David Solomon Elliott

24 November 1846–August 1864 (Age 17)
Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of David Solomon

When David Solomon Elliott was born on 24 November 1846, in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States, his father, David Elliott, was 47 and his mother, Miranda Reynolds, was 35. He lived in Summit, Utah, United States in 1860. He died in August 1864, in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States, at the age of 17.

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David Elliott
Miranda Reynolds
Caroline M Elliott
Orson Hyde Elliott
John D Elliott
Jerome B Elliott
David Solomon Elliott

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World Events (4)

1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made
Age 1
The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 11
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
Age 17
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name, Elyat, Elyt. This represents at least two Old English personal names which have fallen together: the male name Aðelgēat (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + Gēat, a tribal name; see Jocelyn ), and the female personal name Aðelgȳð (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + gȳð ‘battle’). The Middle English name seems also to have absorbed various other personal names of Old English or Continental Germanic origin, as for example Old English Ælfweald ( see Ellwood ).2 English: from a pet form of Ellis .3 Scottish: Anglicized form of the originally distinct Gaelic surname Elloch, Eloth, a topographic name from Gaelic eileach ‘dam’, ‘mound’, ‘bank’. Compare Eliot .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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            David Solomon  Elliott was born 24 November 1846 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa to David and Miranda Reynolds Elliott.  His father joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on …

Sources (4)

  • David Elliott in household of William Elliott, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Elliott in household of David Elliott, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Solomon Elliott, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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