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    Charles S. Elliott, farmer; P. O Piqua; born in Piqua in 1825 is the son of William and Martha (Irvin) Elliott, who were born in Perry Co., Penn.; his grandfather was Charles Elliott, who was also a native of Pennsylvania; Mr Elliott's parents came to Ohio and located at Piqua in 1824, where they lived about two years; in the spring of 1826, they bought 87 acres of land in See 32, Washington Township, and after a few years bought more land adjoining on the south in Concord Township, making his farm co ntain 125 acres. When he came upon the land there was a small portion cleared up, with log bnildings upon it; he continued upon the place, clearing up and making improvements, building a brick house and other buildings, until the year 1851:, when his work was ended, and he departed this life, his wife living till 1873, when she also passed away ; they were parents of four children, two of whom are now living, viz., Charles S; and Franklin. . Charles, the subject of our sketch, remained with his father till his death, and then became owner of the home place, where he has remained to the present time. Mr. Elliott was married in the spring of 1851, to Eliza Mitchell, daughter of Thomas and Frances Mitchell; she lived only about two years, when the merciless messenger, death, took her away. In the winter of 1856, he was united in marriage with Martha Karr, daughter of Robert and Sarah Karr, of Butler Co., Ohio; by this union they have one child; William F. Mr.Elliott has added more land to his farm by purchase, from time to time; has also sold off some, but has always lived upon the same farm, and now owns 160 acres of good land in the Miami Valley; he has resided on the place fifty-four years, over half a century ; brought it into a fine state of cultivation, built a large barn, and other buildings, with addition and improvements to the house, having every convenience to make life comfortab1e and happy. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott are members of the Presbyterian Church, of over thirty years' standing.

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