ELLIOT/ELLIOTT FAMILIES – Dutchess Co NY and Canada
The first will is that of BENJAMIN ELLIOTT from book A, page 518 of Dutchess Co., NY wills:
BENJAMIN ELLIOTT was of Pawling in Dutchess Co. In his will he names: Wife:AMPHELIA ELLIOT Son:NATHAN ELLIOT Son:DAVID ELLIOT Dau:POLLY ELLIOT to receive 50 acres Son:SOLOMON ALDRICH Dau:BETSEY SOUL
The will was written on 21 June 1794 and proved 6 February 1796
The second will is that of AMPHORA/AMPHELIA ELLIOTT of Pawling.Benjamin calls her Amphelia but her probate record calls her Amphora.Her wills is found in book B, page 143 of Dutchess Co., NY wills:
AMPHORA ELLIOTT of Pawling, Dutchess Co. In her will she names: Son:NATHAN ELLIOTT Son:SOLOMON ALDRICH Dau:BETSEY SOLE wife of Timothy Sole Dau:POLLY CARY wife of Benjamin Cary Betsey and Polly were to divide the 50 acres left to Amphora from her husband, Benjamin Elliott in Royal Grant Granddaughter:BETSEY CARY, daughter of Benjamin Carey Grandchildren:HANNAH ELLIOT and ELIAS ELLIOTT both children of son DAVID ELLIOTT deceased. She mentions daughter-in-law, RACHEL ELLIOTT, to be forgiven the two notes of DAVID ELLIOTT, deceased. SHADRICK SHERMAN, Executor Witnesses: WILLIAM PEARCE JOSEPH BREWER JAMES STARK Her will was written 24 Aug. 1800 and proved 25 October 1800
The third will is that of JONATHAN ELLIOT of Pawling in Dutchess Co., NY, found in book B, page 143: JONATHAN ELLIOT of Pawling names: Wife:CATHERINE, to receive real estate after the decease of his mother Dau:OLIVE ELLIOT to receive a heifer Dau:ABIGAIL ELLIOT to receive a 2-year old horse Three youngest daughters: DEBORAH ELLIOT RACHEL ELLIOT CATHERINE ELLIOT- property to be divided among them Will written 9 June 1798 and proved 8 Nov. 1798 ISAAC GOODSELL and PELLITIAH WARD were the Executors; CALEB SHELDON was a witness to the signing of the will.
At Amenia, Dutchess Co. NY a baptism: PHEBE ELLIOTT born 9 August 1782 and christened 20 April 1783; father was JOHN ELLIOTT
Records of the Dover Baptist Church of Dutchess Co., NY: BENJAMIN ELLIOT joined 5 Aug. 1759 by letter from the church under Elder Dakin's care.Benjamin later served as a deacon of the church. ELIZABETH ELLIOT joined on 3 April 1760 JONATHAN ELLIOT joined 44 July 1775 and was mentioned in church minutes in 1799 ABIGAIL ELLIOT joined 11 July 1775 SAMUEL ELLIOT joined 1791 and removed to the Second Baptist Church of Dover on 4 August 1794 CATHERINE ELLIOT, wife of Samuel, joined 4 Aug. 1791 DAVID ELLIOT joined in 1791 From the records of the church, by Joseph Frost.A second church was created in 1794 to serve the upper Oblong; it was to that church that Samuel and Catherine removed.
Stones of the Valley View Cemetery in Dutchess Co: ELLIOT, CATHARINE wife of SAMUEL d20 Mar. 1837 at 90 years, 1 month, 3 days ELLIOT, NELLY wife of JOHN died 24 Oct. 1850 at 85 years ELLIOT, SAMUEL d 1 July 1817 at 37 years ELLIOT, SAMUEL d 20 Feb 1849 at 100 years Valley View Cemetery in Dover, Dutchess Co: DUTCHER, CATHERINE ELLIOTT b 21 Sept 1817 died 8 March 1908 ELLIOTT, THOMAS b 2 Feb 1837 d 14 March 1903 ELLIOTT, FRANCES A. WILMARTH, wife of Thomas, b 25 Feb 1844 died 12 Aug. 1898 ELLIOTT, MARY E. b 27 May 1868 died 13 Jan. 1875 ELLIOTT, WALTER S. born 4 Sept. 1877 died 6 Sept. 1877 Amenia Island Cemetery in Dutchess Co: ELLIOTT, MARY J. (DUBOIS) wife of S. ELLIOTT died 27 April 1860 at 28 years Methodist Ground Cemetery in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co: ELLIOTT, JOSEPH H. son of REV. JOSEPH & HARRIET M. d 28 Sept 1856 at 6 m 9 days Methodist Churchyard at Mattewan, Dutchess Co: ELLIOTT, ARCHIBALD d 2 April 1854 in his 96th year
The earliest record that I found was a document in the Court of Common Pleas for Dutchess Co. NY in the year 1743 in which case a Johannes Topper complained against Christ Elliott otherwise called Chris Elliott who then resided in Batemans Precinct which involved a sum of 33 pounds.Chris was to appear next in Court at Poghkeepsie (sic) on the third Tuesday in May to render the 33 pounds.There was also a notice that the Sheriff had found him and referred to him as “the body”.Christopher appears in Dover in 1753 and in Poughkeepsie in 1756 with other Elliotts following.
When the Revolutionary War descended on Dutchess County, there was a split in the Elliott families—to-wit:among siblings, as to their loyalty to King George or the struggling 13 colonies.Several families decided to go north and cross into Canada.For this reason, I am including the Elliott listings on Reid's Loyalist Sons and Daughters, as a finding aid for families who may have had difficulty finding their Elliott ancestors.
From Reid's Sons and Daughters:
ELLIOTT, DAVID of Elizabethtown Mary m Boulton OC 26 May 1801 AaronOC 26 May1801 Moses of Elizabehtown OC 26 March 1817 Martha m William Boulton of Elizabethtown OC 20 May 1817 Benjamin of Elizabethtown OC 13 June 1818 Lucy m David Mattice of Elizabethtown OC 13 June 1818
ELLIOTT, JACOB of Elizabethtown and Pickering Jane m Peter Cole of Elizabethtown OC 9 July 1811 Luther of Pickering OC 12 July 1820 Olive m Thomas Russell of Pickering 23 aug 1817 OC 12 July 1820 Catherine m Asa Storey of Elizabethtown OC 28 Oct. 1835 Calvin of Elizabethown OC 28 Oct 1835 Luther of Elizabethtown OC 28 Oct. 1835 George of Elizabethtown OC 28 Oct 1835 Nelson of Elizabethtown OC 28 Oct. 1835
ELLIOTT, JOHN of Elizabethtown Henry of Elizabehtown OC 14 June 1839 Hannah m Nathan Dayton of Elizabehtown and married Abel ColemanOC 14 June 1839 Elizabeth m John Hall of Elizabethtown OC 14 June 1839 Susanna m Samuel Griffin of Yonge OC 14 June 1839 Margaret m John McIntosh of Edwardsburgh OC 14 June 1839 Jacob of Elizabehtown OC 28 June 1799 OC 25 June 1840 Catherine born February 1769 m Samuel Shipman of Yonge d 1811 Judah m John Ferris Samuel Polly m Abel Fulford of Yonge Phebe m Aaron Comstock
ELLIOTT, MATHEW of Malden d Burlington Heights 7 May 1814 Mathew of Malden OC 1 april 1840 R. H. Barclay of Malden OC 18 April 1848 Rev. Francis Gore of Malden OC 18 April 1843
ELLIOTT, THOMAS of Elizabethtown died March 1801 Abraham of Elizabethtown OC 23 Sept 1800 Mary m Barney Emery of Elizabethtown OC 12 June 1798 Catherine m ____McCue of Lansdowne OC 18 August 1801 Dorcas m Thomas Wood of Elizabethtown OC 12 June 1798
OC signifies the date that the Canadian Land Board made land awards to the petitioners.To obtain copies of the petitions contact the Canadian Archives, online, to request the appropriate documents.