John D. Elliott


Born:Oct. 22, 1862, Huntsville, AL
Died:June 9, 1951, Birmingham, AL
Buried:Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL


•  "He received his education in the private schools of Huntsville, mainly in Capt. Charles O. Shepherd's school for boys." - Alabama Biography

•  "His first work was done for the Huntsville 'Democrat,' when J. Withers Clay was editor. He learned telegraphy at the Western Union Telegraph office in Huntsville, starting as a messenger boy; went to Birmingham in 1880, where he worked for a year for his brother in the Elliott Hardware Company; went to Bryant & Stratton Business College, Louisville, Ky. 1881; returned to Birmingham and kept the books for the Elliott Hardware Company until 1888; became bookkeeper of the People's Savings Bank & Trust Company in the year of its organization; remained there seventeen years, serving as bookkeeper, teller, assistant cashier, and cashier; became president of the Commercial State Bank, 1905-1912; and went into business as a stock and bond broker." - Alabama Biography

•  "He joined the Birmingham Rifles as a private in 1880, was promoted to second lieutenant, first lieutenant, captain, and is now on the retired list with rank of major." - Alabama Biography

•  "He was a Democrat; a steward and trustee of the Methodist church.; a Mason; and Knight of Pythias." - Alabama Biography

•  "Son of Richard Inge (1822-1867) and Mary Elizabeth (Stainback or Steenbeck) Elliott, the former a native of Tuscaloosa, who was a sergeant of Co. E, Thirty-fifth Alabama regiment, Buford's brigade, Loring's division, Polk's corps, was captured while on furlough near Whitesburg, and was a prisoner at the time of the advance into Tennessee and the battles around Nashville and Franklin, where his major, John S. Dickson, was killed; grandson of Enoch and Elizabeth (Webb) Elliott, who lived at Guilford, N. C., before they came to Alabama, and of John and Elizabeth (Duggan) Stainback, who lived at Columbia, Tenn., and at Huntsville." - Alabama Biography

•  John would have been almost four and a half years old when his father died. - Editor's Note

•  "Married: (1) December 17, 1884, in Birmingham, Ella Mewbourne, daughter of James and Emma Brown Mewbourne, and adopted daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Sears, of Birmingham; (2) May 8, 1901, in Gaylesville, Carolyn 'Carrie' Brandon, daughter of Rev. Francis T. J. and Carolyn (Woodward) Brandon; granddaughter of Francis Lawson and Zillah (Haynie) Brandon, natives of Halifax County VA, and South Carolina, who lived in Gwinnett County, GA, and of Edward L. and Malinda J. (Francis) Woodward, natives of Stafford County, VA, and Knoxville, TN; great-granddaughter of William Brandon, who married Miss Langley, of Virginia, and of Miller Woodson and Hannah (Henry) Francis, the former, of Knoxville, TN, the latter a cousin of Patrick Henry; great-great-granddaughter of William Brandon, one of the three brothers who moved from Pennsylvania and settled in Halifax County, VA" - Alabama Biography

•  "Children, by first wife: 1. Theoleen Elizabeth, b. March 17. 1890, in Birmingham, m. December 23, 1912, in Birmingham, William Edward Gantt, Jr., Charleston, S. C." -

•  Alabama Biography lists his middle name as "Dick" and lists it as "Dugger". It is possible one of these is a nick name for the other or they might both be a nickname. Dick is sometimes a nickname for Richard (his father's name). - Editor's Note

Related Links:

•  Alabama Biography - History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3, by Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, © 1921, pp. 534-5

• - Genealogical information posted by Mary Carlton Lull (behind membership fee wall) (Originally found at

•  Find a Grave - Genealogical information posted by Dennis Ison on Feburary 1, 2009.

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