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Charles Elliott (1737 - 1781)

Charles Elliott
Born in St Paul's Parish, Colleton County, South Carolinamap
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Died at age 43 in St Paul's Parish, Colleton, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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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. [1]He created Sandy Hill and Live Oak plantations in Colleton County from land he inherited from his father. [2]

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.[2]

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:[1]

  • Charles
  • Jane Riley

He married second, after 3 January 1766, Ann Ferguson, daughter of Thomas Ferguson. [3] They had no children.

Charles Elliott wrote his Will 11 January 1781. He mentions his wife Ann, daughter Jane Rily, and niece Sarah Johnston. [4]He died 16 January 1781 at Sandy Hill Plantation.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 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
  2. 2.0 2.1 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
  3. “Register of Marriage Licenses Granted, December, 1765, to August, 1766.” The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 22, no. 1 (1921): 34.
  4. "South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977," images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Charleston > Wills, 1780-1783, Vol. 019 > image 348 of 435; citing Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
  5. 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.

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