King Elliott

Excerpt from Elliott Family Bible

***I am re-posting this post with updates from further research.****

King Elliott of Mecklenburg County, VA was my GGGG grandfather. [ My grandfather Crafton Talbott>Esther Lee Richardson>Harriett Elliott>Elias Elliott>King Elliott]

King. Isn’t that a great name?

Little is known about the life of King Elliott including the identification [...]

Boys Will Be Boys

This is a photograph postcard received by Esther Richardson. Since this postcard is addressed to Esther in News Ferry, VA I know it dates to post January 1913.

 

What do you

think of it?

Some Picture.

 

 

While the postcard is not signed, [...]

Searching For Ancestors in Boydton, VA

Mecklenburg County Courthouse

I do love researching my ancestors in county courthouses. This week I got to spend time in the Mecklenburg County, VA courthouse in Boydton, VA.

Mecklenburg County Courthouse

A beautiful drive up through rural NC and VA led me to the historic town of Boydton, VA. Inside the records room is very modern. [...]

Jonah Graduates Junior High

I found this graduation announcement tucked in among various letters and postcards of my great grandmother Esther Richardson Talbott. Having recently connected with an Elliott cousin, I discovered that Esther and her mother Harriet Elliott Richardson interacted frequently with the Elliott side of the family. I have also been gaining a new understanding and perspective [...]

Accident or Something More Sinister?

Answering a recent query on Ancestry.com has led to some remarkable discoveries in my Elliott family line. My new found information also brought clarity to some of the letters and postcards written to and from Harriett Elliott Richardson – my GG grandmother.

For instance, this letter from Cynthia (Elliott) Barnett of Cluster Springs, VA to [...]

More Elliotts Arrive By E-mail

The Genealogy Happy Dance continues! L to R (front) Cynthia Elliott, Campbell Barnett, Samuel Barnett(back) Edward Scott Barnett, Marion Barnett

More Elliotts have arrived in my inbox! Or in this case, Barnetts.This is a photograph of Cynthia Elliott (1869-1950) and Samuel Currie Barnett with their children Campbell “Cam” Barnett (b. 23 Nov 1900), Edward Scott [...]

Elias Arrived By E-Mail

Elias Elliott and His Second Wife Susan Wilkerson

A great granddaughter + a GGG granddaughter + an Ancestry.com query = An Introduction to Elias Elliott

Meet Elias Elliott, my GGG grandfather.

Harriett Ann Elliott was my GG grandmother and the mother of Esther Lee Richardson. Harriett was the fifth child and youngest daughter of [...]

Could This Be Will?

Could This Be William Elliott?

The Courtship of Esther series showed that my great grandmother was popular with the young men. The large number of postcards and letters exchanged proved that fact. So, the large number of unidentified photos that were also hers? Could these be photos of her suitors? Perhaps the photographs are [...]

Photo Identified

I had a wonderful visit with my paternal grandmother this weekend. She told me more family stories and helped identify the above photo. The woman in front is Harriet Elliott Richardson (1871-1932) of Pittsylvania County, VA. She was the wife of Daniel Thomas Richardson (1858-1912) and mother of Esther Lee Richardson (1896-1923).

The identity [...]

Postcard form San Antonio, Texas

“A Driveway in Brackenridge Park. San Antonio, Tex.” This postcard is another from my great-grandmother’s collection. It is postmarked 8 May 1911 in San Antonio, TX and addressed to her while she was living in Ringgold, VA. It reads: Hello, Received card this a.m. are getting on fine. Give all my love. I am [...]

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