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Joseph Elliott

Male 1805 - Aft 1870  (66 years)


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  • Name Joseph Elliott  [1
    Born 1805  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1870 
    Buried Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • In extracts of the 1850 and 1860 census prepared by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census that was dated September 19, 1914 the family is listed as follows. This extracts were prepared in connection with a Civil War pension application filed by Augustus Elliott:

      Rappahannock County, VA, enumerated 12 Oct 1850
      Joseph Elliott,45,M
      Ellen,48,F
      Darius (David M.), 25,M
      Frederick,24,M
      Lydia A,23,F
      Susan,18,F
      Eliza,15,F
      Augusta,12,F (sic)
      William,10,M
      James,8,M

      P.O. Washington, Rappahannock County, VA
      enumerated 24 July 1860
      Frederick Ellett, 27
      Joseph, 57
      Ellen,53
      Lydia A, 25
      Susan A,24
      Eliza,22
      Melvina,20
      William H,19
      James O,17 Tennessee
      Vena, 21(black)
      Sarah 11/12 (mulatto)

      The Department of Commerce indicated that "it may be that the person named "Augusta" and recorded as a female, returned with the family of Joseph and Ellen Elliott, is the soldier whose age you desire, and that the assistant marshal made a mistake in stating the sex. Very respectfully, Wm. J. Harris, Director."

      The ages on the extract in 1860 should be approximately ten years higher than those given in 1850. Most of them only vary a few years however. The actual census records should be examined to see if any of these discrepencies can be resolved. The more likely answer is that whomever answered the census takers questions just guessing at the ages of the members in the household.

      It appears that Frederick had assumed the role of the head of the household in 1860, with his parents and siblings living with him. Perhaps his parents had become incompetent or infirm. Darius (David) and Augustus had left home, and there appeared to be three new family members, 20 year old Melvina (perhaps the wife of Frederick or William??), 21 year old Tennesse Vena and her 11 month old daughter Sarah. On Brenda Elliott's web page, Melvina is listed as a daughter. I am assuming she is not since she was not also listed on the 1850 census, and she would have been to young to have been already married in 1850. Additionally, Brenda lists a daughter named Ann, but does not show Lydia A. Could the daughter have been named Lydia Ann?

      As of the 1870 Census, Joseph and Ellen were still living with son Frederick, however their other children were no longer in the home. In 1880, only Ellen was still a member of Frederick's household, so it appears that Joseph died sometime between 1870 and 1880.

      Joseph was said to have died near Fredericksburg, Maryland.

      These census records were retrieved based on a letter that Augustus personally wrote, dated May 11, 1914, to the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions. They wanted to prove his age by locating him on the census records with his family. Augustus stated that:  "During the year of 1850 and 1860 I lived at Washington City from then to Alexandria then at Little Washington, Rappahanic Co. I did not live with my parents after I was large enough to work for myself. I lived where I worked. I went from these to Fostoria, Ohio where I made my home with my brother David Elliott. My father's name was Joseph Elliott at Little Washington, Rap. Co, VA. Mothers name was Ellen Kenny Elliott. I have answered as best I can remember. Hoping this will be satisfactory I remain Augustus E. Elliott."  In a follow up letter, dated June 17, 1914,  Augustus elaborated: "From there I lived in Washington, Rapahanoc, Virginia with my father Joseph Elliott. Then I went to Fostoria, Ohio in 1860 where I lived with my brother David Elliott until I went to the war in 1862. In the letter you stated that I did not live with James Monroe. I worked for him and as I had no home I had to live where I worked. You said that I did not live with James T. Monroe in 1860. I went to Fostoria in 1860 but I did not live with him in Alexandria in that year but I was there some time between 1850 and 1860 but the year and date it is impossible for me to remember. Yours, A.E. Elliott."
    • (Research):Brenda Elliott shows him as the son of Samuel Elliott. Maria Elliott also shows this parentage, based on the book BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF WOOD COUNTY, OHIO, COMMERATIVE VOLUME II, 18797, pp 739-740. Maria received this information from Family Group Sheets compiled by Catherine Gerhart of Westerville, Ohio in January 1797.

      This family group sheet furhtermore shows that Samuel Elliott was the father of George, Samuel Jr., Joseph, Susan, Winnie and Lydia.
    Person ID I7755  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family ID F11877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elender Kenny,   b. 1802, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1823  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jim Elliott, in December 1999,  shared a scan of the following original marriage license for Joseph and Ellen, transcribed below.

      KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS that we Joseph Elliott & George Berryman are held and firmly bound unto James Pleasants, Jr. Esq. Governor of Virginia, in the just and full sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars, to which payment well and truly be made, to the said Governor or his successor, we bind ourselves, our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents:--Sealed with our seals and dated this 30 day of Jany 1823. THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such, that whereas a License hath this day been issued by the Clerk of the County Court of Fauquier for the intermarriage of the above bound Joseph Elliott with Elender Kenny, of the said County:--Now if there be no lawful excuse to obstruct said marriage, then the above obligation is to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Joseph Elliott  (Seal)

      Wm T. PhillipsGeorge Berryman (Seal)

      The above named George Berryman made oath before me, in my office,on the 30 Jan 1823, that the above named Joseph Elliott and Elender Kenny are each twenty-one years old. Given under my hand the date above. Wm. T Phillips, ???, Fauquier County Court

      Date: Aug 9, 1995 I certify that the document to which this authentication is affixed is a true copy of a record in the Fauquier County Circuit Court, that I have custody of the record and that I am the custodian of the record. Wm D Harris Clerk By: SM Bradley Depurty Clerk

      Marriage Register #4 Pg. 486
    Children 
     1. David Marshall Elliott,   b. 31 Jan 1824, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Frederick Elliott,   b. Abt 1826, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lydia A(Nn) Elliott,   b. Abt 1827, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Susan A. Elliott,   b. Abt 1832, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Eliza Elliott,   b. Abt 1835, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Augustus E. Elliott,   b. 18 Apr 1838, Washington, Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1921, Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. William J. Elliott,   b. Abt 1841, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927  (Age ~ 86 years)
     8. James Oliver Elliott,   b. Abt 1842, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Documents
    Elliott, Joseph and Elender Kenny 1823 Marriage License
    Elliott, Joseph and Elender Kenny 1823 Marriage License
    Fauquier County, Virginia Marriage License
    Last Modified 9 May 2013 
    Family ID F134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1805 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Jan 1823 - Fauquier County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rappahannock County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S672] Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington DC.

    2. [S667] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, (The WorldConnect Project is a set of tools, which allow users to upload, modify, link, and display their family trees as a means to share their genealogy with other researchers. The program used to day has a genealogy of its own. RootsWeb announced the launch of the World Connect Project on November 10, 1999 after staff members and users submitted 5.5 million records during a four-week beta-testing period. The WorldConnect Project continues to grow, and as of January 2004 had more than 312 million records. GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunications. It is a file format developed by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). It provides a flexible and uniform format for exchanging computerized genealogical data, and allows you to share files with other researchers who may not use the same genealogy program.), Simmons, Yvonne Ramsell "2003 gedcom"  http://wc.rootsweb.a ncestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2488882  ;  Ver. Mon Mar 3 1 17:47:02 2003 (Reliability: 3).