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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  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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DIMMIT C. ELLIOTT, farmer, P. O. Hamersville, son of William and Eliza (Simons) Elliott, was born September 4, 1842. His father was born in Pennsylvania, of Welsh descent, his mother a native of same State of German descent. Mr. Elliott enlisted October 1, 1861, in Company I, First Light Artillery, and perhaps saw as much hard service as any man in the county — participating in eleven hotly contested battles, besides many, and some pretty sharp, skirmishes, viz., Cross Keys, second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Lookout Mountain and Mission Ridge, Resaca, Ga., Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek and the capture of Atlanta, the march from the Cumberland to Atlanta being almost a continual battle, in which the light artillery played a conspicuous part. Mr. Elliott’s health was considerably shattered during the service, and he is now receiving a pension. He was married at the close of the war, in 1865, to Izora, daughter of Oliver Crawford. They have had seven children, six of whom are still living. The oldest boy, George, was killed at the age of seven years, by a saw log rolling over him. The living are Missouri C., Eliza B., Olive, Mattie May, Albert and Luella. Mr. Elliott and wife are members of the M. E. Church, of which he is Steward and Trustee. He is also a Superintendent and teacher in the Sunday school. He is a Republican in politics, a warm friend to education and School Director.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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