Edward W. Elliott
Morris Co. Up


Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.

A prominent and prosperous farmer and timber dealer of Morris county, Mr. ELLIOTT is a native of Metuchen, New Jersey, where he was born on the 14th of January, 1855. His childhood was passed in the towns of Cranford and Mt. Horeb, New Jersey, his educational discipline being received in the public schools of those places, and since attaining manhood his life work has been along the lines of his present occupation. Until 1879 his residence was in Somerset county, but in that year he came to Mendham and a few years later located on a farm near that village. Here he operates a portable sawmill in conjunction with his agricultural pursuits, and his prosperity and material stability are measured by and are commensurate with his great energy and unflagging industry. His start in life was made without that financial aid which would seem necessary to that degree of self-confidence that is a sure augury of success. His accumulations have been gradual and his possessions, aside from the farm upon which he resides, includes a large, area of the mountain side to the west of Mendham.

The marriage of Mr. ELLIOTT was celebrated on the 12th of April, 1882, when he was united to Miss Elizabeth WARD, a daughter of C. H. WARD and a sister of William H. WARD, of Brookside. The issue of this union comprised the following:

  • Anna May,
  • George W. and
  • Maggie; and two,
  • Albert and
  • Harrison, who died in early life.

John ELLIOTT, the father of our subject, was born in Ireland and came to the United States when about twenty years old. He married Miss Maggie COOPER, a young girl who also was a native of the Emerald isle and who, like Mr. ELLIOTT, relied upon her industry for sustenance. He departed this life in 1880, and she was summoned to her eternal rest three years later, in 1883. Their children were as follows:

  • Edward W.;
  • Frank;
  • Mary, who was a missionary in Bombay, India, where she died in 1893;
  • Martha;
  • Maggie, deceased;
  • John, a graduate of Yale College, is at present practicing law at New Haven, Connecticut;
  • Robert, who is engaged in the florist business at Morristown; and
  • James, who is a student in the Hackettstown Seminary, at Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Politically Mr. ELLIOTT is an ardent Prohibitionist, and both he and Mrs. ELLIOTT are members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Mendham.

This biography was scanned and contributed by Catherine Smith DeMayo.


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