Biography of the Elliott family of Bethany, NY

The first known of the Elliott family was in East Cocker, Somersetshire, England. Oue Andrew Elliott came to Beverly, Mass., about the year 1668; joined the first church there in 1670, and died in 1703 or '04. The Rev. Jesse Elliott was born in Mason, N. H., in 1799, was educated in the theological college of Hamilton, N. Y., graduated in the class of June, 1826, and afterwards taught in the Oneida Indian Mission Station. For 54 years he was a faithful minister of the gospel in the Baptist denomination. He married twice, first, June 21, 1827, Phebe, daughter of Nathaniel and Betsey Yeomans, of Greenville, N. Y., by whom he had five children, of whom one son died in infancy, and four survive, namely: Emily R., Elizabeth, William, and Nathaniel. His first wife died October 22, 1840. and May 16, 1841, he married, second, Mary C., seventh daughter of Hezekiah Willis, of Western, Oneida County, who bore him one daughter, now Mrs. Jerome H Filkins, of Bethany Center, and one son, S. Willis, born April 17, 1848, in Middlebury, Wyoming County. The latter received a good common school and academic education until he was 16 years old. He was engaged in mercantile business 11 years, has taught school several terms, and is a farmer by occupation. September 28, 1869, he married Angela A., seventh daughter of Edmund Brainard. They have had five children, three of whom are deceased, and two survive, namely: A. Grace, born September 17, 1874, and Brainard W., born September 21, 1879. Rev. Jesse Elliott died March 24, 1880. S. Willis Elliott has been actively engaged in purchasing and helping to survey land for the new line of railroad from Geneva to Buffalo during the fall and winter of 1889-90.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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