Square, January 1, 1807, and died in Somerville, Mass.
, July 7, 1874.
He married, at Mt. Holly, Vt.
, December 24, 1835, Zenora, daughter of Stephen, Jr., and Sibil (Lawrence
He built and settled in Foxboro Centre; he moved thence to Wrentham
, from there to Malden
, and in 1846 to Somerville
, where for fifteen years he was station agent of the Prospect Street
, now Union Square, station of the Fitchburg Railroad.
He was at one time a member of the Somerville fire department, and in early life of the state militia; in his early days Joseph Elliot
was much interested in politics, and was offered the postmastership of Foxboro
, which he declined.
He was identified with the old Democratic party in its contests with the Whigs
, but became a Republican upon the organization of that party, and voted its ticket the remainder of his life.
When a young man he became a Universalist; he was a zealous believer, and was one of the first members of the First Universalist Society in Somerville
He had a wide acquaintance with the leaders of the faith, among them Rev. Thomas Whittemore
, editor of the Trumpet
, who was a frequent visitor in his home.
, mother of Charles D. Elliot
, was born in Mt. Holly, Vt.
, February 10, 1809, and died while on a visit to that place October 25, 1885, in the same room in which she was married.
She was educated at Randolph Academy, Mass.
In early life she was a Methodist, but later a Universalist; she was much interested in religious, literary, temperance, and soldiers' relief work.
She was a respected member of several organizations.
Her father, Stephen Tucker, Jr.
, was son of Captain Stephen
and Abigail (Newell
He was born in Charlestown, Mass.
, February 14, 1764, and died in Mt. Holly, Vt.
, December 26, 1828.
During the burning of Charlestown
, June 17, 1775, his mother fled with her children across ‘the neck’ to Medford
, constantly threatened with destruction from the British
shot and shell which howled past their carriage.
Stephen, Jr.'s, father was a sea captain, and was absent on a voyage at the time of the battle