Charles Elliott, born 17 August 1737, was the son of Thomas Elliott, a prominent planter in St. Paul's Parish, Colleton County, Province of South Carolina, and his second wife Susannah. He created Sandy Hill and Live Oak plantations in Colleton County from land he inherited from his father. 
Charles represented St. Paul's Parish in the Commons House of Assembly in 1768 and 1769-1771. He was a supporter of Independence and lent the state 4,000 pounds during the Revolution. He served in the First (1775) and Second (1775-1776) Provincial Congresses and the First (1776), Second (1776-1779), and Third (1779-1780) General Assemblies for St. Paul's Parish.
He married first Jane Stanyarne, daughter of Joseph Stanyarne. She died sometime beween March 1763, when her daughter was born, and January 1766, when her husband remarried. They had two children:
He married second, after 3 January 1766, Ann Ferguson, daughter of Thomas Ferguson.  They had no children.
Charles Elliott wrote his Will 11 January 1781. He mentions his wife Ann, daughter Jane Rily, and niece Sarah Johnston. He died 16 January 1781 at Sandy Hill Plantation.
↑ 1.01.1 Webber, Mabel L. “Records from the Elliott-Rowand Bible. Accompanied by an Account of the First Thomas Elliott and of Some of His Descendants.” The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 11, no. 1 (1910): 57-71 http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575259.
↑ 2.02.1 Edgar, Walter B. and N. Louise Bailey. Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Volume II: the Commons House of Assembly 1692-1775 (1977), pp. 220-21
↑ “Register of Marriage Licenses Granted, December, 1765, to August, 1766.” The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 22, no. 1 (1921): 34. http://www.jstor.org/stable/27569549
↑ Webber, Mabel L. “Death Notices from the South Carolina and American General Gazette, and Its Continuation the Royal Gazette: May 1766-June 1782 (Continued).” The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 17, no. 4 (1916): 157. http://www.jstor.org/stable/27569405.
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