Saturday, June 2, 2018

George Will Elliott

George Will Elliott, a life-long resident of Delmar, and one of the oldest citizens, died Sunday morning at the Confederate Home at Pikesville, where he has been since leaving his home here in April.  He was born in Sussex County, November 11 1840.

 At the outbreak of the civil war he volunteered and signed up for service with the Confederates.  He joined Company E, twenty-first Mississippi regiment and was subsequently transferred to the First Maryland Cavalry and was courier to General Bradley T. Johnson.

At the close of the war, he came back to Delaware and spent several years on the farm.  Except for a few years in Philadelphia, his entire life was spent in this vicinity, His wife died several years ago and he is without survivors with the exception of one sister, Mrs. Sarah Parsons, who lives near Laurel.

Above from the Morning News 12 June 1929

George (1840-1929)  and his wife, Calla Rebecca Elliott (1851-1913), are buried in St Stephens Cemetery Delmar

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