ABRAM ELLIOTT, one of the prosperous and enterprising farmers of Morris township, was born April 20, 1817, near the place where he now resides. William Elliott, a native of Maryland, located near the present residence of Abram Elliott, about three miles west of Prosperity, in the early days of the county. He reared a family of seven children, of whom William Elliott, the father of Abram was one. William Elliott, Jr., married Jemima Winget, and to their union nineteen children were born, of whom three sons and four daughters are living, as follows: Luther, living near West Alexander; William, living in Kansas; Mrs. Emeline Montgomery, living in East Finley township; Mrs. Margaret Montgomery, also living in East Finley township; Anne, also in East Finley township; Mrs. Salvina Ashbrook, living in Morris township, and Abram.
Abram Elliott was reared on his father's farm, and his only education was received at the district schools. At the age of seventeen he learned the trade of cabinet-maker, at which he worked at Washington, West Alexander, Monongahela City and other places, for a number of years. For the past twenty-five years however, he has given his attention to his farm, where he was reared. He was married in 1840 to Mary Ashbrook, who was born in 1815, a daughter of Simon Ashbrook, of Buffalo township. To their union one child has been born, Jemima, who was born August 24, 1843, and still makes her home with her parents. Though not an active politician, Mr. Elliott is a strict adherent to the principles of the Democratic party.
Text taken from page 432 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed June 1997 by Paula Talbert of Caldwell, OH as part of the Beers Project.
Published July 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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