of obituary from 3 Jan 1895 Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle showing date as Feb 1805, and state.
  5. [S4606] William Eliot household, 1850 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows age 44 and state.
  6. [S4607] W. H. Elliott household, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows age 55 and state.
  7. [S4611] William H. Elliott and Frances E. Hill, marriage license register, shows date and officiant.
  8. [S405] Michelle, "Elliott," e-mail to author (100), 3 Nov 2001, shows date, as 14 Aug 1832.
  9. [S3309] Western KY History & Genealogy, online, "Western Kentucky Obituaries - Elliott," citing , Kentuckian, Hopkinsville, Mar 1896, provides transcription of obituary of Mrs. Frances E. Elliott, shows she was his widow.
  10. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49423290, William Henry Elliott, shows date, town, county, and state and includes tombstone photo apparently showing date, and includes transcription of obituary from 3 Jan 1895 Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle showing he died "yesterday" at home of Ed Pettus and town.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49423290, William Henry Elliott, includes tombstone photo.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49423290, William Henry Elliott, includes transcription of obituary from 3 Jan 1895 Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle showing he moved.
  13. [S4609] William H. Elliott household, 1840 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  14. [S4606] William Eliot household, 1850 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, value of real estate shown as 18,00.
  15. [S4610] William Eliott, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, slave schedule.
  16. [S4607] W. H. Elliott household, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  17. [S4608] W. H. Elliott, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, slave schedule.
  18. [S4615] W. H. Elliott household, 1870 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  19. [S4609] William H. Elliott household, 1840 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows 8 persons engaged in agriculture.
  20. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49423290, William Henry Elliott, includes transcription of obituary from 3 Jan 1895 Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle showing he was a farmer all his life.
  21. [S4612] Thomas H. Elliott, Certificate of Death.
  22. [S4606] William Eliot household, 1850 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  23. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49423290, William Henry Elliott, includes transcription of obituary from 3 Jan 1895 Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle showing Thomas as his son.
  24. [S4607] W. H. Elliott household, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  25. [S4615] W. H. Elliott household, 1870 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  26. [S405] Michelle, "Elliott," e-mail to author (100), 3 Nov 2001.
  27. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49423290, William Henry Elliott, includes transcription of obituary from 3 Jan 1895 Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle showing Mrs. Frank Buchker as his daughter.
  28. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49423290, William Henry Elliott, includes transcription of obituary from 3 Jan 1895 Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle showing Mrs. John Barker as his daughter.
  29. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49423290, William Henry Elliott, includes transcription of obituary from 3 Jan 1895 Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle showing Mrs. Dr. Ross as his daughter.
  30. [S4613] Lizzie Douglas Pettus, Certificate of Death.
  31. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49423290, William Henry Elliott, includes transcription of obituary from 3 Jan 1895 Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle showing Mrs. Ed Pettus as his daughter.