- Born: Abt 1730, MD or VA 11448
- Marriage (1): Sarah (?) about 1756 in Worcester Co., MD
- Died: 01 Apr 1810, Sussex Co., DE 2669
Daniel Elliott had land surveyed for him called "Daniels Beginning" on Mar 24 1756. It's in the Sussex Co., DE Records (Rownds Surveys, Book A:189) but the actual record indicates it as being in Worcester Co., MD (obviously, it's in that gray area of dispute that became Delaware later). It's a very simple tract described as beginning at a white oak near a small glade on the north side of a tract belonging to Daniel Melson running N50W 130 perches, N40E 64 perches, S30E 130 perches with a right line to the beginning containing 51 acres. (This record helps establish his birth as before 1736 assuming Daniel was at least age 21 at the time of this survey). On Nov 24 1760, Daniel Elliott (as Ellitt) received a survey (from a Sep 11 1760 warrant for same) for "Ellitts Addition" for 50a of land (Rownds Surveys B?:89? and WoCert:0866). Again, this was a survey for Worcester Co., MD that became Sussex Co., DE.
He held an account at John Nelms store in Salisbury, MD as shown in the extant ledgers that still survive from there. He is listed for the timeframe Jan 17 1767 to Oct 18 1777 when he bought piece goods, thread & thimble, ginger and a Jews harp for a total of £0/14/6. He paid his account with corn in 1768. In 1775, he bought a horse collar, a razor and trace ropes for £0/7/11 for which he paid cash in 1777.
Daniel Elliott is listed in the 1785 Tax Assessment for Little Creek Hundred, Sussex Co., DE. Daniel Elliott is listed in the 1798 Little Creek Hundred, Sussex Co., DE tax assessment as assessed for 343a of land with 2 dwellings and a kitchen, 1 negro man Adam, 1 negro man Spencer, 5 horses, 1 yoke of oxen, 4 cows/calves, 2 heifers, 10 sheep, 3 sows/12 shoats.
In the 1800 Census, Daniel Elliott is listed with household in Little Creek 100, Sussex Co. as 10001-00011 suggesting an age of over 45 (b<1755)
Daniel Elliott's will was written Aug 27 1807 and probated in Sussex Co., DE on Apr 6 1810. In the name of God amen the twentieth & seventh day of August in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and seven, I Daniel Elliott planter of Sufsex County & State of Deleaware Being in Reasonable Good Health & of perfect mind & memory thanks be to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my Body & knowing that it is appointed for old men once to Die, do make & ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say prinicipally & first of all I give & recommend my soul into the hand of all-mighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian manner at the Discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such Worldly estate therewith it hath been pleased God to bless me with in this life. I give & dispose of in the following manner and form viz:
First of all, I give & beqeath unto my well beloved wife Sarah my dwelling house & plantation with all the my (sic) land ajoining thereunto all during her life with all my moveable estate during her life.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son - Samuel Elliott all the land that I hold on the westernmost side of a line drawn from a white oak saplin in a field between my house and Samuel Elliott's thence to a red oak marked & thence as far as my land extends that way after his mothers decease then to him and his heirs & afsigns forever. Allso I Give and bequeath unto my son Samual Elliott one negro servant man called London with the indenture I hold him by to him & his heirs & afsigns.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my grandson Thomas Elliott son of John Elliott all the remainder of my lands Lying & being on the easternmost side of the line before divided after my wifes decease then to him and his heirs & afsigns for Ever.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Mary Thirty pounds good & lawfull money of County & State aforesaid to be levied & raised out of my estate and to have no more of my estate but this to be to her & her heirs & afsigns for Ever
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter temperance Twenty pounds good & lawfull money of County & State afores^d to be levied & raised out of my estate to her & her heirs & afsigns for Ever and to have the use of one Room in my Dwelling house during her single life.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my grandson George Saunders Twenty pounds good & lawfull money of County & State aforesaid provided he lives to the age of twenty one years if not to return into my estate.
Item. I give and bequeath all the remainder of my estate to be equally divided between my four children viz, Samuel Elliott, John Elliott's heirs to have one equal share and Temperance Elliott and Nelley Low to them and their heirs & afsigns forever.
Allso. I appoint my son Samuel Elliott & my wife Sarah my whole & sole executors of this my Last Will & Testament Ratifying & Confirming this & No other to be my Last Will & Testament & I do here by utterly disaanull disalow & revoke all other Former wills legacies & bequests by me heretofore made in Witness Whereof I have have (sic) unto set my hand & seal the Day & year above written
Daniel Elliot (seal)
Sign^d Seal^d publish^d & pronounc^d
By the said Daniel Elliott as his
Last Will & Testament in presence of
X John Williams
X Matthias Williams
John Laramur (Paeramor in the proving of the Will on Apr 6 1810)
Samuel Elliott's Inventory of Daniel Elliott's estate was presented on Apr 17 1810 for $1585.32 and included, among other things, a Negro man, London ($133.33); Negro man Adam ($120.00), one Negro woman and child unnamed ($133.00); one Negro boy Risdon ($100.00); one Negro girl Soppiah ($80.00); one Negro girl Betty ($55.00), one Negro girl Mary ($30.00); five horses (one with fold); and many other household items. The testamentary account is dated Jul 17 1811 with amount brought forward of $1585.32, accounts added of $37.10 and accounts paid at $108.91 for a net total of $1513.51. Of the accounts paid on Jul 17 1811, we see:
For Letters of Administration with Will; $4.03
Funeral Expenses; $8.00
Appraisers fees; $8.63
To Caleb Ross; $1.80
To William Hobbs; $3.86
To James Dirickson; $5.27
To Vaughan & Polk; $7.82
To King & Polk; $9.67
To Owens & Rickards; $1.40
To William Benson; $2.03
To Mitchell Kershaw; $1.29
To Thomas Records Tase; $1.54
To Thomas Records Tase; $11.23
for stating paid for pafsing; $5.00
The testamentary account was conducted Mar 2 1814 as follows (for $88.26 out of the estate value of $1513.51):
To Joseph Cannon; $0.57
To James Cannon; $0.40
To Mary Johnson; $7.00 (part of legacy)
To Levin and Eleanor Lowe; $51.00 (part of legacy)
To George Robinson; $1.53
To Temparence Elliott; $12.50 (part of legacy)
To John and Mary Johnson; $5.26 (part of legacy)
paid for pafsing: $4.00 (DE Probate Records)
Daniel married Sarah (?) about 1756 in Worcester Co., MD. (Sarah (?) was born about 1737 and died after 1814 in Sussex Co., DE.)