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 Amelia Henrietta <I>Stockman</I> Elliott

Amelia Henrietta Stockman Elliott

New York, USA
Death 2 Nov 1884 (aged 69–70)
Ravalli County, Montana, USA
Burial Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana, USA
Plot 8W row 6
Memorial ID 48224582 · View Source
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Amelia Henrietta Stockman was born in about 1814 in Utica, Oneida County, New York, one of the 8 known children of Dr. Justus Christian Stockman and Carolina Friederica Reiche. Her parents were German immigrants who were married in Philadelphia in 1794 - then moved to Albany, NY, where Dr. Stockman was in medical practice for about the next 10 years. In 1804 they moved to Utica where Dr. Stockman had an office and drug store on Genessee St. and the family lived in the back of the store building and on the second floor. Amelia lived there until she was about 12 years old. The death of her father in 1826 resulted in most of the family, including Amelia and her mother, moving to Newark, NJ, where one of Amelia's older married sisters lived.

On October 20, 1830, Amelia was married in Newark to Robert Nicol, a stonemason who had immigrated from Traquair in Peeblesshire, Scotland a few years earlier. They lived in Newark for several years but in about 1835 they, along with the family of Amelia's older brother Charles W. Stockman, migrated to Dearborn, Michigan - where they lived for the next 15 years. Robert Nicol died in Dearborn on May 25, 1850. In 1851 Amelia and her 3 living children (3 others had died earlier) moved to Indiana - first to St. Joseph County where they joined the family of her sister and brother-in-law, Ann Eliza and Truman Fox, then to a farm in La Porte County where they lived for the next two years. On March 13, 1853, Amelia married David Catlin Elliott, a widower with 4 children, in La Porte County. That summer they moved to near Aurora in Kane County, Illinois. At some point they were joined by the family of Amelia's brother Charles W. Stockman - who had moved to Toledo, Ohio, at the time that Amelia left Michigan and remained there along with two brothers and their mother, Caroline Stockman. After the mother died in 1853 the Charles Stockman family also moved west. In 1855 both of these families migrated to Bremer County, Iowa, near the current town of Denver, IA, where David and Amelia lived until 1862.

In May 1862, they left in two covered wagons with the initial intention of ending up in Oregon. Amelia's oldest son, Alexander F. Nicol, had married in Iowa, had a young son, and was serving in the 14th Iowa Infantry at the time the rest of the family left for the west. He remained in Iowa the rest of his life. The travels of the family of Amelia and David Elliott over the next 30 months were documented in a series of articles written by Robert W. Nicol and published in the Hamilton, Montana, newspaper (The Western News) in 1894. In summary, they ultimately ended up in the Bitterroot Valley in December, 1864, after travelling a circuitous route from Bremer County to Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Ft. Bridger in the Utah Territory (where Caroline Nicol was married and left the party) back to Ft. Collins, Colorado, then north to Virginia City and Bannock Montana before finally making it to a place near the current city of Hamilton, Montana, where they settled. David and Amelia lived there for the rest of their lives. Amelia died at the home of her daughter, Caroline Nicol Cave, in Missoula on November 21, 1884.

Her children with Robert Nicol:

James - Sept 1831 - July 1849
Munroe Knowles - Sept 1833 - June 1834
Alexander Francis - Sept 1835 - Dec 1922
Caroline Augusta - June 1841 - Oct 1901
Amelia Henrietta - Jan 1846 - Jan 1846 (age 12 days)
Robert William - Mar 1847 - May 1921

Children with David C. Elliott:

Married from 1853 - 1880
Clara Ella - Sept 1858 -Mar 1897
David Catlin 1854 - May 1864 (died during migration near current Lima, MT)

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  • Created by: Russ Anderson
  • Added: 16 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48224582
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Amelia Henrietta Stockman Elliott (1814–2 Nov 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48224582, citing Riverview Cemetery, Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Russ Anderson (contributor 47241791) .