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Peter Elliott and Phoebe Holley

Peter ELLIOTT. [PC M3].
Born (about 1771-S9)(in 1778-S4) at Charleston, Montgomery County, New York; son of David ELLIOTT and Deborah ELLIOTT.

He married (1) Phoebe HOLLEY on 3 November 1796 at the Ryders Corner Baptist Church in Charleston, Montgomery County, New York. (S7). They were married by Reverend Elijan Herrick, who was the first pastor of the Ryders Corner Baptist Church.

Peter and his brother David moved west, taking thier widowed mother with them. {S7}.

They settle for a time in Cayuga County, New York. They may have been attracted to the area as new areas were opened up as a result of the Treaty of 1795. There were several different treaties with the Indians in the area. The first treaty was made at Fort Schuyler by Governor Clinton by which all the lands formerly taken from them were restored equally to red men as well as white men alike. The second treaty made with the Lessee Company to lease the lands from the Indians individually. The third made in 1789 by which the Cayugas were given a hundred acres of marsh and wood lands near the present town of Montezuma including salt springs. With the fourth treaty, an area of an hundred square miles extending on both sides of Cayuga Lake and on the east side from Montezuma to Aurora, and known as the Cayugas Reservation were given to the Indians. The fifth and last treaty made was in 1795 by which the Cayugas Reservation was bought for a sum $1,800 in cash payment, and $1,800 to be paid annually. This last treaty took place on what is now Cowing's Point on Cayuga Lake around a large maple tree. John Harris and John Richardson were the men who were responsible for this treaty on the white man's side, Harris acting as an interpreter. “Red Jacket”, the Chief of the Senecas and "Fish Carrier", “Red Jacket's” subordinate, on the red men's side. {S11}.

This treaty was finally closed on July 28, 1795. After that the Cayugas left this part of the country, except a few, who with Red Jacket, their chief, remained. {S11}.

The Cayugas Reservation was surveyed and cut up into lots and sold by the State to the settlers. After the treaty of 1795, the settlers flocked rapidly in and the village of Cayuga from that time on grew steadily. {S11}.

In about 1796 the early settlers made a trail which led through the woods parallel with the Indian Trail, running east and west to what is now Cayuga Village and Auburn. It branched off from the Indian trail at where Aurelius station stood. As time wore on more settlers came and made the trail wider, until 1 April 1800 when it was made into a county highway or state road, built by the Seneca Road Company. {S11}.

In 1799, the County Court House was erected, and the Court of Common Pleas was held at Cayuga. In 1804 the Court was moved to Aurora, and in 1809 to Auburn. In March 28, 1805 the Court House in Auburn was completed. {S11}.

Peter married (2) Phebe REEVES (S7) in 1805 in Cayuga County, New York. His first child, David, was given to his mother to raise until he married Phebe Reeves. (S7).

He is found on the 1810 Cayuga County, New York Census, as well as in the History of Cayuga County. (S7).

Even though Peter is not mentioned, the following exerpt from the history of Scipio, Cayuga County, New York (S8) shows the presence of the Elliott family in Cayuga County:

Little is known about the Elliot family, though the Cayuga County History showed that the original Elliots to settle on their site came to the highway in the same ox cart that brought Revolutionary War soldier Samuel [HOSKINS?] (1778.) One bit of information indicated that a Charles Elliot stroked the Cornell Crews on or about 1911, when the writer attended Spring Day via Auburn-Ithaca Shortline Railroad. It was said that young Charles Elliot and his Cornell bride tried to farm for a year after Cornell graduation. They also tried what the neighbors thought were foolish experiments. After a year they gave up farming. I believe this Charles Elliot was a successful businessman in Auburn or Syracuse. I shall always remember the Elliot house for its historical relationship to my forefather, Samuel. (S10).

Charles Loring Elliott was a native of Cayuga County,New York, and was noted as one of the foremost portrait artist of his time. He was born in 1812 in Scipio, Cayuga County, New York, the son of Daniel Elliott. His father, Daniel, an architect and builder soon moved his family to Auburn. It will probably be helpful to determine who are the parents of Daniel. (S10).

They later moved further west to Cuyahoga, Ohio. (S7).

Peter married (3) Irene ALTON on 24 November 1836 in Cuyahoga, Ohio. Irene was born about 1778. (S7).

Peter married (4) Susan DUMONT on 3 May 1838 in Cuyahoga, Ohio. Susan was born about 1778.

Peter is found in the 1850 census in Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio, living with his son Isreal. (S7).

In The Willoughby, Ohio Center Cemetery records there is an Elliott plot with the following people listed:
Cecelia A. Elliott born 1848 died 1908 age 60. Isaac born 1848 died 1921. Mr Elliott, no info. Mrs Elliott no info. Julia Elliott (Isreal's wife) born 1829 died 1904 age 79. Isreal Elliott born 1819 died 1898 age 79. I believe the Mr & Mrs to be Peter Elliott and his last wife. Peter is not found on any census after 1850. I assume he died between 1850 and the census of 1860. His last wife died before 1850 as she is not listed living with Isreal at that time. (S7).

WIFE (1):
Phoebe HOLLEY. (Phebe). [PC M3].
Born (about 1775-S9)(about 1776)(about 1778-S4); most likely the daughter of Joseph HOLLEY and Jedidah. She is said to be of Scotch-Irish descent.

Why do we say that she is likely the daughter of Joseph, when there were other people named Joseph Holley in New York at the time? Primarily because other members of the family, her siblings, were also married in the same church in Montgomery County, and also wound up together later in Cortland County, New York.

She married Peter ELLIOTT on 3 November 1796 at the Ryders Corner Baptist Church in Charleston, Montgomery County, New York. David Elliott was her only child. She died about May 1801 in Solon, Onondaga county, New York. (S12).

Rube (Ruby?) Holley, possibly a sister of Phoebe Holley, was also married in the Ryders Corner Baptist Church. She married Jacob Gray on 19 March 1799. (S12).

Solon is in the southeastern area of the Finger Lakes Region. The Town of Solon is in the center of the county, four miles east of the City of Cortland. The region was part of the Central New York Military Tract used to pay soldiers of the American Revolution. Solon was first settled in 1794. The town of Solon was formed from Homer on 9 March 1798. It became part of Cortland County in 1808. {S6}.

  1. [F68]. David ELLIOTT. [PC M3]. Born (8)(18-S4) November 1799 in Charleston, Montgomery County, New York. He married (1) Almirah HOLLIDAY in 1821. He married (2) Margery QUICK. This marriage was probably about 1823. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1831. Margery died on 17 March 1831. He married (3) Mary CAHOON on 21 May 1831 in Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio. In 1834 he marched with Zion’s Camp. David married (4) Miranda REYNOLDS on 11 March 1838. He married (5) Margaret STRAWAY on 12 March 1848 at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. On 15 July 1853 David Elliott arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died 2 December 1855 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah and was buried there.

WIFE (2):

WIFE (3):
Irene ALTON.
Born about 1778.

WIFE (4):



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