From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana
Joseph C. Elliott was born in Montgomery County, N. Y., June 20, 1822, a son of Samuel W. and Sally Elliott. In the spring of 1840 he came to Steuben County, Ind., with his brother Samuel H., and located land in York Township. He was a single man and made his brother's house his home. He worked at whatever he could do the best, and was often employed in Hillsdale County, Mich., where he became acquainted with Sarah Garrett, to whom he was married Dec. 18, 1854. She was born in the State of Pennsylvania, Dec. 20, 1831, a daughter of Jacob and Christine Garrett, natives of the same State. Her father died in Sandusky County, Ohio, and her mother in Branch County, Mich. After their marriage they lived in Hillsdale County three years and then moved to Steuben County and settled on section 6, York Township, where they have since lived. Their farm contains 120 acres of land, sixty-five of which are under cultivation, and their residence and farm buildings are comfortable and commodious. To Mr. and Mrs. Elliott have been born five children-- Josephine, wife of Francis G. Story; Janette, died in the nineteenth year of her age; Francis F., married to May Odell, May 9, 1885; John H. and Jessie are at home. Mr. Elliott is a member of Northeastern Lodge, No. 210, F. & A. M., of Fremont. In politics he is a Democrat.
Submitted by Kim Davoli