John Elliott (Georgia)

John Elliott
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
March 4, 1819  March 4, 1825
Preceded by Charles Tait
Succeeded by John M. Berrien
Personal details
Born (1773-10-24)October 24, 1773
Liberty County, Georgia
Died August 9, 1827(1827-08-09) (aged 53)
Sunbury, Georgia, buried in Midway Cemetery, Midway, Georgia
Political party Democratic-Republican
  • Hester Amarintha Elliott
  • Corinne Elliott
  • Susan Ann Elliott
  • Georgia Amanda Elliott
  • Charles William Elliott
  • Daniel Stewart Elliott

John Elliott (October 24, 1773 – August 9, 1827) was a United States Senator from Georgia, serving from 1819 to 1825.

Elliott graduated from Yale University in 1794 and returned to Georgia to practice law. He was elected to the Senate after holding several local offices.

Through his first wife Esther Dunwoody, he was the father of Hester Amarintha "Hettie" Elliott (1797–1831) and Corinne Elliott. Hettie was the first wife of Major James Stephens Bulloch (1793–1849) and mother of Civil War Confederate veteran James Dunwoody Bulloch (1823–1901).

Senator Elliott was also the first husband of Martha "Patsy" Stewart (1799—1864), daughter of General Daniel Stewart and Sarah Susannah Oswald. John and Patsy had four children:

After his death, Patsy married Major Bulloch in May 8, 1832 and had four children, including Martha "Mittie" Bulloch (1835–1884) and Civil War Confederate veteran Irvine Stephens Bulloch (1842–1898). Mittie was the mother of US President Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) and Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt (1860–1894), who was the father of First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962).

In 1820, he owned 115 slaves in Liberty County, Georgia.[2] In 1830, his estate owned 117 slaves.[3]


  1. Gary L. McKay, Walter E. Wilson (2012). James D. Bulloch: Secret Agent and Mastermind of the Confederate Navy. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company Inc.
  2. 1820 United States Census, United States Census, 1820; Liberty County, Georgia;. Retrieved on 6 March 2016.
  3. 1830 United States Census, United States Census, 1830; Liberty County, Georgia;. Retrieved on 6 March 2016.
United States Senate
Preceded by
Charles Tait
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Georgia
Served alongside: Freeman Walker, Nicholas Ware, Thomas W. Cobb
Succeeded by
John M. Berrien

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