John Elliott (Georgia politician)
|United States Senator|
March 4, 1819 – March 4, 1825
|Preceded by||Charles Tait|
|Succeeded by||John M. Berrien|
|Born||October 24, 1773|
Liberty County, Georgia
|Died||August 9, 1827 (aged 53)|
Sunbury, Georgia, buried in Midway Cemetery, Midway, Georgia
(m. 1795, divorced)
Martha Stewart Bulloch Sr.
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
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).
- Gary L. McKay, Walter E. Wilson (2012). James D. Bulloch: Secret Agent and Mastermind of the Confederate Navy. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company Inc.
- 1820 United States Census, United States census, 1820; Liberty County, Georgia;. Retrieved on 6 March 2016.
- 1830 United States Census, United States census, 1830; Liberty County, Georgia;. Retrieved on 6 March 2016.