Jonathan W. Elliott was born in Stewart County, Tenn., November 24, 1826. His father was born in Virginia in 1790 and died in 1866. The mother was born in North Carolina in 1805 and died in 1876. Our subject began farming at the age of twenty-one years, and continued in that business until 1866, when he engaged in general merchandising. March 20, 1880, he moved to Barton’s Creek, three miles north of Charlotte, where he now lives. He was united in marriage July 8, 1850, to Isabella M. Wall. To them was born one child, Alma W., born March 23, 1851. The wife dying December 12, 1865, our subject was married to Arabella M. Wall. This union has resulted in five children: May, born February 10, 1868, and died May 23, 1874; Charlie, born June 13, 1870; Claude, born February 16, 1872;Allen F., born February 15, 1876, and Wall, born October 6, 1877. Our subject is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Charlotte Lodge, No. 97. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.