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Thomas Elliot (1730 - 1815)

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Thomas Elliot
Born in Ennskillen, Fermanagh, Irelandmap
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Died in Tyrone, Perry County, Pennsylvaniamap
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Thomas Elliot, son of Robert T. Elliot and Mary Rainey, was born May 8, 1730, Ennskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland; died June 30 1815 in Tyrone, Perry, Pa., [1]

Thomas was only 7 years old when it is believed his family (Scottish Origin) migrated from Ireland to the Pennsylvania colonies in 1737/1738[2]

Dr David Elliot, son of Thomas Elliot; in 1872 wrote a Memoranda on the family of his grandfather Robert Elliot (1695-1768); and states his father "sometime during, or near the close of the “French and Indian War,” purchased a farm of between three and four hundred acres of land, in Sherman’s Valley, about twenty miles north of Carlisle, Pa"[2]

Marriage and Children

Thomas Elliot married 1766/67 (1) Catharine Thomas; daughter of a Presbyterian Minister, William Thomas of York County, Pa., [2][3]she died in 1774 in Tyrone, Perry Pa., and is buried in the church yard at the Presbyterian church[4]

'Note': Marriage date estimated based on birth year of Mary Elliot

Children of Thomas Elliot and Catherine Thomas[5]

  • Mary Elliot b. 3 Sept 1767, Tyrone, Perry Pa; died Sept 3, 1854[2] in Mt Giliad, Morrow, Ohio; married 1798 in Tyrone, Perry Pa Andrew Patterson (1766-1837); farmer in Tuscarorn Valley, Mifflin, now Juniata County, Pa.
  • Charles Elliot b. 5 Oct 1769 Tyrone, Perry Pa; died Sept 23, 1846, Piqua, Ohio; married (1) in Centre, Perry, Pa., Nov 17, 1792 Anne Linn b. 8-3-1776; d. 2-15-1807 Centre, Perry, Pa; daughter of William Linn and Martha Scott; he married (2) Jane Mitchell after 1807, Tyrone, Perry Pa., she died after March 1864 in the state of Illinois at her daughters home[2]

Thomas Elliot married Nov 2 1779, in Centre Presbyterian church, Sherman's Valley; (2) Jane Holliday widow, b. July 5, 1746; Rothfriland, County Downs, Ireland; daughter of Samuel Holliday and granddaughter of Adam Holliday, and Jane (Maconson) Holliday[6][7]by Reverend John Linn, who had replaced Reverend William Thomas (Previous father-n-law to Thomas) in 1778[8]

Note: Jane Holliday "was first married in Ireland to a cousin of her own (Joseph Holliday) son of her father’s brother"; they emigrated to the States sometime later, with her brother William Holliday, eventually ending up in Sherman's Valley, where Jane's husband died, leaving her a widow with 2 small children (son and daughter)[2][2]

Children of Jane Holliday and her first husband Joseph Holliday:

1). Jane Holliday; died May 22, 1813[2]

2). Samuel Holliday; married a Miss Irvine and moved to Ohio[2]

Jane (Holliday) Elliot, died Oct 10 1833, in Centre, Perry Co., Pa[8][2]

Children of Thomas Elliot and Jane Holliday: [9]

1). Catherine Elliot b. 1780 Sherman Valley, Pa; d. 1862; married George Williams, Elder of Presbyterian Church at Bellafonte, Center County, Pa; and brother to the Rev. Joshua Williams, D.D. of Newville Pa (She had 2 children: Robert E Williams, Missionary; and Catherine Ann who married James Elliot-distant relative from Newville Pa)[2]

2). Robert Elliot b. Oct 28, 1784, Sherman Valley, Perry County, Pa; and died Nov 24 1881[2] in Fannettsburg, Franklin Co., Pa; married Mary Linn March 22, 1810[10] {}

3). Thomas Elliot Jr., b. Dec 28, 1784, Centre, Perry, Pa; died June 14 1815 ,just weeks before his father in Centre, Perry Pa[2]

4). David Elliot b. Feb 6, 1787, Sherman Valley, Perry, Pa; died March 1874, Allegany, Pa; died in 1874 (Minister for over 61 years)


from 1778-1782, Thomas Elliot was enrolled as a Private in the 7th Battalion Cumberland Militia, under Capt. John Buchanan; and the 5th Battalion under Capt. William Kerr; during the Revolutionary War[11]

In 1778 Thomas Elliot was a Private in the Seventh class, Third Company, Seventh Battalion Cumberland Co Militia, under Capt. Sanderson and served a tour of active duty under orders of council dated at Lancaster, March 25, 1778; more or less protecting the frontier, with mostly veterans of the French and Indian war and Pontiac's war; with extensive fighting experience the entire 7th Battalion was known as over the mountain men because they came from the frontier over Blue Mountain in frontiers Sherman's Valley[8]

In 1800 Thomas Elliot was found living in Tyrone, Cumberland Co., Pa; with 9 household members; himself (over 45 yrs old), 3 males betw, the ages of 16-25; and 2 males 10-15; and his wife (over 45); with 2 females between 16-25 yrs of age[12] .

Thomas Elliot was a true Patriot, fighting the Indians to protect his land and those of his neighbors at the onset, to fighting in the Revolutionary War; he was respected in his community, and an active member of his church. He died at the age of 85, and is listed in Patricia Law Hatcher's Abstracts of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots and Thomas Elliot's name is listed in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as a patriot; and was assigned a patriot number of A037599[13][14]

Thomas Elliot is buried in the church yard of Centre Presbyterian Church, Tyrone, Perry, Pennsylvania; with his wife Jane who died 15 years after him[15]


  1. From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliot family tale, chapt 3; Thomas Elliott, Indian Fighter, 2nd Generation; Thomas Elliot The Indian Fighter; by Carlolyn Elliot Battles
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Memoranda of the ancestors and descendants of Robert Elliot (1695); 1872 by Dr David Elliot
  3. Pg 92 From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliot family tale; 2nd generaltion; Thomas Elliot The Indian Fighter; Carolyn Elliot Battles
  4. pg 93, From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliot family tale; 2nd generation; Thomas Elliot The Indian Fighter Carolyn Elliot Battles
  5. pg 92/97; From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliot family tale; 2nd generation; Thomas Elliot the Indian Fighter, by Carolyn Elliot Battles
  6. burial record for Robert Elliot; b. 1782; son of Thomas Elliot and jane Holliday; who married Mary Linn:
  7. 8.0 8.1 8.2 pg 95 From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliot Family Tale; 2nd Generation; Thomas Elliot the Indian Fighter by Carolyn Elliot Battles
  8. pg 97/98; From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliot family tale; 2nd generation; Thomas Elliot the Indian Fighter, by Carolyn Elliot Battles
  9. Death and Burial Online database Death and burial record for Robert Elliot: Birth: Oct. 28, 1782:Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA: Death: Nov. 24, 1861: Fannettsburg Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA: Record created by: Zoe Tom; Record added: Aug 13, 2011: Find A Grave Memorial# 74844175: Robert Elliott; Added by: Pam Anderson
  10. pg 94, From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliot family tale; 2nd generation; Thomas Elliot the Indian Fighter, by Carolyn Elliot Battles
  11. Thos Elliot in the 1800 United States Federal Census: Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Tyrone, Cumberland, Pennsylvania: Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 2: Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 3: Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1: Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2: Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1: Number of Household Members Under 16: 2: Number of Household Members Over 25: 2: Number of Household Members: 9: Year: 1800; Census Place: Tyrone, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 38; Page: 76; Image: 46; Family History Library Film: 363341
  12. pg 97 From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliot family tale; by Carolyn Elliot Battles
  13. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) ELLIOTT, THOMAS Ancestor #: A037599: Service: PENNSYLVANIA: Rank(s): PATRIOTIC SERVICE, PRIVATE: Birth: CIRCA 1730 ENNISKILLEN CO FERMANAGH IRELAND: Death: 6-30-1815 TYRONE TWP CUMBERLAND CO PENNSYLVANIA: Service Source: PA ARCH, 3RD SER, VOL 20, PP 99, 229, 361, 486, 644; 5TH SER, VOL 6, PP 356, 357, 460: Service Description: 1) CAPTS JOHN BUCHANAN, WILLIAM KERR, CUMBERLAND CO MILITIA: 2) PAID SUPPLY TAX, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1782: RESIDENCE: Created: 2002-03-27 23:23:55.3, Updated: , By: Conversion 1) City: TYRONE TWP - County: CUMBERLAND CO - State: PENNSYLVANIA: SPOUSE Number Name: Created: 2002-03-27 23:17:13.16, Updated: 2002-03-27 23:17:13.16, By: Conversion 1) CATHERINE THOMAS: Created: 2002-03-27 23:17:13.16, Updated: 2002-03-27 23:17:13.16, By: Conversion 2) JANE HOLLIDAY
  14. pg 97 From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliot family tale; by Carolyn Elliot Battles
  • "From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliott Family Tale" by Carolyn Elliott Battles and James Bruce Battles Jan 18, 2014; Chapter 3, Thomas Elliot Indian fighter, 2nd generation; pages 79-100; available on line [1]
  • History of Robert Elliott's (1695) Family; Memoranda of My Ancestors, Also of Their Descendants. By Dr. David Elliott; written at Sligo, Clarion County, Pa. Aug. 17, 1872. Retrieved from {} The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints April 10, 2017; posted July 20, 2016 by La Mar Kenneth Olson
  • 1800 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

Original data: Second Census of the United States, 1800. NARA microfilm publication M32 (52 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Second Census of the United States, 1800: Population Schedules, Washington County, Territory Northwest of the River Ohio; and Population Census, 1803: Washington County, Ohio. NARA microfilm publication M1804 (1 roll).

Additional Sources

  • U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s for Robert Elliot. Extracted from Journal of the House of Commons of the Kingdom of Ireland, vol. 7 (1796). Source Bibliography: McDONNELL, FRANCES. Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743: A Transcription of the Report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced Emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. 134p. Page: 66. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012. (Immigration Record for Robert Elliot (1695-1768)

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