The Elvington family are to be found in Hillsboro. There were two old Elvingtons, brother, of some note
in Hillsboro - John and Jessee. The descendants of both, with their connections are numerous; some of
them are in the West. Old John Elvington lived on the road from Gaddy's Mills to Nichols; he raised
a large family, sons and daughters; of the sons, Zadoc Elvington still survives and lives near the
old homestead; has no children; had two sons, whom he lost in the war. In some respects he is a prodigy,
which will not be further alluded to. He has made and has money, which it is said he does not much enjoy,
except the satisfaction of knowing hat he has it. He married one of the ten daughters of the late
John Goodyear. Old man John Elvington was a good citizen. His others sons were William, John (commonly
called Jack), and Owen. They are all dead.
Old man Jessee Elvington lived and died on Bear Swamp; he was an old man seventy years ago; a good manager
and smug farmer; he raised a considerable family, sons and daughters. Three sons, Giles,
Hughey and John E..
--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.
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