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From: Mike Pearson <>
Subject: [Q-R] Re: Ephraim Elliott
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 18:50:08 -0600
In the Quoted Biography below, the name Ephraim Elliott caught my
attention. He is said to have been a Quaker. My g-g-g-g-grandmother's
name was Cynthia Elliott. She married George Personett. They lived in
Henry County, Indiana and resided in or near Mechanicsburg. In fact
George Personett is buried in a plot purchased by an Elliott and which
is very near the grave of Ephraim Elliott in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
George Personett and Cynthia Elliott had a son that they named Ephraim
Personett. Since my Personett family has never used the name Ephraim is
is most likely that Cynthia named her son after her father or a beloved
relative, i.e. Ephraim Elliott. Cynthia is recorded as being from N.C.,
which matches the state that Ephraim Elliott previously resided in. The
only discrepancy I have is Cynthia's birth date. Information given to
me states that it is 1816 which is 4 years before Ephraim Elliott's
marriage according to the biography. I have no proof of Cynthia's
birthdate so her info could be in error.
The fact that Ephraim Elliott is said to be a Quaker is interesting
since he is said to have served in the War of 1812. I do have other
Quaker ancestors that lived in the Mechanicsburg area of Indiana and it
would be interesting to see if Ephraim Elliott may have attended
meetings with my other Quaker relatives. If anyone has information on
Cynthia Elliott and can connect her to Ephraim Elliott, or help me find
a Quaker connection for Ephraim Elliott, I would be extremely
interested in hearing from them.
> COMPENDIUM OF BIOGRAPHY
> Of Henry County Indiana
> B.F. Bowen
> Page 362, 363,364, 365
> Surnames in this biography are: Elliott, Hardee, Watkins, Swain, Cooper,
> Wilhoit, Terhune, Hazard, Corwin, Cooper, Van Matre, Wisehart, Hendricks,
> Voorhees, Turpie, Morton, Thurston, Theme,
> NIMROD RICHARD ELLIOTT
> This highly respected and eminent resident of Mechanicsburg and
> president of the Farmers Bank at Middletown, Henry County, Indiana, >was born in Perquimans County, North Carolina, May 4,1827, and is a son >of Ephraim B. and Eliza (Hardee) Elliott, the former also a native of >Perquimans county, born in 1782, and the latter a native of Georgia. >Both were of Scotch-Irish descent, of the Quaker faith and were married >in North Carolina in 1820. Of five brothers of the Elliott family who >had resided in England and who came to America from that country in the >Colonial days one settled in North Carolina; one in Virginia and one in >Kentucky; the others in all probability returned to England. Ephraim B. >Elliott was a true American patriot and a lover of liberty and enlisted >for the war of 1812 in defense of the rights of the Union against the >encroachments of the British king and parliament, but as he had met >with an accident in which one of his legs was broken, he was not placed >upon active service. His financial circumstances were !
t very >satisfactory in their character and to remedy the paucity of his purse >he resorted to school teaching and at the same time read law. In 1829 >he came to Indiana and first located in Wayne County in the fall
> of 1833, a year remarkable for a meteoric shower of unusual
> brilliancy. Later he came to Henry County and settled in Fall Creek
> Township, his son, Giles C., having preceded him in 1831. Nimrod R.
> had also preceded his father earlier in the fall of 1833 and made his >home with the wife of his elder brother, Giles C., while the latter
> was making the necessary trips bring the family and their household
> goods, farm implements, etc.
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