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Stephen Elliott, Sr
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- Bob Hufford
 Added: Aug. 31, 2012
 
Man of God, may you rest in peace my great-x4 grandfather.
- old racer
 Added: Feb. 25, 2012
 

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Nov. 15, 2011
 
Much of the information shown above is incorrect. Here is the correct information: Birth: 31 Aug 1806, Beaufort, South Carolina; Death: 21 Dec 1866, Savannah, Georgia; Famous for: 1) First Episcopal Bishop of Georgia, 2) Presiding Bishop of the ECCSA, 3) Co-founder of the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee; Relationship to Confederate General Stephen Elliott (GRid 9254): First Cousin, once removed (NOT Father -- the general's father was another Rev. Stephen Elliott, 13-Nov-1804 - 13 Mar 1866, the first cousin of the Bishop).
- Alan Crawford
 Added: Feb. 22, 2010
 

- Erika Sauve
 Added: Nov. 15, 2009
 
Bishop Stephen Elliott, the first Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, and the great leader and organizer of the church in this State, where he labored for more than twenty-five years, is included among the illustrious dead of Laurel Grove. He was a native of South Carolina and a son of the distinguished naturalist who bore the same name. Bishop Elliott was one of the founders of the University of the South, at Sewanee, Tenn. He possessed a genius for organization equalled by few and surpassed by none. His labors were Herculean; and it was; probably due to burdens which overtaxed his strength that he died at the age of sixty-one. His gifted son, Robert W. B. Elliott, became the first Bishop of Southwestern Texas. His daughter, Sarah Barnwell Elliott, is a brilliant writer. In almost every generation this noted family has given birth to distinguished men. Bishop Elliott left a number of volumes to attest his varied intellectual activities; but the Episcopal Church of Georgia is his noblest monument. The Bishop's grave is somewhat uniquely marked. Upon a brick foundation rests a heavy slab of gray granite, which in turn supports a superstructure of red granite, rectangular in shape to a height of nine inches, when it assumes1 something of a Gothic curve, culminating at the roof in a Gothic cross, of slender proportions, which extends the entire length of the tomb. At the head, is chiseled the Bishop's mitre. On the sides there are other emblems of the Church of England. The inscription is in Latin, lettered in old English characters. Consequently it is difficult to read. Here is the inscription:STEPHANUS ELLIOTT, d. g. epis. Georgianus primus. Ob. in pace Jehu 8. Thomas festo MDCCCLXVI. Aet. LXI.
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 23, 2009
 
The first, and only, presiding Bishop of the Confederate States of America. Well done, good, and faithful, servant. Deo Vindice.
- Bob Hufford
 Added: Nov. 29, 2007
 

- Kathie
 Added: Nov. 15, 2007
 

- Kat
 Added: Nov. 15, 2007
 
Happy Birthday!
- Jackie Howard
 Added: Nov. 15, 2007
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Nov. 15, 2006
 

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Nov. 15, 2006
 
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: May. 7, 2006
 

- Bob Hufford
 Added: Sep. 29, 2005
 

- Belle
 Added: Nov. 15, 2004
 
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: Jul. 20, 2004
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 25, 2004
 
 

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