John Elliott (Georgia politician)

John Elliott (October 24, 1773 – August 9, 1827) was a United States Senator from Georgia, serving from 1819 to 1825.

John Elliott
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 4, 1825
Preceded byCharles Tait
Succeeded byJohn M. Berrien
Personal details
Born(1773-10-24)October 24, 1773
Liberty County, Georgia
DiedAugust 9, 1827(1827-08-09) (aged 53)
Sunbury, Georgia, buried in Midway Cemetery, Midway, Georgia
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Esther Dunwoody
(m. 1795, divorced)

Martha Stewart Bulloch Sr.
(m. 1818)
  • Hester Amarintha Elliott
  • Corinne Elliott
  • Susan Ann Elliott
  • Georgia Amanda Elliott
  • Charles William Elliott
  • Daniel Stewart Elliott

Elliott graduated from Yale University in 1794 and returned to Georgia to practice law. He was elected to the Senate after holding several local offices.

Through his first wife Esther Dunwoody, he was the father of Hester Amarintha "Hettie" Elliott (1797–1831) and Corinne Elliott. Hettie was the first wife of Major James Stephens Bulloch (1793–1849) and mother of Civil War Confederate veteran James Dunwoody Bulloch (1823–1901).

Senator Elliott was also the first husband of Martha "Patsy" Stewart (1799—1864), daughter of General Daniel Stewart and Sarah Susannah Oswald. John and Patsy had four children:

  • Susan Ann Elliott (1820–1895)
  • Georgia Amanda Elliott (1822–1848)
  • Charles William Elliott (September 1824 – c. 1825)
  • Daniel Stewart "Dan" Elliott (1826–1861), Civil War Confederate casualty[1]

After his death, Patsy married his son-in-law Major Bulloch on May 8, 1832, and had four children, including Martha "Mittie" Bulloch (1835–1884) and Civil War Confederate veteran Irvine Stephens Bulloch (1842–1898). Mittie was the mother of US President Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) and Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt (1860–1894), who was the father of First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962).

In 1820, he owned 115 slaves in Liberty County, Georgia.[2] In 1830, his estate owned 117 slaves.[3]


  1. ^ Gary L. McKay, Walter E. Wilson (2012). James D. Bulloch: Secret Agent and Mastermind of the Confederate Navy. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company Inc.
  2. ^ 1820 United States Census, United States census, 1820; Liberty County, Georgia;. Retrieved on 6 March 2016.
  3. ^ 1830 United States Census, United States census, 1830; Liberty County, Georgia;. Retrieved on 6 March 2016.

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U.S. Senate
Preceded by
U.S. senator (Class 3) from Georgia
Served alongside: Freeman Walker, Nicholas Ware, Thomas W. Cobb
Succeeded by