Charles Elliott

Elliott, Charles, D.D., a Methodist divine, was born at Killybegs, 6th May 1792. He studied in Dublin, emigrated to the United States in 1814, and was received into the travelling connexion of the Ohio Conference in 1818. In 1822 he was Superintendent of the Wyandotte Mission, Upper Sandusky; was subsequently, for five years, Presiding Elder of the Ohio district, and was in 1827-'31 Professor of Languages in Madison College, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Stationed at Pittsburg in 1831, he was Presiding Elder of that district, and he afterwards edited some religious papers, latterly at Cincinnati, where he remained till 1848. He was the President of the Iowa Wesleyan Union for some years, and was the author of numerous important works, principally connected with the history of Wesleyanism. He died at Mountpleasant, Iowa, 6th January 1869, aged 76.


37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.