Here is the information I have on Joseph Cummins Elliott.His father's name may have been Joseph Dawson Elliott, but I have no information on him at all other than the story that he was 1/2 Cherokee? and 1/2 Irish - was in Alabama, left to Oklahoma then left a reservation and moved to Texas.
Joseph Cummins Elliott: b. 5/23/1848, Birmingham, AL m. 7/31/1879, Comanche Co, TX to Bettie(Elizabeth)Allen Hammett d. 3/7/1905,Ellis Co, TX
Children: Joseph Allen Elliott b. 8/23/1880, Comanche Co. Daniel Archie Elliott b. 2/24/1882, Comanche Co. Richard Dawson Elliott b. 3/27/1884, Comanche Co. Modenia Carelle Elliott b. 2/9/1886, Comanche Co. m. Joseph Hudspet Mary Della Elliott b. 7/8/1888, Comanche Co. m. Leonard O. Goods Samuel Houston Elliott b. 7/7/1890, Comanche Co, TX James Dennis Elliott b. 2/23/1892, Comanche Co, TX Luiza Myrtle Elliott b. 3/21/1894, Comanche Co, TX William Russell Elliott b. 11/3/1896, Comanche Co, TX m. Bessie Dodgion Osker Lee Elliott b.2/26/1900, Comanche Co, TX Cora Hettie Elliott b. 7/27/01, Comanche Co, TX (twin) Ora Nettie Elliott b. 7/27/01, Comanche Co, TX (twin) Laura Bell Elliott b. 3/27/1901, Navarro County, TX m. Frances M. Burch Virgina Florence Elliott b. 1/8/1905, Ellis Co, TX m. Willie Cottongia