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Below is a family biography included in the book, Portrait and Biographical Record of Johnson and Pettis County Missouri published by Chapman Publishing Company in 1895.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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HUBERT ELLIOTT. This well-to-do agriculturist of Johnson County is the owner of a quarter-section of improved land in township 44, range 27. He was born in Adair County, Ky., Christmas Day, 1844, to William and Susan (Nelson) Elliott, also natives of that county, the father’s birth occurring in 1814, and the mother’s in 1816. They were there married, about the year 1836, and there made their home until 1849, when, with a company of other Kentuckians, they drove to Moniteau County, this state.

The father of our subject was in limited circumstances when he first came to this state, but later he was enabled to purchase a small tract of land, and so successful was he in its cultivation, that at the present time he is the owner of one hundred and sixty broad acres. In the early days, before his land began to yield an income, in order to procure the necessaries of life, he worked at the trade of a carpenter and blacksmith. His family was large, comprising seven children born in Kentucky, and five after coming to Missouri. These he gave a fair education in the common schools, and the sons were trained to farm work.

Mrs. Elliott departed this life about 1885, while the father is still living in Moniteau County, this state. He was a second time married. In political matters he is a Democrat, and religiously is a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he was Class-leader for many years.

The subject of this sketch passed his boyhood days on his father’s farm, and being in poor health he did not attend school very regularly. At the age of eighteen years he enlisted in Company E, Ninth Regiment Missouri Militia, and served during the Civil War in Moniteau County. On one occasion, when the company was ordered to go to Jefferson City, at the time of Price’s raid, he was sick, and his father went in his place. Two years later he worked a farm for a neighbor on shares, continuing thus for three years, in this way getting a start in life for himself. In March, 1867, he came to Chilhowee Township, this county, and August 6 of the following year was married to Nancy R. Hindman, who was born in Adair County, Ky., March 21, 1844. There she was reared to mature years, and acquired a fair education in the district schools of her neighborhood. In November, 1865, she came to Missouri and began teaching, following this vocation until the time of her marriage. She was the daughter of Samuel and Polly (Elliott) Hindman, the former of whom died in Kentucky, while the latter departed this life in Chilhowee Township, this county.

A short time prior to his marriage, our subject had purchased a tract of eighty acres in Chilhowee Township, on which he erected a comfortable little cabin, and began improving the place. This he made his home until 1880, when he sold it and invested his means in the one hundred and sixty acres which he now owns. He has made many valuable improvements on the same, among them being a more substantial and conveniently arranged house and the necessary outbuildings and machinery.

Four children were granted to Mr. and Mrs. Elliott. Mary Susan, born May 8, 1869, was united in marriage with Lemuel T. Hughes, January 1, 1893, and makes her home in Chilhowee Township; she is well educated, and for some time was a student at Holden College. Robert H. was born June 8, 1872; Montrie H., September 10, 1874; and Arthur William, June 25, 1876.

Mr. Elliott is a Democrat, and cast his first Presidential vote for Horace Greeley. In religious affairs he is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, to which denomination his wife and two daughters also belong. He is greatly interested in the cause of education, and for ten years has rendered efficient service on the School Board.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the Johnson County, Missouri portion of the book,  Portrait and Biographical Record of Johnson and Pettis County Missouri published in 1895 by Chapman Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Johnson County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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