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Absalom Elliott and Jesse Shields Elliott papers

 Collection — Folder: S0418
Identifier: S0418

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed, signed letters from Absalom Elliott and Jesse Shields Elliott in an undetermined location and Toledo, Washington ranging from 1860 to 1908 regarding the Civil War and genealogy.

Dates

  • 1860-1908

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Jesse Shields Elliott was born in Cass County, Indiana to James and Nancy Shields Elliott June 10, 1840. He was one of five brothers, including Absalom and Isaac, three of them served in the Civil War. He married Ann Lorena Morgan on December 1, 1861 in Kansas. He enlisted on August 20th, in Company H, Kansas 13th Infantry Regiment, and enlisted as a private on August 28, 1862. He was mustered out on June 26, 1865. He died in September 1909 at Sunnyside, Washington and is buried in the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in that city.

Information found within the collection.

"Elliott, Jesse". U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2014/06/25. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Elliott, Jesse Shields". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/06/25. http://findagrave.com

Biographical Note

Absalom Elliott was born in Indiana to James and Nancy Shields Elliott about 1821. He was one of five brothers, including Jesse Shields and Isaac, three of them served in the Civil War. He moved to Minnesota and farmed. He was inducted in the First Battery Light Artillery as a private on January 5, 1864 at the age of 43. He died June 17, 1864 of small pox and is buried at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri.

Information found within the collection.

"Elliott, Absalom". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/06/25. http://findagrave.com

"Elliott, Absalom". Minnesota Civil War Soldiers. Retrieved 2014/06/25. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Elliott, Absalom". U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2014/06/25. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Nancy A. Coleman on 1942/10/16.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/06/25 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/06/25 by Edythe Huffman.
Title
Absalom Elliott and Jesse Shields Elliott papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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