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George (Elliot) Elliott (abt. 1728 - aft. 1814)

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Captain George Elliott formerly Elliot
Born about in County Down, Irelandmap
Son of [uncertain] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Fayette County, Kentuckymap
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Categories: Continental Navy officers.

Captain George (Elliot) Elliott served Continental Navy officers during the American Revolution
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George Elliott was born 1728 in County Down, Ireland. He was a son of Alexander Elliot (1686-1762) of Banbridge, County Down, Ireland. [1]

George Elliott obtained a license to marry Charity Addidle 23 Jul 1762 at Philadelphia, Colony of Pennsylvania. They married at the Gloria Dei Church at Philadelphia. [1] [2]

He married Florence Henderson 28 Sep 1785 at Augusta County, Virginia. [1]

George Elliott appeared as Head of Household on the 1790 Kentucky Tax List at Lincoln County. [3]

George Elliott appeared as Head of Household on the 1800 Kentucky Tax List at Garrard County. [Part of Lincoln County became part of Garrard County in 1796.] [4]

George Elliott appeared as Head of Household on the 1810 U.S. Census at Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. Living in his household were the following: 1 male age 45 and over, 1 female age 16-25, and 6 slaves. [5]

George Elliott married Mrs. Anne "Nancy" Marshall 4 December 1810 at Kentucky.[6] or 5 December 1811[1]at Fayette County, Kentucky. She was a widow of Capt. James Marshall.[1]

Captain George Elliott died October 1814 at Fayette County, Kentucky. He was 86 years old. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Anne Elliott Odell, Captain George Elliott of the Virginia Navy : and some allied families, Anderson, Atkins, Baker, Bridgewater, Campbell, Carpenter, Creel, Dadisman, Diddle, Fry, Grady, Hindman, Hughes, Jones, Lightfoot, McKay, Nelson, Odell, Pennebaker, Slaughter, Taylor, Thomas (Pasadena, California: Duraset Composing, 1961), pages 27-31, and 33-61.
  2. Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1700-1821 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011.
  3. Kentucky, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999.
  4. Kentucky, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999.
  5. George Elliott household, 1810 U.S. Census, Fayette County, Kentucky population schedule, Lexington, page 810, National Archives micropublication M252-6, no enumeration date.
  6. Dodd, Jordan. Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1997.

Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed 29 Jan 2018), "Record of George Elliott", Ancestor # A037459.


Written in his own hand just before his death with his Bell step-daughter, Elizabeth, and husband William Allen as witnesses.

In the name of God, Amen. I, George Elliott of sound mind but weak in body doth appoint my beloved wife Nancy and John Proctor to be my sole heghrs (Executors). To my wife Nancy I leave the Plantation and all farming utensils necess. and Elick (Essex) the black man to assist her in working the farm her natural life, but if she moves and takes the hands with her, then she is to be cut off of all that is left her, the black man to be sold and his price divided among the legatees, and after death the plantation and all the rest of my Estate to be collected and sold and divided as above. To my wife Nancy I leave all she feched with her when I married her. To Caroline Cooper I leave her burding as long as she and my wife agree, and to have my wife saddle and horse kind. If any if the slaves should grow too sacy and turbulent my wife has in her power to throw them out. At my death I leave my negro Dick free, with the cabin and garden belonging to it. My wife is to sell any of the stock she stands in need of for her self and she is entitled to fifty pounds when it can be made up from the plantation thereto. All my lawful debts to be paid and to be buried in a decent manner at the descion... My last Will and Testament: I do revoke all my former Wills and Testaments. 17 October 1814 Teste: William Allen, Betsey Allen Signed: George Elliott (Fayette Will Book C p. 297)

1815 May Court, Fayette Co. When Mrs. Ann Marshall Elliott elected to removce from the plantation, the Elliott children made application to the Court that the real estate of Capt. George Elliott, Dec'd, be divided among the heirs, seven. The Cour appointed four men -- Wm Allen, James McDowell, John Bell and Matthew Elder -- to make the division. These four old family friends evidently considered each child's share as determined by transactions during the father's lifetime. To their decision was annexed the following certificate, all of which was approved by the Fayette Co. Court:

  • No. 1 - to the heirs of Wm Elliott - to receive $28.12
  • No. 2 - to John Montgomery - to receive 15.00
  • No. 3 - to Alexander Elliott - to pay the Est. 30.00
  • No. 4 - to John Proctor - to pay 25.00
  • No. 5 - to John Anderson - to receive 30.00
  • No. 6 - to George Elliott - to pay 25.00
  • No. 7 - to John Elliott - to pay 15.00


Affadavit of Wiliam Allen of Shelby Co., KY: That about the yr 1791 he became acquainted with George Eliott, who resided on Dick's River, Lincoln Co. KY. That after some yrs Elliott removed to Fayette Co. Ken. where he remained until his death in 1814. That he knew his children; That:

  • Alexander Elliott lived in this State, south of the Green River...
  • George Elliott, Jr., res. on Dick's River...
  • Jane Elliott in Shelby Co; that whe m. John Montgomery...
  • William Elliott died many yrs since...does not know if he left ch.
  • John Elliott lives in Shelby Co.
  • Charity Elliott, who m. George Anderson first, after his death m. John Anderson, if she left ch. he does not know.
  • Sarah Elliott m. John Procter and when deponent last heard of them they were living in Jessamine Co. KY.

That these were all of the children of George Elliott, reputed to have been a captain in the navy in the service of the Government. Signed and sworn to before William Kinkade, J.P.

Deposition of John McDowell: I knew George Elliott when he lived in VA, and after he came to KY. He served in the Navy of the Rev. as Captain in a Row Galley and was stationed at Chesapeake Bay for some time.

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