E. C. ELLIOTT, merchant, grain dealer, farmer, etc., is a native of Kentucky, where he was born October 31,
1839, in Bracken County. In his native county he grew to manhood, and worked at the carpenter's trade, which he
learned under his father. On the breaking out of the late rebellion, he enlisted, September 23, 1863, in Company
G, Seventh Kentucky Cavalry. He saw service at Green River, Elizabethtown, Monticello and various other places.
But his most important military experience was when he accompanied Gen. John Morgan on his famous raid through
Indiana and Ohio, in which he was captured at Corydon, Ind.; he was sent first to the United States Prison at Lousiville,
Ky., then to "Camp Chase," Columbus, Ohio, and finally to Johnson's Island, Ohio, where he remained until
the close of the war. He was discharged from prison in June of 1865, and shortly after went to Indiana, and located
at Jackson Station, Tipton County. At that time our subject was the possessor of $65 in money. For about two years
he worked in a saw mill and then embarked in the mercantile business at Jackson Station with a capital of $1,000,
all he had in the world. He is now the owner of a fine brick business room, which was erected in 1874, a large
grain elevator, erected in 1881, and a farm of 175 acres located in Section 26, Cicero Township, and Section 16,
Liberty Township, all under cultivation excepting five acres, all of which property approximates in value $15,000.
He carries a $5,000 stock of goods and does a business of $12,000 per annum, while his grain business amounts to
$20,000 annually. Mr. Elliott was married, April 22, 1861, in Bracken County, Ky., to Miss Mary E. Smitson, by
which marriage he has two children, Ida and Lucy. Politically, Mr. Elliott is a Democrat. He is also a member of
the Masonic fraternity.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Tipton County, IN
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