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Henry Laurens Elliott (1816-1897) Account Book, 1852-1893
Manuscript volume, 1852-1893, of Henry Laurens Elliott (1816-1897), account book documenting this Winnsboro resident's involvement in the settlement of various estates, among others those of his father, James Elliott; his brother David A. Elliott; and his sons-in-law Joseph Cummings and B.C. Rosborough. The accounts reflect also his legal guardianship of grandchildren Joseph Henry Cummings and Jane and Jenny Rosborough, and Elizabeth J. Smith, who is identified in 1850 census as Elliott's housekeeper.
A merchant and planter, Elliott worked as a young man at Gilliland Mercantile Company, Charleston, and after returning home to Winnsboro was associated in business with Samuel Barkley. He later formed a partnership with David G. Ruff. Elliott eventually became cashier of the Planters Bank of Fairfield and during the Civil War served as president of the bank.
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