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Robert Woodward Barnwell Elliott
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1840
Beaufort
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1887
Sewanee
Franklin County
Tennessee, USA

He was the son of Stephen and Charlotte Bull (Barnwell) Elliott.

Bishop Elliott graduated from South Carolina, Columbia, S.C. in 1861. He joined the Confederate Army and and became aide to Gen. A. R. Lawton. He was wounded at the battle of Manassas.

He entered seminary after the war, and was ordained deacon on August 4, 1868, and priest on April 9, 1871. He was 106 in American Succession. He received his D.D. from the University of the South. He was rector at St. Philip's Church, Atlanta, Georgia. From there, he was elected by the House of Bishops to be the first missionary bishop of Western Texas. He became the first Bishop of the Missionary District of Western Texas in 1874.

He married Carolina Elliott, a third cousin, January 7, 1864. They were the parents of five children.

[Info from THE EPISCOPATE IN WEST TEXAS and The Bishop Elliott Society web pages]


September 1, 1887 - Bishop Elliott of Texas Dead - Nashville, Tenn., August 27, - A special from Sewanee, Tenn., says the Rt. Rev. R. W. B. Elliott, Bishop of Western Texas, died there last night after a protracted illness.
Obituary: Rt. Rev. R. W. B. Elliott, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Western Texas, was born in Beaufort, S. C. His father Rt. Rev. Stephen Elliott, was bishop of Georgia from 18?? to 1866, when he died. His mother now living at Sewanee, Tenn., was a daughter of John Gibbs Barnwell of South Carolina, and a grand daughter of Gen. John Barnwell. Bishop Elliott graduated from the South Carolina College in 1861, Under President Longstreet. In 1870-187? he took a special course in the General Theologieal Seminary in New York. On August 4, 1868, he was made a deacon at Rome, Ga., a presbyter in Savannah, Ga., in 1872, and bishop of the missionary jurisdiction of Western Texas, at Atlanta in 1874. He served in the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1865. He was a lieutenant and aide on the staff of Brigadier Gen. A. R. Lawton from 1861 to 1863. At the second battle of Manassas he was shot in the head with a minnie ball, and was adjutant general of McLaw's division at the surrender. He married his third cousin, Miss Caroline Elliott, at Savannah, Ga., January 7, 1861. He has been living at San Antonio since he took charge of his dioeese, some eleven or twelve years ago, devoting his energies and great abilities in building up his church throughout his territory. Among other things he achieved was the erection and establishment of an Episcopal college at Seguin. The true type of the Southern gentleman, endowed with rare abilities , he was loved and reverened by his entire diocese not only, but by all who knew him. His whole family on both sides have been distinguished for generations back, and of his immediate family his brother, Dr. John B. Elliott, is professor of geology and chemistry in the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn., and of therapenties and materia medlea in the University of Louisiana, New Orleans, and his sister, Sarah Barnwell Elliott, is the author of The Felmeres.

Hubbard News - September 8, 1887

 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Elliott (1806 - 1866)
  Charlotte Bull Barnwell Elliott (1810 - 1895)
 
 Children:
  Charlotte St John Elliott (1870 - 1958)*
  Robert Woodward Barnwell Elliott (1874 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Woodward Barnwell Elliott (1840 - 1887)
  John Barnwell Elliott (1841 - 1921)*
  Sarah Barnwell Elliott (1848 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
University of the South Cemetery
Sewanee
Franklin County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: L Ferree
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86555104
Robert Woodward Barnwell Elliott
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