George Elliott, Sr.
d.ABT 1804 Madison County, Georgia
m. abt. 1719
Facts and Events
George Elliott was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
8. George2 Elliott, Sr. (William1) was born Unknown, and died Abt. 1804 in Madison County, Georgia. He married Mary Henny Unknown. She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.
Notes for George Elliott, Sr.: With others from the community, he set out from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for Georgia in 1785, but hearing in Virginia that the Indians were hostile in Georgia, they stopped one year in Rockbridge County, Virginia, and then in the fall of 1786, continued their journey . They settled in the neighborhood of New Hope in what is now Madison County, Georgia. Most of the sons of George Elliot, Sr. were married at the time. They were mechanics and blacksmiths. It is said that the Elliots helped make the chains which were stretched across the Delaware River to impede the British fleet at Red-Bank and Mud Island in 1777. They also made the nails for the construction of the first meeting house of the New Hope Presbyterian Church.
From "Historical Sketches: Presbyterian Churches and Early Settlers in Northeast Georgia", by Jessie Julia Mize and Virginia Louise Newton:
Rev. Cartledge wrote: ... in 1786, George Elliott, Sr. and his five sons... made the first settlement between the north and south forks of the Broad River [in Madison County, GA].
The very first immigrants to the neighborhood were George Elliott Sr. and his five sons and his son-in-law, Stephen Gardner, and a few others who came and settled on the fork of Broad River. Many others followed in the two years following. Among them were Elders David Ewing, Allan Leeper, Samuel Wood, William Hodge, Samuel Long, Jacob Adam, David and George Eberhardt, Robert and James Griffeth, Robert Woods, a brother of elder Samuel Woods, Alexander Thompson and his two sons, James and William, the widow Saye and hersons, James and Richard, and her daughters, Peggy and Sarah (wife of James Thompson). Richard Saye Jr. married Margaret Gardner, a granddaughter of George Elliott Sr.