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John Eliot

Male 1667 - 1719  (51 years)


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  • Name John Eliot 
    Born 28 Apr 1667  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Mar 1719  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I18510  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2018 

    Father Rev. John Eliot,   b. 31 Aug 1636,   d. 13 Oct 1668  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Gookin,   d. 30 Nov 1700 
    Married 23 May 1666  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F11268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Wolcott,   d. Abt 1746 
    Children 
    +1. John Eliot,   b. 21 Jan 1717,   d. 27 Nov 1790, Upper Middletown (now Cromwell), Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F11266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lawyer and politician. Deputy from Guilford to the Connecticut General Assembly, 1696-97. Deputy from Windsor several times between 1701 and 1718. Speaker of the General Assembly at least eight times.

      According to William B. Weeden's Economic and Social History of New England, 1620-1789, this John Eliot's library was unusual and comprehensive for its time. "It contains 243 titles. The brilliant and permanent literature of Queen Anne had made hardly any impression in our colonies, but this collection had two volumes of 'The Tattler.' It is a most heterogenous lot, old histories, sermons, a few medical books, and more upon law, miscellaneous literature, almost all now unknown to the ordinary reader."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2480] Find a Grave page for John Elliot, III.

    2. [S2478] Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot, "Apostle to the Indians," 1598-1905 by William Horace Eliot. New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1905.

    3. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.