The History of Appanoose County...,
Biographies submitted by Dick Barton.
Elliott, J. A., attorney; born in Coshocton Co., Ohio, in 1845; located in this county in 1867; he resides with his mother, being her only child; he studied law with Gen. M. F. Drake in 1872. Was Deputy Treasurer of the county from 1868 to 1872. He is a solicitor of pensions, and gives special attention to adjusting the claims of soldiers, orphans and widows of soldiers with the Government; also collection business in general.
Ellis, Jesse M., far., Sec. 17; Centerville; born Jan. 13, 1823, in Scott Co., Ky.; when an infant, came with his parents to Indiana, in 1854, to Van Buren County in 1855; moved to Appanoose County; owns 185 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. Married Nancy Ellis in 1845; born in 1825, in Kentucky; have four children - Harriet E., Tabitha J., William b. and Michael J. Was elected County Supervisor in 1861, and served two years; has been Township Treasurer. Democrat.
Evans, William, County Treasurer; born in Washington Co., Ind., in 1829; moved to Monroe Co. in 1849, and located in this county in 1864. Married Miss Margaret J. Vestle in 1852; she was born in Putnam Co., Ind., in 1831; their children are Sarah E., Margaret E., Lucy A., William F., Bell and Ida. Members of the Baptist Church; Democrat. Owns his residence and other property in the county, valued at $5,000. He has been in his present official position for the last six years.