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Reuben Elliott
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Birth: May 21, 1795
Death: Sep. 25, 1869

He was one of the pioneer settlers of Boone

He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and at the age of nineteen participated in the battle of New Orleans.

In 1818 he was married to Elizabeth White, who, like himself, was a native of Kentucky.

The year after their marriage they emigrated to Missouri, settling in Boone connty. At first he rented a portion of the land now included in the Model Farm, where he remained until 1828, when he bought a farm on Callaham's creek, where he lived for five years. In 1833 he purchased the old Elliott homestead, containing 217 acres, situated on the Columbia and Rocheport turnpike, two miles east of Rocheport. Here he remained until his death, which occurred September 25th, 1869.

At the time of his death he was sixty-four years old. Mr. Elliott was a stone mason, and is said to have built the first stone house ever erected in Boone county. This dwelling was built for Joseph Little, in 1828. and is still standing. He also built, for Dr. George Wilcox, the first brick house in Rocheport.

In 1831 he crossed the plains to Mexico with wagons, carrying dry goods and groceries to Santa Fe.

He was one of the original members of the Walnut Grove Baptist Chnrch, remaining a faithful member of the congregation up to the day of his death." Tombstone # 54

Family links: 
  Elizabeth Elliott (1801 - 1868)*
  Sampson W. Elliott (1823 - 1883)*
  George Washington Elliott (1830 - 1910)*
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Walnut Grove Cemetery
Boone County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Jul 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9099030
Reuben Elliott
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- Sheila B
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Your service to this country both as a civilian and as a soldier deserves to be remembered.
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