James M. Elliott, Jr.
JAMES M. ELLIOTT, Jr., Manufacturer, Gadsden, Ala., was born in Rome, Ga., November
12, 1854, there attended the common schools, and graduated in 1874, from Emory and Henry
College, Virginia. Leaving school, he engaged in steamboat business, and, in connection with
lumber manufacture, continued thereat until 1885.
Since the latter year, having closed out his steamboat interest, he has given
his entire attention to the production of and traffic in lumber. From 1883 to
he operated in lumber in Alabama, Kansas and Texas, and in 1887 organized the
Elliott Car Company, of which he is president and
general manager. He is also connected with the Kyle Lumber Company and the
Elliott Pig Iron
Company. In January, 1878, he married Miss Nena
Kyle, the accomplished daughter of Col. Robert Kyle, of Gadsden.
Mr. Elliott is a son of James M. and Emily J. (Ross) Elliott, natives, respectively,
of Virginia and Alabama. M. Elliott, Sr., settled at Rome, Ga., in 1847, and from that
time until 1881 was in the steamboat business on the Coosa River. He was the
second man that ever ran a boat on this river. He began life a poor boy, but at
this writing he is
possessed of a handsome competency.
In 1871 he organized the Round Mountain Pig Iron Works, and was the general
superintendent of that concern a number of years. He is now the president of the
Elliott Pig Iron Company, located at Round Mountain. His forefathers were among the
early settlers of Virginia. He has reared a family of three sons and three
daughters. The sons are all active business men, and the daughters, with one
exception, are married.
McCalley, Henry, Northern Alabama :
historical and biographical.
Birmingham, AL: Smith & De
Land, 1888, pp. 835.