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 William ELLIOTT 

Heverly's Bradford Hist 1913 Vol. 2. 

submitted by Deborah Smith

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Date: 12/18/98 9:14:10 PM Eastern Standard Time
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Heverly's Bradford Hist 1913 Vol. 2.

submitted by Deborah Smith

[p 58]

William Elliott--The family from which William Elliott descended came from the north of Ireland during the early colonial period and settled at Albany, N. Y.  Upon the breaking out of the Revolution, William and others of the family joined the patriot cause and served in the ranks.  In May, 1777, he enlisted in the company of Hendrick Pulver under Col. Henry Livingston and served seven months, during which time he participated in the battle of Saratoga.  After the war he and his brother, John, living near the Connecticut line, heard much of the Susquehannah country in its praise.  Accordingly in the spring of 1803 John and William's eldest son, Joseph, came on to explore the country.  In due time they arrived at Wysox, where John rented a farm and both remained until late in the fall.  "They then returned east where preparation for the removal of their families to the new country were at once commenced.  Three spans of horses and as many sleighs were loaded with household goods and supplies and the two families, numbering in all twenty persons, young and old, among them an aged grandmother.  They crossed th Hudson at Catskill on the ice as well as many other streams in their way and drove down on the ice from Old Sheshequin to the cabin of William Means at Towanda, where they were furnished entertainment for the night."  William rented Mr. Means's farm in Wysox, where he remained till 1805, then removed to Rome township, settling on Bullard creek on the farm of now Preceptor Forbes.  Here he lived the life of a pioneer and died March 31, 1847, agd 94 years, 7 mos. and 17 ds.  In his last years he was given a pension by the government.  He was buried on the farm where he settled.  He was twice married and the father of twelve children as follows:

Maj. Joseph married 1st Barbara Lent, 2nd Eliza Johnson.

Thomas married Olive, daughter of John Fox and was for many years a prominent merchant in Towanda, where he died.

Samuel married Sarah C., daughter of Lawrence Rose.

John, Hiram and Daniel died on the homestead unmarried.

Larmon H., celebrated as one of the old-time pedagogues, married Polly Wright of Sheshequin;  died in Tioga county, Pa.

James, famous as a "deacon" in the Baptist church for half a century, married Catherine, daughter of John Lent;  died in Towanda, Dec. 17, 1883, aged 95 years, 2 mos. and 7 ds.

Betsy married Samuel Bardwell.

Lucretia married Fred Morley.

Gity married Abraham Lent.

Catharine married Silas Gore;  died Feby. 18, 1879, aged 86 years and 18 days.

[p 78]

John Elliot, brother of William (p 58), came from Connecticut to Wysox, 1803. In 1814 he moved to Sheshequin and pursued his occupation as shoemaker.  His wife was Elizabeth Snyder, a German woman.  She died April 14, 1818 in her 47th year;  he died July 4, 1857 in his 88th year.  Their children were:

Joseph married Jemima, daughter of Elijah M. Horton;  removed to Kansas, where he died, 1873;  children, Isaac, William H., Joseph M., Urbain, Sally (Mrs. Ulysses Horton) and Jemima (Mrs. Thomas McMahon).

Hannah married Issac S. Horton of Ghent.

Polly married William Russell of Rome.

Rachel married Daniel Hill of Sheshequin.

Lucretia married Elias Post.

Additions and Corrections
[p 427]

Elliott, page 58--William Elliott, b Aug. 14, 1752, married 1st Lucretia Lowery, a Scotch girl by whom he had children, Joseph, John, Gitty, James, Thomas, Catharine, Larman H., Daniel, Samuel and Lucretia;  married 2nd Maria Scutt and had children Betsy and Hiram;  married 3rd Mrs. Hepzibah (Wright) Mastin.  It is related that "Joseph Elliott, father of William, came with his family to Livingston Manor, N. Y., with the Livingstons, where he was employed in the foundries.  When the war broke out Joseph was made captain and William for a time continued to work in the foundry, making guns but later entered the service as a private."

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