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    Nancy Matthews Elliott

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    • 2nd Generation — Mother of Thomas Edison
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    • Birth Date:
    • 4 Jan 1810 
    • Birth Location:
    • Chenango County, New York 
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    • Death Date:
    • 9 Apr 1871 
    • Death Location:
    • Gratiot County, Michigan 
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    • Burial Location:
    • Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan 
    • Marriage Date:
    • 12 Sep 1828 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Vienna, Bayham, Twsp., Elgin, Ontario 
    • Notes: 
    • Prior to 1995, most biographers and other researchers mistakenly claimed that the Rev. John Elliott, an American Baptist minister in Vienna, Ontario, was the father of Nancy Matthews Elliott. In fact, the Rev. John Elliott was Nancy's older brother. Their father was Ebenezer Matthews Elliott. Although Ebenezer's birth name was Matthews, he is said to have assumed the name Elliott after an aunt.

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    • 2 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), JAN 1934, Vol. 88, pp. 72-73.
    • 3 The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 25, New York: James T. White and Company (1936), 1, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
    • 4 DeLestry, Edmond L., ed., Western Magazine: The Northwest's Oldest Living Magazine, 1920, Vol. 16, No. 4, p. 164 .
    • 7 Wheeler, William Ogden, The Ogden Family in America, Elizabethtown Branch, and their English Ancestry: John Ogden, the Pilgrim, and his . . ., Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company (1907), 343, Internet Archive (Digital Library).