Biography of Adam Elliott



Barry County

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Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]

This gentleman traces his origin with commendable pride to an English ancestry. He was born in Norfolk Co., England, Oct. 31, 1815. He was one of a family of five children. His parents were both natives of England, where they both died in 1861. His father was a farmer, and Adam remained at home until the spring of 1836; having then arrived at the acknowledged age of manhood, he came to America, landing in Nonroe Co., N. Y., with seven dollars. Here he remained working by the month some seven years. Sept. 30, 1843, he married Miss Catherine Mallock, who was then living in the same county, but was born in Perthshire, Scotland, April 3, 1815. Her parents were natives of Scotland, but emigrated to America, settling in Monroe Co., N. Y., in 1817, where the father died in 1852, the mother in 1859. After marriage they came to Michigan, settling in Orangeville upon section 3, buying a farm of eighty acres of dense forest. Here they remained five years, when they sold, and bought their present home of one hundred and sixty acres at Hickory Corners, Barry township, which then had small improvements, but is now one of the best in that section of country. Of their once unbroken family of seven children five are liviug, Dr. James M., married, and lives at Hickory Corners; Edwin C., married, is a merchant at Hickory Corners; Maria S., now Mrs. Rorabeck, lives in Augusta, Kalamazoo Co.; Isabel, now Mrs. P. S. Moxom, lives in Cleveland, Ohio; William, who is still single and living at home.

In politics, Mr. Elliott cast his first vote as a Democrat; he was afterwards a Free-Soiler, until the formation of the Republican party, since when he has voted with that organization, representing it in the Constitutional Convention at Lansing in 1867, as a member of the House of Representatives in 186970, as supervisor of Barry township nine years, as justice of the peace twelve years. Has always proven himself worthy of the trust and confidence reposed in him. Himself and wife and all their children are worthy and consistent members of the Baptist Church.

History of Allegan and Berry Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Their Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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