From a Speech of Com. Jesse Duncan Elliot ...:
It is known to many in this respected audience that the honor of a Marylander's birth-right was derived from parents, both of whom were Pennsylvanians, and that in the ninth year of my age, my father [Robert Elliott] was killed by a party of Indians, on the Muskingum, on his route to join the array of Gen. Wayne, to which he was attached as a Commissary.
Robert Elliott's Orders from General Anthony Wayne (a month before Elliott's death):
|Plaque Commemorating Fort Hamilton (near Cincinnati, Ohio)|
"In 1794, Colonel Robert Elliott, a quartermaster for the army, while traveling with his servant from Fort Washington to Fort Hamilton, was ambushed by the Indians and killed...". [Source]