Biography of James F. D. Elliott
Cook County, Il Biographies

JAMES F. D. ELLIOTT, fanner and stock raiser, northwest quarter of Section 23. P. 0. Matteson. was born at French’s Mills, Franklin Co., N. Y., February 9. 1824. He was raised a farmer in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, living in the latter State until the spring of 1838, when he came to Chicago and entered the employ of Cook & Roster, of the Mansion House. lie followed working in hotels and steamboats about nine years. In 1847 he went into the employ of Kinzie, Lynn & Ogden, in the lumber trade. in which he continued until 1852. He was then in business for himself in the grain and lumber trade until 1869, when he bought the above farm. He now owns 400 acres of the best prairie and wood land in Cook County. ito has served as Supervisor of Rich Township two terms. In 1848 he married Miss Harriet Chiville, a native of Boscastle England, daughter of Matthew Chiville, who settled in Cook County in 1836. They hare eight children — Nettie, E., Hattie W., Moses B., Freeman P., Sarah P., Grace G., Henry F. and Ida May. Mr. Elliott has been quite largely identified in politics, and at one time was a personal friend of the late Hon. Stephen A. Douglas.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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