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From: "Connie" <>
Subject: Daniel Elliott, my favorite S-I ancestor today
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 22:40:06 -0700
There are so many of them, it's hard to choose, but I choose Daniel Elliott,
about whom all I really know is that he died in June, 1780, in Fishing
Creek, Chester, South Carolina. His death was written about in Mrs.
Elizabeth F. Ellet, Women of The Revolution, Vol. 3 (and in Godey's Lady's
Book). A family historian wrote: "Margaret (Daniel's daughter) holds an
enviable place in Revolutionary history as one of the heroines of those
times. The story of her effort to prevent the robbery of her horse when her
father was shot down by the Tories in his own dooryard is vividly told in
the third volume of Mrs. Ellet's Women of the Revolution. She was only
forty-five when she died and her last resting place is in the Old Burnt
Meetinghouse burying ground on Fishing Creek, in Chester County, beside her
husband." Her husband was Charles Orr.
Daniel and his wife, supposedly Elizabeth Ferguson, had 8 children. But
nothing is really known of them except through their descendants. The family
historian, one Edwin Ebenezer Elliott, supposes that Daniel was born between
1732-1735 in Pennsylvania. His wife may have been born in South Carolina.
There are records that record their presence in South Carolina, including
"Early Records of Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church," compiled by Brent
Holcomb and other records. That they were in South Carolina I have no doubt.
But where did they come from for sure? And when?
I am descended from his son Ebenezer Elliott who left South Carolina for
Ohio in 1806.
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