Biography of James F. Elliott
Howard County, IN Biographies





JAMES F. ELLIOTT is a native of Preble County, Ohio, was born May 6, 1840, and is the son of S. and Mary (ilornaday) Elliott, both natives of North Carolina, and of Irish descent. His parents moved to Grant County in 1848. Here the son worked on the farm until 1860, when he left home, and employed his time teaching and attending school at Logansport, Ind., until the fall of 1861, when he enlisted in Company I, Eighth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, as a private. This regiment formed a part of the Army of the Southwest, and later of the Army of the Tennessee. The first battle he engaged in was at Pea Ridge, Ark., and afterward he participated at Magnolia Hill, Jackson, Miss., Champion Hill and Black River Bridge. Finally, during the siege of Vicksburg, Mr. Elliott was shot through his right arm by a musket ball, causing the amputation of his arm on the fifth day after he was wounded. He remained in the hospital at Evansville for two months, when he came home on a furlough. Late in the fall of 1863, he made an application for a discharge, which was granted him. He then began teaching, going to school at intervals, until the fall of 1865, when he entered the sophomore class in Asbury University, where he graduated in the classical course in 1868. He then began the study of law, and, during the winter of 1868-69, he attended the law school at Ann Arbor, Mich., and in the following April he came to Kokomo, and entered the law office of C. N. Pollard as a student, remaining the rest of the year, during which time he was admitted to the bar. In January, 1870. he began the practice of law in Howard County, and, being an active Republican, the next fall he was elected Prosecuting Attorney, and was reelected in 1872. He has been actively engaged in his practice ever since in civil courts. He was married, in 1870, to Miss Sarah Conarroe, of West Elkton, Ohio, and daughter of Caleb and Anna (Carter) Conarroe. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott have two children - Mary D. and Earl C. Mr. Elliott is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and he and his wife are both active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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