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Source: Atlas of Montgomery County (Chicago: Beers, 1878) p 50
ELLIOTT, William son of Samuel and Martha Elliott was born in Sullivan County, Indiana Dec 29, 1826 and to the age of 21 he assisted his father on the farm. He then engaged as farm hand at $100 per year and continued for 16 months. Then he came to Putnam Co, working on the farm for JB FORDICE, where he continued for two and a half years. April 21, 1852, he was joined in marriage with Miss Sarah, daughter of James and Mary HADDON. For two years following, Mr. & Mrs. Elliott lived on a rented farm in Putnam Co, after which they settled inS ullivan Co upon a farm previously purchaed. Here they lived for 10 years, and then purchased a farm in Montgomery Co, upon which they lived 8 years; afterward purchasing the farm in Sec. 29, where he at presetn resides. A lithographic view of his residence is seen in this Atlas. They have 4 children: Mary Alice, now Mrs. Wm. H. GRANTHAM, b. March 8, 1855; Henry C. Dec 9, 1857; Oscar W June 23, 1863; Carrie May, Sept 15, 1870. In religion they are Methodists. Mr. Elliott commenced poor, but by economy and industry, has accumulated a comfortable competence.
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