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Dona (Carr) Mooring
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 81872567
Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Pendleton, Kentucky; Roll: M432_216; Page: 367B; Image: 526
Lists a Susannah who is 6/12 in this census dated August 26, 1850, this would place her birthdate as February 1850 not the same as Elizabeth's birth date of December 1849, but I suspect that the are one and the same.

Year: 1860; Census Place: American Valley, Plumas, California; Roll: M653_62; Page: 922; Image: 364; Family History Library Film: 803062
Lists a Susannah who is 10 on 24 Jun 1860 living with this same family, she now has two younger siblings and the same older brother Charles living in the home too.

Funny I live not to far from Quincy, I have grandchildren who live there. :)

Year: 1870; Census Place: Washington, Story, Iowa; Roll: M593_420; Page: 186A; Image: 375; Family History Library Film: 545919
Charles E is still with his parents on June 23 1870 but the three younger sisters are not out of the home, and a new sister Nelly born in California in 1863 is in the home as well.

Year: 1880; Census Place: Sandsuck, Pendleton, Kentucky; Roll: 438; Family History Film: 1254438; Page: 414B; Enumeration District: 162; Image: 0513 on June 10 1880, Lancelot Carr is widowed and living as a boarder with the Michael J Rouse family.

Charles E Carr "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 November 2015), Charles E Carr and Sarah Sutton, 26 Mar 1874; citing , Mills, Iowa, United States, county courthouses, Iowa.

Charles E Carr was 25 years of age
Sarah Sutton was 19 years of age, birth year 1855
Here is the Find A Grave Memorial for Charles E Carr, Mills, Iowa WITH OBIT. Gives the married names of this two younger sisters. Mrs. Nannie White of Quincy, Calif., and Mrs. R. L.
Eddy of Elsmore, Calif

Hope this added info helps you with your family research.

Your Sister in Christ,
Dona Carr Mooring

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Dona (Carr) Mooring
Elizabeth Carr Bundy
I've updated birth, marriage, death locations and dates for you.
Milton John Bundy married Sarah Ann Cleaver after Elizabeth's death.

Hope this helps
Your Sister in Christ,
Dona Carr Mooring
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Carol Roberts
Nora, Kenzie,Mary and Kenzie Gifford Jr
Pleaseeee help me find these graves. I found my brother Million Gifford but I can find no information about my other family members.. My name is Carol Roberts. My email address is carolroberts973@gmail. Thank you so much
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You are so welcome! I had an opportunity to photo the cemetery as it had not been previously done while they were finishing up the restoration of the cemetery. My Gr-Gr Grandparents are buried there, Jesse & Celia Herrin. Also, Amelia Herrin, a daughter-in-law to Jesse and Celia, plus several of their grandchildren.
Thanks for the nice compliment..Pat
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Walt E. Smith
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 90772761
Howdy - I have spent a good deal of effort on Swain research. Much of this specific data came from Civil War Pension records. His wife filed for widow's pension #473609 on September 3, 1890 in Kentucky; daughter, Charlotte Callahan, filed for minor's pension #790887 on September 4, 1903 in Indiana.

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Terry in Illinois
RE: Elliott at Evergreen Cemetery
This is all that I have for notes and sources John Elliott b. 1762. The place of birth was provided by another contributor a long time ago, which I do not have in my notes.
John Elliott was born of protestant parents in nothern Ireland in 1762. That part of
Ireland was originally settled by protestant Scotch people, and it is probable the the
Elliott's, Lee's, and Stewart's, were descendants of those old Scotch families. He came
to this country, about 1784, a year or two previous to the sailing of the rest of the family.
He was married in Pennsylvania about 1786 to Mary Miller, who was born July 15, 1767,
and died near Remington, Hamilton County, Ohio, September 26, 1840, at the age of 73
years old.
She was of German descent and was the sister of Sarah Lackey, who lived and died near
Montgomery, Ohio, and Nancy Stewart, who has many descendants in Bureau and Marshall
Counties, Illinois, as well as in Ohio. After their marriage the settled (probably in the
spring of 1787), on a millsite that he had previously discovered on the Little Miami river
at the mouth of the Sycamore creek, in Hamilton County, Ohio, fourteen miles from where
Cincinnati now is. For some time after their arrival there and until they built for
themselves a cabin, they lived in an immense sycamore tree, whose interior had decayed
until it formed a room eleven feet in diameter. At first thought it might seem that they had
rather limited room, but their quarters were doubtless both more spacious and more
comfortable than many have who are settling on the western prairies today. It was from
this great tree that Sycamore creek derived its name. When they moved, their personal
effects consisted of a horse, a cow, a gun, an axe, and some small articles that the bride
carried on the horse which she rode. The dense growth of heavy timber along the river
and over the surrounding country was full of thievish and hostile Indians who annoyed them
greatly for several years. Once having heard that they were in danger of being massacred
they took the horse and cow and a few things they could gather up hurriedly and carry
conveniently and went down the Miam river to Fort Columbia, now Columbia. That night the
Indians massacred the white people at Bloody Run. This was of course only one of the many
disadvantages under which they labored but they had sagacity, energy, courage, health and
physical ability. They paid for, fenced, and farmed their land, planted and orchard, raised
and educated a family of six children, three sons and three daughters, and later when the
children were grown built a dam across the river, a flour mill, a saw mill, a wool carding
mill, and a distillery. They sent the products of the mill and distillery, together with the
pork which they packed, down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans, where they
were sold. They also built a very large two-story stone house where their daughters were
married and their sons came home with their brides before going out into the world to fight
life's battles for themselves. The old big stone house, had walls that were two feet thick.
John died March 20, 1843, in the eighty-second year of his age, and was buried at
Remington, Ohio, by the side of his wife. The names of their children were, Simon, Elcy,
Sarah, Isabel, William, and John. I am told by Mrs. Hettie Johnston, whose mother was a
daughter of Elcy Elliott, that there were three other children who died in infancy, two being
buried at Columbia and one at Sycamore church near the old homestead. This story is taken
from the book of The Elliott Families written by Simon Elliott in 1911.


Source: Indian Hill Historical Society
5100 Given Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45243
“Keeping Indian Hill’s past and present alive for tomorrow”
History of Inidan Hill
(taken form online at

John Elliott
1762 - 1843
Immigrant, pioneer farmer, miller, landowner, merchant
Columbia Township trustee, Hamilton County commisioner

John Elliott was born in Norther Ireland of Scottish parents in 1762. At age 22 he came to
America aboard the ship “Lazy Mary”. Family tradition says that he was sent by his
father to see what America was like. H supposedly had instructions that if at the end of a
year he thought they should move the family there, he was to write them with instructions
“to do some impossible thing”. The Elliotts were rather wealthy people, and they had a
large house in Ireland. John wrote that he was unable to build by himself a house and
requested his parents to send theirs to him. Whey they read this, they understood that
they should move to America. The reason fro the coded message was concern that the
correspondence would be read by the authorities in Ireland. At that time all young men had
to fulfill a number of years of military service, and the two Elliott sons might be prevented
from leaving the country.

It was in 1785 that the rest of the Elliott family sailed from Londonderry, Ireland, on the
“Faithful Steward”. The group consisted of the father, five daughters, and two sons, Simon
and William, accompanied also by a number of cousins named Stewart and Lee. When their

ship reached the shore off Mahogany Bay in New Jersey, it was driven by a storm onto the
rocks, where all the family perished except John’s brothers, Simon and William. Family
history says that chests full of the family’s valuable goods were washed ashore, but they
were stolen by land pirates of the coast.

A history of the Elliott family (1911) records a ballad sung about the shipwreck:
The Elliotts and the Lees
And Stewarts of great fame,
They may lament and mourn
For the lands they’ve left behind.
They may lament and mourm
Aslong as they have days,
For the friends and relation
Lie in Mahogan’s bays. 29

The two brothers made their way to Pennsylvania, where John Elliott had settled. They
later married and moved their familes to Illinois and Ohio. While in Pennsylvania John
married Mary Miller, of German decent, in 1786, and moved with his wife and son
three years later to Columbus (now Lunken Airport) in Ohio.

In 1800 Eliott purchased 112 acres (for $450.00) for a millsite on the Little Miami River
at the mouth of Sycamore Creek. Until they could build a cabin for their growing family of
four children, they lived in an immense hollow sycamore tree eleven feet in diameter on
their property. Tradition says that it was from this huge tree that Sycamore Creek got
its name.

The Elliotts cleared, fenced, andfarmed their land. They planted an orchard near their
cabin; and, using stones from the nearby river, they built a large two-story house with
thick walls and heavy beams of oak. It took two years to complete, and the two youngest
of their children (William b. 1802 and John Jr. b. 1806) were born in the house. They
joined their oldest brother Simon, who came to Ohio with his parents, Elcy (b. 1791),
Sarah (b. 1792), and Isabella (b. 1798). One source says that there were three other
children who died in infancy, tow being buried at Columbia, and on at the Sycamore
Church (site of today’s Green Acres program).

The dense forest along the river and in surrounding country was inhabited by many Indians,
and the family history claims that on more than one occasion during and uprising the
Elliott’s were forced to father what they could of their belongings and take refuge at Fort

John Elliott Built a grist mill in 1810 on his property near Sycamore Creek. He was in
partnershipwith Henry Crist. Cornelius Snider, and Benjamin Sears (the millwright). A
dam was built across the Little Miami, and the millrace later also powered a saw mill,
a wool carding mill, and a distillery built on the site. An old section of what is called
Spooky Hollow Roak was then called “the road to Elliott’s Mills”.

Elliott was elected a Columbia Township Trustee in 1803, and served as a Hamilton
County Commissioner from 1812 - 1820. As their six children matured and married,
they and their children settled either in the Sycamore/Montgomery/Symmes Town-
ship area or in Illinois or Iowa. As a matter of local note, his daughter Elcy married
Nathaniel Terwilliger, a “ millwright and farmer”. The Terwilliger name is well-
known in Montgomery, Ohio, as Nathaniel was one of the founders of that community
and the owner of a building on Cooper Road there there that has been called
“Terwilliger’s Tavern”.

The Elliott family suffered financial difficulties in the 1820’s over unpaid debts, which
threatened their ownership of the land on the Little Miami. Parcels of the property
changed hands over the next 20 years, and in 1841 it was sold to Williams Hamilton,
miller. Subsequent owners of portions of the Elliott land were listed as Silas Hutchinson,
Natnaial Paxton, Alfred Wild, Edward Fuller, John Clement, Henry Anderson, and James
Hauck. In 1898 the house was sold to the Sterrett family.

John Elliott died in 1843 at age 82, having buried his wife three years earlier in
Remington Cemetery on the hill above the west side of Spooky Hollow Road. Their
children purchsed a family plot in the Miamiville (Evergreen) Cemetery in 1867, and
John and Mary’s graves were moved there in 1922.


Source: Elliott - L Archives - taken from Rootsweb of the Fathful Steward
From: (Kevin and Sue Elliott)

Quote: Keep in mind, all who read this, that we have done only the compilation of several
records which are quoted here: We did not write this and are not claiming the
credit for it. Keith and Sue Elliott

Faithful Steward the Elliott Family

The origins of this family remain somewhat blurred, as to exact descent, and this author
believes that this was intentional, on the part of our ancestors, who were either them-
selves survivors of the shipwreck of the Faithful Steward, or members of the family in
some way. I am enclosing four different branches, and you will note that they all contain
enough similarity, that there sould be no doubt about the basic facts.

The Faithfull Steward sailed from Londonderry, Ireland early in 1785 said to be over-
loaded with passengers and their accumulated goods for the condition of the ship. The
passengers were nearly all related. There were various Elliott’s, Stewart’s, and Lee’s
who were all cousins ot each other, some 200 in all. On 1 Sept. 1785 the ship was
wrecked on the Delaware coast, 30 miles soth of Delaware Bay. Of the four versions of
the story, one is written by a descendant of a survivor, William Elliott; one is written
by a descendant of a Lee who was drowned; another by a member of a cousin’s family,
whose grandfather had missed the boat and had to take the next one, and the fourth
appears in a paper read at the Elliott reunion of 1923. It tells about the wreck from a
surviving sister, Margaret Elliott. One Lee Descendant had inquired of Lloyds of London
and did find evidence of the wreck. Lloyds notes read: “November 28, 1785 - The
Faithful Stedard, Capt. McCasland, Londonderry to Philadelphia, is totally in the Delaware
and 200 people drowned”.

The reader will note that in none of the accompanying versions are the names given of those
who drowned, only the survivors! This is true, whether it is a Lee version, Elliott version,
or Stewart version. The one Lee version written by a great-gradson, mentions his grand-
father by name, and his grandfather’s grandfather, but omits that of his grandfather’s
father, who was drowned. In my research, I have also found an unusual number of
marriages between ELLIOTT’S, STWEART’S, and LEE’S, as well as ELLIOTT-ELLIOTT,
LEE-LEE, and STEWART-STEWART. Because of these two facts, I firmly believe that the
surviving members of the three families, in grief at losing so many all at once vowed to
keep the names alive by mixing the bloodlines so thoroughly through intermarriages and
by all of them naming their own children after the names of those who drowned, that we
descendants cannot untangle the lines to ascertain exactly who we are descended from!
Therefore, we have the names: Hugh, John, William, Simon, Andrew, and sometimes
James, Charles, and Thomas depending on how many sons each family had, but always
the first five. Women’s names are Isabel, Mary, Sarah, Eleanor, and Elizabeth. These
same names appear in all Lee’s, Stewart’s, and Elliott’s, until more recent generations
who were not aware of the custom, or the shipwreck and its consequences.

From the ELLIOTT version of the story, the brothers Simon and William survived the
wreck by swimming ashore with doubloons in their teeth. their older brother, John,
was already here, having come on the Lazy Mary in 1784. It appears that Margaret
Elliott, wife of Thomas Elliott, was a sister. She and her husband and family
did not emigrate until 1790. John Elliott settled in Hamilton Co., Ohio, near present
Cincinnati, where he built a stone house now preserved as a historic site. It is thought
to be the oldest building in the Miami Purchase area. John’s family members gradually
migrated westward into Indiana, Illinois, etc. Simon settled in Illinois and never married.
In 1806 William migrated to (Salt Creek Township), Muskingum County, Ohio. In 1790,
Thomas and Margaret Elliot came to the USA and settled in (Cross Creek Township),
Jefferson County, Ohio. Their children are in his will of 1819, as William, Mary, Simon,
Ann, Elizabeth, Charles, John, Thomas and Andrew. The children of William of the ship-
wreck were: Andrew, John. Simon, Elizabeth, Isabel, James, Mary Jane, Sarah Ann,
William, Charles, and Eleanor. Only Andrew remained in Salt Creek Township; the others
migrated to Illinois and Iowa. James and Charles died in Muskingum County, Ohio. The
children of John of the shipwreck were: Simon, Elcy, Sarah, Isabel, William, and John,
(may have been others who died in infancy). We cannot deduce the names of those who
died by these names, however, because some would have been ELLIOTT’S, some
STEWART’S, and some LEE’S. I will continue to search, but would be content if I could
discover the names of our Hugh’s brother’s and sisters, regardless of his parents names.
My reason for this is that there were other ELLIOTT’S in the same vicinity as ours, and I
deeply suspect a relationship. One, in particular, Francis Elliott, who is not included as a
son of Hugh according to Charley Elliott’s data. (Charley W. Elliott was the oldest son of
Ulysses S., who was the oldest son of John and Eliza Leedom Elliott. Copies of this data
were sent to me by his granddaughter, Bernice Dawson. He had compiled this data over
40 years ago (he died in 1948) so had access to more memories then we have today).
Francis was b. 1798, but died in 1838, too soon to appear on a census that liste birth-
places. My reason for suspecting Francis to be a brother of Hugh, if he was not a son,
is that he appears on census and the 1833 Muskingum County, map (in section 21 NW,
which was later purchased by Hugh, and owned by Ulysses in his time). I did obtain the
names of the children of Francis from later census years, living with their mother, but
they seem to have disappeared by 1860.

Our first official record of Hugh is the 1806 Ohio tax list, where he appears in Smithfield
Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He is recorded as owning 77+ acres. He does not appear
in Muskingum County, Ohio until the 1820 census. We are not sure when his first wife,
Isabel Dougan, died. She was apparently still living at the time of the 1820 census. In
1824, hugh obtained a marriage license in Guernsey County, Ohio for marriage Mary Hill.
The 1830 census records the birth of two more girls, and then 1840 census records one
more girl. This census records Hugh and son, John, as living next door to each other
(their names follow each other on the census). In 1842 a land deed is recorded in
Muskingum County, Ohio turning over that section-15 homestead to John. The material
from Charley Elliott states that Hugh and family moved to Iowa. He also states that
Hugh died there, but does not have a date, and is buried in an old cemetery in Burlington,
Iowa. Hugh’s son, Thomas, who married married Eleanor Elliott, daughter of William
Elliott of the shipwreck, also moved to Illinois and Iowa. Several of them are buried in at
Birmingham, Iowa. I have no way of knowing if Charley’s information is accurate, or
whether there might have been some mixup between the two cities. From the amount of
information that was recorded by Charley it makes me believe that there must have been
a family Bible, andin the possession of some of Ulysses’s decendants - at one time, at
least. If it does still exist, I hope that the owner will permit some of us to copy the data
from it and have it certified. I know of no other way to prove that John was Hugh’s son.
We know it beyond a shadow of doubt, but that is not enough for First Families of
Muskingum County, Ohio. John is recorded on the census and on his death certificate as
being born in Ohio which differs from what we had been told. I do believe this to be so,
however, due to Hugh’s presence in Jefferson County, Ohio in 1806; John not being
born until 1810.

Charley did not have the children of Hugh and Isabel listed in order of birth. I have found
all of them on census except one, Jane. If the ages given on the census is correct, the
way I have them listed on the family sheet should be correct. Perhaps, in time, we will
locate descendants of some of the others. The brother, James, lived next door to John
in section-14, NW. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Dickson and one of their daughters
married a Miller. The MILLER’S at Rix Mills are descendants of theirs.

Charley W. Elliott of the Ulysses S. Branch of John remembers his father telling that
John and his father, Hugh, once walked back to Pennsylvania when John was nine years old.
I believe, however, that they were still living in Jefferson County, Ohio at that time, so
that time, so that would not have been such a long distance. There were several land
transactions in Smithfield Township, Jefferson County, Ohio near Steubenville and the
Pennsylvania border involving Hugh Elliott. He must have moved to Muskingum County
1819/-1820 as he does appear on the 1820 census there. The eldest son, John, was our
ancestor. The second son, James, married Betsy Dickson, sister of our Margaret
Dickson Forsythe. The had five children, lived next door to our John. James died in 1854
at the age of 42. Of the five children, the oldest, Hugh, was killed in the Civil War, and
the youngest, Sarah Nancy, was unmarried. One daughter married a Miller. Another
daughter married a Smithley and lived at Rix Mills. The second son, William D. Elliott
married Naomi Hendershot, lived near New Concord. They are buried at Pleasant Hill

Eppy Elliott and William Watson lived in Meigs Township on the 1850 census and had
four children at that time.

Simon Elliott (tombstone spelled Simeon) and Mary had 12 children. They lived near
the William Herron’s on the border of Rich Hill and Salt Creek Townships. He also was
killed in the Civil War.

I have NOT discovered Jane Elliott and Barton Latta on the census or in any local

Thomas and Eleanor Elliott moved to Morgan County, Ohio and then to Illinois. They had
12 children. I am in touch with some of their descendants, now in Iowa and Kansas. I
have not located Hugh and Rena Knoble Elliott. There was a second Hugh Elliott from
Muskingum County who was killed in the Civil War. He may have been this Hugh.

Original author is unknown.

1820 U.S. Federal Census, Wellsburgh Township, Brooke County, Virginia -
Taken fom
Page - 82

Names of Heads Free White Males
of Families to10 10to16 16to18 18to26 26to 45 45& C.
Simon Elliott 1
Wm. Elliott 3 1 1 1
Geo. Elliott 1 1
Thomas Elliott 1 1
John Elliott 1 2 1
A. Wm. Elliott 1 2 1

Names of Heads Free White Females
of Families to10 10to16 18to26 26to 45 45& C.
Simon Elliott None
Wm. Elliott 1 1 1
Geo. Elliott 1 1 1
Thomas Elliott 1 1
John Elliott 3 2 1 1
A. Wm. Elliott 1 1 1

Names of Heads Number of persons in Occupations per family
of Families
Simon Elliott Number of persons engaged in Commerce - 1
Wm. Elliott Number of persons engaged in Manufacturing - 2
Geo. Elliott Number of persons engaged in Agriculture - 2
Thomas Elliott Number of persons engaged in Agriculture - 2
John Elliott Number of persons engaged in Agriculture - 2
A. Wm. Elliott Number of persons engaged in Agriculture - 3
A. Wm. Elliott Slaves - Males under 14 years of age: 1
Added by Terry in Illinois on Oct 20, 2015 10:08 AM
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