William Andrew Elliott

Brief Life History of William Andrew

When William Andrew Elliott was born on 22 February 1825, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Elliott, was 57 and his mother, Elizabeth Nancy Bollinger, was 41. He married Martha Catherine Pugh on 29 April 1852, in Smyth, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Jeffersonville, Tazewell, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Chatham Hill, Smyth, Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 23 January 1914, in Pulaski, Pulaski, Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Rural Retreat, Wythe, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Andrew Elliott
1825–1914
Nancy Hammons
1834–
Marriage: 9 July 1867
Charles Ryan Elliott
1868–
George Reese Elliott
1868–
Gordon Elliott
1876–
Lillian Fairybelle “Lillie” Elliott
1872–1943
Nannie Elliot
1873–

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  • William Elliot, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William A., "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • W A, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

World Events (8)

1827 · First mention of the name Rural Retreat

"""Rural Retreat"" appeared on a marriage return in 1827."

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Eliot, a pet form of the Old Testament name Elijah, rendered in Greek as Ēlias and in Old French as Élie + the diminutive suffix -ot; compare Ellis . The name Aylett may in some cases also have been confused with or absorbed into Elliott.

Scottish: late variant of Elwood .

Scottish (of Breton origin): perhaps, as some members of the Elliott clan believe, a Scottish variant of the Breton surname Elleouet, a habitational name from one of the hamlets named Allegot in Finistère.

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

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