Elliott, Jared Leigh, Dd
Elliott, Jared Leigh, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Washington, D.C., June 24, 1807. Most of his boyhood was spent as a sailor. He afterwards studied in the academy at Princeton, N.J.; graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1831; spent two years at Auburn Theological Seminary, N.Y.; then one year in Princeton Theological Seminary; was licensed by the Presbytery of New York, April 13, 1834; and was ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, October 26, 1835. His successive fields of labor were, as stated supply at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1834; of the Mariners' Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1835; of the first and second churches of Washington, and of the Church at Frederick, Maryland, 1836-39; chaplain, in the U.S. Navy, 1849; army, 1861-81. He made many long sea voyages, and was attached to the South Arctic Exploring Expedition in 1840. Dr. Elliott died at Washington, D.C., April 16, 1881. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sen. 1882.