Friday, March 28, 2014
Rev. Warren J. Elliott
Rev. WARREN J. ELLIOTT, clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Owensboro, Ky., in 1847. He is the son of David and Philisany Elliott, who were natives of Kentucky. He was married in 1868, to Miss Miranda E. Pinkston. His wife died in January, 1870, and in 1874 he was again married to Miss Caroline E. Green, daughter of J. C. Green, of Mayfield, Ky. Has one child living - James Ulysses Elliott, and one, Jessie D. Elliott, dead. He was educated in Owensboro, Ky. Commenced the ministry in 1872 and remained five years in the Kentucky Conference, and was then transferred by Bishop Bowman to the South Kansas Conference in 1876; and stationed in Chanute, Kas. He has since served Harrisonville charge three years, Rolling Green one year, and his present charge, East Wichita, two years. Has been instrumental in building three churches. He enlisted in the War of Rebellion in 1861, in the Twenty-fifth Regiment Kentucky Volunteers; was consolidated with the Seventeenth Regiment Kentucky Volunteers in 1862. He was discharged on account of disability in 1862. Re-enlisted in Company D, Thirty-fifth Kentucky in 1863. He was in all the engagements of the command. The heaviest battles were those of Fort Donelson and Pittsburg Landing. While in the Thirty-fifth Kentucky, his regiment was detached, in 1864, to fight bushwhackers in Kentucky; and Company D was detached for special services in Southwestern Kentucky. During that campaign, for forty-four days and nights with the exception of one night, all the sleep the men got was in the saddle, and in line of march. At one time during that period they were three days and nights without food; and there was scarcely a day during the whole time that they did not have a skirmish with the rebels.