|Posted By:||Cathy Farrell|
|Subject:||JAMES ELLIOTT married ELIZABETH LAUGHLIN|
|Post Date:||March 07, 2012 at 13:26:06|
|Forum:||Elliott Family Genealogy Forum|
Title: History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement and progress to the present time ; a description of its historic and interesting localities ; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history ; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests, improvements, resources, statistics, etc. ; also, biographies of many of its representative citizens
Author: Cushing, Thomas, b. 1821
Pg. 585 VOL. 2
MORGAN ELLIOTT, retired, post office Sturgeon, was born in Beaver County, Pa., in 1811, a son of JAMES ELLIOTT, who came from Eastern Pennsylvania, was a tanner by trade, and later followed farming. He married ELIZABETH LAUGHLIN, of this county (Allegheny County), and twelve children were born to them, five of whom are now living. JAMES died in 1850, age 60 years. MORGAN was born and partially reared on a farm. At 16 years of age he learned millwrighting, serving an apprenticeship of four years, and followed the trade 25 years. In 1857 he purchased 100 acres of his present farm, which now contains 370. In 1841 he married MARY WALKER, daughter of JOSEPH and MARY (GLENN) WALKER, and to them seven children were born: JOSEPH W., WILSON L., JAMES M., ISABELLA GLENN (MRS. DR. FIFE), HULDA ANN (MRS. A. FIFE), LOUISA JANE (MRS. PATTERSON), and ELIZABETH MARY, who died March 2, 1860. MR. ELLIOTT has retired from active labor, and dairy business, his sons doing the work on the farm. He is a member of the U. P. Church and is a Democrat.